City of Hamilton - Public Health Services
Clinical and Preventive Services Division, Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services, Alcohol and Drug Programs
|Address & Map|
|Major Intersection||John St S and Main St E|
|Crisis Phone||24 HR CRISIS LINES: |
Men's Withdrawal Management Centre: 905-527-9264
|Primary Contact||Susan Boyd, Manager; Phone: 905-546-2424 ext 2888; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||ADGS ; City of Hamilton ; Concurrent Disorders Group ; Drink Wise ; Older Wiser Lifestyles ( OWL ) ; Problem Gambling Services ; Skills for Change ; Structured Relapse Prevention|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Description||The alcohol and drug programs provide information, assessment, referral and treatment services geared to adults aged 23+. Both individual and group counselling options are offered. An assessment can help people decide if they need treatment, and what treatment is right for them. People may need help deciding whether to try to quit or cut down on their use of alcohol and/drugs. The team will help design a treatment plan to meet individual needs. Goals can include harm reduction, moderation or abstinence. Services are free and confidential. Available in English or French.
A social worker is accessible by telephone to provide intake, information and consultation services to the public and professionals.
Specialized group treatments:
Skills for Change (SFC)-- 12 weekly sessions help individuals increase or maintain their level of commitment to change and develop coping skills. Open admission after completing an intake by phone or at drop-in.
Relapse Prevention Program (RPP) -- Facilitated group for people who have received previous treatment for their substance abuse, and believe they are at risk to relapse. The focus of this group is to review, practice, and implement those skills that will reinforce abstinence.
Older, Wiser Lifestyles (OWL) -- The O.W.L. program is focused on assisting older adults (55+) who are concerned about their alcohol, prescription drug use, or gambling to make healthy lifestyle choices. Participants attend a seven session educational group and many continue in the ongoing O.W.L. groups.
Concurrent Disorders Groups -- Healthy Lifestyles Change Group (HLCG) offers support for those who present with a severe and persistent mental illness (e.g. schizophrenia) concurrent with substance use or gambling. Co-facilitated with Wellington Psychiatric Outreach Program.
Survivors and Substance Use-- A 10 week group for woman who are survivors of sexual violence and have concerns with their substance use. Co-facilitated with SACHA.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm |
Mon 2 pm-4 pm - Drop-In Intake Services
Wed 9 am-7:30 pm (Limited evening services)
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 23 year(s) - 99 year(s)|
|Bus Routes||(1) KING ; (2) BARTON ; (3) CANNON ; (4) BAYFRONT ; (6) ABERDEEN ; (7) LOCKE ; (8) YORK ; (9) ROCK GARDENS ; (20) A-LINE ; (21) UPPER KENILWORTH ; (22) UPPER OTTAWA ; (23) UPPER GAGE ; (24) UPPER SHERMAN ; (25) UPPER WENTWORTH ; (26) UPPER WELLINGTON ; (27) UPPER JAMES ; (33) SANATORIUM ; (35) COLLEGE ; (51) UNIVERSITY|
|Fees||None - with valid Ontario Health Card|
|Languages||English ; French - French Translation/Interpretation can be arranged|
|Funding||Provincial ; Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care|
|Service Categories||Alcoholism Counselling ; Drug Abuse Counselling ; Gambling Addiction Prevention Programs ; Gambling Counselling/Treatment ; Relapse Prevention Programs ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Addictions/Dependencies Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Alcohol Abuse Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Gambling Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Substance Abuse Issues|
|Subjects||Addictions ; Alcohol consumption ; Alcoholism ; Counselling ; Drug addiction ; Drug use ; Gambling ; Men ; Municipal government ; Public health ; Women ; Youth|