12 Step Program An Effective Alcohol Addiction Treatment Providing Freedom From Addiction

Alcoholic Anonymous is generally abbreviated as A, it is an excellent 12 step program that has helped a number of people over the year in quitting alcohol. The program lay an emphasis on religion, God and spirituality but the program can be modified according to the patient. Numerous skilled therapist of alcohol addiction treatment industry are of the view that alcohol and drugs can ruin the life of the individual.

AA is highly confidential and all the participants are not allowed to disclose things outside the group. Similar to liquor there is a program designed for the people who are addicted to drugs. According to the proficient therapist of the cocaine addiction treatment industry, Narcotics anonymous is a 12 step treatment for the drug addicts which is based on the alcoholic anonymous model. Due to a large number of people consume alcohol, the dependency for the program in increasing.

First Step Of The Treatment

The first thing is the acceptance of the problem by patient. If the individual is not ready to admit it, they may not be able to get the help they require. There are chances that they may return to drinking easily. Realizing that there is a problem and facing it can be tough, but making the person aware of it is also necessary.

Second Step

In this step developing the hope that the person will be available to return to a healthy living by quitting alcohol. It may involve diverting them toward God, spirituality and meditation.

Third Step

The participant is liberal to accept the spirituality and religion according to the comfort and choice. This can help them to coop up in an effective way.

word-cloud-4-e1342276443218Fourth Step

One of the vital step after accepting problem is admitting faults. Each and every participant is required to examine their past and present to find out any faults committed by them. Then try to fix them.

Fifth Step

All the participants go through the process of accepting and realizing wrong deed done by them. As knowing and admitting things are two different concepts.

Six Step

Accepting things and realizing that it’s time to change. Making them realizing the responsibility for the changes is done in this step.

Seventh Step

An emphasis on healing, prayers, hope and meditation is then done in this step.

Eight Step

In this step making plan to bring back the life of the individual on the track .

Ninth and tenth steps

In ninth step making an apology for the mistakes is the motive of this step. Finding the difficulty in quitting alcohol and helping them to have a healthy lifestyle is the main aim of tenth step.

Last Two Steps

In the eleventh step making the individual believing that God is there to help them and to make their life better. In the last step, we try to communicate the experience of the individual during the treatment with another.

Freedom From Addiction” is one of the drug and alcohol recovery homes offering innovative and customized programs to their clients. They have skilled and experienced therapist.


Freedom from Addiction Aurora – Leading Drug Rehab Centre – on Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death

Philip_Seymour_Hoffman_2011[1]Freedom is saddened to hear of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death at age 46. Over time, media had expressed over time that he has had issues with substance abuse and other issues.

“Freedom respects Philip Seymour Hoffman and others in that field for the hard work they do. Freedom has much to say about this developing story, and potential causes between what caused the death – from the addiction to the underlying hidden dark emotional factors.”

Freedom from Addiction has stated: “Philip Seymour Hoffman appears to have had it all: fame and fortune. But many times, celebrities have it hard, they are just like everyone else and have their pains and sufferings when thrust into the limelight and public eye. It isn’t easy. They like anyone need a break from their hard lives and jobs. This passing reminds us of that and the various reasons for it.” Says Mandy Sandhu, Freedom’s Managing Director and Franco Lupo, Executive Director.

Freedom Addiction Aurora Hits CTS TV

Freedom from Addiction drug and alcohol rehab centre expert counsellors appear regularly on CTS TV’s Living Clean, Living Well on Sundays

Freedom from Addiction says “Mayor Rob Ford needs a break from running Toronto, Canada’s key city- a break on us.”

Freedom from Addiction says “Mayor Rob Ford needs a break from running Toronto, Canada’s key city- a break on us.”

“According to media reports, Mayor Rob Ford has expressed over time that he has had issues with substance abuse and other issues.”

“We respect all politicians for the hard work they do. We think in Mayor Ford’s case, we would be able to alleviate some of the severe pressures that come with public life and leadership roles such as running one of North America’s biggest economic hubs and cities.”

Freedom from Addiction, one of Canada’s emerging drug and alcohol addiction recovery centres, has Amade a statement on the Mayor Rob Ford ongoing saga. From appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, being alluded to on TV’s Saturday Night Live, to running for a second term, and running a City, Mayor Ford has had significant work to do.

Freedom wants to sign the Toronto mayor as a client for their centre – and is offering to do it for him. Freedom has contacted the Mayor’s office and provided the Mayor.

“Freedom Centre is the home to people who need a fresh start, and a break from their hard lives imposed by others. Mayor Ford has run the city like a business, while admitting to personal hard hitting experiences and issues.”

