Freedom facilitates alcohol and drug addiction with a focus on complete abstinence after detox, because it is the most effective way to support a lifetime in recovery after coming to Freedom.
We offer treatment for all men, women, and organizations – and we are client-centred.
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.
It is immediate.
We offer 30, 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.
Freedom is Always Open.
Yes. Please call to inquire.
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.