In order to ensure the ongoing safety of our patients and staff, please note that CAMH is maintaining the requirement for universal masking of staff, patients, visitors/essential care partners, contractors/vendors at CAMH. A hospital-approved mask will be required to enter into our buildings and in all common areas. Further, current screening stations and protocols are also being maintained and there will be no change in the requirement for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or exposure risks to not enter the hospital.
CAITS provides medically managed, intensive treatment to inpatients needing stabilization of addiction and concurrent mental health disorders.
The Concurrent Addictions Inpatient Treatment Service is temporarily closed.
Please contact Access CAMH for information about addiction care services currently operating at CAMH.
For patients needing stabilization of addiction and concurrent mental health disorders to prepare for further treatment at CAMH or in the community.
Services Offered As:
Maximum of 10-14 days
Contact Phone Number:
Access CAMH: 416 535-8501, press 2
More Contact Details:
Central Access is available 24/7 at 1 866 366-9513.
Types of Treatment and Services Offered
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 coping skills in early sobriety
introduction of pharmacological treatments for addiction and other simultaneous conditions
patients will receive nicotine replacement therapy to support nicotine withdrawal products during admission
maximum 10- to 14-day admission
medically managed intensive inpatient treatmentm
multidisciplinary staff team (physician, nurse practitioner, RNs, RPNs, social workers, recreationist, occupational therapist, stress management support)
allied health staff will facilitate group, individual and psychoeducation sessions seven days per week
The CAITS is a medically managed, intensive inpatient treatment service for patients needing stabilization of addiction and concurrent mental health disorders.
This service is intended to prepare patients for further treatment at CAMH or in the community.
CAITS provides addiction assessment and intervention through an interprofessional team composed of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, social workers and other therapists. Patients are admitted for a maximum of 10 to 14 days and have access to evening and weekend programming (as well as day programming).
The CAITS service works on a referral basis, receiving referrals from CAMH’s Medical Withdrawal Service or other CAMH services, as well as from withdrawal management and residential treatment services in the community.