Concurrent (Dual Mental Health and Substance Use) Disorders Program
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?
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.
We assist clients with discovering what resources are beneficial for their mental health and substance use needs through a collaborative process.
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:
- Contact your community Mental Health and Substance Use Centre and talk to an intake worker. Intake workers will get some basic information from you so they can understand your situation and decide which supports might help. Find a Mental Health and Substance Use Centre in your community.
- Contact the Community Substance Use Services clinic in your community. Individual counselling, supportive groups, and helpful information around substance use are available. Find the Community Substance Use Services clinic in your community.
- Connect with the Concurrent Disorder Program, which offers education groups, at the following location nearest you:
Concurrent Disorder Program education groups
Day/Time (no groups on holidays)
|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.