Opioid Treatment and Naloxone
Treatment for Opioid Dependency
Help is available for you and your family if you are a youth or adult and have concerns related to opioid use. The Opioid Dependency Treatment Hubs offer a variety of services aimed at a holistic approach to client care.
Services offered include opioid agonist therapy (OAT) which involves taking medications such as, Suboxone, Methadone or Sublocade. These medications reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms, without causing an individual to become impaired. Individuals can also avail of addictions counselling services and Take-Home Naloxone training.
Speak with one of our team members to see what services would be best for you.
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Monday - Friday - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
1 Markham Place, Gander
Community Health Building
36 Queensway, Grand Falls-Windsor
In-person (appointment or walk-in), telephone and Telehealth Services are available throughout the Central region.
Please don't hesitate to talk to your doctor or a mental health and addictions counsellor about the best options for you.
Worried about your opioid use?
Take the first step and try our Opioid Use Screening Tool at CheckItOutNL.ca
To find a physician or counsellor:
Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number
http://www.bridgethegapp.ca/ Service Directory
To learn more:
“Methadone Destigmatization”, video Canadian/Toronto Harm Reduction and CAMH:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwOKE1W53L4&feature=youtu.be
National Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder (CRISM 2018), https://crism.ca/projects/opioid-guideline/
Take Home Naloxone Kits
Take Home Naloxone Kits are for individuals who are at risk of an opioid overdose and for their friends/family who might witness an overdose:
Call 911 right away if you think that someone is having an overdose
Naloxone is a temporary medication that can save a life in the event of a fentanyl or other opioid overdose
Naloxone Kits are free and instruction is provided
Find a Naloxone Kit near you:
Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number and location
Click on the map of Distribution Sites
Click here for a list: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/naloxonekits/
Government of Canada information and resources: https://www.canada.ca/opioids
Go to: http://www.bridgethegapp.ca/