The province is ensuring that Ontarians receive the care they need, when and where they need it and the supports necessary to address their addiction struggles and live fulfilling lives.
ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling by connecting them with services in their community that best match their treatment needs. These include outpatient day/evening programs and bed-based support, which requires individuals to live in residence at treatment centres. You can connect with someone for information and referral to services in your community 24 hours a day, seven days a week by:
On the ConnexOntario website you can find locations and hours for some of these services and information on:
- Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinics
- no appointment or referral is needed to get help, including prescriptions for opioid agonist therapies (such as suboxone or methadone) and counselling referrals if you don’t have a primary care provider
Register with Breaking Free for a free and confidential recovery support program where you learn positive coping skills and proven behaviour change techniques that can help reduce risky opioid use.
Speak to your doctor, nurse practitioner, other health care provider, at the HKPR District Health Unit or harm reduction program about connecting you to the right supports.
If chronic pain plays a role in your opioid use, you may be a candidate for a referral to one of Ontario’s 18 chronic pain clinics. Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner to see if this would be a good option for you.
If you need help finding a doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider, visit Health811 online or call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse available 24 hours a day to help with any non-emergency health matter and find local services in your area.