Welcome to Coderix Addiction Therapy, the online home of Coderix Medical Clinic

Hello,

If you choose to visit Coderix Medical Clinic, you might be wondering if we are right for you. Coderix Medical Clinic is an addictions medicine clinic in downtown Toronto, located near the Queen and Yonge subway station. We are focused on helping people who are experiencing difficulties around opioid use. Some of the medications we use include methadone and buprenorphine (also known as Suboxone). We can also help you with alcohol and other substances if they are causing problems in your life.

Our practice is informed by ACT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This is a type of therapy that guides people to develop new skills for dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings so that they have less impact over their lives. ACT encourages people to take values-guided, goal-directed steps towards lives that are more full, rich, and meaningful. It is based in behavioral science and is non-religious. We also use other well-established forms of therapeutic counseling. You can decide whether or not that is of interest to you, or if you prefer us to focus on helping you with medications.

We hope to have the privilege of caring for you.

Yours,

Dr. Vincent Lam
MD, CCFP, ASAM, CSAM
Medical Director, Coderix Medical Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions at Coderix During COVID 19

Q: Are you open?
A: Yes, Coderix is open. The operating hours are the same as always. Details are on our website.

Q: Do I have to come to clinic to be cared for?
A: No, you do not have to attend in-person.(*) We have instituted ways for you to be cared for by telephone, or by video-conference.

Q: What about my ‘carries’? Don’t I need to leave a urine test?
A: No, we are using a temporary protocol to extend most ‘carry doses’ without the need for urine testing. We can do this over the phone. Safe storage requirements for carry doses still apply.

Q: What have you done about COVID in your clinic?
A: If you do come to clinic in-person, you will find that we have re-organized the waiting room and clinic rooms to facilitate social distancing. We are streamlining patient flow to prioritize minimum time spent in the waiting area. There is hand hygiene available throughout. We have a separate room where any COVID screen positive patients can receive care. Staff will not be working in-person if they have any symptoms.

Q: What if I am sick?
A: Please call before coming, so that we can advise you on what to do.

Q: What if the Coderix staff and doctors get sick?
A: We have instituted ways for the staff and doctors to help you remotely, even if they are quarantined at home.

Q: What about my therapy?
A: Scheduled sessions for individual Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will continue – and these are all moving on-line.

Q: What about my groups?
A: Sadly, we are pausing the Women’s Group for the duration of the COVID Crisis. If you would be interested in an on-line version, let us know. If there is enough interest, we will see what we can do.

Q: I’m really worried and I don’t know what to do.
A: Call us: 416 640 2384

Q: Can you recommend any online resources?
A: See this list of online resources for challenging times.

(*) there may still be a few situations where – for your safety and well-being – we do need to see you in person to deliver the best quality care. Call first, and we will tell you if this is the case.