Windsor-Essex County, like the rest of North America, is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Both opioid prescription rates and opioid related deaths are higher in the Windsor-Essex County area than the provincial averages. Evidence increasingly reports that opioid drugs are being abused by younger and younger individuals.
Addictions treatment for all forms of substance abuse in the Windsor-Essex County area is in very high demand and the options are Limited. If a person seeking help doesn’t have employee benefits and/or financial or other resources, the situation is even more desperate. Drug replacement therapy using Methadone or Suboxone for an opiate addiction is available under OHM for those receiving social assistance, but not the specialized and regular counselling and support required in rebuilding a manageable life.
Best practices dictate that helping individuals address the issues and circumstances that trigger and fuel their active addiction is essential to staying in recovery. When people with substance abuse challenges reach that point in their lives where they are ready to reach out for help, it is critical that they can find the help that they need.