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Canadian Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs Interior British Columbia

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OVERVIEW

The Interior region comprises four health services areas that include the Thompson/Cariboo Shuswap (Williams Lake, Lillooet, Kamloops, Blue River, Revelstoke), Okanagan (Enderby, Vernon, Kelowna, Westbank, Penticton, Princeton, Oliver, Osoyoos), East Kootenay (Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Kimberley, Sparwood, Cranbrook, Fernie, Creston), and Kootenay Boundary (Nakusp, New Denver, Kaslo, Slocan, Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks).

A map shows the various regions that comprise the Interior.

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OUTPATIENT - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES - INTERIOR BC

Glossary of Acronyms
CYMH - Child and Youth Mental Health Services are provided to youth and
MCFD - Ministry of Children and Family Development
NNADAP - National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
VCHA - Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
VIHA - Vancouver Island Health Authority

100 Mile House - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact South Cariboo Health Centre located at 555 South Cedar Avenue, phone (250) 395-7676. There is no concurrent disorder therapist in 100 Mile House so clients who have concurrent mental health/addiction issues are referred to a mental health counsellor. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues see South Cariboo Health Centre above. South Cariboo has a part-time youth counsellor.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues, depending on the primary disorder, contact either South Cariboo or CYMH 100 Mile House. CYMH 100 Mile House is located at 160 Cedar Ave., phone (250) 395-5633. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

150 Mile House - see Williams Lake.

Ainsworth Hot Springs - see Kaslo.

Alexis Creek - see Williams Lake.

Armstrong - see Vernon.

Ashcroft - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Ashcroft Mental Health & Addictions located at Ashcroft General Hospital on 700 Elm Street, phone (250) 453-1950. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth addiction only see Ashcroft Mental Health & Addictions above. Due to the scarcity of resources in Ashcroft, youth with addiction only issues are also recommended to call CYMH Ashcroft (see below).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Ashcroft located at 611 Railway Avenue, phone (250) 453-2109. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Barriere - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Barriere Health Centre located at 4537 Barriere Town Road, phone (250) 672-9731. The counsellor here also takes referrals from the schools. Also serves Clearwater. Hours are 9:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Thursday (closed Friday). Please call ahead to book an appointment. 

Youth with addiction issues only are referred to Barriere Health Centre (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Clearwater located at 660 Park Drive, phone (250) 674-6810. CYMH Clearwater has a counsellor that has a satellite office in Barriere.

For after hours call Kamloops Mental Health & Addictions, phone (250) 377-0088.

Beaverdell - see Kelowna.

Blue River - see Valemount in the Northern BC section.

Boston Bar - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact Hope & Area Transition Society located at Unit H 895 3rd Avenue in Hope, phone (604) 869-5111. For individuals in Boston Bar that need to see a counsellor in Hope, Hope & Area Transition Society will pay for their bus ticket. Hope & Area also has a school-based counsellor. Hours are 8:30 to 3 PM Monday to Friday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Hope/Agassiz/Boston Bar CYMH located at 833 3rd Avenue in Hope, phone (604) 869-4900. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For other addiction services see Hope.

Brisco - see Invermere.

Burton - see Nakusp.

Cache Creek - see Kamloops.

Canoe - see Salmon Arm.

Castlegar - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Castlegar Mental Health & Addictions located at 707 - 10th Street, phone (250) 304-1846. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour)

Adults with addiction issues can also access day treatment at Castlegar Mental Health & Addictions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more information on day treatment, contact Alan Friend, phone (250) 304-1215.

While Castlegar Mental Health and Addictions is primarily for adults, youth with eating disorders can access services here.

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at 349 Columbia Avenue, phone (250) 304-2676 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program"). Hours are 8:30 to 1:30 pm Monday to Thursday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Castlegar located at 555 Columbia Avenue, phone (250) 365-8575. CYMH Castlegar hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Freedom Quest which has a youth concurrent disorder therapist.

Cawston - see Keremeos.

Celista - see Chase or Salmon Arm.

Chase - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Chase & District Primary Health Care Services located at 825 Thompson Road, phone (250) 679-3312. There is a separate counsellor for mental health. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:00 pm but the addiction counsellor is not in Mondays.

For youth with addiction issues contact the Raven Program in Kamloops, phone (250) 374-4634. Under special circumstances, the addiction counsellor at Chase & District Primary Health Care Services will see youth (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kamloops, phone (250) 371-3648.

For youth with mental health issues there is usually a youth counsellor at Chase & District Primary Health Care Services but as of October/08 that position is temporarily vacant.

Cherryville - see also Lumby and Vernon.

Christina Lake - see Grand Forks.

Clearwater - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) at 612 Park Drive, phone (250) 674-2600. YCS also provides support for families impacted by addiction or mental health. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact YCS listed above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Clearwater located at 660 Park Drive, phone (250) 674-6810.

Clinton - see 100 Mile House.

Coldstream - see Vernon.

Cranbrook - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) located at 202-1617 Baker Street, phone (250) 489-4344. EKASS offers outpatient counselling, day programs, support groups, home detox, methadone, and prevention programs. See the website for intake procedures. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Cranbrook Mental Health Centre (Interior Health) located at 20 23rd Ave. South, phone (250) 420-2210. There is also an eating disorder program for youth at this location. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Cranbrook located at 201-1212 2nd Street N, phone (250) 426-1514. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that EKASS does provide concurrent mental health/addiction issues but may work in conjunction with Cranbrook Mental Health Centre (for adults) or CYMH Cranbrook (for youth).

Crawford Bay - see Creston, Nelson, or Kaslo.

Creston - for adults with addiction issues only contact the Creston Valley Alcohol & Drug Counselling Program located at 138 10th Ave. N, phone (250) 428-3553. Hours are Monday to Thursday 8:00 to 4:00 pm. Evening appointments are available upon request.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Creston Mental Health located at 243 16th Avenue North (located near the visitor parking lot by the Creston General Hospital), phone (250) 428-8734. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed during noon hour).

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Creston & District Community Resource Centre Society (CDCRCS) located at 223 16th Avenue North, phone (250) 428-5547. Please note that the youth addiction counsellor at CDCRCS is contracted with East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) but works out of the CDCRCS office. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Elkford - see Sparwood or Fernie.

Enderby - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Enderby Community Health located at 707 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 838-2450. Both CYMH and Interior Health have representatives here working with both mental health and addiction issues. Hours are 8:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that, depending on the day of the week, adult intake enquiries may first need to call Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services, phone (250) 833-4100 (for mental health) or (250) 833-4103 (for addiction issues).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also CYMH Salmon Arm located at 550 Lakeshore Drive NE, phone (250) 832-1719.

Fairmont Hot Springs - see Invermere.

Fernie - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) Elk Valley located at 802 Second Avenue, phone (250) 423-4423 or toll-free 1(800) 644-6144. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed during noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Community Mental Health at Fernie District (or Elk Valley) Hospital located at 1501 - 5th Avenue, phone (250) 423-4453 ext. 281. Please note that Community Mental Health is a satellite office for the Sparwood Health Unit located at 570 Pine Avenue in Sparwood, phone (250) 425-2064.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Fernie located at 341 2nd Avenue, phone (250) 423-5311. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Please note that, depending on the greater need, youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues may either see EKASS or CYMH.

Field - see Golden.

Fort Steele - see Cranbrook.

Fruitvale - see Salmo.

Golden - for adults with addiction issues contact Golden Family Center (GFC) located at 421 9 Avenue North, phone (250) 344-2000. Other services include services for substance-affected family members, screening, assessment, and family of origin work for adult children of alcoholics and relationships. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00 PM (closed noon hour).

Youth with addiction issues only are referred to GFC.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Golden Mental Health located at 907 9th Avenue South, phone (250) 344-7555. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

Adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction counselling can also see GFC.

Depending on the greater need, youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues may either see GFC or CYMH Golden. CYMH Golden is located at 1104-9th St., phone (250) 344-7774.

GFC also provides school-based addiction counselling and addiction prevention work.

Grand Forks - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Boundary Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 7474 - 3rd Street, phone (250) 442-0330. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour). This program only treats adults.

Youth with addiction issues only should contact Freedom Quest, phone (250) 442-7979 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program"). Freedom Quest in Grand Forks is located in the same building as CYMH Grand Forks (see below).

Youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues are referred to CYMH Grand Forks located at 486B 72nd Avenue, phone (250) 442-4378. Hours of operation are 8:30 am to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

Greenwood - see Grand Forks.

Hedley - see Keremeos.

