Treatment services and supports can help people experiencing harms from substance use or addiction. Services can include early identification and intervention, harm reduction approaches and relapse prevention. Services can also include peer support, specialized treatment, continuing care and more. Some services are available through public health care while others require private funding, and some are regulated according to standards while others are not.
Understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment option is essential to providing the best possible care. By matching people with services that fit their needs, they can have a better chance of recovery. In addition, services and supports should be flexible and tailored to the needs of the individual, to accommodate all people. They should also be acceptable, accessible, available and affordable.
For these reasons, CCSA brings together knowledge and provides targeted materials to support quality treatment services in Canada. We promote the message that recovery is positive and achievable.