Opioid Resources

We know that many people reading this page are feeling uncertain and scared.
Please know that you are not alone and we are here to help.

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Buprenorphine: A Handbook for Patients

The aim of this book is to help people better understand how opioids work and why buprenorphine can be an effective treatment for opioid dependence.

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Your First Visit to the Clinic

This 5-minute video provides an overview of what people can expect on Day #1 in an Opioid Support clinic.

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TrueNorth Cycling Team "Opioids and Stigma" 

Presentation developed by Dr. Cavacuiti for use by the TrueNorth Cycling Team and other cyclists who might choose to proudly wear the TrueNorth cycling jersey.


Alcohol Resources

Drinking is a personal choice. If you choose to drink, these resources can help you decide when, where, why and how.

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Low risk drinking guidelines

Drinking is a personal choice. If you choose to drink, these guidelines can help you decide when, where, why and how.

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Low risk drinking guidelines explained

The guidelines aren't about abstinence -- they're about rethinking your drinking to reduce alcohol-related harm.

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How does alcohol affect your body and mind?

Alcohol Facts, and links to numerous online and print resources about alcohol.


Nicotine Resources

Without support, two-thirds of smokers will die early from cigarette-triggered illness. The good news is that we can help provide you with safe and effective treatment to help you stop smoking.

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Nicotine addiction & What it does.

This is a helpful website with Canada-specific information on quitting smoking.

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Support to quit smoking

This is a helpful website with Ontario-specific information on quitting smoking.

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RIDICULOUS TIPS TO STAY SMOKE-FREE

The smoker’s helpline offers lots of useful tips and tricks to help people with stopping smoking.


Benzodiazepines Resources

Researchers found that the addictive power of benzodiazepines was similar to that of opioids, cannabinoids, and GHB.

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The Ashton Manual is written by Professor C Heather Ashton.

The Manual is recommended reading for all professionals and carers, anyone planning on tapering off benzodiazepines and antidepressants, or anyone in withdrawal. It contains information about the effects that benzodiazepines have on the brain and body and how these actions are exerted. Detailed suggestions on how to withdraw after long-term use and individual tapering schedules for different benzodiazepines are provided.

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5 ALARMING FACTS ABOUT BENZODIAZEPINE ADDICTION

Many people are unaware of how dangerous and addictive Benzodiazepines can be. This short article busts some of the myths and misconceptions about Benzodiazepines.


HIV Resources

Although there is currently no cure for HIV/AIDS, there is now incredibly effective treatment available for this illness. Our team of experts can help you choose the right treatment for you.

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HIV/AIDS tests and treatment

This is a helpful website with Ontario-specific information on HIV testing and treatment.

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Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

is one of the world’s leading organizations tackling the legal and human rights issues related to HIV, and advocating at both the policy and community levels.

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HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

HALCO is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic that provides free legal assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.