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ASCO’s Holiday Hours
Please be advised that the Addiction Services Central Ontario main office, satellite offices and clinics will be operating with the following hours: If you or a loved one is experiencing an addiction-related crisis, get help now. Visit ASCO’s Crisis Page where you can find mental health or addictions related resources that are available around the clock.
The Eastern York Region North Durham (EYRND) Ontario Health Team (OHT) summer edition newsletter – Staying Connected is now available
Eastern York Region North Durham (EYRND) Ontario Health Team (OHT) summer edition Staying Connected –is now available. This quarterly edition of Staying Connected will keep you informed of the latest news and initiatives from the OHT. Subscribe to the newsletter to keep updated on the latest happenings.
Health & Wellness
Virtual Community Care Hubs
CMHA Toronto, in partnership with the Centre for Immigrant & Community Services (CICS), Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO), and Unison and Scarborough Health Network (SHN), strive to improve population health and reduce inequities among population groups by leveraging virtual care through the introduction of Virtual Community Care Hubs (VCCH). This initiative received provincial funding to enhance the pandemic response and
Addiction, Mental Health
Seeking Board Members
Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO) is a charitable, not-for-profit agency with its main office in Aurora. ASCO is one of the largest community addiction service providers in Ontario and is a lead agency for Ontario Health (Central Region) for addictions. Our mission, “Uniting to offer hope and promote recovery through outstanding service and innovation”, is what
Supports for individuals accessing mental health and addiction services in Markham, Thornhill, Stouffville and North Durham communities.
The Eastern York Region North Durham (EYRND) Ontario Health Team (OHT) recently launched the Mental Health and Addictions Wellness Centre. Through the centre, health care professionals deliver mental health and addictions services to individuals 12 years of age or older. *Services: The following virtual services are available: *Due to COVID-19, appointments are required for all services and will
Addiction, Mental Health
Breaking Free Online Addiction Support
Breaking Free Provides 24/7 Support Breaking Free Online is a no-cost, confidential, safe and easy to use self-help addiction and recovery program that is available 24 hours a day to Addiction Services Central Ontario clients. It is available to help Ontarians ages 16 and older reduce or stop the use of over 70 substances, such as
Addiction, Substance Use
Prescription Opioids: What Parents & Caregivers Need to Know
Bottom Line What are prescription opioids? When used appropriately, prescription opioids can be very effective in treating severe pain. There are two types of opioid medications: Unfortunately, these medications are also now some of the most commonly misused substances amongst Ontario youth. What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful prescription medication, 100 times stronger than
How Can I Tell if My Teenager is Using Drugs or Other Substances?
Expected teen behavior and signs of substance use disorder may look similar. Learn about the symptoms of teen substance use disorder and what to do next. Have you noticed your teen behaving differently for a period of time? Are they no longer hanging out with or talking with their friends? Have they made new friends
ASYR Announces Name Change to Addiction Services Central Ontario
Aurora — (October 28, 2021) Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) announced today that it has changed its name to Addiction Services Central Ontario. The new name reflects the evolution, growth and significant geographic expansion of the organization and its services and programs. Addiction Services Central Ontario provides community treatment services, support and assistance to Ontarians
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