Addictions and Drugs

An opioid crisis?
An opioid crisis?

One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids -- strong painkillers such as morphine, codeine and oxycodone ...


Not just a diploma: CAMH students R.E.A.C.H. for the top
Not just a diploma: CAMH students R.E.A.C.H. for the top

R.E.A.C.H. program students Noah Marks, Aidan Crump, Shannie Hansa and Chelsea Leger-Watt. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. She smiles a lot the day ...

Posted: August 9, 2014|Addictions and Drugs, Featured|0 comments

New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking
New mobile app helps people reduce or quit drinking

The mobile app Saying When aims to help people reduce or quit drinking. A new mobile app developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) offers those who want to reduce or quit drinking alcohol the ability to ...


Acupuncture turns addict into a believer
Acupuncture turns addict into a believer

Ed Dowdall was one of first patients at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre to be offered auricular acupuncture as an alternative therapy for addictions or mental health issues. Ed Dowdell can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on something. He started ...


Helping patients become tobacco-wise
Helping patients become tobacco-wise

As Cancer Care Ontario’s Tobacco-Wise Lead for Northern Ontario, Jeff Werner travels to First Nations and Métis communities throughout Northern Ontario, working with community leaders and health care providers to facilitate tobacco cessation programming. While cancer rates for non-Aboriginal people ...


A decade of the Common Drug Review
A decade of the Common Drug Review

Within the health care arena, how many examples of federal, provincial and territorial collaboration can you name?  How many have endured for over a decade?  One such example is The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Common Drug ...

Posted: December 23, 2013|Addictions and Drugs, Evidence Matters|0 comments

The power of a picture: Enhancing the patient experience with photoVoice
The power of a picture: Enhancing the patient experience
with photoVoice

Athena participated in a photoVoice group, allowing her to communicate a message about the darkness she faced during her addiction. Many of you have heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. What if that picture meant even ...


New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis
New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis

The urgent consult clinic for children and adolescents at Hotel Dieu Hospital is supported by (l-r) Nicholas Axas, Social Worker; Dr. Nasreen Roberts, Psychiatrist; and Leanne Repetti, Registered Nurse. Parents and caregivers can hit the emergency button on a child’s ...


Connecting marginalized patients with the right level of care
Connecting marginalized patients with the right level
of care

Charlene Crews talks to Bill Hordij, St. Michael's Hospital patient, about community supports available through CATCH. When Charlene Crews comes to work at St. Michael’s Hospital she’s never entirely sure how her day will unfold. As one of three transitional ...


Unlocking the door to better housing for people with mental illness
Unlocking the door to better housing for people with
mental illness

A view of the kitchen in the newly renovated Moonlight Avenue residence. You wouldn’t know it driving down residential Moonlight Avenue, in Sudbury, Ontario, that there are people living in a group home setting with mental illness. This recovery housing ...


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