Community Update: Concurrent Disorders Day Treatment Program

April 17, 2024 – Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is pleased to provide an update on our Concurrent Disorders Day Treatment program, ‘A New Day.’
In January 2024, we were fortunate to secure one-time funding for the Concurrent Disorders Day Treatment program until March 31, 2024. Since receiving the funding, we restarted the program and have seen remarkable progress and impact within our community.
With this funding support, we successfully conducted the first session of the ‘A New Day’ Concurrent Disorders Intensive Day Treatment First Intake at Northway Wellness Centre from late January to March 1, 2024. This session saw remarkable outcomes, with 80% of attendees receiving certificates of achievement for completing the program, as well as outcomes that extended beyond completion certificates, such as securing appropriate housing, returning to school, gaining employment, and family reunification.
In parallel, we also conducted groups for Withdrawal Management/Safe Beds, which saw significant engagement. A total of 221 group sessions, 564 face-to-face visits, and 151 additional phone support/virtual care visits were conducted, highlighting the importance and effectiveness of this aspect of our program. We started a second cohort, which began on March 4, 2024, and continued until March 31, 2024, alongside ongoing programming for Withdrawal Management/Safe Beds clients.
After considering the evident need for the program in our community, we have decided to continue offering the Concurrent Disorders Day Treatment program beyond March 31, 2024.
We want to thank those providing and supporting this program for their ongoing dedication and collaboration. Together, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or require further information. Contact our Concurrent Disorders Counsellor at 705-759-3434 ext. 4170 to learn more about this program.
Concurrent Disorders Day Treatment Program is available to those who are both in hospital and community who have substance use or gambling, gaming, or technology use issues and have a co-existing mental illness. Care includes confidential short-term counselling to bridge the gap between mental health & addictions treatment services, group support, assessment and treatment referrals, and with the overall goal of enhancing collaborative mental health services within our community.