About Us

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Celebrating 35 Years of Working for a Healthier Community! 

Addictions Services for York Region 35th Anniversary logo

Welcome to Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR). Since 1983, we have been providing community treatment services, support and assistance to those struggling with substance use and problem gambling.

Our main office is located in Aurora, Ontario. We also have satellite offices and opioid treatment clinics located throughout York Region and surrounding areas which serve thousands of clients each year.

At ASYR, we focus on you and your recovery. We provide community treatment programs and group services to individuals who are 12 years of age and older, and their families. Our services are free of charge, except for specialized programming.

Our clinical philosophy embraces a holistic, biological, psychological, social and spiritual approach to help individuals and families deal with addiction issues. ASYR also uses a harm reduction approach in addiction treatment. Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies, from lessening the harm to abstinence. We equally respect clients who choose abstinence or harm reduction.

ASYR’s services also include making connections for clients through referrals to other community agencies and services and providing presentations and workshops to schools and organizations who want to find out more about substance use and problem gambling.

Strengthened by our own ongoing work with incredible partners, we continue to evolve as innovators and educators, and as a workplace of choice.

A little more about us…

  • Total INDIVIDUALS served by the agency – 3,196
  • Total VISITS25,376
  • Total INDIVIDUALS served by FUNCTIONAL CENTRES7,739
  • Total GROUP SESSIONS facilitated – 1,045
  • Total GROUP PARTICIPANTS11,421

The client numbers are from April 2016 to March 2017 and reflect total participants across all programs offered including specialized partnership programs such as Housing First and Back on Track.