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    Frequently Asked Questions at CATC & CATP during COVID-19

    Frequently Asked Questions at CATC & CATP during COVID-19

    Q: Are you open? A: Yes, all CATC clinics and pharmacies remain open as we offer essential medical care. Q: Do I have to come to clinic to be cared for? A: That depends on several factors. In some situations, you may be offered a phone appointment with our doctors to help create care plan […]

    COVID-19 announcement

    COVID-19 announcement

    . CATC is following/implementing all Public Health Guidelines (for health care professionals) to keep our staff and patients healthy. We have implemented a long list of actions to keep our care environment safe and hygienic.  This week you will also notice a number of social distancing strategies. Please speak to your local clinic team if […]

    “Coronavirus and addiction: For people in recovery, self-isolation can be harmful” — Global News

    “Coronavirus and addiction: For people in recovery, self-isolation can be harmful” — Global News

    It’s important find new ways to connect during this time, to protect your recovery.

    Pharmacy Assistant – Sudbury, Ontario

    Pharmacy Assistant – Sudbury, Ontario

    Are you interested in joining a dynamic and experienced team that is committed to helping those suffering from addiction? Are you the type of person that always sees the positive side of things and strives to be the best you can be? If you are looking to improve the lives of our patients while working […]

    Pharmacy Assistant – Oshawa, Ontario

    Pharmacy Assistant – Oshawa, Ontario

    Are you interested in joining a dynamic and experienced team that is committed to helping those suffering from addiction? Are you the type of person that always sees the positive side of things and strives to be the best you can be? If you are looking to improve the lives of our patients while working […]

    Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

    Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

      “Peterborough Regional Health Centre has third highest rate of ER visits for opioid poisoning in new study” A report ranking Peterborough with the third-highest number of emergency department visits speaks to the city’s “significant problem” with opioid use, says a doctor who is leading harm-reduction efforts at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. More overdoses are […]

    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    Written by Dr. John Crosby – November 28, 2017 for canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca . I recently had lunch with Dr. Andrew Worster, an old friend from my emergency days 25 years ago. He works at an opioid addiction clinic in Cambridge, Ont., and still does ER shifts at Hamilton General Hospital. He works in the ER one […]

    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    . “I have had patients I’ve trained who’ve used kits to save people’s lives in the community.” “People who are concerned a friend or loved one could overdose on opioid drugs like heroin or fentanyl can turn to their pharmacists for help. Since June 24, kits containing naloxone – a drug that reverses overdose effects […]

    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    . The kits are available prescription-free at Ont pharmacies. Could you use one in an emergency? . Since anti-overdose kits for opioids were made available in pharmacies in June 2016, Ontario’s ministry of health has distributed 12,000 Naloxone packages to more than 1,400 locations across the province. Here’s what pharmacists at the Canadian Addiction Treatment […]

    Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Leon Bridges performs on AMA’s

    Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Leon Bridges performs on AMA’s

    A new song about prescription drug addiction.