Problematic Substance Use (PSU)
SHIP is built on a solid foundation of support for marginalized populations. Each of our programs and services has been created to answer an identified need in the community.
SHIP’s Problematic Substance Use (PSU) Program is a partnership with Peel Addiction and Referral Centre (PAARC.) This vital partnership was created to assist individuals in meeting the challenges of their complex addiction issues.
The PSU Program is designed to create a supportive environment and circumstances for individuals who frequently access withdrawal management services and other assistance from the addiction treatment system.
The goal of this program is to increase the health and social outcomes of people with problematic substance use issues by:
- Providing stable housing
- Creating strong linkages with other community services
- Delivering services based on a harm reduction approach and the recovery model
The PSU Program is responsive to the relapsing nature of problematic substance use and takes a harm reduction approach to treatment. Integrated, multi-disciplinary teams provide housing co-ordination and addiction services.
To maximize the effectiveness of the Problematic Substance Use (PSU) Program, each element of these support services builds on existing addiction treatment systems.