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    Frequently Asked Questions at CATC – October 2020

    Frequently Asked Questions at CATC – October 2020

    Q: Are you open?
    A: Yes, all CATC clinics and pharmacies remain open as we offer essential medical care…

    Q: Do I have to come to clinic to be cared for?
    A: That depends on several factors. In some situations, you may be offered a phone appointment with our doctors to help create care plan for you during this time. We are doing our best to limit the amount of time our patients spend in our clinics and pharmacies during this period of uncertainty.

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    Keeping our patients safe and cared for during COVID

    Keeping our patients safe and cared for during COVID

    June 5th, 2020 Keeping our patients safe and cared for during COVID To our valued patients: Thank you for staying committed to your recovery during these challenging times. We are very proud of our staff who adapted quickly to be able to continue to provide the best addiction care possible and are very proud of our patients for showing patience and kindness as we figured out how to provide care while “social distancing”. As the Province begins its re-open, we are taking all the steps to make certain that our patients continue to be cared for...

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    CATC clinic hours of operation

    CATC clinic hours of operation

    Due to COVID-19, CATC and affiliate clinics have made some adjustments to operating hours. This master list of clinics, retains the most current set of opening hours.

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    “Drug overdoses may be linked to COVID-19 pandemic anxiety” – Belleville health unit

    “Drug overdoses may be linked to COVID-19 pandemic anxiety” – Belleville health unit

    A spike in both serious and fatal drug overdoses over the last week in Belleville can’t be definitively pinned down for a precise cause but it may be linked to angst being felt around the world due to COVID-19 pandemic anxiety. The local health unit said Tuesday it’s been apprised by Belleville Police Service of “five overdose related incidents in the Belleville area since Monday, March 16, including two overdoses that resulted in death.” Read more… – Belleville...

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    “Coronavirus and addiction: For people in recovery, self-isolation can be harmful” — Global News

    “Coronavirus and addiction: For people in recovery, self-isolation can be harmful” — Global News

    It’s important find new ways to connect during this time, to protect your recovery. “For someone struggling with addiction, fellowship is a big part of the recovery process. Unfortunately, since the coronavirus outbreak began and social distancing became the norm, this process has become more challenging…” read more Source: Global...

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    CEO COVID-19 Update

    CEO COVID-19 Update

    These are unprecedented times. As a result of the COVID pandemic, we are being asked to make changes to our daily routines. We are ultimately being asked to help slow the spread of this virus. While the virus is unlikely to significantly impact the average, healthy person, it can have devastating health effect for the elderly or people with a weakened immune system…

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    COVID-19 announcement

    COVID-19 announcement

    CATC is following/implementing all Public Health Guidelines (for health care professionals) to keep our staff and patients healthy. We have implemented a long list of actions to keep our care environment safe and hygienic.  This week you will also notice a number of social distancing strategies. Please speak to your local clinic team if you have questions. If you suspect you have COVID-19, please call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.

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    Opinion: Downtown methadone clinics are a good thing

    Opinion: Downtown methadone clinics are a good thing

    From hot and cold sweats to body aches, to vomiting and diarrhea, to sum it all up its PURE HELL to go through and becomes a fight for life! I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. By Carlie Fortin, North Bay. Hello, my name is Carlie Fortin and I am 26 years old and live in North Bay. I just wanted to share my thoughts and personal experience in one of the downtown methadone clinics to help people better understand that it really is a good place despite what people may think. I have been on methadone since August 2016 and let me tell you it...

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    Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

    Clinic, naloxone helping city’s significant opioid problem, emergency doctor says

    “Peterborough Regional Health Centre has third highest rate of ER visits for opioid poisoning in new study”

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    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    What it’s like being a methadone doctor

    I recently had lunch with Dr. Andrew Worster, an old friend from my emergency days 25 years ago. He works at an opioid addiction clinic in Cambridge, Ont., and still does ER shifts at Hamilton General Hospital. He works in the ER one or two eight-10-hour shifts per week but doesn’t do night shifts any more so he enjoys the two jobs.

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