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OAT Clinic

Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) is a first-line treatment that uses prescribed medications like suboxone or methadone in a supervised clinical setting to treat people who have opioid use disorder. There is no referral required to access this service.

Opioid use disorder is a medical condition characterized by a problematic pattern of opioid use, such as addiction to pain killers like Percocet, OxyContin, fentanyl, and heroin. By providing opioid agonist treatment, we can reduce the possibility of people overdosing or dying from opioid use and improve the health and well-being of clients and their families.

How Treatment Works


The OAT Program at Alouette offers individuals a discreet and inclusive environment, providing patients with Consultation and Assessments, Counselling and Therapy, and Ongoing Support and Maintenance.

STEP 1: Register
You may register by phone at 604.467.5179, extension 102. If we are unable to take your call immediately, please leave a message with your contact information and someone will respond to your message.

STEP 2: Initial Assessment
Your appointment will be approximately 20 to 30 minutes in length. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to complete a patient consent form and an intake form.


Opioid treatment provides people who are addicted to opioids with a prescribed medicine such as methodone or buprenorphine (suboxone) in a supervised clinical setting.

Opioids are substances that act on the nervous system to relieve pain. They come in prescription and non-prescription forms, including morphine, Tylenol with codeine (T3s, T4s), Percocet, oxycodone (OxyContin), heroin, and fentanyl.

How does the treatment work?
Opioid treatment suppresses the debilitating symptoms of cravings and withdrawal, better enabling a person to engage in therapy, counselling, and support.

Decrease Cravings

Decreases cravings and withdrawal

Increase Engagement

Enables a person to better engage in therapy, counselling, and support

Evidence suggests that opioid treatment will:

Increase Entry

Increase entry into substance use treatment

Increase Adherence

Increase medical adherence

Decrease Death

Decrease death from overdose

Decrease Use

Decrease illicit opioid use

Decrease HIV Risk

Decrease HIV risk behaviour

People who engage with services tend to get better.

Engaging in treatment is the single most powerful predictor of positive outcomes among people addicted to opioids. After five years, most people on treatment have reduced their illicit opioid use by 80%, and have reduced their sharing of needles by 66%.

Be brave. Call 604.467.5179

You deserve to belong, feel freedom, and take control of your own life. Alouette can help you access your strengths and find the solutions you need to enjoy your life to its full potential.