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  • Wait times for Government treatment are killing Canadians

    People seeking help for drug and alcohol addictions can sometimes wait weeks to get the treatment they need.

    And during that wait, addicts are more at risk, according to experts and advocates such as #AddictionRecoveryNetwork

    We need to have it so there isn’t a wait times because wait times become life and death

    #AddictionCanada

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/wait-times-for-addictions-treatment-can-mean-life-and-death-1.4400572


  • John Haines maintained Innocence

    I always said from the very beginning these charges were wrong and part of an over zealous investigation that wasted over 2.5 million in tax payers money to end up ruining a business that saves lives in a time where the very epidemic that plagues this country is at its highest mortality rate!


  • Charges Dropped Against Addiction Canada Rehab Owner

    Justice is served and back to the business of saving lives during these times of epidemic in Canada.

    It’s not very often that the underdog can claim that Justice is Served, but this time John Haines can say exactly that.  “I have claimed my innocence from the very beginning, and my victory is a statement of truth and moral fortitude for everyone who has been to victim to our system” says Mr. Haines.

    Mr. Haines and Addiction Canada started facing charges commencing in June 2015 with allegations of defrauding patients of up to $6.1 million after allegedly hiring a pair of “doctors” who Ontario Provincial Police say weren’t licensed to practice in Ontario.  Along with several other charges and allegations, Mr. Haines has always maintained his innocence, and went on the record right away stating that “these were trumped up charges stemming from a corrupt pharmaceutical industry, a government system that is grossly inadequate when it comes to helping its citizens that suffer with addiction issues and from an over-zealous Ontario Provincial Police division that failed to proceed on the presumption of innocence first.”  Mr. Haines claims that the investigation and subsequent police intervention occurred and continued repeatedly after successfully treating the relative of an affluent and well-connected individual in one of his centres.  “Unfortunately, the enabling activities continued after the individual returned home, and in such cases we are commonly faced with the blame associated with relapse” states Mr. Haines.

    When asked what his plans are after his victory, Mr. Haines went on to say that “it would be nice if the authority that sought to ruin me would take ownership of their errors and go on the record with the same efforts to clear my name.  However, I don’t expect that to happen so I’m looking into a suit for damages and compensation for the destruction of my business and for the interference that was caused towards treating those in my care.”

    Additional plans for Mr. Haines have yet to be determined but he did say that his dedication to helping those in need is “unwavering” and will try to take away a positive from this experience.  “It’s now fair to say that no other rehab organization in Canadian history has underwent such rigorous and forensic investigations of it’s services, and as such has served to prove the integrity and commitment of myself, my organization and my staff, when it comes to the treatment of individuals suffering from addiction” stated Mr. Haines.

    Addiction Canada was forced to close its doors after the charges were laid as it could not sustain operations after client interest greatly dropped.  Addiction Canada was the largest rehab organization at that time and practicing rehabilitation using proprietary treatment methods and programs designed and created by Mr. Haines.  “We had one of the best recovery rates in the country” said Mr. Haines.  “My biggest regret is hearing the stories from individuals who went somewhere else for treatment because of what they heard in the news about us, and then hearing their stories about what they went through in other facilities.  I truly breaks my heart to hear about their experiences, and really wish we had the opportunity to help them personally” Mr. Haines goes on to say.

    One of the things on the radar for Mr. Haines is his desire to become a leading authority in the space of addiction recovery and rehabilitation.  “I’m seriously considering taking on the role of fighting for the people and their families who suffer from addiction to higher level” he claimed.  “There are some very serious flaws in our system, and it if it wasn’t for private rehab facilities like mine there would be greater loss of life and suffering.  Private rehab facilities save lives, and must do so while operating under the challenges of running a business.  My respect goes out to all the owners and staff in my industry” stated Mr. Haines.

    I guess time will tell which direction Mr. Haines decides to take, but one thing is certain, he won and was proven right!  This seems to be just the beginning of a new direction for Mr. Haines, and his desire to serve and take the fight against addiction to new levels has been refueled and energized.


