The RAAC is designed as a temporary stabilization clinic connecting patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders with evidence-based treatments in order to stabilize the patient in the short term, and subsequently transfer them to a community care provider for ongoing monitoring, support and rehabilitation.For patients without a regular health care provider, the RAAC will assist in linking them to one.All services are free. The RAAC accepts referrals from community providers, doctors, nurses, social workers, as well as self-referrals. A Care Card is not required for referral.Appropriate RAAC referrals include patients seeking treatment for the following substance use disorders:Opioid Use Disorder Alcohol Use Disorder / alcoholism Benzodiazepine (benzo) dependency Nicotine addiction/reliance Stimulant addiction/reliance Our team aims to provide a safe space where patients can get specialized addiction medicine service and care from a physician, nurse and/or social worker, as well as support from our RAAC Peers.Our clinic’s philosophy for care and treatment include:Client-centred practice Trauma informed care Judgement free access A Healing environment Expertise The RAAC provides expertise in addiction medicine, including consultative advice for physicians and health care providers managing difficult substance-use related cases; field training to increase capacity for Suboxone prescribers; and scale-up of physicians’ competency in the area of addiction medicine, treatment and assessment.