Thank you to everyone who attended the 3rd Annual Stage For Change on Thursday, November 20, 7pm at the Aeolian Hall, London!
An annual event to reduce stigma and raise awareness about addiction and recovery! LIVE concert featuring: Sarah Smith & Claire Danaher, joined by Broomsticks & Hammers! (voluntary donations at the door). Together, it is Possible!
Check it out! Stage for Change 2014
Another successful event on September 26 at the Hilton, London Ontario!
Check it out: http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/news-story/4883577-between-a-great-big-sea-and-the-wolf-at-the-door/ Together it is Possible!
September is Recovery Awareness Month – Join Us for the Addiction Recovery Breakfast, Sept 26, 2014 – Tickets are Selling Fast!
Seats are only $45 each or a table of 10 for $400!
Click on the link below to get your seats today!
Guest Speaker: Sean McCann (former member of the group, “Great Big Sea”
Need more information?
Contact: Jon DeActis, Director of Quintin Warner House, 519.434.8041 or
Linda Sibley, Executive Director, Addiction Services of Thames Valley, 519.673.3242 ext 226
The Pride London Festival starts this Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 27!
A full 10 days – 23 events – 12 venues! Check out the Festival’s new website: pridelondon.ca
See ADSTV at the 3-day outdoor festival, July 25-27 in Victoria Park and again at this year’s parade on Sunday, July 27! Parade starts at 12:30pm at Western Fair District and ends at Victoria Park.
The news conference announcing the release of the 2014 Substance Abuse in Canada Report, Childhood and Adolescent Pathways to Substance Use Disorders, will be transmitted via live webcast on Wednesday, June 25, at 10:00 am Pacific; 1:00pm EST, and accessible post-event through www.ccsa.ca.
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Just like our peers, ADSTV is spending a lot of time these days looking for ways to improve data quality. The measurement of outcomes is such an important part of our quality improvement dialogue, yet this is an area that most community-based agencies are unable to provide in a sustained way. Pilot projects allow us to participate for brief periods of time however, what we need is a sustained focus on data quality and the measurement of impact of programming. Read More
ADSTV has been preoccupied with a recent expansion of programs that work together to serve more complex clients in the community. These new programs are dependent on our partnerships across Thames Valley with hospitals, mental health agencies, and primary care centres, to name a few. Read More
Opioids are a class of powerful drugs that are primarily prescribed to treat severe pain. If opioids are abused, they can create feelings of intense pleasure or euphoria, and can also lead to fatal overdose, along with other medical, legal and social problems. Opioids include illicit drugs, such as heroin, as well as prescription medications, such as Percocet, morphine and codeine.
In May 2013, ADSTV was funded to provide a new program called the Community Opioid Addiction Program (COAP). COAP has 5 full time Addiction/Mental Health Counsellors. The purpose of COAP is to improve the health, social outcomes and quality of life of people experiencing Opioid Substance use—past or present. This includes Pregnant and Parenting Women, Youth and people living with HIV/AIDS/Hep C. The program also has a strong emphasis on providing support to people who are currently engaged in Substitution Therapy such as Methadone Maintenance Treatment, Suboxone, Buprenorphine or are considering using them as part of their treatment process. Each member of the team has a target of reaching approximately 200 unique individuals through individual, group counselling and educational sessions each year. Read More
Addiction Transitional Case Management Service is a program offered through Addiction Services of Thames Valley.
The program consists of 3 Addiction Transition Case Managers (ATCM) with the overall goal of facilitating a seamless discharge process by ensuring that an individual has linkages to appropriate addiction and addiction-related services and supports upon discharge from the hospital. Together, the client and the ATCM will work together to create and implement a plan of care for enhancing stability and meeting the client’s most urgent addiction-related needs in order to reduce repeat visits to the Emergency Department and reduce the likelihood of readmission. Read More