  • Canadian Addiction Recovery

    Addiction1www.addictioncanada.ca

    We see again many treatment centres continue to use our names Canadian Addiction, Addiction Canada, Addictions Canada, Canadian Addiction Recovery and many others. Seems when any treatment centre has bad reviews they look to change their name and/or marketing ploy. Please in no way let yourself be confused into the Canadian Addiction Recovery program being a different treatment centre…….Many of these treatment owners in Ontario and across Canada were former successful clients or employees of Addiction Canada who decided to open a treatment centre and some at our former locations in Ontario and Alberta. Canadian Addiction Recovery Network and Addiction Recovery Network are the new leaders in Addiction Treatment in Canada along with John Haines and Addiction Canada.

    If you want the very best in addiction treatment by an organization which is the biggest and was the first ALL PRIVATE addiction treatment centre in Ontario that lead the way for ALL the copy cat centres over the past 5 years……then come see us and enjoy success with treatment for your loved one with some of the highest success rates in Canada come to Addiction Recovery Network.


  • Suboxone/Methadone – Drug Replacement Therapy

    As a father, my heart is with my kids. As the proprietor of a fixation treatment focus, my contemplations are with my customers and how to offer them some assistance with returning to their families. I perceive in these two parts, that my emotions toward kids, mine and those of others, and my commitments toward my customers, frequently folks why should working modify positive associations with their youngsters, are at times in struggle. As of late, I was solicited to address the substances from folks who are on opioid substitution treatments (ORT), especially methadone and Suboxone, and the needs of their kids. It is my considered feeling that the law may side too vigorously with the privileges of folks, while not satisfactorily securing the needs of kids.

    We should comprehend ORT. ORT, whether methadone or Suboxone, is a swap drug for the individuals who are dependent on opioid torment medicines or heroin. It serves as an approach to simplicity withdrawal side effects and in long haul use, is a swap or substitute for solution painkillers or heroin. Suboxone is frequently favored over methadone on the grounds that it is taken in a structure that does not require day by day measurements in a clinical setting. Methadone additionally is more effectively manhandled than Suboxone, as Suboxone has an added substance that makes in any event a few clients wiped out when it is smashed and utilized intravenously. ORT is given in a measurement that does not permit a man to feel high, but rather gives enough of the medication to keep the fiend from feeling wiped out. These medications are “most secure” when resistance is created and however a man may actually have enough medications in their framework to be high, the someone who is addicted feels typical. Most specialists are moving far from methadone toward endorsed Suboxone in light of the fact that it is trusted that Suboxone has less potential for misuse. Suboxone has a blended sack as far as results and its utilization is exceptionally dubious in the fixation treatment group.

    The restorative writing on Suboxone says that it is protected to leave youngsters under the watchful eye of somebody who is on Suboxone, if the drug is being utilized precisely as recommended and a preparatory dosing period has furnished the patient with an enduring measurement. This is fine and dandy in the event that you are among the little rate of ORT clients who don’t backslide or kick the bucket while on an ORT treatment arrangement. Backslide rates are high and death rates are far above normal. Do we permit addicts on ORT to manage kids and hold up and trust that no backslide happens? My proposal is no, in light of the fact that regardless of the possibility that a backslide while on Suboxone is minor or brief, there is a lot of proof that demonstrates that kids who have admittance to Suboxone are at high danger of incidental ingestion and overdose prompting demise. Notwithstanding having Suboxone in the house is playing with flame.

    A related issue with Suboxone use is driving impaired. In a few provinces, it is unlawful to drive with Suboxone in one’s framework. In different provinces, the police must demonstrate that the medicine weakens the capacity to drive. Indeed, even all things considered, it is exceptionally conceivable that the individuals who use Suboxone even as endorsed can be excessively disabled, making it impossible to drive as the pharmaceutical has numerous contraindications for medication blending. For instance, blending a standard measurements of Suboxone with a solitary brew or recommended medicine for despondency can have tragic results. Is this a circumstance into which kids ought to be tossed in with the general mish-mash? Regardless of the fact that it is entirely legitimate, would you leave your tyke with a grown-up you know not on Suboxone, methadone or different prescriptions that can hinder choice making? I’m an expert in the field and I positively won’t.

    Folks, including addicts and particularly those in recuperation, have rights. Kids have rights as well. Where do we put our qualities? As somebody who gives consideration to addicts and knows the genuine likelihood of backslide for the individuals who are on ORT, I need to bolster looking most importantly at what is to the greatest advantage of kids. While it might be legitimate in the strictest standard of the law for somebody who is on ORT to psyche youngsters, cook their supper, drive them to soccer, or oversee their showers, is that what is in the kids’ best advantage? Do we hold up until backslide and fiasco strikes to make a move? You wouldn’t put your youngsters under the watchful eye of somebody on methadone or Suboxone, so why permit others to do that very thing? Yes, folks have ensured rights, and in the meantime, we need to consider the welfare and security of our kids.

