South Cochrane Addictions Services is pleased to announce the launch of our new PILOT project, the Addiction Counselling Clinic.  

What is it?

South Cochrane Addictions Services Addiction Counselling Clinic offers prompt service to residents of Timmins wishing to access a focused conversation to address an issue of concern.  Single-session counselling can provide you with the emotional support, feedback and ideas on how to make positive changes in your life. Each visit is treated like a distinct counselling session with no expectation that you come back for a subsequent session.  For many people, a single session with a counsellor is enough to take a positive first step, and our highly trained counsellors can help.  There is no fee for this service. People are seen on a first come, first served basis.  Clients are asked to call or present on the day of the clinic to obtain a session time and further direction.  People attending the clinic can be internally referred into our other counselling programs and services or to other community services. Clinic services are separate from services and attending the clinic does not affect your placement into other services.

Who can come?

The Single-session counselling service is appropriate for individuals who are struggling with substance use, problem gambling or for individuals who have loved ones who are struggling with substance use or problem gambling with the intention of focusing on a specific area of concern and receive a brief solution focused counselling session.  People come to the clinic wanting help with a variety of issues that may include but are not limited to: substance abuse and problem gambling as well as anxiety; depression; social isolation; grief; interpersonal conflict; personal stress; symptoms of trauma; relationship/social issues and gender identity and expression as it relates to substance use.  Other issues may include helping family members with enabling, boundaries, self-care etc.

What to expect the first time you attend the Walk-In clinic

There will be 5 available time slots per clinic day.  9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The spots are filled on a first come first serve basis.  Individuals may call or attend our office on the day of the clinic, starting at 8:30 a.m. to reserve a time slot.  Individuals will be asked to arrive 15 minutes in advance of their reserved time slot.  Failure to arrive in advance could result in forfeiting the appointment. 

If you have any questions about the clinic, or require clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us.

An Introduction to South Cochrane Addictions Services (SCAS)

SCAS’ response to the COVID pandemic

Canada’s Opioid Crisis – and how it is impacting our community

Sylvie’s experience with South Cochrane Addictions Services

Aurele’s experience with South Cochrane Addictions Services

Susan’s experience with South Cochrane Addictions Services

History of South Cochrane Addictions Services

South Cochrane Addictions Services was incorporated in 1987 as part of a network of assessment, referral and case management agencies in the province, mandated and funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (North East Local Health Integrated Network), and based on a community needs assessment.
Its purpose was to provide the residents of South Cochrane who had substance abuse related problems and their families with access to a helping agency with few restrictions on admission. The agency offered comprehensive assessment, individualized, client-centred treatment planning, motivational interviewing, referral to addiction specific and other needed treatment resources and case management, which included support, monitoring, advocacy, and treatment plan revision. Many of the agency’s clients were referred to residential treatment centres within the district and outside the district depending on the individual’s needs and personal preferences.
From its inception, and because it was the only non-residential agency in the catchment area, SCAS also provided outpatient treatment to a large percentage of its clients who either did not meet admission criteria for, or were unwilling to attend residential treatment facilities.
Services are provided in English and French. There are 12 staff, including Administration and Leadership. Services range from In-House Community Treatment Programs to Outreach Programs provided in homes and community.

Histoire des Services de Toxicomanie Cochrane-sud

Le Service de toxicomanie Cochrane-Sud a été constitué officiellement en 1987, faisant partie d’un réseau d’organismes d’évaluation, d’aiguillage, et de gestion de cas dans la province, mandaté et financé par le Ministère de la santé et des soins de longue durée (Réseau local d’intégration des services santé du Nord-Est) et basé sur une évaluation des besoins de la communauté.
Son but était d’offrir aux résidents de Cochrane-Sud qui avaient des problèmes liés à la consommation de substances et à leurs familles l’accès à un organisme d’aide avec peu de restrictions à l’admission. L’organisme offrait l’évaluation complète, une planification de traitement individualisée, axée sur le client, l’entrevue motivationnelle, l’aiguillage vers d’autres services de toxicomanie, et tout autre service requis, et la gestion de cas, qui comprenait l’appui, la surveillance, la défense des intérêts du client, et la révision du plan de traitement. Bon nombre des clients de l’organisme étaient dirigés vers les services de traitement résidentiels dans le district et hors du district dépendant des besoins et des préférences personelles de l’individu.
Dès son établissement, et parce qu’il était le seul service non-résidentiel de la région desservie, le STCS offrait aussi le traitement externe à un pourcentage important de ses clients qui ne répondaient pas aux critères d’admission pour les services résidentiels, ou qui refusaient le traitement résidentiel.
Les services du STCS sont offerts en anglais et en français. Le personnel comprend 12 membres, incluant l’Administration et le Leadership. La gamme de nos services va du traitement communautaire interne jusqu’aux programmes offerts sur le terrain dans les foyers et dans la communauté.

Community Safety and Well Being Plan

 “To achieve the ideal state of a sustainable community where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, access to services and where individuals can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression”


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