Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT)
The Stonehenge residential Opioid Agonist Therapy program (OAT) recognizes opioid agonist therapies (eg. methadone, Suboxone, Sublocade) as medication and therefore a valuable clinical intervention for some people. The team for this program provides support coordination, crisis intervention, education, and community referrals. While Stonehenge is not a medical facility, we provide access to a physician for OAT via the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s private teleconferencing system as well as a pharmacist who provides the medications on site. Unlike many residential programs, our residents never need to leave the property to participate in this type of program.
Stonehenge reserves one bed in our Women’s Residential Program to accommodate pregnant women struggling with substance issues. The reserved bed allows accelerated admission into the program, thus avoiding any length of wait time. Referrals are received from a number of sources including self, Alcohol & Drug Assessment Centres, Family & Children’s Services, and Correctional Services.
Friends & Family Support Program
The Friends & Family Support Program is a support group in which family members and friends of residents can meet to receive support and learn valuable skills to cope with the impact of addiction. The group is facilitated by a staff member who is knowledgeable in supporting the loved ones of people who use substances. It occurs every four weeks on Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm at our Administration building in Guelph (call our main number for details). Friends and family members of anyone who has completed at least the Orientation Phase of the residential program are welcome to attend this group for up to two years, regardless of whether their loved one is still connected with STC.
Regional Aftercare Program
The Regional Aftercare Program is a staff-facilitated program in which former clients of Stonehenge, House of Friendship and Homewood Health Centre can attend the Aftercare Program at any of these three agencies, allowing for more options of dates, times, and locations. Clients can contact the respective agency to determine eligibility criteria, dates, and times.
Additionally, anyone who has successfully completed residential treatment in Ontario is welcome to join the STC Aftercare Group. They must contact STC to discuss their eligibility.
At Stonehenge, the group meets weekly on Thursday evenings. Former residents must have completed at least three months of the residential program to be eligible. The group allows for the opportunity to test new-found skills and stay connected to the guidance of the program and staff for up to two years.