Telemedicine pilot improves withdrawal management care

Since the late 1990s, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) has offered two-way videoconferencing to increase access to patient care and education for health care...

How mindfulness helps prevent addiction relapse

Two years ago, Doug McCaslin was leading a double life. The 65-year-old was splitting his time between his home in Toronto and a job...

Toronto researchers develop world’s first app to help treat alcohol withdrawal

Conditions related to the consumption of alcohol, such as #alcohol withdrawal, are among the most common problems encountered in emergency departments around the world,...

Addiction treatments reach those who need it most

For Dr. Meldon Kahan, medical director of the Substance Use Service at Women’s College Hospital (WCH), the traditional model of treating addiction – waiting...

A new way to help clients with depression and alcohol use

James* has been through periods of depression on and off for many years. He’d sought help through a number of agencies, including CAMH. In...

An opioid crisis?

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

Acupuncture turns addict into a believer

Ed Dowdell can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on something. He started drinking at the age of seven and then added drugs into the...

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...

New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis

Parents and caregivers can hit the emergency button on a child’s mental health crisis much sooner now thanks to a new clinic at Hotel...

Unlocking the door to better housing for people with mental illness

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...

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