Home stabilization progra??m

The home stabilization program assists youth and their care givers with managed withdrawal and follow-up in a home environment. The team works with young people age 12-24 who are using substances and want to stop or significantly reduce use of at least one substance. The program provides client centred, trauma informed, equitable and strength based accessible services. 

Download the youth home stabilization program brochure

Services offered include:

  • Support through withdrawal

  • Short term family counselling/mediation

  • Access to Opiate Agonist Therapy (Suboxone, Methadone) and primary care

  • Home visits

  • Education about withdrawal management

  • Cultural and spiritual supports

  • Harm reduction supplies and education

  • Referral and connection to services including long term community support and treatment programs

Some of the key principles and strategies of the program include:

  • Helping community partners reimagine what effective substance use support can look like?

  • Involving families, care givers, and support people identified by the youth.  Help open up communication about goals, motivation, and how the youth wants to be supported in working towards the changes they envision.

  • Connecting youth with relevant supports including primary care, OAT, cultural support, prosocial activities, and follow up counseling and treatment

  • Providing psychoeducation, harm reduction supplies, counseling, system navigation, evidence based interventions, and innovative solutions as guided by the youth

Referral

?Contact Central Addiction Intake Team (CAIT) for more information. 

Eligibility

?The program works with young people age 12-24 who are using substances and want to stop or significantly reduce use of at least one substance.