Opioid Agonist Therapy
We prescribe medications to help people withdraw from opiates (such as heroin, fentanyl, morphine, dilaudid, codeine, oxycodone, etc.). The objective is to provide a controlled reduction and monitoring system.
Our Doctors work with each individual patient to address their specific issues through a combination of medication and behaviour therapies. In addition to opioid substitution, safe and effective medications are available to control or stop the use of: alcohol, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamines (crystal meth), benzodiazepines (i.e. valium,clonazepam), and hallucinogens.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and addiction counselling are offered to help address the issues underlying addiction. CBT is offered by our Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor at a rate of $100-$150 (or as approved by a third-party), or on a sliding scale for CTC clients who are financially constrained.
Family Medecine Services
Dr. Bienenstock can provide on-demand primary care services to his patients during their recovery journey. These services include prescribing long-term medications and assessment and treatment of other health care issues.
In the treatment of mental health and addictions, art can help increase awareness of ourselves and others. It helps to improve our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Art Groups take place weekly, Tuesdays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. They are FREE to attend and no past experience (or skill) is necessary.
Additional Support Services
We provide access to a host of services to address additional barriers to overcoming addiction. This includes access to shelter or housing options, access to food banks, links to job training, recruitment and other career-assistance services, support in attending residential inpatient treatment facilities, access to 12-step based recovery groups.
1-on-1 Digital Literacy Support
Many people we serve lack the computer skills required to stay connected to programs, resources and people for their health and wellbeing. We now offer FREE digital literacy education to our clients delivered by our Summer student intern. Click here for a full list of the services offered.
We are receiving a daily delivery of free healthy meals by the Outreach team at South Riverdale Community Health Centre, for any client in need. These meals are donated by local area restaurants and are available at reception while supplies last.
Harm Reduction Supplies
Our clinic has a stock of safer drug-using supplies, including Narcan for overdose treatment. Provided by South Riverdale CHC’s Mobile Outreach program, supplies include new, sterile needles, distilled water, tourneys, cookers, safer crack stems, filters, as well as injection and smoking kits. Please inquire at our reception.