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Referral and Assessment

Referrals are accepted from a variety of self referrals, family members, other human services agencies, assessment/referral services, withdrawal management services, treatment centers, doctors, lawyers, and concerned persons.

All applicants to the program will be assessed using standardized assessment screening tools. For local clients, this may take place on-site in some cases, though we may request that the applicant arrange to be seen at the Community Alcohol and Drug Assessment Service.

Clients referred from out-of-town are asked to arrange for an assessment in their own community to be forwarded to us. A counsellor will contact the client to set up either a phone intake for those out-of-town or a face-to-face intake for those in the Sault Ste. Marie area. This appointment is to complete the intake procedure. It can take from 30 to 60 minutes to complete. When OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network) is available, we will interview clients using this option.

All women admitted to our programs must have addiction specific issues in order to meet our admission criteria. We do accept clients who have co-occurring mental health issues but addiction must be the primary issue.

Breton House offers both pre and post treatment services.

Admission to our community based counselling service (out-patient) is limited and available to local women only.