Find below our collection of Concurrent Disorders Best Practices Resources

Concurrent Disorders Resources:

Health Canada, Best Practices, Concurrent Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders (2012):

Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) Report: Substance Abuse in Canada: Concurrent Disorders

Substance Use Specific Resources:

CCSA Report: Substance Abuse in Canada: Current Challenges and Choices

CCSA, Rapid Review: Effective Interventions to Manage Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal in Seniors (Rapid Review)

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO),  Clinical Best Practices Guidelines: Engaging Clients Who Use Substances (2015): PDF

Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Clinical Best Practices Guidelines: Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment (2009): PDF

CCSA Report: Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Chronic Use and Cognitive Functioning and Mental Health

CCSA Report: Substance Abuse in Canada: Childhood and Adolescent Pathways to Substance Use Disorders (Report)

Mental Health Specific Resources:

Ontario Hospital Association: Suicide Risk Assessment Guide.  Click link here: Suicide Risk Assessment Guide: A Resource for Healthcare Organizations

CAMH, Suicide Prevention and Assessment Handbook (2010): Click Link here: PDF

Working With the Client Who is Suicidal: A Tool for Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services (Simon Fraser University, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction,  B.C. Ministry of Health): Click link here: PDF

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour (2009): Click link here: PDF

Youth Specific Resources:

Youth Transitioning Protocol and Youth Toolkit | Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives.  CAMH’s Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Service Collaborative developed and implemented the Youth Transitioning Protocol (YTP) Click Link here: now-available-youth-transitioning-protocol-and-youth-toolkit


Screening tools – List of Tools

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s website has a detailed list of screening tools for use in mental health and substance use settings.  Click Link here: SAMHSA – Screening Tools

Quality Improvement

Health Quality Ontario’s “Quality Compass” is a comprehensive evidence-informed searchable tool designed to support leaders and providers as they work to improve health care performance in Ontario. Quality Compass is centered around priority health care topics with a focus on best practices, change ideas linked with indicators, targets and measures, and tools and resources to bridge gaps in care and improve the uptake of best practices.