There are some addiction agencies that will work with a person in an early stage of addiction to help them reduce their use. Rideauwood is mandated to serve those who have the desire to make major changes in consumption of mood altering substances. Therefore, we may not be the best referral for you. Programs that do this work are Addiction and Problem Gambling Services of Ottawa or Lifestyle Enrichment for Senior Adults. (See links.) You do not have to be abstinent when you come to Rideauwood but you have to be working on the goal of abstinence in Adult Addiction Programs.