Pubdate: Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Source: Ottawa Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2007 The Ottawa Citizen
Author: Troy Thompson
Bookmark: (Treatment)


Re: Crack pipe program vital, advocates tell mayor, March 9.

I want to inform the community about the availability of quality, 
successful addiction treatment that does not have a six-week waiting list.

The Ottawa Mission's Addiction Services have a multitude of programs 
aimed at the same target population. We have a drop-in program, 
called the day program, that operates in two-week cycles. It is 
intended for men and women looking for a "taste" of treatment before 
committing to longer-term therapy.

We have a 30-day residential stabilization program for men awaiting 
treatment in the community. Completion of the stabilization program 
makes men eligible for our five-month residential treatment program 
known as Lifehouse. Graduates of this phase enter our aftercare 
program and can access continued individual counselling for a further 
18 months. Sixty per cent of our graduates are sober in the community 
today and our program has a wait-list time of less than two weeks.

Troy Thompson


Ottawa Mission
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