Hixon - see Quesnel.

Horsefly - see Williams Lake.

Invermere - For adults and youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) located at 625 Fourth Street, phone (250) 342-3868 or (250) 342-4242. EKASS offers a number of programs including outpatient counselling, day programs, support groups, couples and family support, and prevention programs. See the website for intake procedures. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Interior Mental Health and Addictions located at 850 10th Avenue (at the back of Invermere Hospital), phone (250) 342-2363. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Invermere located at 625 4th Street, phone (250) 342-4367.

Kaleden - see Penticton.

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KAMLOOPS - OUTPATIENT - GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Kamloops Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction issues contact Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services located at 519 Columbia Street, phone (250) 851-7450 (after hours 250-377-0088). Most of the counselling services are group as opposed to individual. Intake hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (open during noon hour).

For adults with addiction issues there is a day treatment program provided at the Cornerstone Resource Centre located at 100-540 Seymour Street. To access this service contact Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services or visit them during intake hours.

For youth with addiction issues only, contact the Raven Program or the Osprey Program (court-mandated youth) which is located at 922 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 374-4634. .

For youth ages 13 to 25 with addiction issues only there is also Axis Family Resources located at 651 Victoria Street, phone (250) 851-2947 or toll-free 1(877) 392-1003. Axis has the 1st Step mobile treatment program that provides day, evening, and/or weekend treatment provided in communities throughout the Thompson Cariboo Health Region at various times and locations throughout the year. The 1st Step program utilizes a harm reduction approach and offers individualized treatment facilitated by a professional counselor and skilled youth worker.

For Native adults with addiction issues contact White Buffalo located at 211-750 Cottonwood Avenue, phone (250) 554-1176. White Buffalo is designed primarily for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit but also accepts Non-Natives. Program is based on the holistic wellness medicine wheel model. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For Native adults with addiction issues there is also the Interior Indian Friendship Centre located at 125 Palm Street, phone (250) 376-1296. Services are available to both Native and Non-Native individuals.

Kamloops Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services (see contact information above). Two case managers specialize in adult concurrent disorders and several counsellors can treat both mild to moderate concurrent mental health/addiction. Most of the counselling services are group as opposed to individual while case management services are primarily individual and must have mental illness as a pre-requisite.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kamloops located at 210 - 1165 Battle Street, phone (250) 371-3648.

Youth in need of early psychosis intervention or that have disordered eating issues can also access services at Kamloops Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Kaslo - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact North Kootenay Lake Community Services (NKLCS) located at 336 B Avenue, phone (250) 353-7691. Open Wednesdays 8:30 to 4:30 PM.

For adults with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact also Kaslo Mental Health & Addictions located at 673 A Avenue, phone (250) 353-2291. Please note that NKLCS and Kaslo Mental Health & Addictions shares counselling resources so appointments may be scheduled at either location.

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest, phone (250) 505-2395 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kaslo which operates out of the same office as North Kootenay Lake Community Services (NKLCS) . NKLCS is located at 336 B Avenue, phone (250) 353-7691. Open Wednesdays 8:30 to 4:30 PM.

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KELOWNA - OUTPATIENT - GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Kelowna Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services located at #100-540 Groves Avenue, phone (250) 870-5777. Hours are:

. Mon, Tues and Fri 8:30 to  4:30 pm (closed noon hour)
. Wed, Thurs 8:30 to 8 pm (open noon hour)
. New Clients Drop-In Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 1:15 to 4 pm
. New Clients Drop-In Wed 9 to
11:30 am

Kelowna Alcohol & Drug services also work with youth in alternative (private, faith-based, etc.) school or out of school. Two outreach workers work with this population and their phone numbers are (250) 215-3113 or (250) 215-4446. Services can also be accessed through the main phone number provided above.

For youth ages 12 to 18 in mainstream schools in Kelowna and Westbank, there is ARC Programs Ltd. which offers the Changes Program located at 513 Bernard Avenue, phone (250) 763-2977. ARC Programs provide a range of alcohol and drug services including early intervention and outpatient treatment. Early intervention services are offered in schools located in School District #23 for kids identified as being at-risk of problematic substance use. Services include assessment, referral and brief intervention.

Kelowna Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kelowna Mental Health located at 1340 Ellis Street, phone (250) 868-7788. Hours are 8:00 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Adults requiring a referral to concurrent mental health/addiction services can also be assessed at Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services (see above for contact information).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kelowna located at 204 - 260 Harvey, phone (250) 861-7301.

Kent - see Harrison Hot Springs.

Keremeos - for adults with addiction issues only contact Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services located on 700-3rd Street, phone (250) 499-3049. Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services also provides services to Oliver, Osoyoos, and Princeton. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4 pm.

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also Pathways located at 996 Main Street in Penticton, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Pathways also provides mainstream school-based prevention work in the Penticton area. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon to 1 pm).

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services (see above).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Keremeos Health Centre which is also located at 700-3rd Street, phone (250) 499-3029. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact  CYMH Lower Similkameen Community Services Society located at Room A508A - 700 3rd Street, phone (250) 499-2352 ext. 3. Hours are 8:00 to 12 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth in schools with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues CYMH also has school-based counsellors as part of the CYMH School Program, phone (250) 487-4422.

Kimberley - for adults and youth with addiction issues contact East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS) located out of Cranbrook, phone (250) 489-4344. Counsellors from Cranbrook schedule appointments a few days a week at the Kimberley Family Centre. Please call ahead to book an appointment.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kimberley Health Centre located at 260 4th Avenue, phone (250) 427-2215. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour). Intake workers see new clients Thursday afternoons. Please call ahead to set an appointment.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Cranbrook, phone (250) or toll-free 1(800) 661-6131. A counsellor from Cranbrook will meet the client at the Kimberley Family Centre. 

Lake Country - for youth in alternative (private, faith-based, etc.) school or out of school youth in Lake Country contact Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services. Two outreach workers work with this population and their phone numbers are (250) 215-3113 or (250) 215-4446. Services can also be accessed through the office in Kelowna located at #100-540 Groves Avenue, phone (250) 870-5777.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kelowna, phone (250) 861-7301.

Lavington - see Vernon.

Lillooet - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Lillooet Mental Health & Addiction Services located at the Lillooet Hospital, 951 Murray Street, phone (250) 256-4233 (main number) or (250) 256-1319 (for addiction) or (250) 256-1343 (for mental health). Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

For youth with addiction issues contact Lillooet Mental Health & Addictions (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Lillooet located at 514 Main St., phone (250) 256-2710. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues contact Lillooet Friendship Centre located at 357 Main Street, phone (250) 256-4146. This program is available to both Native and Non-Native individuals.

Logan Lake - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addictions located out of the Logan Lake Health Centre at #5 Beryl Drive, phone (250) 523-9414 ext. 1. Hours are Monday to Thursday 8:30 to 4 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only contact Axis Family Resources - 1st Step Program, phone (250) 320-4056. 1st Step is an outreach program based out of Kamloops.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues a youth counsellor comes from CYMH Kamloops and sets appointments to meet clients at the Logan Lake Health Centre every second Friday. For more information call CYMH Kamloops, phone (250) 371-3648.

Lone Butte - see 100 Mile House.

Lumby - for youth and adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Whitevalley Community Resource Centre located at 2114 Shuswap Avenue, phone (250) 547-8866. Program is available to Natives and non-Natives. Counselling services are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9 to 4:00 pm. Also serves the community of Cherryville.

See also Vernon.

Lytton - for adult and youth with addiction issues contact Lytton Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 844 Main Street, phone (250) 455-2216. Hours are Tuesdays 8:30 to 4:30 pm. See also Lillooet Mental Health & Addiction Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see CYMH Lillooet.

McBride - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Robson Valley Mental Health and Addictions located at the Community Health Centre (next to the hospital), 1126 5th Avenue, phone (250) 569-2251 ext. 238 or 242. Addiction counsellors are available Mondays and Wednesdays and every second Friday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays counsellors are in Valemount (see below). Hours are 8:30 to 4:10 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only see Robson Valley Mental Health and Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH McBride Robson Valley Home Support Society located at 942 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 569-2266. This office also works with substance-affected families of youth. Staff here divides their time between McBride and Valemount.

See also Valemount.

Meadow Creek - see Kaslo.

Merritt - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Merritt Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3451 Voght Street, phone (250) 378-3401. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only, ask for Jim Laidlaw at CYMH Merritt (see below).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Merritt located at 2180 Coutlee Avenue, phone (250) 378-1476.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only there is Conayt Friendship Centre located at 1999 Garcia Street, phone (250) 378-5107. Conayt works primarily with Inuit, Metis, and First Nations but will accept Non-Native individuals. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

Midway - see Grand Forks.

