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Concurrent Disorder Program

Do you suffer from a mental health disorder?
Do you also suffer from substance or alcohol abuse problems?

At ASYR we focus on you, not just the addiction. You are bigger than your addiction. You are not defined by your addiction.

If you have a mental health issue which interferes with your day-to-day living and use alcohol or other substances to cope, you may have a concurrent disorder.

We will help you and your family with the tools and support to minimize the symptoms of your mental illness and reach your substance use goals.

You are not alone.

Did You Know ? We offer six-week, eight-week and twenty-week groups for skills and education about Concurrent Disorders.

What we offer

Education on:

  • Defining concurrent disorders
  • Stages of change and continuum of mental health and substance use
  • Discussion about the impact of substance on the brain
  • Medication and substance use interactions
  • Stigma
  • Relapse prevention

Skills workshop covering:

  • Refusal
  • Accepting diagnosis
  • Relationship and communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Boredom and leisure

To access this service:
Contact an Intake Coordinator at 905-841-7007 ext 322
or 1-800-263-2288 ext. 322
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

The following groups can be accessed through the Concurrent Disorder Program:

Who We Help

This program helps people who:

  • Have a serious mental illness
  • Have a substance abuse or substance dependency issue
  • Have difficulty with their your daily routine
  • Want to regain control

How We Help

The Concurrent Disorders program offers:

  • Education on how mental illness and substance use impact each other.
  • Provide skills training on changing substance use.
  • Assist you to manage the symptoms of mental illness.
  • Individual, family and group counselling. 

Where We Help

ASYR services all of York Region. Our offices can be found in:

  • Keswick
  • Aurora
  • Markham
  • Thornhill