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What to expect during your RAAM appointment

What is a Rapid Access Addictions Medicine (RAAM) Clinic?

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The RAAM Clinic is a non-urgent support for patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse who are motivated to get help.

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A doctor referral is not needed. Just call (416-953-2475) or email to make an appointment.

What to expect during your appointment at Sunnybrook RAAM:

For an in-clinic visit: An assessment form will be provided at the front desk. This information will help us work with you to develop a treatment plan.

You will meet with various RAAM Clinic team members. This will depend on your unique needs and which clinicians are available.

For virtual appointments: You will meet the RAAM Clinic team on the Zoom platform with the scheduled time and date coordinated by administrative coordinator.

Who you could meet:

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Addictions counsellors have specialized training in the assessment and support of people living with the psychological, emotional, and relational impacts of substance use. They can also offer brief counselling, referrals to community services, provide information on harm-reduction and support you in developing goals related to your substance use.

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A Peer Support Worker is an individual with lived experience and formal training in addictions recovery who can offer emotional support and encouragement.

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The Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner are available for medical assessment and can prescribe appropriate medications for the treatment of withdrawal or the reduction of cravings if necessary. The physician may also provide guidance for your primary care physician for follow up. If you do not have a primary care physician, we can help get you connected.

Thank you for taking this step towards recovery.