Treatment: Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

To ensure compassionate, comprehensive and collaborative care for people who are ready to enter treatment for substance use disorder, we support:

  • evidence-based treatment options
  • improvements to treatment systems, programs and services
  • working with others and sharing knowledge about new approaches to treatment and recovery

Treatment activities under the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy

We are:

  • supporting treatment centres to:
    • encourage accreditation
    • better meet community needs
    • train and certify more substance use disorder  workers
  • funding more programming and better access for First Nations and Inuit communities, including investments in:
  • improving access to treatment options, such as allowing access to drug therapies available in other countries but not yet in Canada
  • promoting evidence-based approaches to treatment
  • reducing crimes committed as a result of drug dependency through the Drug Treatment Court Funding Program which offers:
    • court-monitored treatment and community services for non-violent offenders with substance use disorders
    • treatment programming for youth involved in the justice system through the Drug Treatment part of the Youth Justice Fund

Other complementary initiatives

We support projects that help health care providers work safely and effectively with survivors of violence through trauma-informed care.

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