Best practices for managing substance use disorders often involve medication-assisted treatment, individual or group counselling, and peer/family support. Counselling programs can include education on alcohol/opiate use, healthy lifestyle choices, group and individual therapy, help developing coping skills, and self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The providers will work with you to determine what form of counselling and support services would be the most helpful for you.
Emphasis is given to the immediate needs and issues identified by the client, and therapeutic approaches are matched accordingly in keeping with evidence-based practice.
Services are provided by a multidisciplinary team comprised of
- Social Workers
- Psychotherapists and Counsellors
- Addiction Services Workers
- Registered Nurses [RNs]
- Registered Practical Nurses [RPNs]
- Nurse Practitioners [NPs]
- Addiction Medicine Physicians
- Those with lived experience
- Advanced Practice Addictions Counsellors
Advance Practice Addictions Counsellors assist individuals and their families in developing practical strategies to help themselves reduce the harms associated with alcohol, substances, smoking, and gambling. Emphasis is given to the immediate needs and issues identified by the client, and therapeutic approaches are matched accordingly in keeping with evidence-based practice.