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Frequently Asked Questions
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The information contained in this website is for personal and informational use only. It does not represent or replace professional advice given by a practitioner in the health or medical field especially when relating to a particular case. Please consult a qualified medical or health professional in attempt to deal with any medical or emotional problem associated with drinking or drug use.
Q: How can I recognize that someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol?A: Drug addicts will attempt to withhold the fact that they are using drugs or alcohol from friends and family, and eventually they will start to act strangely and irrationally. They will start to withdraw from family, friends and their sociall life. They will begin to violate their own integrity, act against treir own principals. He/she will be more overwhelmed as this will create more problems. They will use more drugs to counter that overwhelming feeling. The addicts get to a point that drugs are the most important thing in their life. The more the person uses, the more their body will tolerate the presence of drug in the system. They will then use more to try to match that previous "high". There will a point when they won't be able to get the release from the drug that was doing it in the beginning. In the case of the hard drugs, this is a critical point for overdose. In the case of milder drugs, the danger is reaching for stronger, more addictive drugs.
Q: What are the signs of a drug addiction?
A: The most common signs to look for are:
Q: Does a person need to "hit rock bottom" before they can be helped?A: Certainly not. Early intervention often prevents the person from becoming involved in criminal activities or contracting diseases through sharing needles or other drug paraphernalia. An early intervention often prevents the person from beginning their downward spiral.
Q: What is a Drug Intervention?A: Drug rehab intervention is done to bring the person to reality just enough to put them to a drug rehab program. It is a very delicate process. You should never get into an intervention without the full knowledge of what to do and without an advice from a professional counselor. Turning Point founder John Vereecke is an expert at interventions and has conducted many successful interventions on behalf of clients’ families.
Q: Why should I pay for private rehab services when the government offers programs that are provided as part of our health care coverage?
A: There are publicly funded rehab programs available, but there are certain advantages to enrolling in a private drug and alcohol rehab facility.
1) No waitingWhen you or your loved one make the decision to get help now, you want it now - not tomorrow!
Addictions professionals recommend that you listen to that impulse of immediacy. When you delay an entry into treatment research shows that the resolve often lessens, and with the complications to treatment mounting, you may miss the opportunity to recover your life.
Most public facilities operate with substantial waiting lists and you may need to wait for weeks or even months for your turn at treatment. Private rehabs can of course fill up too, but the available options are greater, and the odds are very good that you can find a quality drug or alcohol rehab in your area willing to accept you today.
2) After Hours AssistanceUnlike public centres, Turning Point is always available after hours and help begins from the moment you call. Often times, family members call on behalf of loved ones who may not be ready for treatment. Our professionals help provide strategies for confronting addictive behaviours, and providing coping mechanisms and valuable information to help family members feel they are not alone.
3) More individual therapyPublic drug and alcohol rehabs are forced to stretch every dollar to its limits, and since private therapy with a trained clinician amounts to the single greatest treatment expense incurred at most rehabs, this is unfortunately often the first thing to go.
Individual therapy offers invaluable insight into the root causes of abuse; and also in finding solutions for those problems that increase the likelihood of future abuse. Having a trained professional work with you on the development of an individual and unique plan towards relapse prevention can also make the difference between ultimate relapse and a future of sobriety.
4) A home-like environmentAlthough the treatment environment does not impact on recovery in the same way that therapy does, uncomfortable accommodations, a lack of privacy and a lack or peripheral programming does negatively impact on the experience.
The period of rehab is pretty tough as it is, and patients who can recover in a stress-free and comfortable environment can focus more of their energies and attention on the central task of recovery, and less on worries about privacy or discomfort.
5) Two-year support programTurning Point helps clients establish The Support Circle (family and friends) who are trained to help the recovering addict once they have successfully completed the initial program. The Support Circle members are trained to recognize signs of relapse, to provide relapse preventions and to be there to help through any rough times. This support is complemented by ongoing communications with our clinicians.
Q: Is financing available?A: Yes. Turning Point recommends Medicard, a Canadian medical financing company that we have found willing to work with our clients to help meet their needs. The approval rate is very high, and repayment terms can be tailored to your budget.
