Many people who are suffering from addictions feel ashamed or alone. Tragically, they delay seeking help because they believe the social influences that say the addiction is their fault, that they have made poor choices, and that they deserve the life that they are living.
If this describes you, we at Inspire Change Wellness Addiction Treatment Centre for Men want you to know that none of this is true. No matter what circumstances led to your addiction, you deserve a happy and productive life.
There are those who believe that people with addictions have to get worse before they can get better, and that they have to hit “rock bottom” before they can be helped. But “rock bottom” can mean terrible things. It can mean permanent brain damage, personal or financial ruin, the devastation of family life, and in some cases, death.
Don’t let that happen to you. Don’t wait until you’ve hit rock bottom. The best time to seek help for an addiction is right now. Whether your addiction is a new arrival in your life, or you have been struggling with it for years or even decades, we have the experience, training and compassion to guide you on a path to the better life that you deserve.
A men-only environment provides men with the ability to talk freely about their addictions and underlying issues – something that many find difficult in a co-ed setting.
Everyone’s path to addiction is unique. We provide treatment plans that are tailored for each individual’s set of needs, circumstances and challenges.
We do not treat the addiction, we treat the whole person. Our programs are designed to heal you mentally, physically and spiritually.
We help men with addictions to anything ranging from alcohol and marijuana to meth and club party drugs. We have the training and experience to help those with addictions to multiple substances.
Known for the rush of euphoria that it produces, heroin is one of most harmful and addictive drugs on the street. It is dangerous on its own, suppressing respiration which leads to a high risk of death by accidental overdose. It is even more dangerous when taken in conjunction with alcohol or other drugs, and can lead to unpredictable results. Taking heroin by injection produces additional risks, such as blood poisoning, abscesses, cysts and the transmission of communicable diseases such as HIV.
In spite of its increasing popularity for medical reasons, marijuana can be harmful when used recreationally. It contains over four hundred chemicals, many of which are known carcinogens, and it can lead to similar respiratory ailments experienced by those who smoke cigarettes. Many people think marijuana is not harmful, but it can have far-reaching effects on relationships, work or school, and financial responsibility.
Methadone is an opioid that is used to reduce withdrawal symptoms in people with heroin addictions. It can play and instrumental role in detox programs when used with strict medical supervision, but it can be extremely dangerous for some individuals. It carries a high risk of heart problems and suppressed respiration, and can produce fatal side effects when used with alcohol. Use of methadone during pregnancy can lead to life-threatening post-natal withdrawal symptoms for the baby.
Most people who use alcohol do so responsibly, but there are some who do not know their limits, and who drink not for enjoyment, but to seek or escape from a particular feeling. Excess alcohol can result in damage to the liver and pancreas, and it can affect cognitive functioning and memory. People react to alcohol in many different ways, ranging from an increase in energy to violence and a disregard for the safety of self and others.
Amphetamines are effective treatments for certain conditions when used as prescribed by a doctor. Amphetamines are highly addictive because of the sense of confidence and energy that they produce. They are powerful stimulants that can increase the risk of cardiac arrest and high blood pressure. Amphetamine psychosis, in which the individual experiences paranoia and hallucinations, can be intense and frightening, not only for the addict but for onlookers.
Methamphetamines, sometimes called “meth” or “speed”, are a class of drugs that were originally developed to treat ADHD, obesity and other conditions. They have since been banned in many countries, including Canada, because of their dangerous side effects and addictive potential. Meth increases the risk of heart failure, stroke and seizure, and use during pregnancy carries a high risk of premature delivery or stillbirth.
Cocaine is a drug that generates a powerful sense of wellbeing. People who use it regularly often feel that they cannot function effectively without it. They are unable to go to parties and other social gatherings without first using it, and they become anxious and irritable when they do not have access to the drug. Use of cocaine can lead to heart disease and respiratory ailments, and it can result in irrational, aggressive behaviour that is frightening to family and friends.
Prescription drugs that are used as instructed for legitimate medical reasons can make a life-changing positive difference to people’s lives. But they can be dangerous when used in high doses, or by people for whom they are not prescribed. The prescription drugs that people most commonly become addicted to include pain medication, sedatives used to treat anxiety and insomnia, and stimulants used to treat ADHD and some sleep disorders. The effects vary depending on the drug, and can be more dangerous when the drug is used in conjunction with other substances, such as alcohol.
Opioids fall into two broad categories: illegal street drugs like heroin, and legally available prescription pain medication that is used for unintended purposes. Users are attracted to opioids because of their painkilling properties and the feelings of euphoria that are generated. The harmful effects of these drugs include a rapid drop in blood pressure, depression and mood swings, gastrointestinal problems, and irrational behaviour that can be detrimental to loved ones.
Club party drugs are sometimes regarded as harmless, but they can be extremely dangerous. Most, like Ecstasy, have a powerful stimulant effect. They elevate the heart rate and body temperature, leading to a risk of cardiac arrest, stroke and collapse. Other club party drugs produce a sedative affect. The so-called “date rape drug” is reportedly slipped into drinks in order to prevent the drugged victims from resisting sexual assault. Club party drugs can alter the brain chemistry, leading to long-term declines in cognitive functioning.
At Inspire Wellness centre for addiction and mental health , we recognize and embrace the uniqueness of our clients. Your addiction treatment program will be customized to meet your needs, with consideration for who you are as a person. We take into account many factors, such as your goals and dreams, the state of your physical and mental health, and your relationships.
We do not believe in treating the addiction – we treat the entire person. Addictions rarely exist in isolation. They usually result from some underlying cause, such as trauma, abuse, chronic pain or illness, mental illness and family or relationship problems. We believe that in order for you to overcome your addiction, these issues need to be explored and resolved.
Our team of caring experts are waiting to hear from you. Getting help soon enough could be a matter of life or death. Don’t delay – take that first step today, and we will guide you on your path to a better life.CALL US NOW : 888.508.9802