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American Psychiatric Association:

The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness, including substance use disorders.  It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.  Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. 

Anxiety BC

Anxiety BC is a Canadian leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders.

Break the Barrier:

 The goal of Break the Barrier is to reduce stigma towards people suffering with mental health and addiction issues in the Saskatoon region.

This goal will be achieved through the Break the Barrier campaign, which is designed to educate people about stigma and how it hinders the recovery process, and to encourage understanding.

Those in recovery are invited to share their stories so that others who may be suffering are encouraged to reach out for help.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse:

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.  For 25 years, we have partnered with public, private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and safety of Canadians. 

Low Risk Drinking Guidelines Brochure

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH):

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction reaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health.  CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Children's Mental Health Ontario:

Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) works to identify and develop solutions to important policy issues affecting the child and youth mental health sector.  Provides education, support, and resources for children, youth, and families  who are experiencing mental health challenges.

Concurrent Disorders and Withdrawal Management Documents:

Concurrent Disorders:  This is a guide to the emerging treatment principles for concurrent disorders.  It should be viewed as an introduction to the evolving "clinical approach" that is being employed in addressing the treatment of people with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. 

Withdrawal Management Protocol:  This document is the general treatment guidelines and suggested withdrawal management protocols for alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates and cocaine.  This document is meant to serve as a reference for physicians' use in treating detoxification resulting from chronic substance use.  This document now includes a Crystal Meth Fact Sheet. 

Concurrent Disorders and Withdrawal Management:  PDF 

Opioid Withdrawal Protocol:  PDF

Drug Treatment Funding Program:

MHAS Clinical Principles for Addictions 2013:  PDF 

MHAS Detox Standards 2013:  PDF 

MHAS Foundational Framework 2013:  PDF 

MHAS Integration 2013:  PDF 

MHAS Outreach Standards 2013:  PDF


Family and Addictions Course Manual:  PDF 

This manual provides participants with a knowledge base of the addictive process in family systems and the recovery needs of family members.


FASD describes the range of disabilities to the unborn baby caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol.  The diagnoses under the FASD umbrella include:  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); Partial FAS (pFAS); Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopment Disorder (ARND); and Alcohol-Related Birth Defects (ARBD).

FASD - Prevention Institute website information on FASD

FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan INC.

The FASD Network of Saskatchewan is a provincial organization that works with families, children, and adults affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  A group of dedicated parents came together in the early 1990's seeking support and understanding.  They had common concerns about the challenges related to parenting children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol.  When the Network began very little was known about FASD.  Families faced stigma, lack of services and misunderstanding.

Framework and Integration Reports

MHAS Foundational Framework Final Document:  PDF 

MHAS Integration-Final Report:  PDF 

Framework for Suicide Management:  PDF 

Appendix and Resources:  PDF

Integrated Screening & Assessment for Mental Health and Addiction Services Concurrent Disorders:  PDF

Living Works

 "Living Works" has been helping communities become suicide-safer since 1983.  These programs are part of national, regional and organizational suicide prevention strategies around the world.  Developed using Rothman's social research and development (R&D) model, these programs prepare community helpers to intervene and prevent suicide.  The learning experiences are interactive, practical, regularly updated and customizable.  Comprehensive, layered and integrated, there is a program for everyone who wants to help.

For information about training in your area or to find out how these programs can be part of your communmity or organization's suicide-safer plans, please contact Living Works at

Mental Health Commission of Canada:

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues.  The MHCC provides its recommendations to governments, service providers, community leaders and many others, and works with these partners to implement them so improvements are made.

Methadone Assisted Recovery: 

These provincial guidelines describe the role, services, and skills required of the addiction counsellor, depending on their level of involvement with individuals in Saskatchewan who have been prescribed methadone for opioid dependency.  Methadone is a prescription drug used to safely treat opioid addiction for over 40 years.  Methadone assisted recovery can be an important harm-reduction strategy in preventing the transmission of HIV and other blood-borne pathogens, while assisting those using opioids to reduce illicit use, needle sharing and criminal activity associated with opioid use.  This document is published by Sask Health.

Methadone Assisted Recovery:  PDF

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services.  Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children's lives by changing the course of their care.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute:

 The Saskatchewan Prevention Insitute believes that children of all abilities have the right to the best physical, social, and emotional health possible. 

Our mission is to help reduce the occurrence of disabling conditions in children by providing evidence-based information to Saskatchewan service providers, families, and communities. 

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner:

The Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner is an independent officer of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly that oversees three Saskatchewan statues; The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and The Health Information Protection of Privacy Act.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has jurisdiction over public bodies as contained in the legislation. 

Road to Well Being:

Are you looking for ways to improve your emotional and physical health?  A variety of educational material in the prevention of illness and promotion of health are provided that can help you in your journey to greater well-being.

 Zero to Three:

The ZERO TO THREE Policy Centre is an independent, non-partisan research-based voice that educates the public and political leaders about the unique developmental needs of babies and toddlers.  ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.

Last Modified: Friday, May 19, 2017 |
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