Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST)
The Stonehenge residential Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) Program 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 OST via the Ontario Telemedicine Network 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 monthly 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 co-facilitated by a staff member and a family member with lived experience. It occurs on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00am – 12:00pm at our Administration building in Guelph. Friends and family members of anyone who has completed at least three months 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.