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Adult Addiction Services

Individual Counselling is client-centred addiction treatment for individuals 12 and up. We offer respectful, compassionate, and non-judgmental care in a safe environment.

Sessions cover family history, triggers, coping skills, and evidence-based approaches (CBT, DBT, MI). Goals are determined by you: abstinence, moderation, or harm reduction.

Choose session frequency (phone, video, in-person). Our staff are registered psychotherapists or social workers in Ontario.

No medical referral needed for registration. Program selection at intake.

To schedule an Intake appointment in the Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil, Midland and Collingwood areas : 705-726-5033 or  1-800-461-4319 (Toll-Free)

For addiction support in South Simcoe (such as Bradford, Cookstown, Alliston, Tottenham, and Beeton), please contact Addiction Services Central Ontario at 1-800-263-2288


Specialized Addiction Services

Brief Service

Brief Service (available for Barrie area only) 4-6 individual counselling sessions (max 6) for individuals 25yrs+, utilizing a strength-based, client-centred, solution-focused brief therapy modality that focuses on solutions to presenting issues not the origins of the issue

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Group Therapy

Group therapy support programs for adults ages 25 +

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Opioid Treatment Program

Opioid Treatment Program provides individual counselling and support to anybody concerned about their use of opioids or who is on Opioid Agonist Treatment

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Umbrellas Treatment Program

Umbrellas Program provides self-referred community-based counselling and support for women who are pregnant, or mothers of children 6 years of age and under who are concerned about their own, or someone else’s substance use.

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Gambling, Gaming and Technology Program

Gambling, Gaming and Technology Program provides Individual community-based counselling available to individuals (12 years of age and up) who are concerned about their own or someone else’s gambling, video gaming or use of technology. 

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Withdrawal Management

Withdrawal Management: Community-based support for individuals with personal or doctor-assisted substance withdrawal goals.

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Residential Treatment Referrals

Residential Treatment Referrals: We provide assessment, referral, and navigational support for individuals who are interested in attending a residential program to help support their substance use goals.

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Addiction Support and Education Circle (ASEC)

A collaboration between CMHA Simcoe County Branch, CMHA Muskoka Parry Sound and Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin, the Addiction Support and Education Circle provides a community-based group treatment option for people looking to address their substance use. Participants should already have identified a substance use goal and be working toward it.

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Community Outreach

Outreach: In Barrie, an Outreach counsellor meets individuals in the community at shelters and other common points of congregation to minimize barriers to accessing treatment.

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Walking/Street Outreach

Walking/ Street Outreach: In Orillia, staff support the Gilbert Centre with walking outreach proving supplies for safer drug use, naloxone kits, condoms, food and clothing (when available) at shelter sites, other common points of congregation and generally in the downtown area on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 pm.

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