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Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic (RAAM Clinic)
The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic offers support to individuals requiring help with substance use disorders. The clinic provides care for addiction issues, including assessments, counselling, and prescriptions for medications that may help with lessening cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The RAAM Clinic is located on H5.
The RAAM Clinic is staffed by a physician, social worker, and a registered practical nurse (RPN).
- Medication: Addiction to some substances, such as alcohol or opioids, can be treated with medications that help to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
- Counselling: The RAAM Clinic team may refer you to counselling as part of your treatment. Counselling programs can include education on substances and health, group and individual therapy sessions, coping skills training, cognitive behavioural therapy, and peer support groups. We work closely with Recovery Reimagined, an outpatient substance use recovery program housed at 985 Danforth Ave.
The RAAM Clinic now accepts eReferrals from Primary Care! Find us on the OCEAN Health Map.
- Ocean eReferral Sign up
Or, please fax a referral letter to 416-469-6221.
Make an Appointment
Please call to make an appointment, and/or ask your health care provider to send in a referral. Our staff at the RAAM Clinic work closely with the Emergency Department, Withdrawal Management, and community agencies to facilitate supporting clients dealing with substance use concerns. Drop-in times are also available.
Preparing for your visit
Please bring your health card and a list of medications you are taking to your appointment.
Breaking Free Provides 24/7 Recovery Support
Breaking Free is a free online support tool available to anyone living in Ontario. It is completely confidential and can be accessed 24/7 on any desktop, tablet or smartphone. It is available to help Ontarians ages 16 and older make changes to their substance use patterns.
The Breaking Free program helps individuals develop coping skills and access key resources. It is easy to use, safe and confidential and available in English and French.
Register for Breaking Free: www.breakingfreeonline.ca
** Please include Michael Garron Hospital's service code when you sign-up. Use code: tehn21