John Haines of Addiction Canada Speaks Out

By: PRLog
For the first time since closing Addiction Canada in 2016 John Haines Speaks out against Online Slander and Defamation and why Addiction Canada truly closed down.
TORONTO - Nov. 9, 2017 - PRLog -- For almost 3 years John Haines CEO and Founder of one of Canada's largest Addiction Treatment organizations has had to endure serious criminal allegations, subsequent charges against himself and his organization, alleged wages owing and hundreds of online defamatory posts. In lieu of the charges against Haines being dropped last week, Haines agreed to come forth to talk about all these allegations posted online by the media and others.

When asked by a local reporter about the demise of his treatment organization, Haines stated, "Since charges were laid against one of our doctors in 2015 for not being properly licensed made news and then a year later the same police investigation charged me which made headlines all over again, our whole business turned for the worse almost overnight." Haines continued, "The internet is so powerful that when people are looking for addiction help for their loved ones and they google the company they are considering, what they see they usually take as true. Someone looking up me or Addiction Canada would see negative postings and news and then call us back and cancel because of the terrible things they read online."

According to Frank who was Addiction Canada's business manager, the organization was seeing 50 to 100 and more people get into their treatment centres each month. John reiterated, "When you have 175 employees and a payroll every 2 weeks if you are falling behind with lower revenues due to less intakes things start to go from bad to worse."

Haines said he was affected everywhere by the negative internet, the corporate bank, the lenders, the suppliers, everyone was calling and saying what they had seen online and that they did not want to do business with Addiction Canada or John Haines. Haines said, "It was crazy how many clients were booked to come in one day and then cancel the next." John recalled, "Even some of the staff started to quit and when we tried to hire replacements we found that online media was effecting prospective new employees as well."

In October 2016, Haines announced that in lieu of allegations surrounding the business he was going to order Addiction Canada close its door at all locations. Haines admitted he did so with a heavy heart and was at a very low point in his life but knew he would get through this. Haines says a bad online reputation can destroy any business but when its due to false accusations and online slander its very hard to take. Haines commented, "The thing that kept me going was I always knew I was 100% innocent and would fight at all levels to clear my good name and get back my reputation."

Addiction Canada is a treatment organization started by John Haines in 2007 at a small location in Toronto, over the following 6 to 7 years growing to more than 5 locations across Canada treating hundreds of Canadians each year. Addiction Canada's program was a full mental health non-12 step model servicing each of its clients individually while priding itself on daily one on one therapy to become one of the highest success rate organizations in Canada.

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