Nouveau Départ is a private rehabilitation addiction center founded in 1985 by Dr. Jean-Pierre Chiasson, an addiction specialist certified by the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. We offer specialized inpatient and outpatient services for people suffering from addiction along with round-the-clock medical and therapeutic supervision and psychiatric support.

Nouveau Départ founder Dr. Chiasson continues to serve as medical director and remains actively involved in every step of the patient rehabilitation process, from diagnosis through intake and follow-up therapy.

Thorough Care and Compassion

Addiction is a primary, chronic, potentially fatal disease characterized by loss of control over use of psychoactive substances or other addictive behaviours. Though it is a complex condition that affects brain structure and behaviour, addiction can be treated. Health professionals choose the best treatment using the placement criteria of the American or Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and an in-depth multiaxial assessment. At Nouveau Départ, every newly admitted patient also completes a series of standardized psychometric tests. This comprehensive assessment enables us to design and implement a personalized treatment plan that addresses every facet of their lives.

Treatment success is achieved by adopting an empathetic approach, intervening in a timely manner in crisis situations, and maintaining a constructive attitude if relapses occur. Throughout the rehabilitation and social reintegration process, Nouveau Départ provides a structured environment conductive to learning new things and trying out new attitudes and behaviours within a framework of abstinence.


Nouveau Départ is an accredited facility by Québec's Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux to treat alcoholism and substance dependence.

Our management system is ISO 9001-2008 certified.

Fondation David Chiasson

The David Chiasson Foundation was established in 1989 and is a non-profit organization. The name of David Chiasson given to our Foundation indicates our devotion to the cause of young adults mired in distress and inhabited by emptiness. We want to offer them a warm and safe nest from which they can take off without fear of falling.logo-davidchiasson

The principal projects of the Foundation are :

  • Reintegration – Arrimage Nouveau Départ
  • Sustainability of the mission of Nouveau Départ
  • Educational Youth Programme
  • Capital Funding for Asset Maintenance
  • Research and Development


For more information, visit the Website of the Foundation David Chiasson: