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Links of Interest
A-Z Guide to Addiction and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Information about the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. At Cassiobury Court, the alcohol rehab centre offers CBT in the fight against addiction. CBT focuses on altering thought patterns and resulting behaviours. In fact, CBT is used to treat a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress), eating disorders as well as substance misuse.
www.drugwatch.com DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
List of private centers certified by the Quebec ministry of Heath In Quebec all inpatient private or community addiction centers respond to a mandatory certification program in order to ensure the best possible service offer to persons suffering from drug or alcohol abuse.The resources which have been certified by the Ministry are accordingly engaged in an ongoing quality improvement process to meet the certication requirements and provide the highest service level.
www.toxquebec.com Implemented by Maison Jean Lapointe and the University of Sherbrooke (QC), Toxquebec.com appears to be the most important french web site on substance abuse and pathological gambling. More than 3,000 pages gather information on drugs, links to available ressources such as private centres certified by the Ministry of Health and Social Services - Québec), testimonies and forums. In French only
www.csdp.org This american website is clearly showing its colours: Common Sense for Drug Policy is not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting reflection on the current laws and criticizing the american "war on drugs". The organization take various stands against american policies, such as a decision taken by federal appeals court approving Michigan rule requiring urine tests for welfare recipients. In English only.
- A well presented web site with a variety of links of interesting databases
- Drugs figures in Canada and worldwide
- Some aspects of the Canadian drug policies
- Special interests sections such as aboriginal issues, etc.
- Psychologist Stanton Peele web site, including an explanation of the cycle of addiction
- Many questions and answers on drug addiction, testimonies
- A humane, compassionate approach to drug addiction, to understand it better or understand oneself better.
www.rcptdc.ca Unique site features include : national, provincial and territorial updates on key initiatives ; access to evidence-informed professional resources ; comprehensive listing of professional development opportunities ; best practices for recruitment and retention ; news from across the country with critical implications for the workforce ; practitioner profiles and success stories from the field
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The AQCID, a major player in Quebec
Dianova is an active member of the Quebec Association of Addictions Intervention Centres (AQCID). This group of 65 certified centers in 13 regions of Quebec, among others, aims to enforce the thoroughness and excellence in the quality of services to those affected by addiction.
Members of AQCID welcomed more than 11,000 individuals in 2012-2013.
Members of AQCID treatment centers offer, at any time, 2251 beds that cover a various amount of issues adapted to the situation of each individual.
Several resources offer a support service to detoxification. These include 52 treatment centers providing access to programs ranging from 21 days to 5 months. Over and a dozen centers specialize in assisting people who have overcome the treatment phase and who have reached the phase of social reinsertion.
The diversity of services also include centers for women, men, mixed, and for Francophone, Anglophone and bilingual populations. These variety of features allow for those affected to find a resource tailored to their need and reality.
Finally, the AQCID contributes to sustaining the important of regrouping and organising the entirety of the services offered by the addiction counsellors in Quebec, be it in the public, private or community sectors.
To learn more, visit the association's website