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Clinical Tools

Below is a collection of Clinical Tools regarding Mental Health, Substance Use, and Concurrent Disorders.

Concurrent Disorders:
  • Concurrent Disorders: An Information Guide (CAMH): PDF

  • Stigma: Understanding the impact of prejudice and discrimination on people with mental health and substance use problems

Substance Use:

​Addiction Medications:
Interactions Between "Stree Drugs" and Prescribed Psychotropic Drugs
Stages of Change:

Below are tools that may be used with clients at each particular stage of change:


Client does not recognize need for/or desire to change. Goals are to establish rapport, identify goals and values, help foster insight.


Client is ambivalent about making a change. Compare pros and cons of behaviour change an develop discrepancy.


Client has committed to behavioural change. Plan for change, problem solve around challenges, and identify/engage supports.


Client has initiated behavioural change. Provide positive reinforcement, strengthen coping skills and self-efficacy.


Client has adjusted and sustained behaviour change. Reinforce adaptive skills, strengths relapse prevention plan.


Client has experienced a relapse re: changed behaviour. Provide empathy and support, re-frame relapse/slip as a learning opportunity.

Screening and Assessment:

Below is the screening and assessment tool created and utilized by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team. Click here to download a PDF copy.

Finding Treatment in Ontario:

ConnexOntario has comprehensive online directories of services relating to addiction, mental health, and problem gambling. Please note, these service directories and support lines were previously separate, but have been merged. Click here to be directed to the ConnexOntario website:

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