Monte Creek - see Kamloops.

Nakusp - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Arrow & Slocan Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 97 1st Avenue Northeast, phone (250) 265-5253. Open Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 years of age with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest, phone (250) 265-3318 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Arrow & Slocan Lakes Community Services located at 205 6th Avenue NW, phone (250) 265-3674.

Naramata - see Penticton.

Nelson - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nelson Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 2nd Floor - 333 Victoria Street, phone (250) 505-7248. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at 608B Lake St., phone (250) 352-3783 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Nelson located at 566 Stanley St., phone (250) 354-6480. A second CYMH office with a youth counsellor is available at CYMH Nelson Community Services Centre located at 201 - 518 Lake St., phone (250) 352-3504.

New Denver - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact New Denver Mental Health & Addiction Services at the Slocan Lakes Community Health Centre, phone (250) 358-7823. Services are available every Thursday. For services on other business days contact the Nakusp office of Arrow & Slocan Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services, phone (250) 265-5253.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Michael Garvey at the Freedom Quest satellite office in Nakusp, phone (250) 265-3674 ext. 209.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Arrow & Slocan Lakes & Community Services in Nakusp, phone (250) 265-3674. An outreach from Nakusp provides outreach services to New Denver every Monday.

New Hazelton - see Hazelton.

Okanagan Falls - see Penticton or Oliver.

Oliver - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction services contact Desert Sun Counselling & Resource Centre located at 35649 97th Street, phone (250) 498-2538. Youths require a referral but adults may self-refer. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday 1 to 5 pm. 

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Pathways located at 996 Main Street in Penticton, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also an Interior Health-funded addiction counsellor, Stuart Johnston, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Stuart can be reached directly at (250) 485-8708.

For adults and youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is an Interior Health-funded therapist, Paul Edwards, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Paul can be reached directly at (250) 485-7165.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Penticton located at 351-740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 487-4422.

Osoyoos - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Osoyoos Mental Health & Addictions located at 8701 Main Street, phone (250) 495-6543. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults and youth requiring addiction services there is also an Interior Health-funded addiction counsellor, Stuart Johnston, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Stuart can be reached directly at (250) 485-8708.

For adults and youth requiring mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction services there is also an Interior Health-funded therapist, Paul Edwards, who works in both Oliver and Osoyoos. Paul can be reached directly at (250) 485-7165.

For adults and youth with addiction issues contact Pathways located at 996 Main Street in Penticton, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Pathways also provides some school-based prevention work in the Penticton area. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Penticton located at 351 - 740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 487-4422.

For youth in Osoyoos schools with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues CYMH Penticton also has the School Program.

Oyama - see Vernon or Kelowna.

Panorama - see Invermere.

Parson - see Golden.

Peachland - for youth in alternative (private, faith-based, etc.) school or out of school youth contact Kelowna Alcohol & Drug Services located at #100-540 Groves Avenue in Kelowna, phone (250) 870-5777. Two outreach workers work with this population and their phone numbers are (250) 215-3113 or (250) 215-4446.

For other addiction or mental health services see Kelowna.

Penticton - for adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Penticton Mental Health and Addictions - Penticton Alcohol & Drug Services, located at 740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 770-3555. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30 PM.

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also Pathways located at 996 Main Street, phone (250) 492-0400. Some group work is available. Pathways also provides some school-based prevention work in the Penticton area. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Penticton located at 351 - 740 Carmi Avenue, phone (250) 487-4422. CYMH Penticton also provides school counselling in outlying communities such as Keremeos and Summerland.

Princeton - For adult and youth with addiction issues contact Princeton/Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services located at 98 Ridgewood Drive, phone (250) 295-4449 (message only) or (250) 499-3049. The numbers provided are Keremeos-based and the counsellor for this program is based out of Keremeos. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 to 4 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only contact Princeton/Keremeos Alcohol & Drug Services.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is CYMH Penticton which provides a youth counsellor to Princeton. For more information phone (250) 487-4422. CYMH Pentiction also offers a school-based mental health program for youth in the Princeton school district. For more information on the CYMH School Program call (250) 487-4422.

Quesnel - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Quesnel Addiction Services located at GR Baker Memorial Hospital, 543 Front Street, phone (250) 992-5189. Addiction services are provided through Quesnel Alcohol & Drug Services. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 to 4 pm (closed noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Adult Mental Health located at 627 Walkem Street, phone (250) 983-6828. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact Quesnel Addiction Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Quesnel located at 163 Kinchant St., phone (250) 992-4267. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Radium Hot Springs - see Invermere.

Revelstoke - for adults (including elderly) with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Revelstoke Mental Health & Addictions located at 1200 Newlands Road, Queen Victoria Hospital, phone (250) 814-2241. The addiction program here is known as Revelstoke Alcohol & Drug Services. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For adults and youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also Community Connections located at 314 2nd Street East, phone (250) 837-2920 (ext. 31). Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

Youth with addiction issues only are also referred to Revelstoke Alcohol & Drug Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Revelstoke located at 210 Garden Avenue, phone (250) 837-7612. Hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

Rossland - see Trail.

Salmo - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Salmo Community Resource Society located at 311 Railway Avenue, phone (250) 357-2277. Hours of operation are Monday to Thursday 9 to 4 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest, phone (250) 364-0082, (250) 304-8303 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH at Salmo Community Resource Society (see above for contact information and hours of operation).

Salmon Arm - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services located at 431 Hudson Avenue NE, phone (250) 833-4103. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 PM (closed 11:45 to
12:45 pm).

For youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services has a full-time youth counsellor.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Salmon Arm Mental Health located at 851 16th Street NE, phone (250) 833-4100. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Salmon Arm located at 550 Lakeshore Drive NE, phone (250) 832-1719.

For youth with behavioural problems or parenting conflicts but not necessarily mental health or addiction issues contact the Family Resource Centre at phone (250) 832-2170.

Savona - see Kamloops.

Scotch Creek - see Chase or Salmon Arm.

Sicamous - Most mental health and addiction agencies in Salmon Arm provide outreach support to Sicamous one day a week. For example, a counsellor from Salmon Arm Alcohol & Drug Services visits Sicamous every Tuesday. For more information contact the appropriate Salmon Arm agency directly.

Appointments are typically scheduled for Eagle Valley Family Resource Centre located at 1214 Shuswap Avenue in Sicamous, phone (250) 836-3440.

Silverton - see New Denver.

Skookumchuck (Kootenay) - see Kimberley.

Slocan Park - for youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at W.E. Graham Community Services Society (see address below). Contact the main office for Freedom Quest, phone (250) 304-2676 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with addiction issues W.E. Graham Community Services Society provides school-based services for youth. Their office is located at 915 Harold St., phone (250) 355-2484.

For additional addiction or mental health services see Nelson.

Sorrento - see Chase.

Spallumcheen - see Vernon.

Sparwood - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact Addiction Services in Fernie, toll-free phone 1(800) 644-6144. Youth with addictions are met at school while adult appointments are scheduled Wednesdays and Fridays at Sparwood Health Unit. Also serves Fernie, Elkford, and Sparwood.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Sparwood Health Unit located at 570 Pine Avenue, phone (250) 425-2064 or toll-free 1(800) 661-0329. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Fernie located at 341 2nd Avenue in Fernie, phone (250) 423-5311.

Summerland - see Penticton.

Trail - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Trail Mental Health & Addiction Services located at Suite 3 - 1500 Columbia Avenue, phone (250) 364-6262. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour).

For youth 13 to 18 with addiction issues contact Freedom Quest located at 200 - 1504 Cedar Ave., phone (250) 364-0082 or toll-free 1(877) 304-2676. Freedom Quest offers both day treatment and individual counselling. Other outpatient programs include a FASD program for families, a probation mandated program for youth (called "YSAM") and a peer support program for parents who are impacted by their youth's substance abuse (called the "Family Program").

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Trail located at 278 - 1051 Farwell St., phone (250) 364-0540.

Vernon - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Vernon Mental Health & Addictions - Vernon Alcohol & Drug Services located at 1440 - 14th Avenue, phone (250) 549-5737. Office hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30 PM. Intake hours for addiction issues are 1:15 to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday. For mental health issues there is a telephone intake process which is open 9:15 to 10:30 am Monday to Friday (ask for the Intake Worker).