Freedom writes to Health Minister (LHIN consideration)

April 24, 2014
Freedom from Addiction
33 Victoria Street
Aurora, ON L4G1R1

The Honourable Deb Matthews, MPP
Minister of Health and Long Term Care
Queen’s Park – MOHLTC
Toronto, ON M7A 1Z1

RE: Central Local Health Integration Network – Consideration as a LHIN Health Service Provider and publicly-funded community partner

Dear Minister Matthews:

We are writing in care of Freedom from Addiction in York Region, one of Ontario’s premier and innovative private drug and alcohol addiction recovery and residential treatment centres, and a Voice for Drug and Alcohol Addiction related advocacy.

One of the only methadone detox centres in Canada, with 20 in-patient beds and 7 detox beds, Freedom’s beautiful 15,000 square foot Aurora home and premises possesses a vast base which captures those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction in the Province of Ontario and Greater Toronto Area.

Drugs and alcohol addiction is an agent in lost productivity for various sectors and their businesses, and the underlying unseen reasons of this disease, which include trauma and mental illness, need to be better understood and promoted through those working in recovery. In Ontario the annual cost of alcohol-related health care, law enforcement, corrections, lost productivity, and other problems is estimated to be $5.3 billion.

After consultation within Toronto and the GTA with stakeholders, families, clients, and community partners,, Freedom from Addiction wishes to briefly address some topics and request a meeting with you, your offices, and respective units and divisions within the Ontario Public Service at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
For example, as a privately run residential treatment centre, we offer the very best on site presently privately-funded residential treatment to the GTA community, regardless of age, gender, and profession.

We are writing to discuss applying for LHIN- status in order to better serve all those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. We wish to be considered as a Central LHIN health service provider and publicly-funded partner – as the LHIN does not have a current actual application or RFP application procedure.

We want to provide helpful treatment to those whose families or employers cannot bare significant wait times elsewhere and cannot financially afford full programs costs. As a LHIN health service provider, our goal would be to help people suffering from addiction by setting aside a percentage of beds to be partially covered under a LHIN and/or OHIP-funded coverage system.

In addition, Freedom, which now houses an in-house public policy department, wishes to request further increased funding for in-house and external awareness programs and research in drugs and addiction – for employers, youth, adults, families and individuals. There is Stigma involved with this disease, and there needs to be appropriately increased funding and programming for research to support it, and spread awareness across the province.

Freedom from Addiction looks forward to speaking with you, your office, and specific divisions and units within the OPS at MOHLTC about our plight to move forward together on helping us help those in need. We can be reached at 905-503-3733 through Frank Belluardo in our public policy and PR department.

Yours sincerely,

Mandeep Sandhu Frank Belluardo Franco Lupo
Managing Director Manager, Public Policy Executive Director

CC. The Friends of Freedom community

Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP & Parliamentary Assistant, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term

Frank Klees, MPP Newmarket Aurora

France Gelinas, NDP Critic for Health and Long Term Care

Christine Elliott, PC Critic for Health and Long Term Care

John Langs, Chairman of the Board, Central LHIN

Ultimate Warrior, WWE Hall of Famer, passes away.

Ultimate Warrior, WWE Hall of Famer, passes away.


Just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on the weekend, with a return on TV on Monday, Ultimate Warrior passes away with hours. Our condolescences to his family.

Warrior’s cause of death is unknown, but it brings to mind the various deaths and struggles related by his contemporaries and other pro athletes, such as Eddie Guerrero, Big Boss Man, Miss Elizabeth and many others. No one is immune to addiction as a disease. Our sympathies.

Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man’s struggles with Addiction

Robert Downey Jr. - Iron Man's struggles with Addiction

Robert Downey Jr., Hollywood A List actor, and Iron Man to many, has had several tumultuous years battling drug and alcohol addiction. He is a hero to many and has since overcome the disease. Since getting sober, he has had smash hits, as Stark in Iron Man, and the sky is the limit!!!


Freedom from Addiction submits Budget Submission to Ontario Finance Minister

Freedom from Addiction has submitted a Budget Submission to the Ontario Minister of Finance.

Freedom has expressed various concerns and issues for 2014’s Provincial Budget.

Freedom looks forward to working with the Minister of Finance and Minister of Health to review these options.

Click Freedom Centre Budget Submission 2014 to view the in-depth Submission.

For questions, and to get involved with Freedom from Addiction’s public policy committee,

please contact Frank Belluardo, Manager of PR, Marketing and Public Policy: frankbelluardo@freedomaddiction.com