Ottawa’s Alcohol and Drug Rehab and Addiction Resources

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Ottawa the capital city of Canada

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Nearby Drug Rehab, Addiction Treatment Facility May be the Road to Recovery

Without treatment, addiction can take everything. Your health, your finances, your future. Foundation might be the right option for anyone in the Ottawa region.

Serving residents of Ottawa, Foundation Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centre provides its residents with personalized and proven treatment programs. Residents are given private and comfortable rooms, with ensuite bathrooms. This helps our residents feel secure and allows them to truly rest and recover. Foundation Drug Rehab provides the needed isolation and focus recovery requires. At the same time, it’s accessible to visiting friends, relatives, and supporters.
Sobriety Home combines the perfect balance of comfort with the necessary resources and structure for change and healing and treatment.

Ours is a non-12-step program with a medical-psychological approach.

Rooted in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, our programs enjoy proven and effective results. Medical detox is offered on-site to ease withdrawal symptoms commonly associated with the abrupt cessation of many drugs, and our team stays up to date with the latest evolving research on addiction and wellness. 

Alternative therapies are also used to strengthen recovery such as yoga, meditation, art therapy, and massage. It’s the full package in exactly the right place at what may be exactly the right time.

Make the Call

Addiction is a tricky, ongoing and often dangerous issue. Acting quickly and directly can get to the root of the problem before it gets worse or lethal. While it’s sometimes hard to gauge the degree of a problem, taking stock and trying to get answers and guidance is often the most cautious approach. If you’re dealing with a serious challenge, make the call

Ottawa a capital idea or a nation in crisis? 

Ottawa is the capital of Canada so it is not a surprise that it is also a residence hub for government employees. Many federal agencies are based here, so it’s not unusual to come across people working in bureaucratic offices. However, life in Ottawa isn’t just about professional attire and paperwork. Like any city, it deals with its own set of challenges. Issues like alcoholism and opioid addiction affect some residents, highlighting the darker aspects of urban living. Working in government often means meeting tight deadlines, bureaucratic hurdles, and high-pressure decision-making that contribute to above-average stress levels. This is a reality that many who live here in Ottawa experience daily. 

It is not a stretch to mention that Ottawa is not alone, all across Ontario the increases in Alcoholism, and opioid-related deaths have concerned Ontario’s Chief Medical officer enough that he has called for the Ontario Legislature to consider re-evaluating the accessibility of Alcohol and to decriminalize simple possession of unregulated drugs, creating less stigma for the users, and increasing access to safe supply, thereby reducing the growing number of preventable deaths in the province each year. 

While not everyone at the Ontario Ministry of Health is on board, there is no denying that addiction-related deaths are on the rise, and the terrible shame in this is that they are preventable. Addressing the issue is always the first step, seeking treatment is the next and much-needed step. Whether it’s helping yourself or a loved one, if you’re in crisis in Ottawa, the time to act may be now.

The brighter side of our Nation’s Capital

Despite its challenges, Ottawa has its charms, and they’re easy to find. In spring, the city is full of color with cherry blossoms painting the streets pink and white. The annual tulip festivals are also popular, bringing bursts of floral joy to every corner. Summer in Ottawa is lively with festivals and concerts, offering something for everyone under the sun.

When autumn comes around, the city is covered in a beautiful layer of red maple leaves, especially near the picturesque Rideau Canal. As winter approaches, the canal becomes a massive ice rink, where locals swap their regular shoes for skates and can glide across the frozen water. And we can’t overlook the diverse food scene – Ottawa offers a wide range of dining options to satisfy any palate and budget. Whether you’re craving street food or a fancy meal, there are plenty of culinary experiences waiting to be enjoyed. Despite its ups and downs, Ottawa’s authentic charm and lasting allure remain constant throughout the year.


SMART Recovery Meetings in Ottawa 

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Narcotics Anonymous

Ottawa Area Narcotics Anonymous

  • P.O.Box 862 STN. B, Ottawa ON K1P 5P9
  • Phone: (613)236-4674
  • Toll-free: (888)922-7822
  • Note: meetings for Brockville, Cantley, Carleton Place, Cornwall, Ottawa, Pembroke, Renfrew, Smith Falls for Drug Rehab.


Ottawa Community Drug & Alcohol Rehab Services

Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services – Ottawa

  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Inc.
  • Phone: (613) 789-8941
  • 221 Nelson Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 1C7
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: Outpatient counselling for youth and adults for addiction and drug rehab centres, including methadone maintenance counselling and support. Available in French and Italian.

Amethyst Women’s Alcohol Rehab Centre and Drug Rehab Centre

  • 488 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 6M8
  • Phone: (613) 563-0363
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: assessment, outpatient counselling, intensive outpatient counselling (multi-hour sessions on a daily basis typically for a week in duration) in both French and English for Drug Rehab Centres. Also has assessment and outpatient counselling for pregnant women and/or mothers with children 6 months of age or younger.