Q: Why does Turning Point employ Naturopathic Doctors in its program?A: Turning Point’s all-natural and holistic approach to alcohol and drug detoxification and recovery is greatly enhanced by our partnership with two leading Naturopathic Doctors.
Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their patients by emphasizing nature's inherent self-healing process. An ND views the individual as an integral whole including the physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors affecting health. Symptoms of disease are seen as warning signals of improper functioning of the body and unfavorable lifestyle habits. Naturopathic Doctors are highly skilled health-care practitioners who undergo four years of rigorous post-graduate study to attain the designation. NDs often collaborate with other branches of medical science, and refer patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate. The current scope of Naturopathic Medical practice includes, but is not limited to:
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - Oriental medicine is a complimentary healing philosophy to Naturopathic Medicine. Meridian theory offers an important understanding of the unity of the body and mind, and adds to the Western understanding of physiology. Acupuncture provides a method of treatment which can unify and harmonize the imbalances present in disease conditions, which, if untreated, can result in illness. * Only in scope of practice in some states.Botanical (Herbal) Medicine - Botanical (also known as herbal) medicines are derived from the whole leaves, roots, stems, etc. of a plant to promote health and prevent and treat illness.
Clinical Nutrition - Clinical nutrition is the study of the inter-relationship between food, and the health and well-being of the body. It incorporates the science of how food and nutrients are processed (digested, absorbed, transported, metabolized, stored, and discharged) in the body, and how these factors may influence health and disease.Emergency Medicine - Emergency medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention. As opposed to providing long-term or continuing care, practitioners aim to diagnose a wide array of pathology and emergent conditions and undertake acute interventions to stabilize the patient for definitive care.
Homeopathic Medicine (Homeopathy) - Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of "like cures like." It works on a subtle, yet powerful level, gently acting to strengthen the body's healing and immune response.Laboratory Diagnosis and Diagnostic Imaging - Laboratory diagnosis is any diagnosis made by a chemical, microscopic, microbiologic, immunologic or pathologic study of secretions, discharges, blood or tissue. Diagnostic imaging includes all tests that produce images or pictures of the inside of the body in order to diagnose diseases. These tests may use x-rays, sound waves, radio waves, and radioactive waves and particles that are recorded by photographic films or other types of detectors.
Lifestyle Counseling - Lifestyle counseling involves the assessment, guidance and monitoring of nutrient intake, exercise and stress management as a means to improve overall health and reduce illness.Minor Surgery - Minor surgery may include the repair of superficial wounds and removal of foreign bodies such as cysts and other superficial masses.
Naturopathic Manipulation or Physical Medicine - Naturopathic manipulation is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease by essentially physical means, including therapeutic physical manipulation of muscles, bones, and spine (as in chiropractic care); massage (as in massage therapy); and exercise. This can also include the use of mechanical devices; the application of heat, cold, electricity, radiation and water; and various injection therapies.Naturopathic Obstetrics - Naturopathic obstetrics is natural childbirth care in an out-of-hospital setting. It encompasses prenatal and postnatal care using modern diagnostic techniques. The naturopathic approach strengthens healthy body functions so that complications associated with pregnancy may be prevented.
Pharmacognosy - Pharmacognosy is the use of medicines derived from natural origins.Pharmacology or Drug Therapy - Lifestyle counseling involves the assessment, guidance and monitoring of nutrient intake, exercise and stress management as a means to improve overall health and reduce illness.
Psychological Medicine (Psychology) - Mental attitudes and emotional states may influence or even cause physical illness. Counseling, nutritional balancing, stress management, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and other therapies are used to help patients heal on the psychological level.
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In Ontario, drug and alcohol rehab help is available for clients from: Hamilton :: Burlington :: Brantford :: Stoney Creek :: Grimsby :: Ancaster :: London :: Kitchener ::
Woodstock :: Cambridge :: Oakville :: Mississauga :: Toronto :: Milton :: Etobicoke :: Scarborough :: Markham :: Simcoe :: St. Catharines ::
Niagara Falls :: Fort Erie :: Ontario
In Alberta, drug and alcohol rehab help is available for clients from: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Calgary, Red Deer, Fort Saskatchewan, Lethbridge, Peace River, Grande Prairie,
Sherwood Park, Vegreville, Vermilion, Leduc and Lloydminster