Addiction Canada

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Addiction Canada launched in 2006 through the Vita Novus Treatment Organization as Canada's first privately held addiction treatment organization in having started with two locations. Expansion in 2014 grew to two other locations in Alberta, Canada.[1][2]

Media[edit]

The media regularly seeks experts from Addiction Canada for TV and radio spots, news reports and TV programs on CTV Toronto, Global, etalk Canada, CBC, 1010 talk radio, as well as on the television show on the CTS network and live call in show Living Clean.[3][4][5]

Controversy[edit]

Addiction Canada has been the target of controversy throughout the years due to the nature of being privately held vs. government owned. This has seen them scrutinized for protocols and procedures because the private addiction treatment business is largely unregulated in Canada.[citation needed]

In May 2016 the CEO John Haines was charged with fraud over $5000 totalling $6.1 million, and one count each of money laundering, benefitting from the proceeds of crime, and trafficking in controlled substances.[6]

There are also reports of staff not being paid dating back to 2015.[7][8]

With employees alleging over $500K in unpaid wages, Addiction Canada CEO says centres will close.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-employees out $33K after Addiction Canada ignores orders to pay". Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  2. ^ "Addictions Canada Has Opened a Location in Glendon". My Lakeland Now. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  3. ^ "Party drugs are becoming more dangerous, health officials say". The Globe and Mail. 2014-08-10. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  4. ^ "VELD Music Festival party drug contents unknown | CTV Toronto News". Toronto.ctvnews.ca. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  5. ^ "Make music festivals safer for young people: Editorial | Toronto Star". Thestar.com. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  6. ^ "Addiction clinic owner charged with $6.1 million fraud | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  7. ^ "CTV Calgary | Video - Breaking News Videos and Reports from Calgary Alberta". calgary.ctvnews.ca. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  8. ^ "Ex-employees out $33K after Addiction Canada ignores orders to pay". Retrieved 2016-08-16.
  9. ^ "With employees alleging over $500K in unpaid wages, Addiction Canada CEO says centres will close". CBC. 2016-10-11.