We’re pleased to share that the COVID-19 outbreak declared in CAMH’s Emergency Department (ED) has been declared over by Toronto Public Health and CAMH Health, Safety and Wellness. You may continue to experience longer ED wait times due to ongoing staffing pressures. Thank you for your ongoing patience.
The Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service (YACDS) offers treatment to young people (14-24 years) who have substance use challenges/concerns, with or without concurrent mental health concerns.
Young people (14-24 years) who have substance use challenges/concerns, with or without concurrent mental health concerns.
Self-referral accepted through Access CAMH, call 416-535-8501 press 2
Additional Referral Details
Youth can self-refer or be referred by a physician, hospital, community agency or school.
New referrals can be faxed to Access CAMH (416-979-6815) using the CAMH referral form.
The Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service (YACDS) offers treatment to young people (14 to 24 years) who have substance use challenges/concerns, with or without concurrent mental health concerns, and to their families.
We work from a harm reduction model and take a flexible and individualized approach with young people. Treatment plans are based on a comprehensive assessment, focused on identifying treatment needs and issues in the areas of both substance use and mental health.
We have two day treatment programs partnered with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB): R.E.A.C.H. and Youth Day Hospital. R.E.A.C.H offers clients aged 16-21 years the opportunity to earn secondary school credits while participating in treatment. The Youth Day Hospital (YDH) serves youth 14-18 years needing more intensive outpatient support for stabilization, assessment and treatment towards preventing hospitalization. YDH works with youth to plan for transitions to lower-intensity services while supporting academic functioning.