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:

  • Family Education Programs

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

Adult Mental Health Referral Form (eReferral/online)

Adult Metal Health Self-Referral Form (eReferral/online)
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.


Adult Mental Health Referral Form (eReferral/online)

Adult Metal Health Self-Referral Form (eReferral/online)

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

Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine Clinic (RAAM)

The RAAM Clinic is the result of a partnership between Addiction Services for York Region and NYGH and clinics are also available at other hospitals in York Region, South Simcoe and Toronto.

In person and virtual appointments are available Mondays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. subject to availability.


Self-Referral Interested individuals may call: 905-841-7007 or 1-800-263-2288 ext. 322 to book an appointment 

MD/NP Referral Please fax referral and relevant patient notes to: 416-756-6424 Attn: NYGH RAAM 

Please call 289-221-4839 to book an appointment and a team member will contact you within 24-48 hours.