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Canadadrugrehab.ca is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.
Canadian Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs Alberta
British Columbia is a province where government services for drug and alcohol addiction have been integrated with mental health services. Services are divided into regional health authorities and residents requiring addiction services are typically encouraged to utilize services in their own health authority rather than crossing boundaries into another health authority. Addiction services in British Columbia have been shuffled between different ministries many times over the years and this process continues. This is in marked contrast to Alberta where drug and alcohol rehab programs have long been coordinated under one umbrella organization, AADAC.
British Columbia is quietly developing into a destination for private residential drug rehab programs. British Columbia, particularly Vancouver and Victoria, is also a destination for the homeless due to a milder winter climate than the rest of Canada.. As a result, Vancouver is often the first city in North America to experiment with new ways to help the homeless such as methadone maintenance (the world´s first program started here in 1963), safe injection sites and needle exchange programs.
With Vancouver being the main Canadian gateway to the Pacific, heroin continues to be a problem in British Columbia. Finally, British Columbia is a major center for the marijuana trade. Per−capita marijuana use in British Columbia exceeds that of other Canadian provinces while "grow-ops" and organized crime continue to thrive.
Alcohol continues to be the drug of choice for most British Columbians. The province´s decision to expand access through private liquor retailers with no additional allocation of resources to counselling services probably means that alcohol abuse will continue unabated.
Police, Fire, and Ambulance: 911
Alcohol and Drug Information & Referral Service: 800-663-1441
Distress Line (for people in emotional crisis): 604-872-3311
Suicide Line: 800-784-2433
Problem Gambling Help Line: 888-795-6111
VictimLINK (for victims of family & sexual violence): 800-563-0808
Check the front of your white page directory for your local crisis line.
Alcohol and Drug Information & Referral Service
The British Columbia Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service is available for people across the province needing help with any kind of substance abuse issues or locating alcohol and drug rehab programs. This service is staffed 24 hours a day.
Call 604-660-9382 in the Lower Mainland, or 1-800-663-1441 elsewhere in British Columbia.
BC Ministry of Health - Mental Health and Addictions
The province-wide delivery of government addictions and mental health services is provided through BC's Health Authorities. (click on the link to "BC´s Health Authorities" in the fourth paragraph)
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Programs that treat the physical aspects of alcohol and drug misuse such as withdrawal management (detox), addiction medicine, drug testing and methadone maintenance. For more information see the Medical Section.
Programs offered once or twice a week with, typically one to three hours per session and are either government-funded (free) or private (ranging $50 to $200 / hour depending on therapist qualifications). Meals and accommodation are NOT provided. For more information see the Outpatient Section.
Programs that provide counseling, meals and accommodation. Primary Treatment (usually 30 days) is intensive therapy followed by Support Recovery (usually 6 months or longer) where clients learn to transition back to society. Government-funded residential treatment is usually no cost or $50 per day but requires a referral from a family doctor, medical detox or government-funded outpatient clinic. Private treatment can range from $200 to $500 per day and does not require a referral. For more information see the Residential Section.
Meetings are social gatherings for people who desire to stop drinking (AA, LifeRing, etc.), drugs (NA, CA) or have a loved one that is struggling with alcohol or drugs (Al-Anon, Nar-Anon). These groups are NOT therapy. For more information see the Meetings section.
Trained professionals that assist families with family members who refuse to get help with an addiction. Fees are not covered by the government and can cost hundreds of dollars up to $5000 (plus travel expenses) depending on the interventionist. For more information see the Find an Interventionist section.