Simcoe Addiction and Mental Health

Alcohol Addiction Treatment Ontario

Alcohol Addiction Rehab Ontario

Simcoe Addiction and Mental Health is here to help those looking for alcohol addiction treatment in Ontario. Our inpatient treatment facility is located just outside of Toronto (GTA), and for those unable to join us at our alcohol rehab centre, we offer a Virtual Outpatient Program for Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Ontario and across Canada.

What is Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism?

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is a condition characterized by a person’s inability to control their consumption of alcohol despite adverse consequences. It can begin in different ways and at different times in a person’s life. Some people may start drinking heavily in their teenage years, while others may develop the disorder later in life.

Risk factors for alcoholism include genetics, mental health conditions, stress, and a history of alcohol abuse in the family. In some people, alcoholism may develop as a way to cope with emotional pain or trauma.

The onset of alcoholism is a gradual process, and it is often difficult for individuals to recognize when they have crossed the line from social drinking to alcoholism. As the disorder progresses, the person may prioritize drinking over other responsibilities and experience physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking.


Our addiction treatment plan starts out with an initial nursing assessment. In the first 72 hours, all clients are closely monitored to see if onset begins after the admission. We offer a medical doctor to speak with to address concerns or any uncomfortable symptoms that you may be experiencing. If deemed medically necessary, our medical doctor will arrange a treatment of medication to assist in the withdrawal. The medication prescribed is commonly used to treat symptoms of withdrawal, as well as to prevent seizures from occurring. If you have a history of seizures, please let staff know prior to the admission.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Ontario

Alcohol dependency (alcoholism) is the addiction to alcohol. This population, although smaller, have a serious preoccupation with alcoholic beverages. Alcohol dependants often have a challenging time saying no to alcohol and spend much of their time, resources and efforts trying to reach a level of comfort through the consumption of alcohol. People who are dependent have both a physical and psychological dependency to alcohol. Abruptly stopping the consumption of alcohol may be life threatening. Alcoholics may try to quit and find it challenging and daunting. Many people who drink compulsively, do so to “numb” or take away the emotional pain of past traumatic experiences or to cope with current life stressors. Alcohol dependency can be challenging to treat for numerous reasons, firstly, the risk of seizures. Seizures may occur if a person abruptly stops the consumption of alcohol. It is ALWAYS wise to consult your doctor and inform them of you plan to stop.

Get in touch to learn more about our alcohol addiction treatment services in Ontario today. Call us at 1-833-304-8181.

Alcohol Rehab Ontario

Alcoholism can lead to numerous consequences in a person’s life, some of these include the following:
  • Health complications
  • Issues with loved ones (broken trust, shame, guilt, resentments)
  • Financial ramifications
  • Work absences and/or punctuality
  • Lowered self worth
  • Decrease in self esteem
  • Decrease in productivity
  • Legal issues
  • Uncomfortable emotions


Alcohol Treatment Ontario

Alcohol Withdrawal & Detox 

At Simcoe Addiction & Mental Health, treatment will include individual therapy sessions with a master’s level psychotherapist and plenty of psycho-educational skill groups that teach the following:

  • How and why addiction happens
  • Prevention of lapsing or relapsing
  • Learning to regulate your emotions without alcohol
  • Support systems
  • Understanding your triggers
  • Addressing guilt and shame
  • Addressing feelings of resentment
  • And many more…

Treatment for alcohol addiction commences after the withdrawal management portion is addressed.

Once you have detoxed, you may see immediate changes in sleep patterns and overall energy levels. Early on, people may still feel foggy, tired, restless, agitated, nauseous and may have a challenging time concentration on basic tasks. This often is dependant on the length of time drinking and the quality consumed leading up to treatment.


At SAMH, we understand and are transparent with our clients that the beginning of recovery may be challenging, but there are brighter horizons ahead. Eating nutritious balanced meals and avoiding alcohol will eventually lead to better cognition and functioning. Our compassionate staff understands that it is not just a physical process to get better, but a psychological process as well.  Staff will assist you throughout the process of addressing barriers that may arise.

We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to alcohol addiction. At SAMH, we form individual treatment plans for all of our clients which will include: 

  • Medically assisted detoxification
  • Evidence-based treatment that will address addiction and/or mental health issues.
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Free lifetime Aftercare programs 

Alcohol Abuse - The Family Effect

Alcohol abuse can cause numerous relationship issues that dramatically affect the quality of life for loved ones. Families report that living with loved ones who drink cause major disruptions in their lives. Families often struggle with the following feelings caused by a loved ones drinking:

  • Fear and abandonment
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Betrayal
  • Isolation
It’s hard to break the addiction to alcohol, however it is possible. SAMH can help you break the cycle. The cycle that may have roots in your family system. It’s time to be free and break the cycle of alcoholism and the damaging affect it has on you or your loved ones. Sobriety start with a decision. We will help with the rest.

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