    I am abstinent from medications and liquor for over 15 years. I leave my kids under the watchful eye of people in recuperation constantly. I don’t mull over it in light of the fact that the individuals who are built up in a restraint based recuperation can put the needs of the youngsters in their consideration first. The individuals who are on ORT don’t have the clarity of brain, as I would like to think, to be unsupervised essential parental figures for kids. ORT has a part to play in enslavement treatment, however it ought to be a venturing stone to forbearance based consideration, not the end of the street and an “upkeep” treatment. Our youngsters merit superior to that.


  • Depression Isnt Just About Feeling Sad

    Around one in 10 Canadians experience sadness/depression at any given time, as per the Habitats for Sickness Control and Counteractive action. Yet, numerous individuals with misery don’t even know they have it.

    Depressive manifestations may go from gentle to serious and they can change significantly. The indications of dejection are regularly ascribed to weariness, anxiety, or the maturing procedure.

    Here are seven inconspicuous indications of melancholy you shouldn’t overlook.

    1. Fractiousness

    A great many people think melancholy prompts overpowering pity. Be that as it may, some of the time, individuals with wretchedness experience outrage and fractiousness as opposed to sadness and hopelessness.

    In the event that you’ve seen expanded peevishness—or the general population around you feel like they have to stroll on eggshells—don’t disregard it. What’s more, don’t accuse your fretfulness and annoyance for your high stretch level or expanded work load. Rather, pause a minute to think about how possible it is that you may be discouraged.

    2. Rest/sleep Troubles

    While the infrequent fretful night or two isn’t as a matter of course a reason for caution, determined rest challenges could be a warning. A sleeping disorder can be a side effect of wretchedness. Numerous individuals with wretchedness battle to nod off, or stay unconscious, notwithstanding feeling depleted.

    Other individuals with discouragement rest excessively. They battle to get up in the morning and can hardly wait to go to bed around evening time. They regularly take snoozes amid the day too. In the event that your rest propensities have transformed, it’s vital to address the conceivable basic reasons why.

    3. Experiencing Pain

    There’s a staggering connection between your body and your psyche. When you’re battling with psychological well-being issues, you’re liable to encounter physical issues.

    Numerous individuals are enticed to release unexplained a throbbing painfulness as a major aspect of the ordinary maturing procedure. Yet, back torment, migraines, and sore muscles can be indications of misery.

    4. Diminished Vitality

    Sadness can destroy your vitality and reason you to feel torpid and tired more often than not. Yet, numerous individuals pardon their fatigue by saying, “Great, I haven’t been resting of late,” or “My overwhelming workload makes me be drained constantly.”

    Consider how your vitality level may have moved after some time. On the off chance that little assignments tire you or take more time to finish, you may be discouraged.

    5. Guilty Feelings

    Pointlessly reprimanding yourself for the occasions throughout your life isn’t sound. On the off chance that you feel regretful about everything from your separation to that battle you got into as a child, you may be discouraged.

    Numerous individuals with gloom additionally feel useless. Pay consideration on your inward monolog and on the off chance that it’s excessively brutal and basic, it could be an indication of sorrow.

    6. Reckless Conduct

    Individuals who look like gathering creatures on the outside are regularly experiencing sorrow within. Continuous betting, unsafe sexual conduct, and substance misuse may be endeavors to cover obnoxious feelings.

    On the off chance that you’ve begun enjoying new dangers of late, it could be an indication that you’re attempting to adapt to your inward turmoil. Sadly, these sorts of unfortunate adapting aptitudes will just give flashing alleviation. They can aggravate wretchedness in the long haul.

    7. Problems in Concentration

    In case you’re attempting to stay centered, and you have an inclination that you’re in a mist, it could be an indication that you’re discouraged. Individuals with dejection are regularly absent minded and they oftentimes lose ordinary items, similar to their keys or research material.

    Albeit today’s computerized world means the vast majority are somewhat diverted, focus issues might likewise come from inclination issue. On the off chance that you’ve seen a decrease in your profitability or you’re experiencing issues remaining focused, think about how possible it is that you may be discouraged.

