The Addiction Program incorporates treatment, education and research of concurrent disorders across the health care continuum. It operates within Mental Health & Addictions, Alberta Health Services.
are described as two or more disorders in a single individual interacting in the presenting clinical picture. The Addiction Program promotes the Progressive and Integrated Recovery (PaIR) Model.
Progressive: Based on assessment results and motivation, patient care starts with lowest level of treatment intensity required/desired followed by higher levels as needed.
Integrated: Combines treatment elements from mental health, medicine and addiction to create a unified and comprehensive program.
Recovery: Recovery management provides an alternative to the traditional provision of unrelated, serial episodes of acute care.
The Addiction Centre specializes in the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults/adolescents with substance/behavioral addiction concurrent with a mental health and/or chronic physical health condition.
The Addiction Network includes acute care and community based satellites. Each Addiction Network satellite provides enhanced consultation services to individuals presenting with a history of substance abuse/behavioural addiction concurrent with a significant psychiatric and/or medical diagnosis. Services are supported by a registered nurse, psychologist, and consulting family physician and/or psychiatrist.
Claresholm Centre for Mental Health and Addictions
The Concurrent Disorders Residential Program at Claresholm is intended for individuals with concurrent disorders 18 and older who would benefit from residential treatment.