For youth with addiction issues only see Vernon Alcohol & Drug Services above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Vernon located at 3007 35th Avenue, phone (250) 558-2775.

For street youth with addiction issues contact North Okanagan Youth & Family Services (NOYFSS) located at 3100 32nd Avenue, phone (250) 545-3572. NOYFSS has a street outreach nurse who provides family counselling, needle exchange, vitamins, harm reduction strategies, pregnancy testing, first aid, and some alcohol/drug counselling.


Vernon Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan provides children and youth counselling for sexual abuse intervention, parenting support, grief and loss as well as family therapy. They are located at 201-3402 27th Avenue. Youth with mental health issues are typically referred back to CYMH Vernon.

Wasa - see Cranbrook.

Wells - see Quesnel in the Northern BC section of this website .

Westbank - see Kelowna.

Williams Lake - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Williams Lake Mental Health & Addictions located at 487 Borland Street, phone (250) 392-1483. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour). After hours call Gateway Crisis Stabilization Program, phone (250) 392-8261.

For youth with addiction issues see Williams Lake Mental Health & Addictions above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Williams Lake located at 2nd Floor 280C North Mackenzie Avenue, phone (250) 398-4963.

Youth 13 to 25 with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues can also contact Axis Family Resources located at 321 North 2nd Avenue, phone (250) 392-1000.

For Natives with addiction issues contact Three Corners Health Services Society located at 150 First N, phone (250) 398-9814. Three Corners provides outpatient addiction counselling for First Nations only. 

Jubilee Care Canadian Mental Health offers parents & teen counselling but is not mental health or addiction specific. Jubilee is located at 51 4th Avenue South, phone (250) 398-8220.

Windermere - see Invermere.

Winfield - see Kelowna.

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OUTPATIENT - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS - INTERIOR BC

Criteria for Inclusion
Fee-for-service practitioners included in this listing have indicated, through their listings on various professional certification websites, that their practice accepts individuals with alcohol and drug issues. Other criteria such as amount of direct addiction treatment experience, level of formal chemical dependency training, or the effectiveness of their preferred clinical approaches and techniques has not been considered.

Readers are recommended to contact practitioners directly for further information.

Changes to Listings
If addresses are not provided in practitioner listings it is at the request of the practitioner. Postal codes, PO boxes and email addresses have intentionally been excluded.

Practitioners who wish to submit updated or new listings are asked to complete the form at the back of this directory and fax the completed form to (604) 295-0651 (no cover letter is required). Alternatively, practitioners can send the same information, via email, to info@schc.ca.

100 Mile House - private practice therapists

Debruyn, Martin - RPN, RCC
100 Mile House
Phone: (250) 395-1034
Note: Since 1973, Martin has worked in the field of addictions, primarily with First Nations, but also does a lot of work with individuals (including war veterans) struggling with PTSD. Martin does not associate with any programs per se but focuses on individual and their families, particularly those families that have come through the First Nations residential school system. Martin also serves Canim Lake, Canoe Creek, and Dog Creek. 

Enderby - private practice therapists

Burton, Lucas - MA, CCC
1910 Victor Street, Enderby
Phone: (250) 550-4644 or (250) 838-5779
Note: Lucas is a counsellor with 8 years experience working with youth and families struggling with both addictions and mental health.

Fehr, Kelvin - BA, BSW, RSW, CMH
Enderby
Phone: (250) 307-7931
Note: Kelvin provides addiction counselling and has been working in the addictions field since 2001. Kelvin also works with First Nation groups as well as with corporations. Kelvin serves North Okanagan and surrounding areas.

Kamloops - private practice therapists

Annand, Trudy - RPC, MPCP, BRI (I)
Axis Intervention Services Ltd.
651 Victoria Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 545-1898
Toll-free: 1(866) 455-2947

Note: Trudy offers individual and group counseling for addictions. Trudy is able to travel to provide intervention services which help families who have a love one that refuses to get help for a problem with drugs or alcohol.

Daley, Kym - MA (cand.)
Thompson-Nicola Assessment & Resource Service (TNARS)
408 - 153 Seymour Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 372-2262
Toll-free: 1(800) 665-1095

Note: Kym is presently enrolled in the Family Therapy Diploma Program in Kamloops and is also in the process of completing internships at a correctional facility and the Family Therapy Center towards her master's degree in counselling psychology. Kym is passionate about working collaboratively with people in their efforts to live their lives to their fullest potential and to helping families. Please call TNARS to confirm availability.

Edwards, Louise - RCC
Edwards Counselling Services
Kamloops
Phone: (250) 374-2246
Note: Louise has over 40 years of addiction experience in a number of settings. Louise also works with sexual abuse and other related issues. Louise prefers working with adults but also works with adolescents as well as couples and families. Louise is eclectic and flexible in her approach. Please call Louise for her address and a pre-screening for suitability.

Graham, Grace - B.Sc., M.Ed., RCC
Synergy Counselling Associates
308-141 Victoria St., Kamloops
Phone: (250) 314-0298

Hurley, Cheryl - M.Ed., RCC
Synergy Counselling Associates
#308 - 141 Victoria, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 372-7299
Note: Cheryl provides counselling for substance abuse, depression, trauma and anxiety. Since 1989, Cheryl has worked in both government-funded addiction/mental health programs and in private practice. Cheryl works with adult individuals and couples. Cheryl utilizes TIR for trauma and has training in Gestalt and various client-centered approaches such as body awareness and relaxation. Cheryl is currently involved in the Problem Gambling Program.

Puharich, Lisa - BA, CARP
Lifestories Counselling Services
220 3rd Ave - Suite 102, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 314-0066
Note: Lisa has 14 years of counselling experience, offering individual, couples and family counselling to address issues including depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationship building, substance use (self and co-dependents), eating disorders/body image, divorce, job loss and parenting.

Smith, Cogi - BSW, RSW
Thompson-Nicola Assessment & Resource Service (TNARS)
408 - 153 Seymour Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 372-2262
Toll-free: 1(800) 665-1095

Note: Cogi has been with TNARS since May 1994 and a counsellor since 1989. Cogi has certificates from the Northwest Satir Institute, Yaletown Narrative Marriage Therapy Centre and diplomas from The Family Therapy Centre plus numerous training courses in CBT and addictions. Cogi has experience dealing with a variety of issues, working with children, teens, and adults as individuals, couples or family groupings. Please call TNARS to confirm availability.

Williamson, Marcia - B.A., M.Ed., RCC
Suite 10 A - 1315 Summit Drive, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 319-4226

Note: Marcia has over 30 years experience working in the social services sector. Her interests and expertise include: dealing with martial and relationship issues; depression, anxiety and self-esteem; anger management; grief and loss and family issues. Marcy also has extensive experience working with adults, couples and families in the areas of drug and alcohol misuse, abuse and trauma. Marcy is passionate about assisting clients in the areas of personal growth and life enhancing change.

Wolfe, Sidney - MC, CCC
Shai Counselling & Consulting Inc.
615 St. Paul Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 852-3109
Note: Sidney specializes in adult treatment for substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and general counselling. Sidney does not offer family counseling. Sidney primarily uses CBT and narrative therapy but matches the client to the therapy rather than the other way around. Sidney has worked in addiction therapy since 1998.

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Kelowna - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Armstrong, John - BSW, RSW
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-1951
Note: John is an addiction specialist in private practice since 2003 and has been working in the addiction treatment field since 1978. John runs an aftercare group for people completing private residential treatment and also facilitates interventions. John sees clients from Kelowna, Winfield, Oyama, Peachland, Summerland, and as far south as Penticton. Please contact John for his address.

Devlin, Cori - DKATI, BA
209 - 616 KLO Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 763-3729
Note: Cori is a registered art therapist who has been in private practice since 2000 and treats adults, youth, families and groups. Cori works with individuals struggling with a number of issues, including addiction. Cori works from a depth psychology perspective with a body-oriented psychotherapy approach. Cori has done additional training in self-regulation therapy to help individuals with trauma as well as CBT and family systems therapy.

Dunn, Terry - BSW, RCC
210-347 Leon Ave., Kelowna
Phone: (250) 317-7484
Note: Terry does a lot of work with couples and families. In his own words: "I tend to act and think systemically, in other words, looking at the big picture. I lean towards self-regulation and the Satir model. I work to create a relationship with clients and then determine their needs."

Green, Renate - RN, RCC, M.Ed.
210 - 347 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 878-0602
Note: Renate has worked at Kelowna General Hospital for over 15 years primarily in the area of psychiatry, including mental health and addictions. Renate's private practice specializes in cognitive therapy across a multitude of mental health and family/relationship issues.

