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EMERGENCY HOTLINES    

If you are with someone who has overdosed, call 911 immediately.

ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600

24/7 free and confidential service that provides helpful and supportive information on health services for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol and/or mental illness.

Good2Talk 1-866-925-5454

Integrated with ConnexOntario, this is a free and confidential service that provides post-secondary students with professional counselling, mental health and addictions information and connections to local resources (on and off-campus).

 

NALOXONE DISPENSING PHARMACY DIRECTORY

Call in advance as not all registered pharmacies carry naloxone.

Info on FREE Naloxone Kits in Ontario

 

SUPERVISED CONSUMPTION SITE DIRECTORY

SCSs are part of a harm reduction strategy that allows people to consume drugs in a safe, clean place. These sites also provide services such as drug checking to detect adulterants (i.e. fentanyl strips); emergency medical care in case of overdose, cardiac arrest or allergic reaction; basic health services; testing for infectious diseases (HIV, hepatitis C, and STIs); access to sterile drug equipment and safe disposal; and health professionals and support staff.

 

PAIN RESOURCES

Find a pain specialist or pain clinic near you.

A FREE online pain self-management workshop is available across all LHINs that offers techniques to help manage a wide range of chronic conditions, including chronic pain.

 

OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES BY LHIN

To find local resources for pain management programs, addiction services and safe injection sites, visit this page.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE OPIOID PRESCRIBING GUIDELINES

2017 Canadian Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and patient-oriented key messages.

 

ONTARIO-SPECIFIC OPIOID-RELATED RESEARCH

You can find links to the ODPRN’s opioid-related research and associated patient-oriented materials here.

 

RESOURCES BY LHIN <separate page linked to from earlier resource page>

1.     Erie St. Clair

-       Pain Services

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

2.     South West

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop  

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

3.     Wellington Waterloo

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

4.     Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

5.     Central West

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

6.     Mississauga Halton

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

7.     Toronto Central

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

8.     Central

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

9.     Central East

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

10.  South East

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

11.  Champlain

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

12.  North Simcoe Muskoka

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid Resources

13.  North East

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources

14.  North West

-       Pain Services

-       Pain Self-Management Workshop

-       Addiction Services

-       Opioid-related Resources


* Healthline's Pain Services, Addiction Services, Opioid Resources include private organizations. Not all are government approved or funded, but can be used as a general directory.