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We bring 20+ years of experience helping patients deal with various addictions. We perform the right assessments to plan the right path of recovery for you. A team of professionals is always by your side. Detox the right way with Neworld!

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Neworld Team

Neworld has brought together a team of highly skilled professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience in the field of addiction and medical detox with a wide variety of treatment approaches. This allows Neworld to develop an individualized program for each client and ensure they receive the best updated treatment plan aiming at the highest chances of success and a smooth withdrawal management.

Our team proudly serving you:

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Executive Director

Alexandra Perry, B.Sc, M.A.

Alexandra Perry recently graduated with a Masters in Adult Education, Governance and Policy.

She is currently Executive Director with Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres, and was formerly Director of Community Partnerships and Client Services for Homes First Society, a housing and homelessness registered charity which serves the hardest to house in Toronto.

Previous to this, Alexandra was Clinical Director at a residential treatment centre, and she has recently joined Guelph Humber as Faculty member within their Addiction and Mental health post-graduate program.

She has a deep passion for social change and providing platforms for us to learn directly from those who are living with mental and addiction challenges and believes as a system we are stronger together than working apart.

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Program Manager

Nicole Skrinar

Nicole is a graduate from Laurier University where she studied both Psychology and Global Studies, marrying her passion for travel and helping others. These interests evolved into postgraduate studies at Humber College where she studied Addictions and Mental Health.

Working previously within the homeless sector in the heart of downtown Toronto, she worked towards supporting and stabilizing some of the city’s most vulnerable residents as a Harm Reduction Supervisor. Today, Nicole is the Program Manager at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Center and NeWorld Medical Detox, overseeing programming and partnerships on site.

Alongside this, Nicole is passionate about holistic self-care, including gut healing and skincare. Overall, she strives to continue helping others on their journey to recovery.

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Recovery Coordinator

Peter Newbould

Peter has been in recovery since 2018 which gives him a unique perspective on the needs of the people he serves. He has been heavily involved in the 12 step community of Toronto and is a proponent of 12 step principles as they apply to personal recovery. His greatest strengths are empathy and a sense of humour to put at ease all of the people he works with. He is a devoted father and a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Community Partnerships and Admissions

Scott Jones

With close to 30 years of experience in public and private treatment for substance abuse and concurrent disorders, Scott’s mandate at Neworld is to advocate for people and family members suffering with addictions and mental health. By tapping into close three decades of experience, training and education in substance abuse treatment Scott provides understanding, compassion and professional care during the stressful process of detox intake and treatment planning.
Massage Therapist

Michelle, RMT

Michelle is a Registered Massage Therapist affiliated with The Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario and registered with The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Michelle graduated with Honours from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2007, with a specialty in Sports Therapy.

Michelle has a diverse range of practical experience, from working in geriatric care facilities, assisting with numerous marathons, and treating varsity athletes from both the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo. Michelle has successfully treated many different injuries and conditions including: tendonitis, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, headaches, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, fibromyalgia, and various forms of arthritis. She has also worked with patients suffering from workplace and motor vehicle accident injuries, assisting them along the path to recovery. Michelle offers General Swedish massage techniques, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Joint Mobilizations, Remedial Exercise, Hot Stone Massage, and Hydrotherapy. She is dedicated to providing the highest standard of professional care, along with friendly service in the relaxing environment offered at NEWORLD to support our clients through their treatment journey.


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Nicole Upson

Nicole has been working at Neworld Medical Detox since 2017 as a resident service agent. She is passionate about her job and she strives to make our clients feel comfortable, safe and at home while they are detoxing. She believes working at Neworld is the most rewarding job. She has always loved taking care of people, she has previously worked as a personal support worker before she came to Neworld. She has a very large extended family whom she loves dearly and treats our residents as if they are her family starting their recovery in a judgment free zone.


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Acupuncture and Massage

Ashleigh Worley

Ashleigh Worley is a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist who has been practicing this mind, body, and spirit medicine since 2019. Her passion is helping others that are struggling with addiction, overcoming trauma and PTSD with an anti-oppressive approach. Ashleigh has taken specific training courses to guide this work and through serving others, her purpose is to help you find your inner balance and harmony and wants to support you in your journey to a healthier and happier life.

By bringing an intention of healing to everyone with whom she shares Acu Detox, she illuminates how each and everyone she has the privilege to work with has the capacity to transform. Over the years, Ashleigh's strengths garnered some recognition by achieving Diamond Winner for the readers choice awards 2020 for best acupuncturist. Ashleigh may spend their days between multiple clinics and home calls but it is the powerful energy exchange and gratitude that gets her up every day.

When Ashleigh is not in the clinics or house calls, she loves taking her dog, Ruby, to the park, hiking, and kayaking.

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August 24, 2023 in Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox: Key Steps in Addiction Recovery

Alcohol addiction is a condition where one struggles to regulate or stop drinking. It develops after frequent long-term drinking, which disrupts brain chemistry, making one more dependent on alcohol to feel good. The alcohol triggers dopamine release in the…
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January 20, 2023 in Alcohol Detox

Detox from Alcohol at Home

When you are dependent on alcohol, you reach a breaking point. You're sick of having nightmares, waking up groggy, and not remembering what occurred the night before. You drink heavily and you're sick of always letting down…
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October 6, 2022 in Alcohol Detox, Resources

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Alcohol?

To properly detox from alcohol consumption, various people need to wait for varying lengths of time. The length of the detox process varies from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the person. In rare…
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