Lea, Gary - Ph.D.
Kelowna Professional Group
#350 - 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 762-2525

McAlpine, Kirsten - CCC, M.Ed.
5406 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 764-0520
Note: Besides her private practice, Kirsten is a concurrent disorders clinical consultant for the Interior Health Authority. Kirsten speaks both English and German.

McCarty, Jason - M.A., CCC
21-1873 Spall Road, Kelowna V1Y 4R2
Phone: (250) 864-4933
E-mail: jasonmccarty@mac.comHe pulls mainly from Gestalt, person-centered, existential/humanistic, and psychodynamic theories.  Jason's approach to working with addictions follows a bio-psycho-social-spiritual understanding of how addictions develop as well as how to treat them. 

Odell-Cardinal, Ellen - CHt, EFT-ADV
Solutions Hypnotherapy
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 764-1590

Note: Ellen combines hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to help clients with drug and alcohol addictions release the emotional impact of their past. Ellen is a certified EFT practitioner. Please contact Ellen for her address.

Port, Sam - M.S.W., CCC
Morningstar Counselling
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-3329
Note: Sam specializes in anger management, depression, grief, and addictions. Sam speaks both English and Dutch.

Preece, Cindy - M.Ed., RCC, CCC
# 230 - 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 878-5443
Note: Cindy specializes in psychiatric and chronic illnesses, grief and loss, addictions, self-esteem, personal development as well as stress and time management.

Reimer, Sam - Ph.D., RCC
Restoration Counselling
1339 Paul St., Kelowna
Phone: (250) 868-2338

Note: Sam provides counseling services to individuals and couples dealing with personal, marital and parenting/family issues such as abuse, addictions, co-dependency, anger, stress, depression, grief, and spirituality. Sam earned his doctorate in Christian counselling.

Smith, Christine - MSW
Christine Smith Counselling Services
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 878-5825

Willis, Gary - Ph.D.
Diversified Rehabilitation Group
103 - 2000 Enterprise Way, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-2868
Note: At Diversified Rehabilitation Group, Gary provides treatment for common concerns such as work stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, family and parenting issues, traumatic brain injury, adaptation to physical injuries, and stress management.

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Lillooet - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Allen, Thad MA, RCC
Lillooet Spa and Wellness Centre
836 Main Street, Lillooet
Phone: (250) 256-4906
Toll-free: 1(866) 884-5990

Note: Thad has been in private practice since 1987. Thad did an internship with the National Parole Service and has worked in community corrections in Prince George. Previously, Thad was director of the methadone maintenance program in Prince George and Director of the original alcohol/drug unit at the regional hospital in Prince George. Thad also has expertise in eating disorders and trauma (certified EMDR). Thad takes appointments in Lillooet 1 day a week.

Smith, Cogi - BSW, RSW
Lillooet Spa and Wellness Centre
836 Main Street, Lillooet
Phone: (250) 256-2156

Note: Cogi has been with Thompson Nicola ARS since May 1994 and a counsellor since 1989. Cogi has certificates from the Northwest Satir Institute, Yaletown Narrative Marriage Therapy Centre and diplomas from The Family Therapy Centre plus numerous training courses in CBT and addictions. Cogi has experience dealing with a variety of issues and works with individuals (children, teens, and adults), couples and family groupings.

Lytton - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Allen, Thad MA, RCC
844 Main Street, Lytton (Lytton Medical Clinic)
Phone: (250) 256-4906
Toll-free: 1(866) 884-5990
Note: Thad has been in private practice since 1987. Thad did an internship with the National Parole Service and has worked in community corrections in Prince George. Previously, Thad was director of the methadone maintenance program in Prince George and director of the original alcohol/drug unit at the regional hospital in Prince George. Thad also has expertise in eating disorders and trauma. Thad is a certified EMDR practitioner.

Merritt - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Lanteigne, Leila - MA, RCC, RRP
Merritt
Phone: (250) 378-6942
Note: Leila believes in a harm reduction approach and invites clients through education, support and guidance, to access their own strength and wisdom to transform life's obstacles into opportunities to grow, heal and change. Leila has worked as an addictions counsellor at Agassiz Harrison Community Services before becoming their family therapist. Leila works with both adults and adolescents. Please contact Leila directly for her address.

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Nelson - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Porter, Esta - Ph.D.
417 Hall St. Nelson, BC V1L1Y9
Phone: (250) 229-2244
Email: estap@netidea.com
Note: Esta has 35 years of clinical practice and has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families. Esta's background includes high school and university teaching. Esta's holistic approach integrates wellness in a way that brings about lasting, pervasive, and generative changes in people's lives. Esta is recipient of the 2007 CCA Counsellor Practitioner Award.

Wells, Barb - MA, RCC
560 Baker St., Nelson
Phone: (250) 505-4070

Note: Barb has been a practicing counsellor for 14+ years specializing in addictions. She works with people who are having difficulties with addictive behaviour such as drug and alcohol misuse, sex, eating, and internet obsession. She also works with people suffering from mind/thinking addictions such as excessive worry, heightened anxiety, and depression. She has a Master's degree in Counselling with a separate degree in Addiction Studies. Currently in private practice, her previous experience includes residential and outpatient addiction treatment counselling.

Reid, Lee - M.Ed., CCC
904 Third St., Nelson
Phone: (250) 352-3870
Note: Lee has specialized in addictions for 15 years but prefers to work with concurrent complex trauma, including bipolar, depression, and anxiety/ panic disorders. Lee's private practice office is from her home, and one day per week at an acupuncture clinic. In her own words: "How I work is with the nervous system and through the body. If you are familiar with the work of Peter Levine, then you will have some understanding of the process." Lee treats adults only and works part time with Nelson Mental Health.

OLIVER - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Sunshine Wellness Group
Foresi, Charles D. - BA, RPC, CLC, CPC
   D9315 - 350th Avenue, Oliver
Phone: (250) 485-8979 or (250) 485-0152
Note: Charles works in the following areas: marriage & relationship counselling, individual counselling (including chronic pain, drug and alcohol issues, anger management), family issues, and teen issues. Charles is a licensed chaplain with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counselling.

Silverton - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Mistretta, Sue - MA, CCC
Hand and Soul Healing Center
202 Lake Avenue, Silverton
Phone: (250) 358-2177

Note: Sue uses expressive arts therapy and music for adults with addictions. Before moving to Canada, Sue worked at a drug and alcohol treatment center in Philadelphia. Sue has specialized training and experience in the fields of Expressive Arts & Transpersonal Psychology (psychosynthesis) and has been an avid student of A Course in Miracles for 17 years.

Vernon - PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS

Annand, Trudy - RPC, MPCP, BRI (I)
Axis Intervention Services Ltd.
Suite 8 - 3101 - 29th Street, Vernon
Phone: (250) 545-1898
Toll-free: 1(866) 455-2947

Note: Trudy offers individual and group counseling for addictions and is also a Board Certified Interventionist and a member of the Association of Intervention Specialists.  Trudy has planned and participated in numerous interventions with alcoholics and drug addicts. Trudy is able to travel to provide her intervention service.

Fedy, Ross - RCC
Vernon
Phone: (250) 558-3803

Flint, Garry A. - Ph.D.
104 - 2411 Highway 6, Vernon
Phone: (250) 558-5077
Note: Garry is a registered psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety, work related stress, anger, and phobias to more disruptive issues like pain, obsessions, addictions, depression, dissociation, and acute psychosis. Garry uses techniques such as hypnosis, EMDR, TAT, TFT, EFT, and NLP to treat children, teens, individuals, adults, and couples with marital issues. In addition to the above issues Garry also treats abuse, car accidents, and spiritual issues.

Hunt, Winnie - M.Ed., RCC
Vernon
Phone: (250) 545-5636

Note: Winnie's practice is embodied change. Winnie is a registered Trager (psycho-physical integration) practitioner. Winnie has 5 years experience in facilitating group for women with addictions and has been a lifeskills coach since the 1970s. Winnie has also worked as a counsellor for mature college students that often had addiction issues. Please call Winnie for her address.

Jasiura, Frances - B.S.W., B.P.H.E., RCC
Motivational Counselling
Vernon
Phone: (250) 306-7117
Note: Frances has worked in all addiction treatment settings including detox, outpatient, and residential. For the past 10 years, Frances has facilitated numerous day treatment addiction programs for women. Since 1982, Frances has been under contract with the province providing training, teaching, and program development, particularly with respect to MI (Frances is a certified trainer in MI). Frances is also trained as a spiritual director though U of Winnipeg.

