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Addictions / Concurrent Disorders - Resources and Support

Ontario Shores Resources

Community Services / Groups

  • Pinewood: (905) 571-3344 press 2
    Locations in Oshawa and Bowmanville. Groups are focused upon addictions/substance use. Self referral.
  • Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (1-800-565-8603)
  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (1-888-230-3505)
  • Overeaters Anonymous (1-866-221-5061)
  • Al-Anon (905-728-1020), AA (905-728-1020), NA (905-434-2020)           
  • Addiction Services for York Region
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
    A Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.  Contact Ontario S.L.A.A. for more information. An S.L.A.A. volunteer will discreetly respond to your inquiry.
    Toronto Message line: 416-486-8201.
    Email: @email.
  • Connex Ontario
    Government funded service that provides Ontarians with access to the wide variety of government‐funded addictions, problem gambling, and mental health services and supports available within the province. 
    1-866-531-2600.

Substance Use Apps

Breaking Free 
https://www.breakingfreeonline.ca/

 

Alcohol Use Apps

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker
Myrecek (2018)
Free
Available on:
Android

Tracks alcohol consumption, helps users maintain a drink diary, and calculates blood alcohol content. Allows users to monitor drinking habits and set goals.


Daybreak – Drink less
Hello Sunday Morning (2019)
Free 3-week trial, monthly and annual subscriptions available after trial ($$$ monthly). *See app description for information about sponsorship if cost is a concern.
Available on:
iOS | Android

Daybreak is funded by the Australian Department of Health and offers professional “coaches” to help users get control of their drinking habits. Users are encouraged to make changes based on their goals and motivations through tailored activities, and contribute to the online support community.


Nomo – Sobriety Clocks
Parker Stech (2019)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

Monitors sobriety time, provides “chip” awards for recovery milestones, and tracks money saved over time.

 

Overeating Disorder Apps

Rise Up + Recover
Recovery Warriors (2015)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

Helps users track their meals, moods, and factors that affect problematic eating behaviours. Offers tips related to recovery around a variety of themes, including body image, journal activities, mindfulness, relationships.

 

Smoking and Vaping Cessation Apps

QuitGuide – Quit Smoking
ICF International (2019)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

Tracks cigarette cravings and moods, monitors progress toward milestones, and identifies triggers and strategies to deal with them.


Smoke Free – Quit Smoking Now
David Crane (2019)
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android

Keeps track of money saved from being smoke free and the number of cigarettes avoided. Provides information to help deal with cravings, and demonstrates how users’ health is improving over time.


My Change Plan
CAMH
Free
Available on:
iOS 


My Change Plan helps you quit or reduce smoking. It was developed by clinicians and researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)’s Nicotine Dependence Clinic and the University of Toronto and tested by clients trying to quit smoking. The App is based on an evidence-based booklet developed at CAMH.


Quash
Lung Health Foundation
Free
Available on:
iOS | Android


Quash smoking or vaping! Change is a process, not an event. The Quash app helps you progress through each stage of the quit process. Remember, long-lasting change is more likely when it's self-motivated and rooted in positive thinking.


Alcohol Use Disorder - Documents

 

Addictions Treatment and Recovery Centres 

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