Meeting the needs of youth struggling with addiction


Our youth addiction services are designed to meet the needs of youth struggling with substance misuse or addiction to drugs or alcohol.

We provide a range of prevention, education, counselling, treatment and support services in collaboration with community agencies across the areas served by Vancouver Coastal Health.
Who’s eligible? Most of our services are for youth aged 12 to 24 and their parents and caregivers.

Eligibility requirements may be different for each service. Contact the service directly by following the links below to learn more.

Is there a cost?All services are provided free of charge.
How do I access these services? Contact the services directly by following the links below.

You can also access these services through a Youth & Young Adult Counsellor, a Youth Clinic or your family doctor.

Prevention and education We provide prevention and education opportunities through workshops, presentations, early intervention supports and more.

Learn more on the Prevention page.
Counselling Our counselling services provide youth and their families with access to community services including treatment and follow-up care.

Learn more on the Counselling page.
Detox We provide community-based alcohol and drug detoxification services for youth in safe and supportive home environments.

Learn more on the Detox page. TreatmentWe provide youth treatment, support and recovery services in safe and supportive environments.

Learn more on the Treatment page.

Find services

Visit the links above or find counselling, substance use and concurrent disorder services in the following brochure: