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How can I help?

Get the facts

There are many supervised consumption sites in operation across the province, country, and globe. Research and data have proven the benefits of these sites, not only for individuals who use drugs, but for the wellbeing of communities at large. Still, many people don’t realize the positive impact safe health sites can have on communities affected by addiction and overdose. So check out our site to help separate the fears from the facts.

Get involved

There will be opportunities to help make harm-reduction kits and to participate in community clean ups. Sign up when these opportunities arise.

Find help

I use substances

Addiction Services – Cochrane District:

Rapid Access Addictions Medicine Clinic (RAAM)
The RAAM clinic offers community-based, low-barrier services for individuals seeking treatment for substance-use disorders.

South Cochrane Addiction Services
South Cochrane Addictions Services is an assessment, referral, case management and community treatment agency for people of all ages in the South Cochrane district who have problems related to their own alcohol and drug use or gambling.

Timmins Native Friendship Centre – Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Worker Program
The goal of the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Worker Program  (AADWP) is to assist Aboriginal people in addressing alcohol/drug issues and preventing or minimizing the negative effects of addictive substances for aboriginal individuals, families and communities.

Jubilee Centre – Safe Bed Crisis Support
705-268-2666 Ext. 228

This program is designed to divert (pre- & post-charge) clients with clinical needs in actual or emergent addiction & or mental health crisis away from the criminal justice and hospital based systems.

Canadian Mental Health Association – Addictions Services
CMHA Cochrane Timiskaming offers Outpatient Concurrent and Addictions Services for clients struggling with Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling. 

Porcupine Health Unit – Harm Reduction Program
The Harm Reduction Program is designed to ensure that people who use substances can have access to sterile equipment to reduce the incidence and prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other harms.  It also provides naloxone kits and training to individuals, and works with community partners to ensure there is access to naloxone throughout the PHU area. 

Timmins and District Hospital – Addiction Services
Provides patient-centred and trauma-informed case management while practicing a harm reduction approach to any patient who may be referred for a substance- and/or opioid-use disorders. 

Living Space - Services Guide
Offering co-ed, 24/7/365 services, aiming to connect and support those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Services You Can Call:

National Overdose Response Service (NORS)
NORS is a peer-run, peer-led overdose prevention hotline. NORS makes overdose support available to Canadians 24/7. Call the hotline from anywhere in Canada before using for affirming, confidential, respectful support.

Timmins and District Hospital 24/7 Crisis Line
705-264-3003 OR 1-888-340-3003

The Timmins and District Hospital has a 24/7 crisis line service that individuals can access by calling 705-264-3003 or 1-888-340-3003.

Canadian Mental Health Association 24/7 Crisis Line
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call CMHA-CT Crisis Line (24/7) toll-free.

Indian Residential School Survivors and Family 24/7 Line
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-Hour National Crisis Line.

Someone I love uses substances

General Information:

CAMH - Addiction 101 Online Course 
A course for people who are concerned about themselves, those who are concerned about family or friends, and those who encounter people with addiction problems through their work.

Porcupine Health Unit – Opioid Awareness and Prevention

You can save a life! How to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.

Ministry of Health – Recognize and temporarily reverse an opioid overdose

Learn to recognize opioid overdose, administer naloxone, and where to obtain a naloxone kit.

National Harm Reduction Coalition (USA) – Principles of Harm Reduction

Harm reduction works to reduce negative consequences associated with substance use.

Living Space – Services Guide

Offering co-ed, 24/7/365 services, aiming to connect and support those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.

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