substance abuse treatment
“Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome - a cluster of behavioural, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state.” – World Health Organization (retrieved from: http://www.who.int/topics/substance_abuse/en/)
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addictions, please contact one of our trained professionals at the centre. We provide a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental environment to support you and your family’s needs through this difficult time.