Provides counselling support to individuals who are experiencing substance use issues.
Community Substance Use Services (CSUS) provide individual, couple and family counselling for anyone who is open to exploring their relationship to substances as well as for those impacted by a family member's substance use. Concerns can be related to any substance, including but not limited to alcohol, benzodiazepines, nicotine, stimulants (cocaine, crystal methamphetamine) and opioids.
We provide free, confidential assessment, counselling, referrals, education and groups to our clients and community members over 19 years of age. For more information about community substance use services for youth and young adults (12 – 24 years), visit our community youth substance use services page.
Services include assessment and treatment planning, case management, drop-in sessions, one with one counselling, group counselling and education. 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 offer services that are:
- Client and family-centered services and embrace the needs, values, beliefs and preferences of clients and their family members.
- Harm reduction inclusive, meaning abstinence or a reduction in substance is not required to receive services.
- Culturally safe and appropriate.
- Trauma and resiliency informed.
- Inclusive of peers, people with lived or living experience and substance affected family members.
Anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use.
We provide support for people of all ages:
- Adults (19+ years)
- Older adults (60+ years)
For more information about community substance use services for youth and young adults (12 – 24 years), visit our community youth substance use services page.
Contact your local community substance use services clinic. See contact information below.
- Here to Help: You and substance use
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- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Health information
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- Here to Help: Understanding substance use: a health promotion perspective
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