Substance Use Service Clinic

See an Ontario doctor for substance use and addictions. Completely free with OHIP.

Overcoming substance use is a journey, and you don’t have to walk it alone. Rocket Doctor is here to provide the support, confidentiality, and expert care you deserve.


Book an appointment today to see how we can help you or your loved one towards a brighter, healthier future

Our Services

Rocket Doctor’s Substance Use Service is dedicated to providing support, resource, and advice to individuals struggling with substance use.

We understand that it can be challenging to seek care, that’s why we’re dedicated to empowering patients to get tailored, quality care in a safe, secure and confidential environment.

If you or someone you know is dealing with substance use issues, we are here to help

We Offer Treatment and Advice for a Wide Range of Substance Use Concerns

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Discover a new era of support and care with Substance Support Plus.

Rocket Doctor’s asynchronous chat and intensive treatment program.

With guaranteed response times and the flexibility to send and review messages on your own time, you’ll have the support you need, when you need it.

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“The doctor was wonderful. She was empathetic and encouraging. She always made me feel like I was truly seen and heard”

- Substance use services patient

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Routine and Urgent Care Appointments Available on Evenings and Weekends


  • Help and Advice
  • Referrals
  • Prescriptions and Renewals


  • Withdrawal
  • Worrying about Relapse
  • Urgent Prescription Renewal
Physicians can offer trauma-informed care and can help with substance use disorder diagnosis, drug and alcohol addiction, withdrawal management, and treatment discreetly from the comfort of home. 100% covered by OHIP.

All consultations are 100% confidential and free of charge for patients.

Rocket Doctor is not a crisis service. In an emergency, please phone ‘911’ or
visit a hospital emergency department.

How We Can Help

Rocket Doctor’s Substance Use Service is dedicated to providing support, resource, and advice to individuals struggling with substance use. Our service is tailored to give individuals the freedom to seek help in a safe, secure and confidential environment. If you or someone you know is dealing with substance use issues, we are here to help.

Prescription medications are an important option to consider in the treatment of substance use disorders, with a growing body of evidence to suggest that they can be beneficial in reducing substance use and improving quality of life. In particular, certain medications have been shown to reduce craving, reduce the reinforcing effects of drugs and alcohol, and help with relapse prevention. For example, naltrexone and acamprosate have been shown to reduce cravings for and consumption of alcohol, while buprenorphine and methadone are commonly used to treat opioid use disorders.
Withdrawal management is an important part of the process of managing substance use. It involves the identification, evaluation, and treatment of individuals who have become physically dependent on a substance. The goal of withdrawal management is to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and to prevent complications that may arise during the detoxification process. During this process, individuals may experience a variety of physical and psychological symptoms, including tremors, agitation, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and insomnia. The severity of the symptoms can range from mild to severe, and the duration of the withdrawal process can vary depending on the type of substance used and the individual’s history of use. To reduce the intensity and frequency of the symptoms, it is important to provide adequate medical support.
It is important to recognize that substance use is a widely practiced behavior that comes with potential risks, and that education and information are paramount in helping people make informed decisions regarding their own use. By providing education, we are not encouraging substance use, rather we are empowering individuals to make more informed choices about their own behavior. Through education, we strive to help people understand the potential risks and consequences of engaging in substance use and to equip them with the necessary skills to make decisions that are in their best interest. The goal is to provide people with the tools to make decisions that are based on accurate, up-to-date information and to support them in their efforts to engage in safe and healthful behaviors.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a technique used to help and support individuals through their journey of substance use. This approach is based on the principles of client-centered therapy, whereby the client is the center of their own change process, and the therapist is a facilitator of the client’s own goals and aspirations. MI is a process of identifying and strengthening a person’s intrinsic motivations to make changes in their behaviors, and ultimately, in their lives. In providing MI online, Rocket Doctor offers a safe and comfortable environment for clients across Ontario to work on their own recovery journey. This environment allows the client to engage in a supportive, non-judgmental dialogue with a professionally trained MI therapist, which can help them.
In Ontario, individuals struggling with substance use can access a wide range of social and community services which may help in mitigating the harm associated with substance use and substance misuse. These services can include, but are not limited to, referrals to counseling and behavioral therapy, access to peer-support groups, educational and vocational services, housing, and support for family members affected by the individual’s substance use. Furthermore, these services may extend beyond the scope of substance use, and may also include referrals for medical care, mental health services, and other social services. The purpose of these services is to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to helping individuals struggling with substance use. By providing access to a wide range of services, individuals can begin to address the underlying issues associated with substance use.
Rocket Doctor, an online virtual clinic, has revolutionized the access to Naloxone kit prescription across Canada. Naloxone is a medication that has been used for decades to reverse the effects of opioid overdose, making it a crucial tool in the fight against the opioid crisis. As access to Naloxone has become increasingly important, Rocket Doctor has provided Canadians with a convenient, comprehensive, and cost-effective way to receive Naloxone kit prescription. With its virtual clinic, Rocket Doctor has created a platform that allows its users to access the necessary information and resources to understand the importance and proper use of Naloxone kits, as well as to receive the medication.
The practice of screening for infectious diseases due to substance use has become increasingly important in recent years due to the prevalence of substance abuse in Canada. Drug and alcohol abuse, in particular, are associated with a range of infectious diseases that can cause significant health issues. Rocket Doctor provides online screening for these diseases. It is an effective way of both detecting them early and providing preventative measures, treatment and support.
Rocket Doctor’s Substance Use Service is dedicated to providing support, resource, and advice to individuals struggling with substance use. Our service is tailored to give individuals the freedom to get help in a safe, secure and confidential environment. If you or someone you know is dealing with substance use issues, we are here to help.

