Welcome to our META:PHI blog, which aims to provide insight into the evolving issues of substance use and treatment in Ontario.

META:PHI is excited to be able to shine a light into the important matters that practitioners across Ontario face when caring for patients in RAAM clinics and other settings.

We hope that in sharing this information among our healthcare community, we can provide more sustainable direction and support for our patients as they move along their path to recovery.

We will discuss these topics with a lens into the implications these issues may have on direct practice and patient care.

We also welcome any suggestions for topics or issues related to substance use and treatment.

META:PHI Recap for 2018

Jan 11, 2019

When the first Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinics opened throughout Ontario in 2016 – in Sudbury, Owen Sound, Sarnia, St. Catharines, Newmarket, Ottawa, and London - it was the beginning of…

Tagged 2018, addiction medicine, clinics, RAAM, recap

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Canada

Sep 28, 2018

Currently, Canada has among the highest rates of cannabis use in the world. It remains unclear how the upcoming legalization of cannabis will impact the current rates of use, but clinicians will likely…

Tagged cannabis, implications for practice, RAAM