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Community Resources

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604.871.0508 or


Vancouver Detox Lines and BC Web-based Resources

Vancouver Crisis Line: 604.872.2211

Directions Youth Services Centre • Provides Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk youth with a single entry point to access the tools they need to work towards reclaiming their lives. At Directions, youth have access to numerous services to return to their home, to secure affordable housing, to find employment, to work toward educational goals, or to access addictions services and mental health counsellors. Open 24/7, 365 days a year. 134 Burrard Street, 604.633.1472

From Grief to Action/Parents Forever • Based in Vancouver, a non-profit society working to improve the lives of drug users, their families and friends. They promote the recognition of drug addiction as a health issue, and support a comprehensive continuum of care for drug users, including harm reduction, detoxification, treatment and rehabilitation. 604.454.1484 or: info@fgta.ca

Hey-Way’-Noqu’ Healing Circle for Addictions Society • Uses a holistic approach to assist urban Native and Metis individuals and families through their healing journey from chemical addictions and co-dependencies. This organization seeks to help restructure their lifestyles to maximum functioning, in a culturally relevant way that enhances individuality, continual independence and uniqueness. 604. 874.1831 or:

Native Courtworker and Counselling Assoc of BC • Provides assistance to aboriginal people in conflict with the law and ensures they participate fully in the justice system through a holistic approach to prevention and intervention. 604.985.5355 or: nccabc@nccabc.net

Vancouver Addictions Matrix Program - VAMP • A 16-week intensive day/evening crystal meth treatment program that offers group format along with individual counselling sessions. Currently accepting refferals into both the youth and gay and bi men arms of their program. Operates Monday to Friday, day and/or evening. Clients can either self-refer or they can be referred by an agency. 604.633.4230

Urban Native Youth Association – UNYA • Offers services and support to urban Native youth including alcohol and drug counselling, youth support workers, outreach, alternative education program, residential programs, sports and recreation, cultural enrichment, youth drop-in and Two-Spirit group. 604.254.7732

Detox Lines
• DEYAS - Youth Detox Program - 604.251.7615
• Family Services Detox - 604.872.4349
• PLEA Detox - 604.708.2616

ACCESS CENTRAL –Detox Referral Line1.866.658.1221
Central phone number for access to adult and youth detox services in Vancouver.
Information on alcohol, drugs and a variety of mental health issues published by the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addiction

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service – BC Ministry of Health
Vancouver: 604.660.9382 • BC Toll Free: 1.800.663.1441
Provides information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use and misuse as well as referrals to a variety of resources including counselling services, detox centres, residential treatment centres and self-help groups.

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)
Here you will find a range of information resources from basic fact sheets to detailed research reports. You’ll also find information on AADAC’s services and where to find them.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Health - Alcohol and drug services
Find information about substance use and abuse, as well as services and support in your area.

A directory of resources relating to residential treatment programs and outpatient rehabilitation programs.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Its mandate is to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to reduce alcohol and other drug related harms.

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