Auricular (ear) Acupuncture involves the placement of tiny, stainless steel needles at five different points in each ear.

Originally developed for use with clients who were detoxifying from alcohol and other drugs (and named Acu-Detox), it is effective in reducing the symptoms of withdrawal and the cravings most people experience at that time.

This service is offered on Tuesday afternoons in our St. Catharines office.


The Wellness group runs on Wednesday afternoons. Group always includes light stretches, chair yoga, autogenic relaxation and some component of a wellness technique.


Health promotion provides awareness, partnership and prevention education through a human lens with harm reduction in the forefront. At Cason, our initiatives include sharing through information, recent statistics, and lived experience while encouraging people to embrace the idea of their own healthy lifestyle.

We provide top notch information about what is effecting our community through a variety of media including presentations, speaking engagements, events and health fair exhibits. Presentations can be customized to include causes of problem substance use/gambling/tech addictions/vaping, risk factors, trends, addiction in the family, mindfulness and information on the many programs and services that we offer throughout the Niagara region.

If you would like to book a presentation or would like us to attend a health fair as an exhibitor, please call 905-684-1183 x312 or email mprokator@cason.ca

RAAM (Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine)

The RAAM Clinic provides services on site at the St. Catharines CASON office for people looking for help with substance use (alcohol and/or other drugs). This service provides assessments and treatment for substance use problems such as alcohol, opioids, cocaine, benzodiazepines, and cannabis. Medications may be prescribed for substance use, withdrawal, and craving. Referrals for counselling will be offered. Treatment or referrals for any co-occurring psychiatric problem will be provided as necessary.