Leading Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Toronto & GTA
Frequently Asked Questions
Freedom From Addiction has gone through an intensive evaluation of our processes and operation as a treatment facility by Accreditation Canada. The result of the evaluation was to recognize us as Exemplary, which is the highest possible status and a true testament to our level of care and expertise.
Freedom facilitates alcohol and drug addiction with a focus on complete abstinence after detox. Freedom's approach to recovery and sustained sobriety is based on the personalized program and approach that best suits the patient.
We offer treatment for all men, women, and organizations. Sometimes we are sought out by the patient, a loved one or a larger organization. Our testimonials section has many of our Alumni that are demonstrative of the diversity of recovery here at Freedom.
At Freedom, you join the community and feel like a part of the Freedom Family. This is not a hospital or institution type setting – but rather a warm, non-threatening home-like environment with the most professional staff and programs. And, we have a high client-staff ratio.
Yes, we provide workplace programs to help addicted employees get the best treatment and get back to work life. We work with EAP plans and unions.
You can gain immediate access to care at Freedom From Addiction. We know that timing is of the essence and the best time to start the process is now.
We offer 30, 42, 45, 60 and 90 day programs. Every client however is different and we cater to you after initial assessment.
Our approach is all on-site at Freedom. It’s residential: meaning you come in and have a stay with us. We know that the best chances for success in the short-term and long-term come from being completely immersed in the right environment.
We are open 24 hours per day. 7 days per week. 365 days per year. Our treatment center has been set up in such a manner to be able to support anyone looking for help at any time. We firmly believe that treatment has no days off and we encourage you to give us a call at any time.
Freedom does have a number of financing options to make care possible. Our patients come from all walks of life and socioeconomic status, so we know how important access to borrowing options can be.
Dr. Markus is a specialist in occupational medicine, addiction medicine, public health, and tropical medicine. He is a medical graduate (MD) of the University of Toronto and holds a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM with honours) from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Markus completed his five year residency program in Occupational Medicine from the University of Toronto where he held the position of Chief Resident and now holds a Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in this specialty. Dr. Markus is a Certified Medical Review Officer (CMRO) for drug testing in the workplace and has experience in medical surveillance, independent medical evaluations and industrial toxicology. He has been actively involved in treating opiate dependence in the workplace and in the clinical setting since 2009, and has completed the Opiate Dependence Treatment Certificate Program at the University of Toronto.
Our counseling services are overseen by a trained psychotherapist, and by accredited counselors who are all certified with the Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation (CACCF).
Ask yourself these questions if you are concerned you may be addicted to alcohol: Does it take more and more amounts of alcohol to produce the same effect? When you start drinking do you find you lose the ability to stop? Have you tried to reduce your drinking and failed? Even though your drinking causes major problems in your life do you continue to drink?
Drug and alcohol medical detox is a necessary step in the recovery process because it is during this phase of treatment that the individual will stop using drugs or alcohol to allow the body to begin to experience life without these substances. For those who have been addicted for quite some time, the withdrawal symptoms that result from drug or alcohol detox can be rather difficult to cope with and they could become severe enough to warrant the need for medical treatment. In fact, detoxing from alcohol without proper supervision, in severe cases, can even lead to death. At Freedom, we take the fear and unpleasantness out of the detoxification process. Our Detox Program is something we take special pride in. Upon entering Freedom, should it be determined detox is necessary; our staff directs the client to our detox facility, located on site, adjacent to our nursing station. Having the detox facility on site is of several advantages; no more need to engage in the stressful and disruptive ordeal of packing up and moving to a treatment centre once the detoxification process has been completed. Medical and counseling staff are on site, and are the ready to provide a seamless transition between Detox and the regular 30, 60 or 90 day treatment programming.