chys 1120 assignment CHOICES - CHOICES PROGRAM IWK The...

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CHOICES PROGRAM- IWK The program I chose to look at for this assignment is called choices outpatient program . Choices program is an addiction treatment service offered out of the IWK. Choices provides a variety of treatment services for adolescents aged 13 to 19 years old who are harmfully involved with substances, gambling and/or who have a concurrent disorder (substance use problem and a mental health disorder at the same time). CHOICES utilizes a harm reduction approach where you can partner with your clinician around your treatment goals to reduce the harms associated with substance misuse . Referrals to outclient services may be made by youth, parents, support people, family physicians, mental health clinicians, school personnel, or individuals from any agency that services youth . When you come to the Choices Service, you will be contacted by the Intake Worker who will complete a registration with you over the phone. The adolescent will be offered an appointment with a Choices clinician. The Choices clinician will then work with them to help
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