Health and Community Services

Resources for Health Care Providers

To find a mental health and addiction service:

  • Go to www.bridgethegApp.ca opens in new window, or your Regional Health Authority website
  • Call or email the Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator at 752-3916 or 1-877-999-7589; VRS calls are welcome; barry.hewitt@easternhealth.ca. The Navigator is a central point of contact for individuals, family members and stakeholders throughout the province to:
    • Problem solve with you to figure out next steps
    • Consider options and find the right mental health or addiction service
    • Get help in making connections

Referral Forms:

Hope Program/Eating Disorder
Adult Eating Disorder Referral for Assessment PDF (498 KB)

Hope Valley Youth Treatment Centre Referral Forms (youth, addiction):
Referral Form opens in new window (PDF, 2014)
Medical Assessment Form opens in new window (PDF, 2014)

Humberwood Referral Form:
Referral Form opens in new window (PDF, 2017)

The Grace Centre Referral Forms
Referral Application Form opens in new window (PDF, 2016)
Medical Assessment Form opens in new window (PDF, 2016)

Tuckamore Referral Forms(youth, mental health):
Referral Form opens in new window (PDF, 2014)
Medical Assessment Form opens in new window (PDF, 2014)

Strongest Families
Parent Brochure PDF Icon
Referral Form PDF Icon (138 KB)

Out-of-Province Treatment
Referral Form PDF Icon

Resources

Alcohol

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral

Cannabis

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Guidelines PDF Icon (1.3 MB)

Learn about the current status of cannabis (marijuana) laws in Canada, and the work being done to legalize and regulate it. The Government of Canada provides information at: www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/justice/legalization-regulation-marijuana.html opens in new window.

Harm Reduction

2018 Joint Position Statement on Harm Reduction and Substance Use, Canadian Nursing Association
https://www.cna-aiic.ca/-/media/cna/page-content/pdf-en/joint_position_statement_harm_reduction_and_substance_use.pdf opens in new window

Opioids

Prescribing
2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioid Therapy and Chronic Non-cancer Pain - CMAJ 2017 May 8;189:E659-66. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170363

The Opioid Wisely campaign launched on March 1, 2018 with the support of over 30 participating organizations. Central to the campaign is a set of 14 specialty-specific recommendations for when the use of opioids should not be first line therapy. http://www.choosingwiselycanada.org/opioid-wisely

Treatment for Opioid Dependence

National Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder (CRISM 2018)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of NL: Methadone Maintenance Treatment Standards, MMT Standards and Guidelines (June 2018) Guidelines and Practice Guideline: Suboxone® for Opioid Dependence, Suboxone: Practice Guideline (June 2017)

Best Practices across the Continuum of Care for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, August 2018, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA):
https://www.ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2019-04/CCSA-Best-Practices-Treatment-Opioid-Use-Disorder-2018-en.pdf

Trauma-Informed Practice and the Opioid Crisis, June 2018, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, British Columbia:
http://bccewh.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Opioid-TIP-Guide_May-2018.pdf

ODT Professional Education

Suboxone cme
http://www.suboxonecme.ca

Family Practice Renewal Program of Newfoundland and Labrador, Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment of Addiction - Advanced Training Program: fprp@nlma.nl.ca

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Opioid Dependence Core Course
https://www.camh.ca/en/education/continuing-education-programs-and-courses/continuing-education-directory/opioid-dependence-treatment-odt-core-course

For Nurse Practitioners:
https://www.arnnl.ca/sites/default/files/NP_Change_in_Scope_of_Practice_Suboxone_and_Methadone_June_2018_R.pdf

Stigma

Understanding Stigma Online Course – registration page

On February 14, 2018, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) launched a free online course called Understanding Stigma, designed to help healthcare providers and frontline clinicians develop strategies to improve care for people with mental health and addiction problems.

 
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