Searidge Alcohol Rehab

Searidge Foundation for Alcohol Rehab & Addiction Treatment in Ontario

Residents of Canada’s largest province, Ontario, are a diverse people spread out across all manner of communities. From small towns in the north to huge cities in the south, Ontario has so much to offer it’s millions of residents and Canada as a whole. Look no further for amazing communities, a thriving economy with endless possibilities, and a rich history that helped forge our great nation. The sad truth, however, is that no matter how great the province, alcoholism continues to complicate and destroy lives left, right and center. Indeed it seems impossible to find somewhere in our great country where alcohol hasn’t wrecked a life or two. Like a parasite, alcoholism preys on issues much deeper than the skin, and while patterns of alcohol addiction may not make sense at a glance, one thing is for sure and that’s that alcoholism can affect anyone from any demographic, religion, creed, gender or race. Often tied to deeper psychological issues, alcoholism can do a number on anyone that’s in any way vulnerable. The good news is as scary and defeating as alcoholism may seem, there are many organizations across Ontario and Canada willing to fight back, and Searidge proudly counts itself among those.

The Ontario flag is an inspiration to alcoholics and Canadians as a whole. It symbolizes strength, diversity and a willingness to overcome obstacles.

Searidge Foundation is dedicated to our clients, research and offering better treatment options all the time. We are not stagnant, because addiction never stays quite the same for very long. The deep ties between our psyches and our “poison of choice” are not to be ignored during treatment, and the dedicated staff at Searidge are all too familiar with this. Our approach is to combine what makes you unique with proven scientific and psychological treatment techniques to treat not only the disorder, but the underlying emotional, physical or psychological issues that lead to the development of alcoholism. It’s a common mistake to consider alcoholism the only suspect, when in fact someone’s addiction is actually almost always the result of something else that’s gone wrong in their lives. They say knowledge is power, and it is never more true than dealing with alcoholism and addiction. If you or a loved one are suffering at the hands of alcoholism, please feel free to reach out to us at any time so that we can help.

Searidge treats you as though your entire life depends on successfully completing treatment for your addiction to alcohol, and let’s face it, it does. It may sound harsh, but alcohol has the power to ruin lives, families and careers. It shows no mercy, and without the help of experts in the field, like those at Searidge Foundation, it can be difficult to navigate the uncertain waters that alcoholism bring our way. What’s wrong with me? Who can help? How do I just stop? These, and so many more questions are ones we here all the time. There are no easy answers, because while we’ve treated many alcoholics, everyone’s situation is different. Because we know this to be true, we draw up a treatment plan with you in order to ensure that nothing is left out of the strategy we build together. We need to know all about you, so that we can make sure we treat the whole you and not just the alcoholism. You aren’t just an alcoholic, in fact it makes up a very tiny portion of who you are. Sadly, many people think it’s who they’ve become and that they live to drink, or they are in complete denial that they drink too much, but either way, alcoholism is a big deal but only a small part of who you are. With that in mind Searidge will combine cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, recreation, great food, yoga, meditation, outings, activities and outdoors time to help you grow into someone who is beyond their addiction to alcohol. A well-rounded approach, so to speak, is how Searidge helps you re-discover a life without booze and thrive in your new found sobriety.

Please feel free to visit our offices in Nova Scotia, Canada:

Rehab Treatment Centres for Alcohol Addiction in Ontario

Maison Decision House

37 Irving Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 1Z2
Phone: 613 728-5013
Fax: 613 728-4965

“Maison Decision House is a bilingual, community-based residential facility that provides an eight-week intensive substance abuse treatment program designed for residents with moderate to severe issues with alcohol and/or drugs. MDH offers community development additionally to tailored programming based on the social learning theory, that states that habit could be a learned behaviour that can be unlearned through the event of latest thinking and coping skills. The clients participate in five-hour group sessions, five days per week, that target problem solving, maintenance plans and goals in the morning and on week long topics offered within the afternoon (housing, finances, emotions, stress prevention, leisure, employment, etc.). Clients additionally undergo weekly individual counselling sessions connected on to substance abuse issues with their primary counsellor. MDH provides the chance for clients to continue residency at MDH upon completion of the program in Part three, if it's determined that they may profit from a structured surroundings while adjusting to work, or school. Aftercare counselling is also accessible for Part 3 residents and also graduates of the program who are not residing at MDH.”