Miller, Kevin - Ph.D.
697 Black Rock Road, Vernon
Phone: (250) 558-9735

Note: Dr. Miller offers psychotherapy in the following areas: addictions, eating disorders, emotional regulation (anxiety, mood disorders), relationships, employee mediation, and psychological health (mindfulness, personal growth, self-awareness, self-acceptance, etc.). In his practice, Kevin adopts a harm reduction approach to addiction, utilizes the stages of change model and utilizes psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural approaches.

Wakefield, Jane H. - MA, CTS
104 - 2411 Highway 6, Vernon
Phone: (250) 542-4046
Note: Jane has been in practice for close to 40 years and her education includes Transactional Analysis, CBT, EMDR, One Eye Integration and the Energy Psychology modes, and trauma treatments which are adjunctive to thinking skill ones. Jane has training in harm reduction but her preference is the abstinence model. Jane prefers to work with adults. Besides her private practice, Jane also works at Round Lake Treatment Centre. Jane is a Certified Trauma Specialist.

Glossary of Common Acronyms in Psychotherapy (Degrees, Certifications, Agencies, Disorders, etc.)

ACOA - Adult Children of Alcoholics
ADTR - Academy of Dance Therapists certified by the American Dance Therapy Association
BPHE - Bachelors of Physical Education
BRI - Board Registered Interventionist certified by Association of Intervention Specialist Credentialing Board
BScN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
CAC - Certified Addictions Counsellor certified by Canadian Council of Professional Certification
CBT - Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
CCC - Canadian Certified Counsellor certified by Canadian Counselling Association (CCA)
CEAP - Certified Employee Assistance Professional certified by Employee Assistance Professionals Association
CGC - Certified Problem Gambling Counsellor certified by Canadian Council of Professional Certification
CHt - Certified Hypnotherapist certified by the Professional Board of Hypnotherapy
CMAT - Certified Eating Disorder Therapist certified by International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Therapists (IITAP)
CSAC - Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor
CSAT - Certified Sex Addiction Therapist certified by International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Therapists (IITAP)
CTS - Certified Trauma Specialist certified by the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
DBT - Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
DH - Diploma in Hypnotherapy
DKATI - Diploma of Kootnai Art Therapy Institute
D.Min. - Doctor of Ministry
DTR - Dance Therapists Registered certified by the American Dance Therapy Association
EAP - Employee Assistance Program
EFAP - Employee and Family Assistance Program
EFT - Emotion Focused Therapy
EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT-ADV - Certified Emotional Freedom Technique certified by the Gary Craig Foundation
EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
FIPA - Fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association
ICADC - International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor certified by Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
IEATA - International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
MA - Master of Arts
MC - Master of Counselling
MCFD - Ministry of Children and Family Development is responsible for government programs targeting children and youth in the province of BC
M.Div. - Master of Divinity
M.Ed. - Master of Education
MI - Motivational Interviewing
MNLP - Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming
MOH - BC Ministry of Health
MPCP - Master Practitioner of Counselling Psychology certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
MRPC - Registered Master Professional Counsellor certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
MRTC - Maple Ridge Treatment Centre
M.Sc. - Master of Science
MSW - Master of Social Work
MTSC - Masters of Theological Studies & Counselling
NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
PACS - Peace Arch Community Services
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy
Psy.D. - Doctor of Psychology
PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RAS - Registered Addictions Specialist certified by Breining Institute in California.
RCC - Registered Clinical Counsellor certified by British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
REAT - Registered Expressive Arts Therapist
RMFT - Registered Marriage and Family Therapist certified by American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
RMT - Registered Massage Therapist certified by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia or the CMTBC
RN  - Registered Nurse
R.Psych. - Registered Psychologist
RPC - Registered Professional Counsellor certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.
RPT - Registered Play Therapist certified by Association for Play Therapy
RRP - Registered Rehabilitation Professional certified by Vocational Rehabilitation Association
RSW - Registered Social Worker certified by British Columbia Association of Social Workers
SAP - Substance Abuse Professional certified by United States Department of Transportation (DOT)
SFBT - Solution Focused Brief Therapy
SRT - Self Regulation Therapy certified by Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education 
TAT - Tapas Acupressure Technique
TFT - Thought Field Therapy
TIR - Traumatic Incident Reduction
VCHA - Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
VIHA - Vancouver Island Health Authority

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MEDICAL SERVICES FOR ADDICTION - INTERIOR BC

Glossary of Acronyms

ASAM
- American Society of Addiction Medicine
CCFP
- Certificant of the College of Family Physicians as certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada
CPSBC
- College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
CSAM - Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
FASAM - Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Main Referral Lines - MEDICAL SERVICES

BC Nurse Line
Phone: (604) 215-4700 (Vancouver)
Toll-free: 1(866) 215-4700
Deaf and Hearing-Impaired: 1(866) 889-4700
Note: the BC Nurse Line is staffed with Registered Nurses and provides triage, assessment of symptoms, translation services, call transfer to emergency services (crisis lines, ambulance), and referral to non-emergency programs (detox, outpatient counselling). Nurses also provide inter-rim self-care instructions for individuals who cannot immediately access counselling or medical services such as detox. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Access Central
Toll-free: 1(866) 658-1221
Note: for referrals to detox and supportive recovery housing. Access Central is staffed with social workers who can provide on-the-spot counselling and coping strategies. Hours are 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week. Messages left on voice mail will be returned the following day.

D-Talks Youth Detox Line
Toll-free: 1(866) 658-1221
After hours: (604) 872-4349
Note: a toll-free number for youth 12 to 21 requiring detox treatment services. D-Talks is staffed with social workers who can provide on-the-spot counselling and coping strategies. Hours are 9 am to 9 pm seven days a week.

CHASE - medical services

Chase Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Chase & District Primary Health Services
825 Thompson Avenue, Chase

Department #1 - Chase & District Primary Health Care Centre
Phone: (250) 679-1400
Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 pm.

Department #2 - Chase Medical Clinic
Phone: (250) 679-1420
Hours: walk-in hours are 10:00 to 11:30 am Monday to Friday.

Department #3 - Scotch Creek Medical Clinic
Phone: (250) 955-0660
Hours: 9:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Note: Staffing at Chase & District includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, recreational and respiratory therapists, a registered dietician and home support workers. Available to residents in the Village of Chase; Adams Lake; Pritchard; Turtle Valley; Chase Creek; the Aboriginal communities of Little Shuswap Band, Adams Lake Band and Neskonlith Band; and the North Shuswap communities of Lee Creek, Scotch Creek, Celista, Magna Bay, Anglemont, St. Ives and Seymour Arm.

CRANBROOK - medical services

Cranbrook Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS)
Home Detox Program
Room 119, 20 - 23rd Avenue South, Cranbrook
Phone: (250) 417-6171 or (250) 489-4344
Pager: (250) 417-8113
Note: Home detox allows withdrawal from alcohol or drugs at home. A screening process is done to determine program eligibility. When eligibility requirements are met, nurses with experience in the addictions field will arrange and monitor the home detox.

Cranbrook Methadone Maintenance Therapy

East Kootenay Addiction Services Society (EKASS)
202-1617 Baker Street, Cranbrook
Phone: (250) 489-4344
Note: EKASS, a contracted agency with the Interior Health Authority, offers a methadone maintenance program. See the website for intake procedures. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed from 12 noon to 1 pm).

Cranbrook Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Ankors AIDS Network
#46 - 17th Avenue, South Cranbrook
Phone: (250) 426-3383
Toll-free: 1(800) 421-2437
Note: offers a needle exchange/harm reduction program. Also provides outreach services for Creston, Elkford, Fairmont Hot Springs, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Radium Hot Springs and Sparwood.

ENDERBY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Enderby Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Enderby Community Health Centre
707 - 3rd Avenue , Enderby
Phone: (250) 838-2450
Note: Staffing at the Enderby Community Health Centre includes family doctors, nurses, mental health services, addiction services, a stop the violence counsellor and a Spallumcheen Band Counsellor. Services include counselling, diabetic education, smoking cessation support, immunization clinics and onsite laboratory services and ambulatory care. Enderby Community Health Centre serves the City of Enderby, Spallumcheen First Nation, and Area F of the North Okanagan Regional District (Grindrod, Mara, Kingfisher, Mabel Lake, Hucul and Ashton Creek). Hours are 8:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.


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KAMLOOPS - MEDICAL SERVICES

Kamloops Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Phoenix Centre
922 3rd Avenue, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 374-4634
Note: provides alcohol and drug detoxification for both youth and adults.

