Addiction Program

The Addiction Program provides service to patients who have problems with alcohol, street or prescription drugs, or addictive behaviours such as compulsive gambling. Individuals who are stable in methadone maintenance programs under supervision of a methadone physician are welcome into any part of the Addiction Program.

We offer the following services and programs that are described below:

  • Core Program
  • Health Professional Recovery Program
  • Youth Substance Use Program

Programs and services offered:

Core Program

North York General Hospital's Core Program is a 10-week abstinence-based outpatient program for individuals who choose total abstinence from all mood-altering substances. It includes intake assessment, group therapy with group psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural based relapse prevention, goal setting, stress management and addiction education. Individual therapy is also available if needed. Continued aftercare is offered once a week to those who complete this program.

Health Professional Recovery Program

The Health Professional Recovery Program provides services that address both personal and professional needs during recovery. Specialized recovery programs include:

  • Women's Clinic
  • Family Education Programs
  • Smoking Cessation Reduction

The Health Professional Recovery Program health care team: • physicians • nurses • pharmacists • dentists

For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, call the Intake Office at 416-756-6642. Self-referrals are welcome, as are referrals from physicians or other health professionals.

Youth Substance Use Program

The Transitional Aged Youth Substance Use Program provides specialized, outpatient counseling to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 to 24, who are concerned about the impact of their substance use to their lives. Assessment, counseling and/or referral to appropriate services are available for individuals and their families. The program aims to help patients reduce harm or become abstinence, treatment options can be tailored to the individual.


  • Self referrals
  • Physicians referrals
  • Mental health agencies referrals
  • Community services referrals