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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Orchard Recovery and Addiction Treatment Center

Hospital Specialities:

Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation

Contact/ Address:

The Orchard Recovery and Addiction Treatment Center
811 Grafton Road
Bowen Island
BC
V0N 1G2

Tel: 1 866 233 2299
604 847 0420
Fax: 604 947 0412

Email: info3@orchardrecovery.com
Website: www.orchardrecovery.com

Situated near Vancouver, the Orchard Recovery and Addiction Treatment Center is an in-patient rehabilitation facility. It uses techniques such as the 12-step process and a range of therapeutic strategies to help patients break their addiction and prevent relapse.


Aurora Centre

Hospital Specialities:

Treatment for Drug and alcohol abuse, specifically for women

Contact/ Address:

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre
4500 Oak Street
Vancouver
BCV6H 3N1

Tel: (604) 875 2424
Website: NA

A treatment centre for women suffering from a range of addictions. Offers intensive in-patient therapy and support lasting a month or more.

Sobriety Home

Hospital Specialities:

Contact/ Address:

Sobriety Home
2678
Route 138
Godmanchester
Quebec
J0S 1HQ
Website: www.sobriety.ca

A residential rehabilitation centre in the Quebec area. They offer comprehensive treatment programmes for people with substance abuse problems, taking a holistic approach which includes sporting activities and other recreational activities. The treatment centre also has a gym, complete with personal fitness trainer.

Our House Addiction Recovery Centre

Hospital Specialities:

Residential addiction treatment and recovery

Contact/ Address:

22210 Stony Plain Road NW
Edmonton
Alberta
T5S 2C3

Tel: (780) 474 8945Fax: (780) 479 2271
Email: house@ourhouseedmonton.com
Website: www.ourhouseedmonton.com

The Our House Addiction Recovery Centre is a non-profit residential treatment centre for people with addiction problems. It has been active since the 1980s and focuses on providing a safe environment and assistance for recovering drug addicts.


Recovery Acres

Hospital Specialities: Residential and out-patient treatment for men with addiction problems

Contact/ Address:


Recovery Acres Society
1835 house
1835 - 27th Avenue
SW Calgary
Alberta
T2T 1H2

Tel: (403) 245 1196
Fax: (403) 244 4019
Email: info@recoveryacres.org
Website: www.recoveryacres.org

Recovery Acres is a Calgary based residential centre for men with substance abuse and dependency problems. Treatment is based around a regimented living routine which includes abstinence, the 12 Step process and mandatory employment.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Office of Controlled Substances

Contact/ Address:

Office of Controlled Substances
Controlled Substances and Tobacco Directorate
Health Canada
2nd floor
123 Slater Street
Ottawa
Ontario
K1A 0K9

Tel: 1 613 952 2177
Fax: 1 613 946 4224

E-mail: ocs-bsc@hc-sc.gc.ca
Website: www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/hecs-dgsesc/dscsp-psasc/index-eng.php

Canada's primary anti-drug agency, and Competent National Authority under the International Drug Control Treaties, is the Office of Controlled Substances (OCS). A division of Health Canada, the country's governmental health department, the primary function of the OCS is to control illicit drugs, and prevent the diversion of controlled substances for illegal purposes.

OCS is responsible for the development of regulations, policies and legislation to combat the spread of narcotics and illicit substances. As well as issuing all licences for drug manufacture, distribution, import/ export in the country, OCS works with law enforcement agencies in all drug issues, and authorises the disposal of seized illegal drugs.

It also provides licences for those legitimately involved in Hemp production, under the Industrial Hemp Regulations, and determines which individuals or organisations are exempt from drug control laws due to legitimate medical or scientific research.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Anti-drug Strategy (NADS)

Type:

Preventive/ Security

Publishing Authority:

Health Canada/ Department of Justice/ Public Safety Canada

Date:

October 2007

Internet Link:

www.nationalantidrugstrategy.gc.ca/nads-sna.html

Publisher Website:

www.justice.gc.ca/

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 1996

Published Authority:

Department of Justice

Date:

20th June 1996

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=286&country=CAN

Publisher website:

www.justice.gc.ca


Name:

