There are many different kinds of support for different stages of need in addressing substance use.
Find the right supports for you.
Substance Use Counsellors
Sources Counselling and Substance Use Services provides free confidential individual, family and group counselling by substance use counsellors for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use. Nalaxone kits and training, harm reduction supplies, and drug checking. harm prevention services and peer network program Fall 2021. Also provides referrals to residential or other support programs. (604) 538-2522
Diversecity The Substance Use Counselling program provides confidential counselling and education to those seeking help with alcohol and/or drug related issues. This program provides individual and group support to substance-affected individuals within the South-Asian and Spanish communities living in the South Fraser region. Services are offered in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Spanish, and English.
For more information, please call 604-547-1202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEW program. Day Evening and Weekend Substance Use Treatment Program, formally Daytox. Provided by Fraser Health Authority. Access virtually from home, in person, or at Creekside Withdrawel Management Center. No referral needed. 1-888-587-3755
Fraser Health's clinic provide comprehensive care and connections to other services. 604-541-6844
BC Responsible Gambling. This Gambling Outreach Service is a mobile, early-intervention service supporting at-risk gamblers. This resource provides information, support, referrals, and accompaniment to resources, including problem gambling counselling services and treatment groups, as well as community support organizations such as bankruptcy trustees, legal services, housing services, community mental health services, debt management services, Gambler’s Anonymous meetings and peer support organizations.
Online Self Guided
Wellness Together. Self-Guided e-courses, progress tracking, and substance use support resources.
Together-All Togetherall is a safe and inclusive community of support for wellness and substance use.
Kelty's Key. www.keltyskey.com
Has 8 modules for addressing substance use and includes coaching. Designed by Vancouver Coastal Health.
General Support Services
Extended Workplace Health Insurance. Your work health insurance may cover some mental health services with a Psychologist or Registered Counsellor, usually without the need for a physician's referral. Check your policy or call your group benefits provider. Co-pay or FREE.
Work Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) Your workplace may have access to treatment and recovery programs through their own contract with a employee organization. Talk to your human services department. Usually these FREE services are short-term, 3-6 sessions.
Private Practice Therapists are available through onlne search or through referral lists of the:
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors www.bc-counsellors.org or
BC Psychological Association https://www.psychologists.bc.ca/.
Fees for private therapy will range from $120 to $220+
First Nations support is available through fnha.ca and the 24-hour crisis line. 1-800-588-8717. FREE
Victim of a crime? Crime Victims Assistance can help you apply for access to therapy services. 1-866-660-3888 email@example.com FREE or CoPay depending on the therapist.
SUCCESS BC: Mandarin and Cantonese resources counselling and support. Fees on a sliding scale based on income.
In Person and Online Groups
Smart Recovery. Virtual groups provided through Sources. (604) 538-2522 The CBT model for overcoming problem patterns including substance use (to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs) as well as activity addictions such as sex, gambling, eating, relationships, spending, exercise or self-injury. Teaches how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; Also offers online support groups and message board. Not a 12-step program. https://www.smartrecovery.org/
Avalon's Recovery House for Women. As well as hosting meetings, the Centre holds monthly events and provides free workshops. There is a lending library, clothing closet, free childminding and a steady stream of tea and coffee. You are invited to drop by the Avalon Women’s Centre White Rock and experience this warm welcome and inviting community for yourself.
AA. Alcoholics Anonymous. Find a meeting online or in person in the area.
NA. Narcotics Anonymous. Find a local meeting.
Friends and Family groups are available through the Sources Smart Recovery, Al-Anon www. al-anon.org , Nar-Anon www.nar-anon.org
Healing Heart and Holding Hope peer support groups. www.momsstoptheharm.com
Al-Anon: Support for Family and Friends.
Nar-Anon Find a meeting online or in person in the area.
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