Addiction Services

Program Overview: 

Addiction Medicine Consult Service

The Addiction Medicine Consult Service (AMCS) is a multi-disciplinary team supported by physicians, registered nurses and social workers. The goal of the AMCS is to provide patient-centered and trauma-informed case while practicing a harm reduction approach to any patient who may be referred to AMCS for a substance and/or opioid use disorders. This team can support treatment options in hospital or refer to community-based addiction services depending on the patient’s wishes.

Community Withdrawal Management Service

Through the In-Home Mobile Withdrawal Management Service, the Community Withdrawal Management Service (WMS) brings services and supports to the individual. This program connects with patients in an individual’s home, the home of a family member, shelter or other place a person is residing. This outreach service provides safe, supportive treatment for individuals who are experiencing acute withdrawal from substances, allowing them to withdraw from substances at home in the Cochrane District.

Inpatient Acute Withdrawal Management Beds

In response to community need, the Timmins and District Hospital opened two Inpatient Acute Withdrawal Management Beds, creating additional withdrawal management capacity for the Cochrane District.

These beds provide an alterntive to residential withdrawal, providing a location where people can safely withdraw, with medical support, from substances. This program provides a safe and supportive environment where people receive supportive care, counseling, medication monitoring and transition planning.