Treatment services focus on the reduction of substance use in order to improve functioning by developing coping skills necessary so that the individual can be treated in the least intensive environment.

If a person needs substance use disorder treatment, getting them the care they need when they need it is crucial. Treatment is available in many forms:

  • Screening, brief interventions and assessment
  • Medication assisted treatment* (MAT)
  • Outpatient treatment/services
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Medically supervised withdrawal (sometimes referred to as “Detox”)
  • Residential treatment: ancillary withdrawal & stabilization, rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Group and individual therapy, family treatment/support, peer support, health and vocational services, as well as providing mental health and physical health services or referrals.

*The QC believes that Substance Use Disorders are chronic diseases.  The treatment of chronic disease involves the incorporation of medications that are specifically used for substance use disorders.