Provides support to individuals who are experiencing substance use issues.
To find out which substance use (addictions) services are right for you, call:
- B.C. Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 (or 604-660-9382), or
- Community substance use services clinic in your area below.
Community substance use services provides individual, couple, family and group counselling for anyone who is open to exploring their relationship to substances as well as for those impacted by a family member's substance misuse. Concerns can be related to any mood-altering substance, such as alcohol, street drugs, club drugs, inhalants, prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
- We provide free, confidential assessment, counselling, referrals, education and groups to our clients and community members. We offer outreach, or mobile, services to youth (12 – 24 years), adults (19+ years) and older adults (60+ years), whereby we meet with them wherever they are in the community.
- We involve our clients in their treatment planning, including goal setting and outcome evaluation. We respect the individual’s right to make informed choices about their treatment.
- We use a harm reduction approach, which could include abstinence, tailoring treatment to the needs and goals of each client.
- We use a holistic approach that assists people to enhance many areas of life.
- Most community substance use services clinics also provide health promotion and prevention programs, except in:
Anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use.
We provide support for people of all ages:
- Youth (12-24 years)
- Adults (19+ years)
- Older adults (60+ years)
Contact your community substance use services clinic. See contact information below.
- Here to Help: You and substance use
Helpful information to think about and ways to make changes.
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Health information
CAMH's website provides straightforward information about the most-searched topics from A-Z, from Addictions to Zoloft. It also provides links to other helpful resources.
- Here to Help: Understanding substance use: a health promotion perspective
How health promotion applies to substance use.