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RAAM Clinics – Modified Holiday Hours

Monday, December 24th, 2018 Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital Clinic is OPEN  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Markham Stouffville Hospital Clinic – CLOSED Tuesday,December 25th, 2018 All RAAM Clinics CLOSED Wednesday, December 26th, 2018  All RAAM Clinics CLOSED Thursday, December 27th, 2018 Humber River Hospital Clinic is OPEN 12:30 PM to…

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Penalties Have Changed!

On December 18, 2018 the penalties for alcohol-impaired driving changed. One of the major changes is that police no longer require reasonable suspicion to require a roadside breath test for any driver. Refusal of the test will mean automatic criminal charges with similar penalties as those of an impaired driving…

What are the Physical Effects of Alcohol?

Depending on how much you drink, alcohol can be linked to both chronic and acute alcohol-related harms. Chronic alcohol-related harms include cancer, liver cirrhosis and other diseases and illnesses. Acute alcohol-related harms include alcohol poisoning, physical and/or verbal fights and accidents. Exactly how far do alcohol’s effects on the body…

Services Available During Extreme Cold Weather

During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, the attention of service providers focuses on helping homeless people to get off the street and into shelter or street respite. It is dangerous for anyone to remain outdoors when the temperature plummets. Outreach workers, drop in centres, and emergency shelters work together to…

Understanding the Impact of Stigma

Most of us know someone affected by addiction. Statistics on overdose-related deaths show us that the opioid crisis is affecting Canadians from all walks of life. But those affected continue to feel stigmatized. Stigma can have a major impact on the quality of life of people who use substances, experience…

ASYR’s *Modified* Holiday Hours

Please be advised of ASYR’s modified schedule for the Holiday Season: Monday, December 24th – 9am – 2pm Tuesday, December 25th – CLOSED Wednesday, December 26th – CLOSED Thursday, December 27th – CLOSED (Building Maintenance) Friday, December 28th – 9am – 5pm Monday, December 31st – 9am – 2pm Tuesday, January 1st – CLOSED Wednesday, January 2nd – CLOSED (Building Maintenance) Thursday, January 3rd – 9am – 5pm…

Know Where to Go for Holiday Healthcare

Do you need non-emergency medical care? If you need non-emergency medical assistance, you have many options: Contact your primary care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) If your primary care provider is not available, call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 To find a walk-in clinic near you, visit centralhealthline.ca or call 1-888-470-2222, 8:30 a.m. to…

Support ASYR on Giving Tuesday

SUPPORT ASYR ON GIVING TUESDAY ASYR welcomes the support of private donors, community groups, foundations and trusts, corporate supporters, and local businesses. Each year, we treat thousands of clients throughout York Region and surrounding areas, but the need for help in our community continues to grow. This year, our Giving…

Health Canada Wants to Hear What You Have to Say About Substance Use

Consultation on strengthening Canada’s approach to substance use issues The purpose of this consultation is to ask Canadians for new and innovative ideas on how to further strengthen the federal government’s health-focussed approach to substance use issues through the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS). How to participate Use the online…

Happy National Take a Hike Day!

On November 17, wear your most comfortable hiking shoes and take a hike because it is Take A Hike Day. Take a Hike Day was established to encourage groups of families and friends to get out into the wild and really get a taste of what it means to be…