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Addictions Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Overview of the Concurrent Addiction Inpatient Treatment Service (CAITS)

  • 24 bedded closed unit
  • Clients will receive Nicotine Replacement Therapy to support  nicotine withdrawal  products during admission
  • Maximum 10-14 day admission
  • Medically managed intensive inpatient treatment
  • Multidisciplinary staff team (physician, nurse practitioner, RNs, RPNs, social workers, recreationist, occupational therapist, stress management)
  • Allied health staff will facilitate group, individual, psychoeducation sessions seven days per week


Goals of Treatment

  • Stabilization of addiction and concurrent disorder (medical or psychiatric) to allow for engagement with outpatient/community resources
  • Development of integrated treatment plan for next stage of treatment
  • Enhancement of motivation to maintain abstinence
  • Learning of coping skills in early sobriety
  • Introduction of pharmacological treatments for addiction and other comorbid conditions


Admission Criteria

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Severe substance use disorder or moderate substance use disorder with co-occurring medical/psychiatric issues
  • Willing to remain on an inpatient unit without passes for period of treatment
  • Willing to abstain from smoking tobacco throughout the admission (Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be provided)
  • Willing to consider continuing treatment on outpatient basis or residential treatment in the community following discharge from CAITS
  • Able to participate in programming during admission
  • Serious medical conditions may require admission to general hospital for stabilization prior to admission
  • Clients experiencing acute withdrawal should access Medical Withdrawal Services or community detox as a first step before admission to CAITS
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