Maison Decision House

  • Decision Canada
  • Phone: (613) 728-5013
  • 37 Irving Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1Z2
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: (Treatment Readiness for Drug Rehab Centres) Male 18 to 99 years of age. Program restricted to male federal offenders.

Maison Fraternité – Fraternity House – Centre de traitement mixte pour adultes

  • Phone: (613) 741-2523
  • Toll-Free: 1(877) 654-0990
  • 242 Cantin Street
  • Ottawa, ON K1L 6T2
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: assessment and outpatient counselling for adults 18 to 99 years of age. Services offered in French only.

Maison Fraternité – Fraternity House – Centre de traitement mixte pour les adolescents et leur famille

  • Phone: (613) 562-1415
  • 300 Olmstead Street, Ottawa, ON K1L 7K1
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: assessment and outpatient counselling for youth 14 to 18 years of age for Drug Rehab Centres. This program is French only.

Ottawa Booth Centre – Salvation Army Anchorage

  • Phone: (613) 241-1573 ext. 302
  • 171 George Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W5
  • Note: assessment and aftercare group counselling for adult men only (18 and older) . Accepts referrals from the courts and correctional facilities for Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centres.

Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

  • 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
  • Phone: (613) 724-4881
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: assessment and outpatient counselling for drug rehab centres youth and adults, including affected family members and significant others.

Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for Drug Addiction

  • Royal Ottawa Health Care Group/Services des Sante 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
  • Phone: (613) 722-6521
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: assessment and outpatient counselling for youth and adults for drug rehab centres. Also has psychiatric treatment and a program for families.

Serenity House

  • 103 Leopolds Drive, Ottawa, ON K1V7E2
  • Phone: (613) 733-3663 (Initial Assessment)
  • Phone: (613) 755-7883 (Addiction Assessment Worker For Champlain District)
  • Note: Has a program for male adults. Also has a program for adults offered by one full time employee. Available in french.

Serenity Renewal for Families

  • 404 McArthur Ave., Ottawa, ON K1K 1G8
  • Phone: (613) 523-5143
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: outpatient counselling for youth and adults for drug and alcohol rehab centres, including affected family members of all ages.

DETOX and withdrawal management services

Montfort Renaissance Inc.

  • Ottawa Withdrawal Management Centre
  • 1777 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON K1J 6N1
  • Phone: (613) 241-1525
  • Website:
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: Staff are not medically trained so clients must be sufficiently stable prior to admission. Contact this program to determine suitability. 20bed co-ed withdrawal centre for 16 years and older (15 male, 5 female).

Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Assessment and Stabilization Unit

  • 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
  • Phone: (613) 722-6521 ext. 6158
  • Website:
  • E-Mail:
  • Note: Co-ed 12-bed unit in psychiatric hospital. Clients are monitored by medically trained staff.

Methadone Maintenance Therapy 

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres – Ottawa West Location

  • 1318 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K8
  • Phone: (613) 627-0856
  • Note: a private outpatient methadone clinic. Call ahead for hours of operation.

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres – Ottawa Location

  • 401 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0K1
  • Phone: (613) 233-1114
  • Note: a private outpatient methadone clinic. Call ahead for hours of operation.

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario maintains the Methadone Registry – a listing of doctors approved to prescribe methadone in your community. Please call (416) 967-2600 ext. 661 or e-mail

Medical Monitoring Services 

We Care Home Health Service

  • #137A – 2269 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 8K2
  • Main Phone: (613)782-2244 or (613)248-0225
  • E-Mail:

Counselling Services for Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Ms. Lisa A Zimmerman – Counselor , MHS, BA, CCC (view profile)

Most people will struggle with emotional issues, difficult relationships, self esteem, loss or a variety of other stressors at some point in their lives. Learning skills to deal with these effectively can make a huge difference to how much enjoyment and satisfaction you can get out of life. It is important to me to provide an opportunity for people to be able to explore their concerns safely and without judgement. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to improve their emotional health and sense of well being.

I have over 7 years experience in the addiction field and have worked with many people with substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, and trauma issues. I prefer evidence based treatments including mindfulness meditation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I have also been trained in couples counselling.


Mr. Robert Anderson – Counselor , MA , C, Psyc (view profile)

Counselling can be thought of as a supportive conversation focused on providing healing and resolution to all areas of life. Together we will focus on providing you with a unique alternative to exploring what you want to change in your life. I have over 8 years of experience working in Mental Health and Addiction and have over 15 years of study in Spirituality and Healing. I can help you answer the questions you have always wanted answers to.

My professional experience includes working with PTSD, DID, depression, anxiety, general mental health issues, including addiction and trauma. My approach encourages growth and fulfillment. I look forward to being part of this transformative process with you.