Province Announces Updated Approach to Addictions Services

October 22, 2018

The Province announced its intention to move forward with an updated approach to addictions services across Ontario. According to the Province, services provided under the new Consumption and Treatment Services model would aim to better address the physical and mental health as well as social needs of people struggling with addictions, by connecting them with wraparound health and social services beginning in January 2019.

Key Details and Background

  • This shift in approach arises from the Province's recently completed Review of Supervised Consumption Services and Overdose Prevention Sites
  • Consumption and Treatment Services would replace the former Supervised Consumption Services and Overdose Prevention Site models. Existing sites could apply to continue operating under the planned new model.
  • Organizations would need to apply to provide treatment and rehabilitation services, and would also need to offer connections to health and social services, including primary care, mental health supports, housing, and employment.

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