We will open access to mental health treatment for our veterans, first responders, and our fellow citizens in order to reduce suffering, build resilience, and save lives.
ADDICTION IN NUMBERS
About 8 million Canadians suffer from addiction and 10 Canadians die in hospital everyday from substance use, where 75% of that is alcohol. More people die from alcohol than all illicit drug use combined, while more than 10 people in Canada die everyday from a drug overdose.
MENTAL HEALTH IN CANADA
One in five Canadians are living with a mental health problem or illness today. Canadians report worsening mental health since the COVID-19 pandemic started, leading to increased disability claims in Canada with little access to support.
The Newly Institute is building and operating a network of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy clinics across Canada. We provide cutting edge mental health treatments for veterans, first responders and people suffering to allow healing and build resilience.
PREVALENCE OF ADDICTION
Almost 300 million people around the world use mind-altering substances with alcohol being the most prevalent and about 10%, or 31 million people suffer from addiction.
Addiction is the loss of control due to cravings and a compulsion to engage in substance use or behaviour with significant consequences in physical, emotional, social or occupational functioning. Initial use is often voluntary for a variety of reasons including to feel good (or even normal), feel better, or do better. For many the positive benefits that are reported with initial use fades with time, requiring higher and higher doses to get the same effect.
Many people use alcohol or drugs to reduce the intrusive thoughts, poor sleep, and even nightmares that result from childhood traumas or a specific traumatic event. Failure to treat the underlying trauma and consequent mental health conditions of those trying to recover from addiction leads to a predictably high risk of relapse.
The Newly Institute is dedicated to treating trauma and other comorbid mental health disorders to help people recover and stay recovered from addiction.
ADDICTION INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM
Our national leaders in Addiction Medicine have helped develop a program that includes medical detoxification services, relapse prevention programming, and connection to peer led services throughout Canada to provide the best opportunity for recovery from addiction.
Following the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria that guides physicians in treatment planning, Intensive Outpatient Programming should be initiated prior to referring to inpatient addiction treatment services. For the small percentage not able to be stabilized we will help facilitate the referral process to one of the programs available around Canada as supported by the referrer.
PSYCHEDELIC ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychedelic medications lead to a unique and powerful alteration in the way our brain interprets both external and internal stimuli. Psychotherapy while under the effect of a psychedelic is a powerful tool that can help many re-frame their mindset and provides a new lens through which patients can view their inner and often unconscious mechanics.
The Newly Institute takes an evidence based medical approach developing a national set of Intensive Outpatient Programs for mental health, addiction, and chronic pain. We believe in a holistic approach to mental well being and employ a bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment model to help our clients live their best lives.
Rapid Access, Rapid Resolution of Symptoms, Rapid Return to Work and Life.