Kamloops Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Phoenix Centre, a publicly funded service, also offers methadone maintenance therapy. To schedule an appointment call Barb, phone (250) 371-7098. There are two physicians, Drs. Baker and Witenburg, that operate out of two locations: 220 3rd Avenue and 300-321 Nicola Street. Call Barb for hours of operation and to schedule an appointment.

Kamloops Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Kamloops Downtown Health Centre
450 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 851-7954
Note: service area includes the City of Kamloops and surrounding communities in the local health area. An appointment is necessary. Kamloops Downtown Health Centre is staffed with family doctors, nurse practitioners, primary health care nurses, mental health counsellors, respiratory therapists, public health nurses and administrative support. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

KASLO - MEDICAL SERVICES

Kaslo Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Victorian Community Health Centre
673 A Avenue
Phone: (250) 353-2291
Note: The Kaslo Primary Health Services team includes family doctors, nurses, community health workers, mental health & addiction clinicians, a community case manager, a physiotherapist and a pregnancy outreach counsellor. Please call to set an appointment. Serves the Village of Kaslo and Area D of the Central Kootenay Regional District (Ainsworth, Argenta, Howser, Gerrard, Cooper Creek, Lardeau, Meadow Creek and Johnson's Landing). Hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 4:30 pm (closed 12:30 to 1:30 pm).

KELOWNA - MEDICAL SERVICES

Kelowna Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Crossroads Treatment Centre
123 Franklin Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-4001
Toll-free 1(866) 860-4001
Note: provides co-ed adult medical detoxification services. Preference is provided to residents residing within the boundaries of the Interior Health Authority (IHA) at no cost. Residents of other Regional Health Authorities in BC can also access detox services at no cost, however, wait times can sometimes be lengthy since IHA residents are always given priority and typically "bump" non-IHA British Columbians. No referral is required and individuals on wait lists are recommended to call in daily.

Please note that IHA, non-IHA, and out-of-province residents can get next-day access with a private pay fee of $250 per diem. Typically, detox stays are 5 to 10 days at Crossroads.

Kelowna Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Kelowna Alcohol and Drug Services
100 - 540 Groves Avenue, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 870-5777
Note: A publicly funded clinic. One clinic session is available per week. Drs. Davidson and Allison provide methadone maintenance therapy at this location. Hours vary and an appointment is required. Please note that new patients are currently on a wait list. As an option, new patients may want to try Kamloops.

Kelowna Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Outreach Urban Health Centre
455 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 868-2230
Note: No appointment is necessary. Services include mental health counselling and referral, general health assessment and wound care, alcohol and drug counselling and referral, social work counselling, case management, needle exchange as well as STD & TB testing. The interdisciplinary team includes family doctors, public and home care health nurses, prevention workers, a mental health counsellor, an addiction counsellor, and a social worker. Outreach Urban serves the City of Kelowna and surrounding communities in the local health area. Office hours are 10:00 to 4:00 pm while Outreach Services are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 11:30 am then 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

KIMBERLEY - MEDICAL SERVICES

Kimberley Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Kimberley Primary Health Care Centre
Kimberley Health Centre
260 4th Avenue, Kimberley
Phone: (250) 427-2215
Note: Services include immunization clinics, public health and mental health counselling. Staffing includes nurses, case managers, home support workers and mental health clinicians. Kimberley Primary Health serves the City of Kimberley, St. Mary Valley, Meadowbrook, Ta Ta Creek and Wasa. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

LOGAN LAKE - MEDICAL SERVICES

Logan Lake Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Logan Lake Primary Health Care Centre
5 Beryl Drive, Logan Lake
Phone: (250) 523-9414
Note: Staffing includes family doctors, nurses, a mental health counsellor, a dietician and various adjunct therapists. Serves the District of Logan Lake, Lac Le Jeune and Spatsum. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

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NAKUSP - MEDICAL SERVICES

Nakusp Withdrawal Management Services

Arrow & Slocan Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services
Arrow Lakes Hospital
97 1st Avenue Northeast, Nakusp
Phone: (250) 265-5253
Note: a medical detox service.

NELSON - MEDICAL SERVICES

Nelson Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Ankors AIDS Network
Phone: (250) 505-5506
Toll-free: 1(800) 421-2437
Note: Ankors offers a needle exchange/harm reduction program at 101 Baker Street. Also serves Grand Forks, Nakusp, Rossland and Trail.

NEW DENVER - MEDICAL SERVICES

New Denver Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Slocan Community Health Centre
401 - Galena Avenue, New Denver
Phone: (250) 358-7911
Note: Staffing at Slocan Community Health Centre includes doctors, nurses and mental health clinicians. Hours are 7:00 to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

QUESNEL - MEDICAL SERVICES

Quesnel Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Quesst Unit
GR Baker Memorial Hospital
543 Front Street, Quesnel
Phone: (250) 985-5608
Note: Quesst is for adults requiring medical detox.

Quesnel Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Mental Health
Northern Health Authority
627 Walkem Street, Quesnel
Phone: (250) 983-6828
Note: Dr. John Fine, MD provides methadone maintenance therapy for Quesnel. An appointment and a referral is required. Hours are Monday 9:30 to 4:00 pm, Wednesday 9:30 to 12 noon and Friday 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm.

SPARWOOD - MEDICAL SERVICES

Sparwood Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre
570 Pine Avenue, Sparwood
Phone: (250) 425-6212
Note: The interdisciplinary team at Sparwood Primary Health Care Centre includes family doctors, primary health care nurses, public health nurses, mental health clinicians, addiction counsellors and community case managers. Please call to set an appointment. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm.

VERNON - MEDICAL SERVICES

Vernon Treatment Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases

Downtown Primary Care services include HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and education; as well as Hepatitis A, B, & C testing and education. For contact information see Vernon Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services below.

Vernon Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Downtown Primary Care
2902 29th Avenue, Vernon
Phone: (250) 541-1097
Note: Provides referrals to other support services including street clinic, mental health, addictions and family support. Downtown Primary Care is staffed by a medical office assistant, a nurse practitioner, and a coordinator/case manager. Downtown Primary Care is a partnership of First Nations Friendship Centre (FNFC) and Interior Health. Hours for family/youth are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 to 3:00 pm (closed noon hour). Hours for adults are Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

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MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETINGS - INTERIOR BC

REGIONAL MUTUAL SUPPORT GROUP CONTACT INFORMATION

Al-Anon/Alateen - Vancouver Central Services Office
101-3680 East Hastings St., Vancouver
Phone: (604) 688-1716
Note: see the Kelowna section for the BC Interior Office and the Victoria section for the Vancouver Island Office.

Alcoholics Anonymous - BC Yukon Area 79
Vancouver
Phone: (604) 435-2181
info@bcyukonaa.org

Alcoholics Anonymous - Greater Vancouver Intergroup Society
3457 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 434-3933
Note: See the Victoria section for the AA Central Office in Victoria.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Area 78
Note: covers North eastern BC (Peace River area) and South Eastern BC (East Kootenays).

Alcoholics Anonymous - Area 92 (Washington State East Area)
Note: covers South Eastern BC AA meetings (Nakusp, Slocan, Kaslo, Winlaw, Fruitvale, New Denver, Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Salmo).

Cocaine Anonymous - BC Area
131 - 19567 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Phone: (604) 662-8500
Toll-free: 1(800) 662-8300

Narcotics Anonymous - BC Region
Phone: (604) 873-1018

Narcotics Anonymous - Canadian Assembly
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Narcotics Anonymous - Chinook Area
Calgary, Alberta
Phone: (403) 569-3427
Note: covers NA meetings for Cranbrook, Fernie, and Kimberley.

SMART Recovery
Vancouver (604) 714-3480

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BC MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETINGS AND RELATED SOCIAL CLUBS

100 Mile House - District 60 has a list of AA meetings for 100 Mile House. For general AA meeting information in District 60 call (250) 395-6154 or (250) 593-4369.Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for 100 Mile House.

150 Mile House - District 59 has a list of AA meetings in 150 Mile House and surrounding communities.

Ainsworth Hot Springs - AA's Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Alexis Creek - District 59 has a list of AA meetings in 150 Mile House, Alkali Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Soda Creek, and Williams Lake. Please visit the Williams Lake section of this page.

Alkali Lake - District 59 has a list of AA meetings in Alkali Lake and surrounding communities. The local AA contact is Kenny, phone (250) 440-5768.

Armstrong -District 70 has a list of AA meetings for Armstrong and surrounding communities. For general AA meeting information in District 70 call (250) 545-4933.

