Addiction Canada re-asserts itself as a professional and credible organization

AURORA, ON, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Recent news surrounding Addiction Canada and the industry as a whole has highlighted the private health sector as unregulated and not governed by any authority.  In one article, Douglas Quan of the National Post made reference to the industry stating "It's like the Wild West" and perhaps his claim is not that far from the truth. There are no benchmarks or solid guidelines to help people understand what to expect from treatment.  Considering that treatment methods can change considerably based on an individual's needs, finding common ground on what appropriate and effective regulations should be will be no easy task. 

Addiction Canada holds itself to a standard unseen in the industry. Very few private operations in Canada have endeavored to assemble the scale and level of qualifications that they have. Launching a staff profile page on the website, Addiction Canada reinforces that claim by showing how it may be the largest and most accredited private addiction recovery establishment in Canada. Employing and contracting over 100 people, Addiction Canada's resources include approximately 6 doctors, 24 counsellors, 13 nurses, and associated support staff.  This totals to over two dozen different and varying degrees, diplomas and accreditations.  Including their years of experience in the industry, Addiction Canada's staff resource amounts to over 300 years of combined experience in health, wellness and recovery. 

In light of recent allegations and claims of employees not holding valid credentials, this takes a bold step that clearly tells the public that the qualifications are there for all to see, and is an essential element of Addiction Canada's success in addiction treatment and recovery.  

Brian Abela, spokesperson for Addiction Canada states that "We take pride in stating that we strive to employ and command the most accredited and credentialed staff in the private addiction treatment industry. When it comes to the treatment of individuals, Addiction Canada saves lives."  

There is a passion that stands behind the treatment of individuals in need.  Every person that seeks help when suffering from addiction has damaged themselves.  They have a pain that's been caused by life stresses and unfortunately people resort to unhealthy means of coping with that pain.  It truly takes special individuals to stand by others at their moments of weakness.  "It takes a level of compassion and dedication to love someone until they can learn to love themselves again, and that's the kind of staff we have at Addiction Canada," states Abela.  He also goes on to state that, "we have been judged to fall short of some standards, but it's important to remember that those standards were set by us and we believe that they far exceed the standards demonstrated by the majority of the industry."  

CEO and founder of Addiction Canada, John Haines comments that "in the end, it is important to have effective and long lasting results."  His passion and dedication to helping his clients may be characterized as determined and unwavering, but Haines states "So am I.  Seeing them move on to healthy and successful lifestyles makes it all worthwhile."

It is important to choose wisely when it comes to treatment.  Ask yourself the right questions and in the end you should get the right answers.  Addiction Canada's website, has a series of questions posted for you to consider when choosing the facility that is right for you.

For a company currently in the addiction recovery spotlight it is a bold statement to launch the staff profile page, and to stand by the commitment to back up the existing treatment methods.

SOURCE Addiction Canada

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For further information: Brian Abela, Vice President Communications and Marketing, 905-727-6802,


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