Addiction Treatment Services: Mental Health and Addiction

Mental Health and Addiction

Mental illness and addiction have no boundaries and affect people from all walks of life. Mental health and addiction treatment services play an important role in supporting Ontarians. Stigma and access are the main challenges for people living with mental illness and addiction. In Ontario, one million people will experience a mental illness, but only 20% will get help. Currently, hospitals, government, community mental health and addiction treatment agencies, and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) have the opportunity to improve integration and create a mental health and addiction system that is truly welcoming, comprehensive, coordinated, based on best practices and accessible – not only geographically – but across the client’s lifespan and the continuum of care.


Why Patrick Kennedy and Others in Recovery Should Support, Not Oppose
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People who are concerned about substance abuse should actively oppose arresting people for small amounts of marijuana. Marijuana arrests take away treatment slots for people who actually need it. Despite the government's lip service about the need for …


Methadone clinic doctor faces hearing over allegations of misconduct
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The Hamilton clinic at 397 Main Street East, which opened in March 2005, has 203 clients and is one of about 50 methadone clinics owned by Varenbut who is founder of Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres. … an additional $ 1.2 million in 2010 and 2011 …


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    ddiction is defined? as the continued use of a mood altering substance or behaviour despite adverse consequences