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Concurrent Disorders Program

What this program does...

The concurrent disorders (CD) program is among the first major mental health programs to provide a competent approach to care for individuals that are experiencing mental health and addiction issues, often referred to as a concurrent disorder.

This program is for clients with acute psychiatric illness and it is not a residential program.

How this program helps...

The concurrent disorders program provides a holistic treatment approach for individuals that are experiencing both addiction and mental health issues. The program is designed to meet the unique treatment needs of individuals that require expertise in both addictions and mental health treatment. The goal of the CD program is to provide specialized care while supporting improved, long-term outcomes for the client.

Your Care Team

The concurrent disorders unit is staffed with highly skilled professionals that have specific expertise and training in both addictions and mental health treatment. The team consists of the following:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Boris Chair - Research Team
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Social Worker
  • Addiction Attendants
  • Registered Nurses

The team provides the following services: 

  • Time-limited follow-up for stabilization and transition to the community and/or other appropriate services.
  • Consultation with a Psychiatrist
  • Group Programming
  • 1:1 counselling for addictions and mental health using both a harm reduction and abstinence based approach 

Referral Process

Referrals to this program are processed by Connect, St. Joe’s centralized intake service for Mental Health and Addiction outpatient programs. Click here to access the Connect referral form.


St. Joseph`s Healthcare Hamilton, West 5th Campus

905-522-1155, ext. 36499
Fax:  905-389-3815

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