ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

Alcohol is by far the most common drug used by Canadians. Alcohol is by far the most common drug used by Canadians. – At least 20% of drinkers consume above Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. – The use and risky use of alcohol by underage and young adults appears to be declining. – In Canada, there were around 77,000 hospitalizations entirely caused by alcohol in 2015–2016, compared to 75,000 hospitalizations for heart attacks in the same year. – In 2002, alcohol was responsible for 4,258 deaths in Canada, representing 1.9% of all deaths.
SMC offers alcohol assessment with available pharmacotherapies. In addition, we plan to provide in near future psycho-educational process groups and group therapy. No alcohol recovery is complete without a home support system

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is when you drink in a way that’s harmful, or when you’re dependent on alcohol. Alcohol is by far the most common substance used by Canadians. At least 20% of drinkers consume above Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. The use and risky use of alcohol by underage and young adults appears to be declining. In Canada, there were around 77,000 hospitalizations entirely caused by alcohol in 2015–2016, compared to 75,000 hospitalizations for heart attacks in the same year. In 2002, alcohol was responsible for 4,258 deaths in Canada, representing 1.9% of all deaths.

Alcohol is a powerful chemical substance that can have a wide range of adverse effects on almost every part of your body, including your brain, bones and heart. Risks of Alcohol Use Disorder include:

accidents and injuries requiring hospital treatment, such as a head injury

violent behaviour and being a victim of violence
alcohol poisoning – this may lead to vomiting, fits (seizures) and falling unconscious
People who binge drink (drink heavily over a short period of time) are more likely to behave recklessly and are at greater risk of being in an accident.

Heart disease

Stroke
Liver disease
Bowel cancer
Mouth cancer
Pancreatitis
Liver cancer
Breast cancer
Getting help for Alcohol Treatment
SMC offers alcohol assessment and alcohol treatment with available options include:
Counselling

Medicines

Detoxification – this involves a pharmacist or doctor supporting you to safely stop drinking; this can be done by helping you slowly cut down over time or by giving you medicines to prevent withdrawal symptoms