    Step by step instructions to Get Help

    On the off chance that you think you may be discouraged, sad or Depressed, converse with your specialist immediately. Depression is exceptionally treatable. Treatment, pharmaceutical, or a blend of the two can decrease your symptoms.


  • Living a Meaningful Life

    Despite the fact that we may think satisfaction – or the quest for it – will improve us feel about ourselves and our lives, examination shows that it’s really discovering more prominent importance in our lives that, by the day’s end – or our lives – is all the more satisfying. In Emily Esfahani Smith’s entrancing article, “There is A whole other world to Joy than Being Cheerful” (http://www.theatlantic.com/wellbeing/chronicle/2013/01/theres-more-to-life-th (connection is external)…, she reports, “While satisfaction is a feeling felt in the without a moment’s hesitation, it eventually blurs away, pretty much as all feelings do; positive influence and sentiments of joy are momentary. The measure of time individuals report feeling great or awful corresponds with bliss however not in the slightest degree with importance. Significance, then again, is persevering. It associate the past to the present to what’s to come.” We wholeheartedly concur, and have given our expert professions to making that a reality shared by whatever number individuals as could reasonably be expected.

    The Quest for Joy

    In the times of yore, our country’s Establishing Fathers incorporated into the Constitution an idea that had been unthinkableb in all easier eras of all countries: “the quest for satisfaction.” Yet by all accounts, in those days it didn’t take much to make somebody glad: Flexibility to revere anyway they needed – or not, the privilege to remain battle ready keeping in mind the end goal to shield themselves from the French and the English – particularly since there was no genuine civilian army, a rooftop over their head, nourishment to eat, wood for a flame, possibly a minimal expenditure from offering artworks made as an afterthought. These things that we underestimate today were enormous for the general population who established our nation. Today, similar to yesterday, we are cheerful when our needs, needs and cravings network. Be that as it may, the quest for satisfaction has ended up joined with what may be termed “egotistical” conduct. In our purchaser driven society, it takes always treats to make us upbeat. Furthermore, bliss is, as said above, brief. It is available focused, present indulgence. The quest for joy is, in actuality, being a “taker,” in this new tech-focused presence.

    Our Quest for Significance

    Incomprehensibly, while negative occasions may diminish joy, they may expand the significance in life. Traumatic or enthusiastic encounters can manufacture character and show us hard lessons that make us more humane and give us a more profound comprehension of ourselves as well as other people. At the point when individuals who had a reason, at the end of the day important objectives which need to do with helping other people, their life fulfillment is higher – notwithstanding when they learn about by and by down and – than the individuals who did not have any life reason. “Individuals who considered the present were more satisfied, however individuals who invested more energy contemplating the future or about past battles and sufferings felt all the more significance in their life, however they were less cheerful.” Having importance in our lives, in actuality, is being a “supplier.” Working through past anguish, misuse, and disappointments ought lead to lament and abdication, as well as rather strength, resolve and even post traumatic development. Particularly when offering urgent others some assistance with handling their affliction, we get to be hardier, and in doing as such develop our coarseness potential. A survivor of the detestations of being interned in Auschwitz Inhumane imprisonment, Viktor Frankl, concentrated every day on discovering importance in his presence and later on he would discover when the bad dream was over. It merits perusing his classis, Man’s Quest for Importance.

    Satisfaction versus Importance

    As indicated by specialists, “Bliss is not for the most part found in mulling over the past or future… ” We include that it’s about living in the present and doing things that bring us impermanent delight. In Time Point of view Treatment, these people are available gluttons; living minute to minute, everyday, looking for delights and novel sensations. In their best situation, they “set aside a few minutes” for companions, fun and dreams. Back to the analysts: “Thinking past the present minute, into the past or future, was an indication of the moderately significant however despondent life.” We tend to disagree a bit. In our clinical work, we’ve found that as a rule, those with past negative introductions are despondent on the grounds that they are stuck in the negative encounters or injuries of their past; we call this past negative. People who concentrate for the most part on past times worth remembering are past constructive. Future-situated people are the go-to individuals who complete things, who are accomplishment arranged; then again, in the great, they may get to be compulsive workers. While we concur they feel their lives are significant, their future-mindedness can make them pass up a great opportunity for present indulgent fun. In what manner would we be able to discover equalization – satisfaction and importance – in our lives?