Jean Mamisarvik Healing Centre

604 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6K9
Phone: 613 563-3546
Fax: 613 230-8925

“Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) provides a variety of social, cultural and wellness programs to Inuit living in Ottawa and other urban areas. One of its main wellness programs is the Mamisarvik Healing Centre, which is a residential treatment program for Inuit from the North and those living in the South. The Mamisarvik Healing Centre provides treatment services for addictions to drugs and alcohol as well as the effects of trauma, including physical and sexual abuse. The program is an eight-week residential program and is holistic, culturally relevant and language appropriate for Inuit.”

Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre

796 Buffalo Road
Fort Erie, Ontario
L2A 5H2
Phone: (905) 871-8931

Assist Indigenous & Aboriginal people who live in the Niagara catchment area in their search for a healthy lifestyle that excludes drugs, gambling and alcohol abuse. This includes initial contact, assessments, peer counselling, assistant, assistance with treatment planning and especially aftercare plans. The venue chosen is a blend of traditionally based approaches and mainstream methods with a decided emphasis on the traditional. The clients’ personal choices regarding religious/spiritual practice must always be considered when developing a plan of care.


60 James Street, Suite #401
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 7E7
Phone: (905) 684-1183

Community Addiction Services of Niagara is committed to excellence and collaboration in the provision of a comprehensive client-centered community based service for individuals and families with addiction concerns.

Services are free, professional and confidential. Funding for Community Addiction Services of Niagara (CASON) has been provided by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Alcoholics Anonymous & Addiction Treatment Meetings in Ontario

Before going to the meeting, confirm the time and place for your area.


Open Meeting
Every Monday 8:30 pm

Knox Presbyterian Church
120 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 2L7


Closed Meeting
Every Tuesday 8:00 pm
Open Meeting
Last Tuesday of the month

St. Thomas Apostle Church
1619 Main Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2S 1N5

Foot Prints Group

Open Meeting - Thursday 8:00pm
Lutheran Church
175 Cecil Avenue
Dryden, Ontario
P8N 2X6

Keep an Open Mind Group

Open Meeting - Sunday 8:00pm
United Native Friendship Centre
516 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, Ontario
P9A 2A2

Wheelchair accessible

Starting Over Group

Closed Meeting - Tuesday 7:00pm
Thunderbird Friendship Centre
301 Beamish Avenue West
Geraldton, Ontario
P0T 1M0

Wheelchair accessible

Alcohol Addiction Specialists and Psychologists in Ontario

Matthew T Rippeyoung
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
100 Argyle Avenue - Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1B6
(844) 402-3141
Years in Practice: 15+ Years
Northwestern University Year of ‘00
License No. and State: 5025 Ontario

“My clients usually remark on how quickly they became comfortable with me in therapy, and are surprised at how much "just talking" is helpful to them. People find it easy to trust me and easy to talk about things with me that they have not talked with others about. People often come to me with problems with addictions, moods, anxiety, or difficulties in their relationships.

I am trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy that takes a life course developmental view of human growth. This means that our pasts impact our present, and that we are always growing. I also incorporate cognitive-behavioural, behavioural, and humanistic principles into my work.”

Peggy Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
1270 Willowdale Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 7S7
(613) 902-0252
Carleton University Masters Program
License No. and State: 822895 Ontario

“I work to help you find your way towards greater peace and joy. I use Trauma Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy as tools to move clients forward and achieve their goals. I have extensive experience with gambling and other behavioural addictions as well as substance abuse. I also have spent many years treating anxiety, depression and the healing of early childhood trauma. Reaching out can be incredibly liberating. Therapeutic conversations with a highly trained professional can provide an environment that is safe, trusting and non-judgmental.”

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