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Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic

To help ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, assessments and support sessions are being offered by appointment, virtually or by phone. A virtual support group will continue to run during this time.

How can I set up a virtual or phone appointment?

Phone: please call (416) 480-6736 for more information on setting up a virtual appointment with our team during clinic hours.
Email: raamclinic@sunnybrook.ca

Please include the following information in your email:
  1. First name and last name
  2. Phone Number – Please indicate if a confidential voicemail may be left
  3. Full name of family physician (if applicable)
  4. A brief summary of your presenting concerns

Our team will reach out to schedule a virtual appointment.

When is the RAAM Clinic holding virtual hours?

The RAAM Clinic at Sunnybrook will be holding assessments and support sessions virtually, by appointment only, on the following days and times:
  • Wednesday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you need help in an emergency, please call 911 or visit your local emergency department
If you feel like you are in crisis or need somebody to speak with immediately, the following community resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the year.

  • Toronto Distress Centre: (416) 408-4357
  • Gerstein Centre Crisis Line: (416) 929-5200
  • Toronto Withdrawal Management System (Detox): (416) 864-5040 or Toll-Free at 1-866-466 -513
  • Connex Ontario (Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Treatment Services): 1-866-531-2600

Thank you for your understanding during this time.

How can I access the RAAM virtual peer support group?

The RAAM Peer Support Group has been moved to an online platform. The virtual support group will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. If you are interested in participating in this group please email raamclinic@sunnybrook.ca for detailed instructions on how to access this service. You may also call (416) 480-6736 for more information.​

About the RAAM Clinic at Sunnybrook:

The RAAM Clinic is a non-urgent support for patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse who are motivated to get help. It is designed for patients who are seeking substance abuse treatment for the first time, or those who have recently relapsed and are not connected with any substance abuse treatment service.

Patients do not require a referral from a health care provider to request a virtual or phone appointment with the clinic. The only medications that are prescribed are those that treat withdrawal or reduce cravings for the substance used.

Services offered:

  • Assessment of substance use concerns and review of treatment options
  • Brief individual counseling and psychotherapy
  • Outpatient tapering of patients on opioids or benzodiazepines
  • Medication-assisted treatment of alcohol, opioid and cannabis use disorders
  • Education on overdose prevention and use of naloxone
  • Referral to community supports and treatment programs

You are welcome to refer your family and friends.

For more information about other RAAM clinics please visit www.metaphi.ca/raam-clinics.

For any further information, please contact RAAM clinic team members at raamclinic@sunnybrook.ca.​

Location and contact

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
A Wing, Room A146
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Virtual Clinic Hours (by appointment)

Wednesdays:
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fridays:
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact

Phone: 416-480-6736
Fax: 416-480-5766
Email: 
tom.nguyen@sunnybrook.ca 
serene.dasilva@sunnybrook.ca