Transforming The Treatment of Addiction

Our Spectrum Recovery program grew out of an unwavering determination to fill a void in the industry for those suffering from substance abuse and addiction challenges. We built an innovative treatment model to connect the mind and body, address the root cause of addiction, and create lasting change. Today, we are introducing clinically proven, cutting-edge therapies and wellness techniques into the Canadian landscape for the first time. Our comprehensive approach is combined with world-class treatment, a commitment to service excellence and a dedication to client satisfaction.

Message From Our CEO and Founder

The road to recovery starts with asking for help. At Helix Healthcare Group, you don’t have to do it alone. You will have a team beside you, every step of the way.

— Mark Rivkin

Your Path to Lasting Recovery

The road to recovery starts with asking for help – now you don’t have to do it alone. You will have a team beside you, every step of the way. From day one you are matched with a designated case manager to support you throughout the process. We will hand pick a personalized team for you, which may include a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, life coach, addiction counsellor, naturopathic doctor and integrative wellness practitioners. We will also happily collaborate and communicate with any doctors or therapists that you are already working with.

At the beginning and end of the program, you will complete clinical psychometric testing that will track your symptoms and allow you to see concrete data reflecting your progress. From the start of your journey onwards, we are committed to your success.

Why Choose Spectrum Recovery

Conventional methods of addiction treatment focus primarily on talk therapy, which addresses the left hemisphere of the brain – the side focused on logic, thinking and analysis. The right side of the brain, which is responsible for intuition, emotional processing and bodily sensations, is often overlooked. We integrate both the left and right hemispheres by incorporating neuropsychology, mind-body practices and holistic interventions to treat the whole person – not just the behaviour.

Beginning Your Healing Journey

Our boutique treatment facility can be your sanctuary of healing, offering a safe and supportive environment for you to focus on the therapeutic journey ahead. Your experience begins with a complimentary one-hour consultation with a senior member of our clinical team. Together, we will create a customized treatment plan to support you through the entire process of recovery.

Areas of Treatment

  • Substance Abuse: Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

    Substance abuse is the overindulgence and dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or a narcotic drug. A person who is partaking in destructive, maladaptive behaviours that involve the use and/or dependency on a substance often suffers from underlying relationship, attachment, existence, or life-direction issues that predicate the substance abuse pattern.

  • Substance Abuse: Prescription

    Canada is the second-largest consumer of prescription opioids in the world, lending itself to a drug misuse crisis. At Spectrum, we address this growing area of concern using a comprehensive approach.

  • Sexual Addiction

    Sexual addiction is a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by compulsive sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the individual and their family members increase as the disorder progresses. Over time, the sufferer becomes desensitized and feels compelled to intensify their sexual behaviours in order to achieve the same results. Often it is not about sex, but issues around intimacy and connection.

  • Relationship / Love Addiction (co-dependency)

    Love addiction is when a person needs to put his or her own time, effort, and energy into someone else in order to feel alive. People suffering from love addiction often value their beloved above themselves, and their focus on the recipient of their love may even become obsessive. Love addiction doesn’t necessarily pertain only to romantic or sexual relationships. It is possible for a person to fall into love addiction with their friends, children, sponsor, guru or religious figure, or even with a movie star, whom they have never met.

  • Shopping Addiction

    In this day and age, it is virtually impossible to exist without thinking about, wanting, and acquiring material possessions. The determining factor that denotes when a person who is living in a material world becomes a person who has a material addiction, can be found when the acquisition of material goods becomes disruptive to one’s life and is treated as more important than human relationships.

  • Gambling

    Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when they know their gambling is hurting themselves and their loved ones. Gambling is all the addiction sufferer can think about, no matter the consequences. Compulsive gamblers keep gambling whether they’re up or down, broke or flush, happy or depressed. Even when they know the odds are against them, even when they can’t afford to lose.

  • Eating Disorders (non-critical)

    Eating disorders are conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual’s physical and mental health. A person will often find themselves struggling with their relationship with food due to social issues and problems with the concept of taking in nourishment or love.

  • Work Addiction

    Work addiction takes on many forms. The addiction is both substance-related (adrenaline) and process-related (overdoing). At Spectrum we address the underlying issues so you can achieve a new attitude towards work, and in turn a healthier balance.

  • Wealth / Power Addiction

    An incessant pursuit of power and wealth can be classified as an addiction when the need is not only intense and chronic but essential to the individual’s sense of wholeness.

  • Addiction Transference

    Addiction transference is the tendency of a person to substitute one addiction, destructive behaviour or compulsion for another while recovering from the first.

  • Internet / Video Game Addiction

    Internet addiction is a broader term that involves excessive computer use that interferes with the individual’s daily life.


My experience at Helix has been nothing short of wonderful. The team is understanding and compassionate and safely guides you to confront your deeper emotions and explore the underlying issues behind any addictive behaviours. I don’t even want to think about what would have happened if I didn’t find the team at Helix. You have not only given me my life back, you have helped me create a better, healthier one. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to those who would benefit from your help.


It’s time. We can help. Call 416.921.2273


Helix Midtown
164 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M4P 1G4
416.924.CARE (2273)

Phone: 416.921.CARE (2273)

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