    Carrying on with a Significant Life

    In Annie M. Gordon’s article. “Take a Photo Today, Feel Cheerful Tomorrow for More prominent Great”, she records a few proposals to catch regular occasions today that you’ll be glad you did later on; here are a couple of her thoughts:

    Take a Photograph a Day – or once per week – regardless of what you are doing. Toward the end of the year, you’ll have an instant yearbook. This offers us some assistance with finding more noteworthy importance in our lives that we may have forgotten about because of the numerous exercises and stretch of everyday life.

    Catch the Setting in Your Photographs – don’t harvest out nature. Later on, nature will be as fascinating as the subject.

    Begin a Day in the Life collection – picked a day and take a photo of what you are doing every hour. An ordinary day may not appear to be intriguing now, but rather it will in coming years.

    Keep an Appreciation Diary – record three great things that happened every day for a week or more. You likely appreciate surveying the all the positive things that happen every day

    Discovering equalization in our lives – looking for bliss and in addition significant encounters – is the thing that our book, The Time Cure, is about. On the off chance that you are stuck in the groove of considering all the terrible things that transpired, you’ll find how to supplant those past negatives with past positive encounters and begin making arrangements for a brighter future. On the off chance that you are available fatalistic and think your life now isn’t worth much and can’t be repaired better, discover how to have a great time and joy by honing chose present debauchery while working towards a future positive. Furthermore, in the event that you are so future-arranged that you don’t have room schedule-wise to be cheerful in the occasion, figure out how to stop your quest for unlimited objectives, set aside time to notice the blossoms, to be more self-humane, to make another person feel unique,


  • PTSD: How this Drug and Talk Therapy Can Help

    The disturbing memories of traumatic events by survivors of abuse, rape, crime, war, or accidents who are afflicted with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might respond to a little-known experimental treatment that combines a well-known drug with talk therapy.
    The drug is the beta-blocker propranolol (a trade name is Inderal), which is already given to some patients with abnormal heart rhythms, migraines, or performance anxiety. The talk therapy is several sessions of describing the traumatic event in a therapeutic setting 1 to 1 1/2 hours after administrating the drug by mouth. That’s when it’s most available to nerve cells in the brain.

    The results after six sessions showed a significant decrease in PTSD symptoms compared to a control group (Brunet and others, 2013).
    PTSD has been in the news so much that it can be taken for granted, but that doesn’t make it easy for people to cope with. It follows a major stressful experience, and its symptoms can include re-experiencing the event in memories, dreams, or flashbacks, avoiding reminders of the event, excessive arousal that might for example lead to sleep problems or irritability, and a delayed onset after the stressful event.
    In contrast to too many studies that boast of neuroscience findings about trivial topics—something like “Your brain lights up on bingo”—or based on flawed methods, these studies targeted a serious problem and were done by competent investigators.

    They based their work on neuroscience evidence that threatening memories were saved for the long term by the amygdala—an almond-sized structure in the brain—with the help of noradrenaline or its cousin, adrenaline, the same chemical transmitter that can stimulate the heart or combat a serious allergic reaction. That means that opposing such effects in amygdala nerve cells with the beta-blocker drug can reduce the long-term storage of threatening memories after they have been reactivated in a controlled therapeutic manner.

    Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a beneficial treatment in itself. Another treatment method is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Drugs can improve the mood and sleep problems that can accompany PTSD. But what I’m describing is a new combination of a specific drug followed by psychotherapy sessions, an experimental treatment that may be applied more widely in the future. Current research, although limited, suggests propranolol to be an effective option for PTSD treatment.
    Propranolol is a beta-adrenergic blocker, blocking the effects of adrenaline or noradrenaline. The amygdala has received a great deal of attention recently, but Joseph LeDoux, a well-known researcher in this field, suggests that it is only part of a “threat detection system.” More is being learned about its connections to the cerebral cortex, including this one,

    Another drug that blocks a different type of adrenergic effect is the alpha-adrenergic blocker Prazosin, which can be used to lower blood pressure. It’s been found to reduce the frequency of nightmares that can interfere with sleep, a problem in over 70% of PTSD patients. This has been offered in some VA facilities with positive effects.

    This is not medical advice, and to avoid adverse effects, consult your physician when considering these types of therapies. Do not try them on your own.
    Antidepressants like Zoloft (sertraline) are drugs often used in treating the mood symptoms of PTSD. But the adrenergic blockers are focused on the causes of the disorder rather than just the symptoms.