Health and Community Services

Opioids and Naloxone

Opioid Dependence Treatment
Help is available for you and your family if you are a youth or adult and have concerns related to opioid use or want help to reduce the physical, mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms. Please don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or a mental health and addictions counsellor about the best options for you.

To find a physician or counsellor:

  • Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number
  • www.bridgethegApp.ca External Link Icon Service Directory

To learn more:

“Opioid Addiction”, information from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/a_z_mental_health_and_addiction_information/Opioid-Dependence/Pages/default.aspx External Link Icon

“Methadone Destigmatization”, video Canadian/Toronto Harm Reduction and CAMH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwOKE1W53L4&feature=youtu.be External Link Icon

Take Home Naloxone Kits
Take Home Naloxone Kits are for individuals who are at risk of an opioid overdose and for their friends/family who might witness an overdose:

  • Call 911 right away if you think someone is having an overdose
  • Naloxone is a temporary medication that can save a life in the event of a fentanyl or other opioid overdose
  • Naloxone Kits are free and instruction is provided

Find a Naloxone Kit near you:

 
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