Evidence-based, personalized support for substance use disorders.

A scalable, cost-effective digital solution that can help people address problematic alcohol and substance use. Used by government health authorities, health service providers and employers to help improve treatment access and outcomes.

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The impact of substance use disorder.


Substance use costs the Canadian economy $49 billion per year in lost productivity, healthcare and other costs.1

Deaths and hospitalizations

On average, 20 Canadians die each day from opioid-related overdoses; another 14 are hospitalized.2

Treatment gaps

Only 2% of Canadians have received professional help for substance use.3

Why Breaking Free?

  • Results
    Extensive peer-reviewed research shows that Breaking Free helps reduce substance use and dependence which can improve mental health.

  • Accessible care
    Treatment for 70+ substances available 24/7 in English and French via an online program complemented by a mobile app, with integrated tools and support to help manage triggers and reduce the possibility of relapse.

  • Flexible delivery that scales
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for large populations in self-managed programs, or integrated into existing treatment provision. 

  • Powerful insights
    The Outcomes Dashboard lets you see utilization, engagement, impact and program success at a glance, using anonymized data.

  • Program launch support
    The Operational Toolkit gives you implementation and training resources and turnkey promotional materials that help to drive awareness and program usage.

  • Proven results

    Extensive peer-reviewed research shows that Breaking Free reduces substance use and dependence and improves mental health.

  • Stress

  • Relationships

  • Professional performance

  • Your overall mental wellbeing

How it works

  • Step 1

    Quick enrollment

    Clients can quickly and easily create their Breaking Free account online.
  • Step 2

    Personalized plan

    Following assessment of their challenges and goals, clients receive actionable insights and a personalized treatment pathway.
  • Step 3

    Accessible learning

    Voice-guided screens walk clients through engaging and interactive behaviour change techniques, built to support different learning styles.
  • Step 4

    Real-time tracking

    Clients set goals and monitor their progress on their personal dashboard, incentivized at every stage by recognition for their achievements.
  • Step 5

    On demand mobile support

    The mobile app uses geolocation and calendar alerts to help clients manage high-risk situations and triggers in their community.
  • Step 6

    Coping skill development

    Clients learn positive coping skills and build motivation through 24/7 access to CBT, mindfulness and relapse prevention resources.

Supporting healthy communities.

Personalized and confidential wellness and recovery support program for alcohol and drugs.

Frequently asked questions.