CLOSED Feb 4 & 5

We are closed Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5 for Professional Development.

If you are in crisis, you can visit our Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre at 648 Huron St. or call the Crisis Response Line at 519-433-2023 (Toll Free 1-866-933-2023).

2016-02-03T15:06:19-04:00February 2nd, 2016|

Holiday Office Hours

London Office (200 Queens Ave)
Dec 21 – 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Dec 22 – 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Dec 23 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dec 24 – CLOSED
Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 28 – CLOSED
Dec 29 – 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Dec 30 – CLOSED
Dec 31 – CLOSED
Jan 1 – CLOSED
Jan 4 – 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

 

Woodstock Office (35 Metcalf Street)
Dec 24 – Closed at Noon

Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 28 – CLOSED
Dec 31 – Closed at Noon
Jan 1 – CLOSED

 

St. Thomas Office (10 Mondamin Street, Suite 109)
Dec 24 – CLOSED

Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 30 – CLOSED
Dec 31 – CLOSED
Jan 1 – CLOSED

 

Strathroy Office (21 Richmond Street)
Dec 24 – CLOSED

Dec 25 – CLOSED
Dec 28 – CLOSED
Dec 30 – CLOSED
Dec 31 – CLOSED
Jan 1 – CLOSED

2015-12-10T13:05:37-04:00December 8th, 2015|

London CAReS – New Director

“The Administration Committee of London CAReS is very pleased to announce that Brandon Agnew is the new Managing Director of London CAReS. Please join us in welcoming Brandon to his new role.”

Thank you.

Chuck Lazenby, Executive Director, Unity Project
Brian Lester, Executive Director, RHAC
Linda Sibley, Executive Director, ADSTV

2015-11-30T12:41:10-04:00November 30th, 2015|

Nov 15-21: National Addictions Awareness Week

ADDICTION SERVICES OF THAMES VALLEY MARKS
NATIONAL ADDICTIONS AWARENESS WEEK – BECAUSE ADDICTION MATTERS

From November 15–21, 2015, Addiction Services of Thames Valley (ADSTV) will join with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across the country to mark National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW).

This year’s theme is “Addiction Matters,” drawing attention to substance abuse as a chronic health issue that impacts individuals, families and communities across Canada. We see firsthand the fear and shame due to stigma and discrimination in our society that can be felt as the people we care about struggle with substance use disorder.

A large part of any solution involves addressing head on this stigma associated with substance abuse. This disorder does not discriminate. Yet many still believe it is a moral failing and discriminate against those with a substance use disorder, which may prevent our family, friends, neighbours and colleagues from seeking the help they need.

Did you know? In Canada, substance abuse overall costs $40 billion every year and has negative impacts on the healthcare system, public safety and the economy.

Led nationally by CCSA, NAAW highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol- and other drug-related harms. It provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about substance abuse prevention and to talk about treatment and recovery. Together, we continue to bring forward solutions that inform policy and change practices.

“Addiction Services of Thames Valley is proud to stand with CCSA and community partners to reinforce that addiction matters — to people in London, St. Thomas, Woodstock and all across Canada,” said Linda Sibley. “Addiction Services of Thames Valley works to address the many harms of substance abuse, and bring hope to the lives of those with substance use disorders.”

As part of National Addictions Awareness Week ADSTV will be presenting a workshop titled “Staged Screening and Assessment – Enchancing Access to Appropriate Care” at the Issues of Substance Conference in Montreal this week.

We are also celebrating National Addictions Awareness Week by hosting three separate Stage for Change concerts.

London – Thursday, November 19, 2015  6:30-10 pm. Aeolian Hall, 795 Dundas St, London
Featuring:
Carly Thomas
Claire Danaher
Broomsticks & Hammers

St. Thomas – Friday, November 20, 2015  7-10 pm, Caso Train Station, St. Thomas
Featuring:
House of Cards
The Black Frame Spectacle
Moore Ave Underground

Woodstock – Friday, November 20, 2015 6:30-10 pm. Church Of The Epiphany, Woodstock
Featuring:
Abby Stewart
Broomsticks & Hammers
The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson.

“Addiction negatively impacts lives and removes from our communities those who would otherwise be contributing to their families, working, volunteering or studying,” said Rita Notarandrea, CCSA’s Chief Executive Officer. “The good news is that addiction is preventable and treatable, and recovery is an attainable reality for many. Together, we turn evidence into action to reduce the harms experienced by those we care about — this is at the heart of what we do every day at CCSA.”

