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.
Adults age 18+
For patients with concurrent substance use and unmanaged mental health, addiction medicine or complex social determinants of health issues significantly impacting ability to participate in addictions treatment, which may be addressed by a brief inpatient hospital stay of up to 14 days.
Must be voluntary without Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) and come from an admitting unit with no passes or accompanied passes 72 hours prior to transfer
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 treatment
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.
CAMH is committed to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the centre of our work. Read more about health equity at CAMH here.
Be prepared with the all information you need to make your inpatient experience at CAMH as comfortable as possible, so you can focus on getting better. Read more about preparing for your stay here.