Food and Drugs Act, Chapter F-27

Published Authority:

Parliament of Canada

Date:

2004

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=2415&country=CAN

Publisher website:

www.parl.gc.ca/


Name:

Marihuana Exemption Regulations (Food and Drugs Act)

Published Authority:

Parliament of Canada

Date:

July 8, 2003

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=2416&country=CAN

Publisher website:

www.parl.gc.ca/


Name:

Regulations amending the Marihuana Exemption Regulations (Food and Drugs Act)

Published Authority:

Parliament of Canada

Date:

3rd December, 2003

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=2418&country=CAN

Publisher website:

www.parl.gc.ca/

Facts and stats

  • Canada is a major producer of Ecstasy (MDMA), and supplies substantial amounts to the United States, Australia, Japan and New Zealand.
  • Large-scale indoor Cannabis production takes place in Canada for illicit domestic consumption and to supply overseas black markets. Canada is a major supplier of both cannabis and Ecstasy to the US.
  • Abuse of pharmaceutical opiates and other legitimately produced drugs has increased in Canada in recent years.
  • According to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, the overall cost of illicit drug use to Canadian society is $8.2billion per year.
  • Opiate abuse is estimated to be present in 0.68% of the population aged 15-64
  • 1.4% of Canadians aged 15-64 take Cocaine, according to UN statistics
  • 12.6% of the population between 15 and 64 use Cannabis, making it the most commonly abused drug in the country
  • 0.7% take Amphetamines
  • 1.1% take Ecstasy
  • 33% of drug addiction treatments in Canada are for Cannabis, 33% for Cocaine, and 22% for opioids/opiates.
  • More than 34,000kg of Cannabis and almost two million Cannabis plants were seized by Canadian law enforcement authorities in 2009.
  • 2,373kg of Cocaine were seized in 2009.
  • 955,000 Ecstasy tablets were seized. Canada accounted for 7% of the world total for Ecstasy seized in 2009, ranking it third in the world for the highest quantities seized.
  • 213kg of Heroin were seized in Canada in 2009, compared to 16KG in 2007.
  • 23 Methamphetamine laboratories were seized by authorities in the country in 2009.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Name:

Drug Enforcement Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Type:

Governmental

Address & Contact:

Drug Enforcement Branch
RCMP National Headquarters
Headquarters Building
73 Leikin Drive
Ottawa
ON K1A 0R2

Website: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/de-pd/index-eng.htm

The Drug Enforcement Branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), works to reduce drug-related risks nationally and at community level. It combines drug prevention and enforcement tactics with education and drug awareness strategies.


Name:

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
75 Albert Street
Suite 300
Ottawa
ON K1P 5E7

Tel: 613 235 4048
Fax: 613 235 8101
Email: info@ccsa.ca
Website:www.ccsa.ca

The Canadian Centre for Substance abuse is an organisation working in drug and alcohol abuse. It carries out addiction research and provides information regarding drug prevention and harm reduction to individuals and organisations.


Name:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

1001 Queen Street West
Toronto
Ontario
M6J 1H4
Tel: 416 535 8501
416 595 6111

Email: info@camh.net
Website: www.camh.net

Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is a world-leading research centre in addiction and mental health, and the country's largest teaching hospital in these areas. The organisation carries out research and education activities, as well as offering clinical care to addicted individuals.

Name:

Drug Prevention Network of Canada

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

4438 West 10th Avenue,
Suite 178,
Vancouver
B.C.
V6R 4R8

Tel: 604 731 2425
Fax: 905 770 1117
Email:Exec@dpnoc.ca
Website: www.dnoc.ca

Non-governmental organisation promoting drug abstinence, prevention, treatment and drug-free lifestyles. Works with individuals and organisations to advance these causes through information sharing, lobbying and awareness programmes.


Name:

From Grief to Action: Association of Families and Friends of Drug Users

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

St Mary's Church
Kerrisdale
2490 West 37th Avenue
Vancouver
BC
V6M 1P5

Website: www.fromgrieftoaction.org

NGO working in drug prevention, rehabilitation and awareness, with the aim of assisting problem drug users and their families.