ARC Addictions and Recovery Clinic provides Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opiate Addiction/Dependence. We offer you compassionate, caring and non-judgmental help.
You don’t have to strive for recovery all on your own. Dr. John Hunter and his team partner with you to review and select the best option for your individual needs. The ARC specializes in Opiate Replacement Therapy with a harm reduction focus, using Suboxone, Methadone and Slow Release Oral Morphine.
Our work is based on research and medical experience in treating addiction. We’ll discuss all treatment with you and answer any questions you have. Our small clinic provides the safe and confidential environment you deserve..
Your medical support at the ARC also includes:
As part of our commitment to lowering barriers, new patients don’t need a referral. You’re welcome to drop in for same-day assessment, treatment and counseling.
We accept referrals from other health and social professionals and agencies.
Dr. John Hunter
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The ARC accepts new patients through self-referral or referral from health and social professionals/agencies
200-55 Victoria Road, Nanaimo
We’re available to help you:
Monday to Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After hours assistance
Dr. Hunter has practised medicine compassionately for 27 years. He has focused on Opiate Addiction treatment for the last eight years.
He helped many people in downtown Vancouver’s east side before moving to Nanaimo three years ago.
Dr. Hunter’s experience and success have shaped his focus on detoxification and in-patient treatment options.
He takes a holistic approach to your treatment. His work addresses both physical and emotional barriers to recovery. As an example, he’ll screen you for other disorders that could contribute to addiction.
He believes strongly in removing barriers for people. New clients are welcome to drop in for treatment and recovery support.
Clients praise Dr. Hunter’s ability to connect with them on a personal level.
“He has a great deal of compassion and sincerely cares about his patients,” says one client review.
“(He) takes the time to listen to you and how you feel about your possible diagnosis and all treatment moves,” says another.
*Dr.Hunter is undoubtedly the best doctor I have ever experienced in my life so far!!! I am still amazed at how he is able to professionally be a good doctor,know what he is talking about, take the time to make sure that you know what he is talking about and still manage to be humble and not at all pretentious!, He is wonderful and it’s like he doesn’t even know it! Oh and almost forgot. Takes the time to listen to you and how you feel about your possible diagnosis and all treatment moves!!! I truly wish him the best with everything! Thx
*The ARC Clinic is a very welcoming and pleasant place. They offer great services without any troubles, very friendly and well-mannered place. Any struggles or troubles I come across or need advice I come here because they’re very resourceful and help out a lot and all of my needs have been met. All the help I get I leave happy and satisfied.