Why Use Rocket Doctor?


Skip The Waiting Room.

Our Rapid Access Addictions Medicine Clinic does not require any referrals or appointments, allowing you to see a doctor the exact same day, when you need it the most.


Manage Recovery Discreetly From The Comfort Of Home

Telehealth through Rocket Doctor is 100% discreet. Receive the care you need in the environment of your choice, via secure video platform. Your conversation with the doctor is totally confidential.

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See A Doctor At A Time That’s Convenient For You

Walk in style visits allow for flexibility outside of regular doctor’s 9-5 office hours. We are open on evenings and weekends. Get in touch with our patient care team 24/7.

How it Works

Tell us about you

Complete a short form to prior to your appointment. This will include questions about your substance use, lifestyle, and treatment goals to help the doctor identify how to best provide you care.

1 Hour Comprehensive Assessment

We'll match you with the best suited provider for your needs. They will get to know you and design a custom treatment plan suited to your unique goals.

Follow-up Visits

Attend as many follow-up visits as you need to get support with your treatment plan, address any question, and get help with symptoms of withdrawal if necessary.

Addiction Medicine / Substance Use Program
Rocket Doctor’s addiction medicine and substance use program emphasizes a comprehensive and low barrier approach to help individuals struggling with substance use. Our program is based online and you can access a physician from the comfort of your own home. By utilizing a combination of evidence-based therapies and real-time data-gathering, a physician is able to provide an individualized and targeted approach to treatment. The program is designed to help individuals understand their substance use, develop coping skills, and develop strategies for achieving and maintaining sobriety or reduced substance use. The program also offers a variety of resources and referrals, such as support groups, educational materials, and mental health professionals, to aid in the recovery process. Additionally, the program is designed to help users monitor their progress and stay motivated throughout the recovery process. Given the complexity of addiction and substance use.
Withdrawal Symptoms
When someone uses a substance, either regularly or intermittently, they can become physically dependent on the substance. This dependence can cause the individual to experience a range of withdrawal symptoms when they discontinue or significantly decrease their use of the substance. Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of substance used, the duration and dosage of use, and the individual’s own biology. Common symptoms include physical discomfort such as headaches, nausea, and fatigue, as well as psychological symptoms such as dysphoria, anxiety, irritability, and depression. In some cases, more severe withdrawal symptoms can occur, including seizures, delirium, and even death in extreme cases. It is important to note that withdrawal symptoms can be prevented and managed through professional medical intervention.
Addiction treatment
Addiction treatment online has become an increasingly viable option for those struggling with substance use. It offers individuals the opportunity to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home, free from the judgment and stigma that can sometimes be found in inpatient treatment facilities. In addition, our virtual clinic’s treatment includes a range of services such as therapeutic support, education, and skills development. For those who require a more intensive level of care, Rocket Doctor’s online addiction treatment may refer individuals to other services as a facility for in-person withdrawal management, and in some cases emergency care. This type of care offers individuals access to specialized interventions that can help to support their recovery journey. Furthermore, online addiction treatment can also provide a safe space for individuals to openly discuss their challenges with addiction and to receive support, help and advice across Ontario.
Substance use treatment
Substance use treatment is a form of therapeutic intervention which seeks to assist individuals who are struggling with substance use disorders in overcoming their addiction and achieving a healthy and productive lifestyle. This type of treatment involves a combination of counseling, psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle changes to help individuals address their substance use, manage cravings, and develop positive coping techniques. Rocket Doctor supports patience online via our virtual clinic. The treatment focuses on identifying and addressing underlying causes of addiction such as mental health issues, trauma, and environmental factors, while also helping individuals to develop a supportive and healthy network of friends and family.
Treatment plan
When discussing treatment plans for substance use and misuse, it is important to understand the underlying purpose of such plans. Treatment plan is designed to help individuals identify, reduce, and manage the use of substances and their related consequences. By utilizing evidence-based interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and other therapeutic approaches, individuals can develop healthier coping skills and more effective ways of managing their substance use. Our virtual clinic treatment plan includes various services and referrals to services as individual and group counseling, educational programs, case management, and medication-assisted treatments. Through the use of these services, individuals can gain insight into the causes and consequences of their substance use and substance misuse and work on developing healthier habits.

About Rocket Doctor’s Substance Use Clinic

In Ontario, the fight against substance use and addiction is ongoing. Thousands of individuals and families are affected each year, underscoring the critical need for accessible, effective treatment solutions. Rocket Doctor is at the forefront of this battle, providing accessible, compassionate care to those in need.

Unique to Rocket Doctor, our Substance Use Service Clinic goes beyond traditional care by offering a blend of digital health technology with compassionate, expert-led treatment. Our approach ensures no one is left behind, offering support from the comfort of your home and fitting your schedule.

Ready for a Change? Start Your Journey Today! Click ‘Book an Appointment’ and take the first step towards recovery with Rocket Doctor. Our team is here to guide you through every step, ensuring a personalized, supportive treatment plan

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For patient referrals, please fax to 647-696-8973
The Substance Use Services Referral Form can be found here