Our free youth substance use services are designed to meet the needs of youth struggling with substance misuse or addiction to drugs or alcohol. They include prevention, counselling and treatment services.
The goal of our prevention and education services is to prevent, reduce, delay and minimize harms related to drug and alcohol use by youth.
We provide services to both youth and their families and caregivers including:
Activities that help promote a sense of connection and belonging for youth at school, home and in the community.
Workshops and supportive education sessions
Referrals to community services
Our confidential youth substance use counselling services help youth and their families deal with addiction to drugs and alcohol by providing access to treatment, community services and follow-up care. We help with goal setting related to problematic substance use and give referrals to detox or treatment services
Some of our counsellors specialize in working with Aboriginal youth and street youth, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and/or two-spirited youth. Individual, group and family counselling sessions are available.
These services are for youth who require more intensive support, treatment and recovery services because they cannot reach their treatment goals at home or in the community. The average length of stay varies depending on the program.