Concurrent (Dual Mental Health and Substance Use) Disorders Program

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The concurrent disorders program provides services, information and support to individuals who are experiencing a combination of emotional and/or psychiatric problems in addition to the abuse of alcohol and/or other psychoactive drugs. 

What services do you provide?

Education groups

These casual weekly groups are between 1-1.5 hours in length and run by a concurrent disorders therapist and a substance use counsellor. The groups provide a safe, welcoming place for individuals to learn more about concurrent disorders

People coming to the groups are not required to talk about themselves or share anything that they may be facing. The group’s purpose is to break down barriers and improve understanding towards substance use and mental health concerns. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We understand that it can be scary to show up to a new place or group setting, so we invite you to bring a supportive family member, friend or outreach worker. We also understand that it can be hard to sit for long periods of time. We simply encourage people to stay as long as they feel able to and will often provide a 10-15 minute break halfway through the session.

Clinical navigation

We assist clients with discovering what resources are beneficial for their mental health and substance use needs through a collaborative process. 

Counselling

We provide individual counselling to clients of mental health teams around concurrent disorders concerns.  

Who can access these services?

  • Adults who are 18 years or older

How can I access these services?

If you’re thinking that you or someone you know might need help with concurrent disorders, here are some options:

Concurrent Disorder Program education groups

Community

Day/Time (no groups on holidays)

Location

Abbotsford Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. #11-32700 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
Chilliwack Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 p.m. 45600 Menholm Rd., Chilliwack (in Chilliwack Hospital)
Mission Wednesdays, 3:15-4:20 p.m. 33063 4th Avenue, Mission
Seabird Island Mondays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. 2895 Chowat Rd., Agassiz 

How do I access these services for my child/youth?

Learn about the Concurrent Disorders Program for Youth.

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