Community Treatment Services

Community (outpatient) treatment services are designed to help people concerned about their or someone else’s use of alcohol and/or other drugs.

Entry Services

In addition to intake, entry services include responding to requests for information about substance use, treatment options and other community resources.

Assessment & Treatment Planning

The assessment is a standardized process utilizing a set of tests/tools mandated for use by the Ministry of Health. A treatment plan is a clear plan of action negotiated by the client and counsellor to address an individual’s specific needs.


This is based on the treatment plan and includes a wide range of interventions, such as individual counselling appointments, relapse prevention, Guided Self-Change, or aftercare.

Addiction Services Initiative: A Partnership with Ontario Works

The Addictions Centre is the local provider for addiction treatment services to Ontario Works clients in Prince Edward County whose substance use may be posing a barrier to employment. Ontario Works consulted extensively with provincial addiction treatment providers and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health before implementing this pro-active, innovative and client-focused program. While considered a mandatory program, all the clients to date to the local program have self-referred.

The primary benefits for the OW client include immediate access to com- munity addiction treatment services and the elimination or management of any obstacles preventing or making difficult the person’s participation in treatment or ancillary supports. In addition, individualized and flexible treatment plans are negotiated to meet the person’s unique needs. Services for the Addiction Services Initiative are provided at the Addictions Centre satellite office in Picton.