CASON counsellors provide ongoing support in a number of programs available to people struggling with their own substance use or gambling behaviour. Services include individual counselling, our 4-week Day Treatment program, referral to residential treatment, and the addiction supportive housing (ASH) program. The process begins with an initial assessment, which includes meeting a counsellor and sharing information related to substance use, gambling, physical and emotional health, family and relationships, and treatment goals.
One-on-one counselling sessions are offered at CASON for clients who are looking for help changing their use of substances. Depending on your current situation and the availability of the counsellor, you would attend counselling approximately once every two weeks to once per month. Your counsellor can help you to set goals, identify your triggers to use, and develop healthy coping skills to support your recovery.
Day Treatment is a group-level intervention which is four weeks in duration, meeting Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It provides daily group process activities and focuses on life skills development and lifestyle change issues. (This program does not run on statutory holidays).
There are a number of residential treatment “rehab” facilities available across the province for people who feel they need help in making changes to their alcohol and/or drug use and emotional and physical health.
A combination of intensive case management and supportive housing for people who have had success in early recovery and are highly motivated to change.
CASON and the regional municipality of Niagara have collaborated to establish and provide addiction services to residents of the Niagara region who are receiving social assistance and related services. A CASON counsellor, working on-site at the Ontario Works offices in St. Catharines, Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Niagara Falls can provide a range of addiction services to clients referred by OW Intensive Case Managers.
A counsellor provides assessment, treatment planning and discharge services for soon to be released incarcerated adults at the Niagara Detention Centre on a bi-weekly basis. This pre-release contact is intended to prepare and facilitate client transition to community-based treatment.
A remedial measures program for individuals who have been convicted of drinking and driving offences and want to be eligible for licence re-instatement. The program consists of assessment, education or treatment group and follow-up interview. The program is financed solely through a participant fee.