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Finding Essential Behavioral Health Treatment Services

Coping with substance abuse, addiction, and/or mental health problems can feel like an uphill battle. In addition to the physical, mental, and emotional challenges you face, these issues often entail a certain level of stigma that can make it difficult to ask for help.

However, individuals looking to curb substance use/abuse and/or address mental health concerns have options, and the process starts with finding a suitable treatment facility. Unfortunately, this may not be as easy as conducting a Google search. You need a reputable facility that is qualified to offer specific treatment services. What types of facilities should you look for?

Suitable options for mental health facilities include:
  • Facilities with appropriate accreditation, licensure, or approvals (at the provincial, territorial, or national level) to provide substance use/abuse treatment
  • Facilities maintaining staff with the credentials required to provide substance use/abuse treatment
How can you find these specialized treatment facilities? How can you be sure the facilities you find have the proper qualifications to offer the behavioral health treatment services you need? One option is to utilize the guide titled “Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada,” which is found on the website of the Canadian Executive Council on Addictions (CECA), a national, non-governmental organization that works to forge partnerships with federal, provincial, and territorial governments, associations and networks, and universities and other non-governmental organizations in order to mobilize a common national agenda to make a difference to those affected by addiction.