Evidence-based, personalized support for substance use disorders.

A scalable, cost-effective digital solution that can help people address problematic alcohol and substance use. The service is 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?

  • Accessible care
    Treatment for 100+ substances is available 24/7 in English and French. The program is accessible online and is 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 an 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.