Mental Health and Addiction Services
Mental Health Services includes a wide range of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. We have an acute care psychiatric inpatient unit as well as a psychiatric intensive care unit in Owen Sound. Our Community Outreach Treatment Team connects with patients while in hospital and continues to see patients on a short-term basis following discharge.
The hospital operates the North Grey Team (519-376-2121 ext. 2460) which is one of 5 teams operated by Mental Health Grey Bruce. Through this partnership mental health services are provided to all of Grey and Bruce Counties. The main focus of the team is to provide service to people 16 years and older with a serious mental illness (ie. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression). The team provides counseling, case management and housing support.
The hospital also provides specialized services to those patients with a Developmental Disability who are also experiencing a mental health problem (519-376-2121 ext. 2857), those individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis (519-376-4220), clients dealing with sexual assault (past or present) and partner abuse (519-376-2121 ext. 2458). Crisis services (phone and in person) are available 12 hours a day though our crisis team.
We offer several addiction programs through Withdrawal Management Services. We offer assessment, treatment and referral, as well as a 3 week day treatment program and ongoing relapse prevention groups. Withdrawal Management Services offers wellness and recovery through a non-medically supervised withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, and is located outside of the hospital in Owen Sound.
How do I book an appointment for Withdrawal Management Services?
Individuals may self-refer by visiting the centre at any time, day or night at 495 9th Avenue East in Owen Sound. We accept referrals from family and friends as well as from physicians and other agencies.
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic
The RAAM clinic is for people who are looking for help in dealing with their substance misuse. The doctors at the clinic have experience treating people who are struggling with their addiction, and they know how difficult it can be to ask for help. For more information or to book an appointment for the clinic, please call 519-376-3999.
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Alcohol Addiction and Treatment
According to recent studies, about 80% of Canadians drink alcohol. It's legal, it's easy to get, and it's part of our culture. But when your alcohol use leads to a hospital visit, it's a sign that drinking is causing problems in your life. It can be very difficult to accept that your alcohol use is problematic, and it's normal to feel ashamed, frightened, or angry. But the good news is that medical treatment for problematic alcohol use is safe and effective. This pamphlet contains information about the treatment options you'll be offered at the RAAM Clinic to help you manage your drinking.
Problematic Opioid Use
Canada has the second-highest rate of prescription opioid use in the world. While opioids are often prescribed by physicians to help patients cope with pain, some people get addicted to them and start using them in a problematic way. Signs of problematic use include running out of medication early, chewing or crushing pills, or experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
It can be very difficult to accept that your opioid use is problematic, and it's normal to feel ashamed, frightened, or angry. But the good news is that medical treatment for problematic opioid use is safe and effective. This pamphlet contains information about the treatment options you'll be offered at the RAAM Clinic to help you address your opioid use.
Preventing Overdose: A Guide for Safer Opioid Use
Opioids, like morphine, oxycodone, or heroin, are powerful narcotics that are often prescribed as painkillers. Two of the major dangers of opioid use are addiction and overdose.
When people become addicted to opioids, they experience strong cravings, have difficulty stopping their use even when they want to, and get withdrawal symptoms such as nausea when they stop using. An opioid overdose occurs when you've taken more opioids than your body can handle. Opioids work by relaxing the central nervous system, making us less aware of pain. If the nervous system gets too relaxed, it can stop performing survival functions like breathing, sometimes leading to death.
The best way to avoid an opioid overdose is to get treatment for addiction.
Mental Health Apps
Self-help Anxiety Management
Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help
Complete Relaxation Lite
MoodTools – Depression Aid
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
Best Sleep Hygiene
PTSD Coach Canada
Self-help for Anxiety Management
Take a break! – Guided Meditations for Stress Relief
Best Sleep Hygiene
PTSD Coach Canada
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