New Name for Addiction Program

The name might be changing, but the service remains the same.

The Rapid Access Addiction Clinics across Waterloo-Wellington will now be called Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinics (RAAM).

This new name is a better reflection of the service provided by these clinics, which include medical support for individuals looking for help on their journey to recovery. As these clinics are also part of a larger network of clinics across the province, the name change also aligns with provincial branding for the program.

These clinics have been part of Waterloo-Wellington since the first clinic opened in Guelph in 2017. Since then, the number of locations has grown to five to include Kitchener, Cambridge and Elora, as well as a mobile clinic van that will be launching this coming spring. The mobile clinic will be dedicated to rural Wellington and provide increased access and service to this community. House of Friendship operates RAAM clinics in Kitchener and Cambridge, in partnership with Stonehenge Therapeutic Community.

The RAAMs are specialized medical clinics designed for people who are experiencing health issues related to their drug and/or alcohol use. The clinics are open to people of all ages who are currently using substances, and there is no cost to participate. The RAAM is a short-term service and patients are connected back to primary care upon completion of their involvement. For further information or to make a referral please visit our website at or call 1-844-722-2977.

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021

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