CAMP-Concurrent Addiction and Mental Health Program

 

WHAT IS A “CONCURRENT DISORDER”?

Concurrent Disorders refers to co-occurring Mental Illness (i.e., ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, etc.) and Addiction (i.e., alcohol and substance misuse, gambling, video gaming, etc.).

CAMP (Concurrent Addiction and Mental Health Program) assesses and treats youth who are struggling with addiction and have concerns of a mental health disorder .

FACTS For Youth and Families- What You Should Know

  • 1 in 4 Alberta Families are impacted by addiction and mental health disorders
  • Early intervention is key
  • 70% of mental health disorders begin during childhood and adolescence
  • It is common for there to be mental health concerns along with addictions issues:

         o    Conduct Disorder (50-80%)
         o    ADHD (25-35%)
         o    Mood Disorders (25-50%)
         o    Anxiety Disorders (20-40%)

WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD AND YOUR FAMILY GAIN?

  • Specialized, Multidisciplinary Support (including a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Nurse, and Psychometrist) for comprehensive assessment, treatment, and follow-up  after care
  • Individualized Care Plans with Practical Strategies for each child/adolescent and family to address mental health and addiction issues
  • Smooth transitioning of supports for both mental health and addiction concerns
  • Support for caregivers and other family members of loved ones working through the change process
  • Follow-up Consultation and recommendations to support ongoing individual and family

 

Who is Eligible?

Youth 17 years of age and under with co-occurring mental health and addiction (or query of) concerns within the Edmonton Zone and across central and northern Alberta.  
                                    

How to Refer:

To refer children / youth please call CASA  Intake Services directly at 780-410-8483 or request services through Child & Adolescent Mental Health Intake Services at 780-342-2701.  If you have access to a printer you can also print off the referral form and fax to the intake office at 780-410-8499.

    

 CASA Family Handbook