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Youth Addiction & Concurrent Disorders Service

What We Offer:

The Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service (YACDS) offers treatment to youth (14 to 24 years) who have substance use challenges/concerns with or without concurrent mental health concerns, and to their families.

We work from a harm reduction model and take a flexible and individualized approach with youth. Treatment plans are based on a comprehensive assessment, focused on identifying treatment needs and issues in the areas of both substance use and mental health.

We offer a broad range of outpatient services for youth, including:

• Individual and group counseling
• case management
• psychiatric consultation and follow-up
• Family support and education 

We have a Section 23 TDSB academic day treatment program (R.E.A.C.H.) which offers clients ages 14-21 years the opportunity to earn secondary school credit while participating in treatment.

As of July, 2012, we will be offering inpatient (Concurrent Youth Unit) and Youth Day Hospital services for 14 to 18 year-olds with moderate to severe substance use and mental health challenges.  The Concurrent Youth Unit will open with 4 beds in July 2012 with an incremental opening to 12 beds by the end of 2012.  The inpatient unit will provide:

• stabilization
• medical withdrawal management
• diagnostic clarification
• multi-disciplinary assessment
• treatment planning and implementation
• comprehensive discharge planning

Our Section 23 TDSB academic Youth Day Hospital program will provide intensive outpatient support for stabilization, assessment and treatment towards preventing hospitalization, as well as transitioning to lower intensity services and supporting academic functioning for inpatients.

How It Works:

ALL YACDS services can be accessed through our centralized intake line, 416-535-8501, x31730. Calls will be responded to within 1-2 business days. We accept referrals from physicians, other service providers, parents and youth.


Our outpatient and day treatment services are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM; some groups are offered during later evening hours.


We are located in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre on the newly developed CAMH Queen Street site between Shaw Street and Ossington Avenue. Our address is:

80 Workman Way, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1H4​


 Related Information

CAMH Switchboard 416-535-8501
CAMH General Information Toronto: 416-595-6111 Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
Connex Ontario Help Lines
Queen St.
1001 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H4
Russell St.
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S1
College St.
250 College St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
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