Treatment and Recovery

The Treatment and Recovery Pillar supports the development of services and programs to provide options along a continuum of care to support the differing needs of individuals experiencing substance-related issues. These services vary in duration and intensity, ranging from abstinence-based programs to managed use programs, depending on individual client goals.

This includes:

  • Providing trauma-informed models of care
  • Advocating for supportive housing services for people with substance dependency
  • Offering peer-based support services
  • Building capacity within multiple sectors, including primary care and the justice system, for substance dependency treatment to be identified and offered in a timely and purposeful way

Examples of treatment and recovery include supporting the development of both community and residential withdrawal management (“detox”), and offering a variety of both inpatient and outpatient treatment services such as community-delivered addiction medicine services, counselling, self-help programs and so on, to meet a wide-range of client needs.