Opioids Use Disorder: 

The opioid crisis in Canada: driven by both illegal and prescription opioid use. Fentanyl and analogues appear to be fuelling the rise in opioid-related deaths.

Daily on average 14 (approx.) people die due to opioid overdose  and 16 opioid-related hospitalizations each day in Canada

While the opioid crisis has affected every region of the country, western Canada (British Columbia and Alberta) and the northern territories (Yukon and Northwest Territories) have experienced the highest burden.

Nationally, most apparent opioid-related deaths occurred among males (74%); individuals between 30 and 39 years of age accounted for the greatest     proportion (28%).

Evidence reveals that this crisis is not restricted to opioids; 82% of apparent opioid-related deaths from January 2016 to June 2017 also involved one or more non-opioid substances.

SMC offers comprehensive assessments of opioid addictions and complications which arise from it. Our multidisciplinary team of experts craft individualized treatment plan with regular outpatient follow-ups that help and patient for better recovery.

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.

Chewing tobacco & Nicotine Use Disorder

SMC offers comprehensive assessment for chewing tobacco and/or nicotine addiction assessment with available pharmacotherapies and few of innovative alternative therapy options.

Concurrent Psychiatric treatment:

Oftentimes, an addiction is a part of underlying mental health conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. A thorough assessment by our board certified Psychiatrist and Addiction specialist is a key step on the journey to recovery. Following an in-depth assessment and psychiatric monitoring enables our physician to design a tailored plan of treatment for the patient in the other areas of their addiction.

Thanks to our personalized, custom treatment plans, we can offer comprehensive care for any associated mental health issues you may be suffering from. This flexible approach allows us to do whatever is necessary to ensure our patients safely continue on the journey to recovery.

Prescription stimulants medications use disorder:

Overcoming an addiction to prescription medication like benzodiapines and other stimulants may seem daunting. Our in-house multidisciplinary team of experts do in-depth   assessment to create individualized treatment plan with available pharmacotherapies. This enables a safe medical withdrawal from the medications.


Hepatitis C screening & treatment:

SMC offers initial screening of Hepatitis C and other infectious diseases. In collaboration with infectious diseases specialists, we provide specialty care for the patients.


Drugs That Affect Oral Health

  • Cocaine
  • Crystal Meth
  • Amphetamines
  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Marijuana
  • Tobacco

Dental Hygienist:

Many people think of drug abuse doses damage to the lungs, stomach, heart, or brain, but many types of drugs damage the teeth and gums. People who struggle with addiction spend a great deal of their time intoxicated on drugs or trying to acquire more drugs; this means that they often neglect oral hygiene because they cannot afford a dentist or they simply stop caring about brushing their teeth.

Here are the most common ways that addictive drugs can generally harm the mouth and teeth:

Dry mouth, which increases acid in the mouth and leads to rotting enamelDry mouth, which increases acid in the mouth and leads to rotting enamel- Acid reflux, which also rots enamel and hurts soft tissue- Grinding teeth- Loss of blood flow to roots and gums- Ulcers or sores in the mouth that can become infected- A focus on attaining more drugs instead of caring for oral hygiene- Nutritional deficiencies that can damage teeth and gums- Greater intake of high-sugar food or beverages, which rots teeth