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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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Assistant Medical Director

Roger Firsoff MN, ACNP, NP-PHC

Roger Firsoff started his career 27 years ago as nurse in the Emergency/Trauma units contracted to work all over the United States. Graduated from the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program from Ryerson University in 2001 and Masters in Nursing, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner stream from the University of Toronto in 2007. His experience includes over 20 years in emergency medicine, primary care, and addictions and mental health as a Nurse Practitioner. He is an instructor at both York University and Athabasca University, and previous roles with Ryerson University in the Nurse Practitioner program and professor of Therapeutics in Primary Health Care for the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Program. He currently is the Director of Nursing Services and Nurse Practitioner with the Canadian Addictions and Treatment Centers.
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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.
Yoga Instructor


Diane is a certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practitioner who started business after a ten year health struggle. As a stay at home mother of two at the time, she woke up one morning unable to walk or use her hands due to excruciating pain and inflammation. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, put on a mild dose of a chemotherapy drug to pull in her immune system, and was told she would be on it for life. Her normal life became anything but normal in so many ways. Refusing to accept that she would be on these medications for life, Diane relentlessly studied and read all she could about Rheumatoid Arthritis, found a very successful natural path for treatment and starting attending Yoga classes, Reiki sessions and meditating. She came to realize that the body can do amazing things. When we look after our body, mind, and spirit, our bodies are able to self-heal in ways we are not aware are possible. Through these methods, she is now drug free and no longer deals with pain. Diane provides Yoga and Reiki to high schools, senior centres, hospitals and private clients. Her mission is to share what she has learned with others through the practice of Yoga, Reiki and meditation to assist them on their journey towards health and happiness.
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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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.








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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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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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December 23, 2019 in Resources

Drug abuse in teenagers on the rise

According to Statistics Canada, 60% of illicit drug users are aged between 15 and 24. With the legalization of substances such as marijuana and vaping products, more ‘innocent’ drugs have come within easier reach of teenagers. A…
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December 9, 2019 in Resources

10 things to help you stay sober

Great work, you have successfully gone through the journey of becoming sober. Now, you must divert your attention to prevent relapse. Staying sober doesn’t just ‘happen’, you have to work at it. But the rewards of sobriety…
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