For more information about accessing the AMHS-KFLA Addiction services described below, please complete our self-referral form or call 613-544-1356 (Kingston & Frontenac) or 613-354-7521 (Lennox & Addington) weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm. For professionals making referrals on behalf of clients, please use our external-referral form or downloadable form.
Counselling and Support
If you are struggling to manage your drinking, substance use or a behavioural addiction (gambling, gaming, etc.) AMHS-KFLA offers a range of rehabilitation and treatment options to support recovery. Services are delivered within a harm reduction framework that meets individuals where they are at to promote health, safety and wellness along a spectrum of behaviours including abstinence.
Individual counseling is offered for guided work through the stages of change. Professionally-facilitated, evidence-based groups address core issues including problem-solving, managing powerful emotions, healing from trauma, mindfulness, recovery planning, goal-setting, relapse prevention and more.
The Day Treatment program provides daily contact for individuals requiring more intensive support than individual or group counselling can offer, who may be seeking an alternative to residential treatment. Participants are required to achieve some abstinence in the community prior to starting the program, and commit to attending 5 half days per week for 4 weeks. The program guides participants through the process of change, offering supportive strategies for self-care, stress management, emotional regulation, communication and relapse prevention, with a focus on building healthy relationships and self-esteem.
Back on Track
AMHS-KFLA is a provider of Back on Track, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s remedial measures program for impaired drivers. The province’s Highway Traffic Act requires convicted impaired drivers or drivers with 2 or more administrative suspensions to successfully complete this program before their licences can be reinstated. Assessments, courses and follow-up are available.
Gambling, Gaming and Behavioural
Are gambling or gaming harming relationships and goals in your personal or work life? Problem gambling is not limited to compulsive behaviour at the casino. Bingo, lottery tickets, sports betting or other games can all be a focus for addictive behaviour. 1 in 50 Ontarians will develop a problem with gambling or gaming.
If you or loved ones are experiencing a problem with gambling or gaming, we can help.
AMHS-KFLA’s Certified Gambling Counsellors offer experienced, confidential support to those affected by gambling or gaming problems, including youth. Our program includes comprehensive assessment, individual counselling, relapse prevention, support for family members and referrals to other agencies as appropriate.
Motherwise is a free, confidential service for individuals who are pregnant or have children aged 6 and under to address concerns about drug or alcohol use.
Motherwise offers information, support, referrals and counseling in a nonjudgmental way that enables participants to feel safe and share freely. We respect individuals’ goals within a harm reduction framework. You do not need to have custody of your children to receive support.
The program offers a variety of services including:
- Individual assessments
- Client-centred treatment plans
- Confidential support
- Parenting information
- Outpatient counselling
- Referrals to other treatment facilities, alternative resources and community agencies
“I felt good the moment I walked in...They got me the help I needed quickly and confidentially. And they were able to help out with other things too, like finding me a job and a place to live. I wish I had called sooner.”