A Sense of Stability
When we think of harm reduction, few realize how common it is in all our lives. Harm reduction is what keeps us going; keeps us from experiencing issues that result in harm to ourselves or others.
Whether it be through substance use support programs, food programs, clothing, legal, or therapeutic programs; a caring environment, a friend, or education and awareness, communities rely on harm reduction to maintain a sense of safety and stability.
A major component of how we play our part to help provide stability in our community, is through OAT treatment.
We are a provincially registered methadone and suboxone clinic, and we take proactive steps towards preventing drug poisoning, and encouraging our patients along a safe path to recovery.
What is OAT?
OAT — Opioid Agonist Therapy is treatment to replace self-medicated street drugs with prescribed medication, to aid in managing cravings and withdrawal that is extremely painful.
What is the goal of OAT?
Outpatient OAT at Food For The Soul is geared towards uplifting, empowering, and inspiring our patients to stabilize their OAT dose (when cravings are no longer an issue) and build on life skills with our team.
Life skills building is different for each patient. Some will need more support than others. We include:
- Resource referrals
- Support with housing searches
- Work searches
Most importantly, we help our patients rebuild relationships within their community.
Recovery takes time, and our team is patient, and kind. ♥ We want to walk the journey with you, and show the possibilities that can be attained when we work towards healing, together.
Can Our Harm Reduction Program Help You?
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance: