Addiction Services

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Addiction Clinic

We are proud to host a doctor at our pharmacy locations to provide addiction services for the community. This includes prescribing medication therapy on-site (eg. methadone or Suboxone/buprenorphine). No appointment or referral needed.
The pharmacies are a welcoming space for all and a judgement-free zone. Many patients feel the pharmacy is an understanding place and like the added privacy in our store locations. We stand against any stigma and have great respect for those taking important steps to improve their health.
The pharmacy team is doing our best to provide more services to help improve the health and wellness of the community. Barrie has been hit hard by the opioid crisis and if you or someone you know could benefit from these services feel free to reach out to us. 
We are open 365 days a year and a doctor is currently at each location once a week (Tues AM @ 420 Leacock, Wed PM @ 477 Grove). Lockboxes are free (while supplies last). Transferring is fast, free, and easy. Just call us or come by the stores.

Addiction Support and Education Group

In partnership with TLC Family we host a counsellor-led support group at our 477 Grove location. This is a FREE drop-in session held the last Thursday of every month at 7:15PM. A person can miss a session and still come to the next one - there is no commitment. Contact 705-720-2262 to let us know you will be coming.
The group was created due to challneges some face in accessing counselling resources (such as timing, location, or cost). As well, for those managing addiction with methadone or buprenorphine counselling can help support positive health outcomes. 
We are proud to provide what is likely the first of it's kind in a pharmacy setting in the province. Please share with anyone who may benefit from this service.

Naloxone Kits & Training

Be a lifesaver today! Pick up your free naloxone kit in the pharmacy. Naloxone temporarily reverses an opioid overdose. It is available in an injectable kit or as a nasal spray. Get your training at the pharmacy counter or join us for one our addiction info nights.
With the current opioid crisis a naloxone kit is important to have on hand. Overdoses can occur for those currently taking prescribed medication or for people who can not confirm what is in a drug they may take.

Needle Exchange Safety Program

Our pharmacies host a safety exchange program to reduce the risk of HIV and hepatitis in the community. Individuals can anonymously pick up materials if they are at risk from various forms of drug use. We also provide containers to safely store used materials and reduce exposure in the community. 
These types of programs have shown in multiple studies to reduce HIV and hepatitis acquisition. This is one part of our overall addiction program to support harm reduction.