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Addictions Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Eating Disorders and Addiction Clinic

The Eating Disorders and Addiction Clinic (EDAC) offers specialized outpatient treatment for both men and women. The clinic serves clients who have difficulties with eating disorders accompanied by a substance or behavioural addiction who can be safely treated in an outpatient program.  We also have programming specific to the needs of clients with binge eating disorder alone. The clinic believes that individuals who have difficulty moderating their eating may also have difficulties regulating other behaviors in their everyday life. This may be seriously affecting healthy functioning.

Because many clients have co-occurring medical issues a medical clearance form is required, and it is expected that clients will be followed regularly by their primary practitioners throughout their treatment in the EDAC. The EDAC service is not appropriate for individuals who currently engage in self harm behaviors or are actively suicidal. It is also not appropriate to the needs of individuals who are actively psychotic.

The clinic offers an initial assessment to determine if clinic resources and services are suitable for the individuals needs.  This initial phase includes a nursing assessment of associated health issues as well as an assessment of addictions and mental health.   If the clinic appears appropriate for the client a plan is developed which will include structured group treatment and may also include other associated services such as specialized addiction services and/or time-limited individual therapy in the clinic.  The clinic offers several skill development groups based on the following:

  • Motivational therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Skills Training (DBT)

As appropriate, other services may include:

  • Health teaching
  • Dietitian consultation
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Time-limited individual treatment.

To Make a Referral:

Referral Required: Yes

Please have your GP complete a CAMH Referral Form as well as a Medical Clearance Form and fax them both to Access CAMH, CAMH’s new centralized intake. If you have any questions about the referral or intake process, please call Access CAMH.

Access CAMH phone: 416-535-8501, press 2

Access CAMH fax: 416-979-6815

If you are an existing client or would like to cancel/reschedule your appointment, please contact:

Penny Vernon: 416-535-8501 x34736

Location: Bell Gateway Building (BGB)
3rd Floor, 100 Stokes Street​​,
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 1H4

 

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