WEARING A MASK IS STILL REQUIRED TO ENTER SUNNYBROOK. VISITORS AND PATIENTS MUST ALSO BE ASYMPTOMATIC & SHOULD BE FULLY VACCINATED. »

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Assessment and information:

  • Assessment of substance use history and review of available treatment options
  • Education on the risks and impacts of substance use on health
  • Information on harm-reduction, overdose prevention, and recommended low-risk guidelines
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Pharmacological/medication:

Please Note: The only medications that are prescribed are those that treat withdrawal or reduce cravings for the substance used.

  • Medication-assisted treatment of alcohol and opioid
  • Outpatient tapering of patients on substance use (i.e., opioids, benzodiazepines, cannabis use)
  • Management of acute withdrawal (i.e., alcohol, opioids)
  • Use of naloxone (a medication used to quickly and temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose)
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Resource navigation:

  • Support with navigating available healthcare and community resources for long-term addiction support (ie residential, outpatients, long-term counselling, group therapy)
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Counselling:

  • Short-term individual counselling and psychotherapy (up to five sessions)
  • Single-session counselling focused on psychoeducation on substance use, support with referrals, and further resource navigation
  • Peer support counselling: Meet with a peer support worker that has experience in addiction recovery
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Group program:

  • Virtual drop-in peer support group programs for support in addiction recovery.
  • Program in development: Smoking Cessation and Skills-Building to Cope with Addictions