Long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is both achievable and sustainable when it is based on the evidence. Canadians in all provinces and territories have a fundamental right to access high-quality, consistent prevention, treatment and recovery support services — because addiction matters to every one of us, and recovery is real.

For more information on National Addictions Awareness Week, please visit www.ccsa.ca. You can also join the dialogue over social media by following @CCSACanada and @ADSTV_ON and using the hashtag #NAAWCanada.

2015-11-12T16:24:10-04:00November 12th, 2015|

Closed – Monday, Oct 12

Please note we are closed Monday, October 12th for Thanksgiving. Our office will reopen 8:30 am on Tuesday.

2015-10-07T14:53:09-04:00October 7th, 2015|

UPDATE regarding the Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre

CMHA Middlesex and Addiction Services of Thames Valley are continuing to work towards opening our community’s first Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre early in the new year.

Operational funding has been approved thanks to the support of the South West Local Health Integration Network and recruitment is underway for staff positions.

There will be three different supports offered at the Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre; crisis assessment, stabilization beds and connecting to community supports. The 24/7 walk in crisis assessment and connecting to community supports will be available at 648 Huron St. starting early in the new year. The stabilization beds are currently at a residential location in the community and will continue to operate from this location until the capital funding and renovations are complete. Staff will provide warm transfers and transportation to the stabilization bed for a short stay.

Construction at the location will include the temporary relocation of existing staff and the Crisis Centre to the second floor of 648 Huron St. and it will continue to operate fully during this time.

All partners on this project are committed to ensuring the Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre is open in the new year and that anyone will be able to walk through the doors and be supported in a crisis.

For more news and information about the Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre, visit: www.cmhamiddlesex.ca or www.adstv.ca.

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2015-09-29T08:39:41-04:00September 29th, 2015|

CLOSED 8:30-11am, Sept 18th

Please note ADSTV will be closed on Friday, September 18th, from 8:30-11am for the Recovery Breakfast. We will open at 11am.

2015-09-14T16:01:23-04:00September 14th, 2015|

London CAReS Administration Committee Announcement – Change in Leadership

The Administration Committee of London CAReS wishes to announce that Grant Martin, Managing Director of CAReS, has resigned to pursue new opportunities as of August 28, 2015.

Brandon Agnew has assumed the role of Acting Managing Director while we search for a replacement.

London CAReS remains committed to the vision of ending homelessness in London and staff members in the Street Outreach and Housing Stability programs continue to work towards this vision.

Additionally, London CAReS has recently launched a new website which we encourage you to check out www.londoncares.ca

Thank you,

Chuck Lazenby, Unity Project
Brian Lester, RHAC
Linda Sibley, ADSTV

2015-09-03T15:36:02-04:00September 3rd, 2015|

CLOSED Labour Day

ADSTV will be closed Monday, September 7th for Labour Day. We will reopen Tuesday at 8:30 am.

2015-09-01T10:14:16-04:00September 1st, 2015|

Accreditation

We are pleased to report that our agency has made the decision to undergo the accreditation process through CCA (Canadian Centre for Accreditation) effective immediately. Our agency has dedicated a team of highly motivated employees to ensure the standards of this initiative are fully met by the survey date of October 25, 2016.

Accreditation is official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.  Through accreditation we are making a public statement that Addiction Services of Thames Valley strives to ensure that our services are of the highest possible quality. In the next year, Addiction Services of Thames Valley will be involved in consultations and in-depth on-site reviews to help our organization achieve the highest quality of care for our clients. Through this process we are demonstrating that our organization has opened its service delivery and business processes to outside scrutiny to improve the quality of our programs. We want to demonstrate to our clients, community and funders that we are committed as an organization to reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual preferences, and providing the best possible quality of care.  We value the input of our clients and are accountable to the community. This process will allow others to see that our agency has made a specific commitment to put the needs of our clients at the center of everything we do and we are committed to meeting international standards through the continued pursuit of excellence.

We want to thank our staff, community partners and of course clients in advance for their dedication and effort as we launch this process.
Special thanks go out to the Accreditation Implementation Team within the agency for your already motivated mindset, hard work and enthusiasm!

I will end this with our team’s passionate and animated internal accreditation cheer….WOOT WOOT!

2015-08-07T15:02:35-04:00August 7th, 2015|

104.7 Heart FM article

We spoke to 104,7 Heart FM about our Stage for Change happening in Woodstock in November!
http://www.1047.ca/news/local-news/stage-for-change/

2015-07-13T11:14:26-04:00July 13th, 2015|