Ashcroft - District 61 has a list of AA meetings for Ashcroft and surrounding communities. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 453-2558.

Balfour - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Barriere - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Barriere and surrounding communities. For general AA meeting information in District 62 call (250) 374-2456.

Beaverdell - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Cawston, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Rock Creek, and Tulameen in BC and Washington State. For general meeting information call (250) 498-8276. District 71 has a list of AA meetings for the communities of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Rutland, Rock Creek, and Westbank. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 712-2475. For general AA meeting information in District 71 call (250) 763-5555.

Blue River - District 56 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, Valemount and Vanderhoof. For general AA meeting information in District 56 call (250) 564-7550.

Brisco - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Burton - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Cache Creek - District 61 has a list of AA meetings for Cache Creek. The local AA contact can be reached at (250) 457-6536.

Canoe - District 64 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Enderby, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Skwlax, and Sorrento. For general information call toll free 1(866) 531-7045.

Castlegar - Area 92 provides a list of AA meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw. West Kootenay Area has a list of NA meetings for Castlegar. Narcotics Anonymous has a help line, toll-free 1(800) 342-7439.

Castlegar has an Alano Club at 925 Columbia, phone (250) 287-2911.

Cawston - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in Cawston. The local AA contact is Garry G, phone (250) 499-0100. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M, phone (250) 498-8276.

Celista - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Anglemont, Barriere, Chase, Chu Chua, Clearwater, Logan Lake, Merritt, Kamloops, and Savona. For general meeting information call (250) 374-2456. District 64 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Enderby, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Skwlax, and Sorrento. For general information call toll free (866) 531-7045.

Chase - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Chase. For general AA meeting information in District 62 call (250) 374-2456.

Cherryville - District 70 has a list of AA meetings for Cherryville. For general AA meeting information in District 70 call (250) 545-4933.

Christina Lake - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Cawston, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Rock Creek, and Tulameen in BC. For general meeting information call (250) 498-8276.

Clearwater - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Clearwater. For general AA meeting information in District 62 call (250) 374-2456. Narcotics Anonymous has a Kamloops helpline, phone (250) 320-5032 or toll-free 1(800) 414-0296. Kamloops Area has a list of NA meetings for Clearwater.

Clinton - District 61 has a list of AA meetings for Clinton. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 459-2105.

Coldstream - District 70 has a list of AA meetings for Armstrong, Cherryville, Lumby, and Vernon. For general meeting information call (250) 545-4933.

Cranbrook - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Cranbrook. The local contact can be reached at (250) 426-4491. Chinook Area has NA meetings for Cranbrook.

Crawford Bay - Area 92 provides a list of AA meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Fruitvale, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Creston - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for the BC communities of Chetwynd, Cranbrook, Creston, Dawson Creek, Fernie, Fort St. John, and Sparwood. Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for 100 Mile House, Creston, Fernie, Mission, Lillooet, Powell River, Prince Rupert, Revelstoke, Smithers, and Terrace.
 
Cultus Lake - District 45 has a list of AA meetings for Cultus Lake. For general meeting information in District 45 call (604) 819-2644.

Elkford - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Chetwynd, Cranbrook, Creston, Dawson Creek, Fernie, Fort St. John, and Sparwood. 

Enderby - District 64 has a list of AA meetings in Enderby. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 838-9818. For general information about District 64 call toll free 1(866) 531-7045. Northern Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings located in Enderby.  For more information on NA meetings call the helpline at (250) 542-0087.

Fairmont Hot Springs - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Fernie - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Fernie. The local contact for AA in Fernie can be reached at (250) 423-5594. For more information on AA meetings in the Fernie area call the answering service at (250) 423-2131.

Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for Fernie, as does Chinook Area NA.

Field - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Fruitvale - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Fruitvale, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Gold Bridge - District 61 has a list of AA meetings for Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lillooet, and Lytton.

Golden - District 66 has a list of meetings for Golden. For local AA contacts call Jim at (250) 344-2264 or Roy at (250) 344-5448. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Grand Forks - District 68 has a list of AA meetings for Grand Forks. The local AA contact is Eli P., phone (250) 442-5732. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M. phone (250) 498-8276.

The West Kootenay Area has a list of NA meetings for Grand Forks. Narcotics Anonymous has a help line, toll-free 1(800) 342-7439.

Greenwood - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in Greenwood. The local AA contact is Barry L., phone (250) 445-6424. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M, phone (250) 498-8276.

Hedley - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Cawston, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Rock Creek, and Tulameen in BC and Eastern Washington. For general meeting information call (250) 498-8276.

Horsefly - District 59 has a list of AA meetings in 150 Mile House, Alkali Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Soda Creek, and Williams Lake.

Invermere - District 66 has a list of AA meetings in Invermere. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Kaleden - District 73 has a list of AA meetings for the communities of Naramata, Okanagan Falls, Penticton, and Summerland. For general meeting information call (250) 490-9216.

Kamloops - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Kamloops. For general AA meeting information in District 62 call (250) 374-2456.

In Kamloops, there is also the AA Kamloops Intergroup office at 230 Fairview Avenue, phone (250) 376-4843.

Narcotics Anonymous has a Kamloops helpline, phone (250) 320-5032 or toll-free 1(800) 414-0296. There is a list of NA meetings in the Kamloops Area for Clearwater, Kamloops, Lytton, and Merritt.

Kamloops has an Alano Club at 171 Leigh Road, phone (250) 376-5115.

Kaslo - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

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Kelowna - District 71 has a list of AA meetings for Kelowna. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 712-2475. For general AA meeting information in District 71 call (250) 763-5555. Central Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings for Kelowna and Westbank. Narcotics Anonymous has a help line, phone (250) 861-0354. Cocaine Anonymous BC has a list of CA meetings for Kelowna, phone (604) 662-8500 or toll-free 1(866) 662-8300. Area 81 of An-Anon/Alateen has information for meetings in the BC Interior, phone (250) 763-5555.

Keremeos - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in Keremeos. The local AA contact is Don M., phone (250) 499-0222. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M, phone (250) 498-8276.

Southern Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings in Keremeos. For more information on NA meetings call the helpline at (250) 490-9215.

Kimberley - District 24 of Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Kimberley. For more information on meetings call (250) 427-5222 in Kimberley or (250) 426-3878 in Cranbrook. Chinook Area has NA meetings for Kimberley.

Kootenay Bay - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Lake Country - District 71 has a list of AA meetings for Lake Country. For general meeting information call (250) 763-5555.

Lavington - District 70 <bcyukonaa.org> has a list of AA meetings for Armstrong, Cherryville, Lumby, and Vernon. For general meeting information call (250) 545-4933.

Lillooet - District 61 <bcyukonaa.org> has a list of AA meetings for Lillooet. The local AA contact can be reached at (250) 256-0110. Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for Lillooet.

Logan Lake - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Logan Lake. The local AA contact for AA can be reached at phone (250) 523-9750. For general AA meeting information in District 62 call (250) 374-2456. The local number for Al-Anon is (250) 523-9301.

Lone Butte - District 60   has a list of AA meetings in the communities of 100 Mile House, Lac la Hache, Canim Lake, Deka Lake, Bridge Lake, and Lac Des Roches. For general meeting information call (250) 395-6154.

Lumby - District 70 has a list of AA meetings for Lumby. For general AA meeting information in District 70 call (250) 545-4933.

Lytton - District 61 has a list of AA meetings for Lytton. The local AA contact can be reached at (250) 455-2580. Narcotics Anonymous has a Kamloops helpline, phone (250) 320-5032 or toll-free 1(800) 414-0296. Kamloops Area has a list of NA meetings for Lytton.

Meadow Creek - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Merritt - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Merritt. For general AA meeting information in District 62 call (250) 374-2456. Kamloops Area has a list of NA meetings for Merritt. For more information on NA meetings call the Kamloops Area helpline toll-free 1(800) 414-0296.

Midway - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Cawston, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Rock Creek, and Tulameen in BC and Oroville and Tonasket in Washington. For general meeting information call (250) 498-8276.

Monte Creek - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Anglemont, Barriere, Chase, Chu Chua, Clearwater, Logan Lake, Merritt, Kamloops, and Savona. For general meeting information call (250) 374-2456.

Nakusp - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Naramata - District 73 has a list of AA meetings for Naramata. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 494-7244. For general AA meeting information in District 73 call (250) 490-9216.

Nelson - Area 92 provides a list of AA meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw. The West Kootenay Area has a list of NA meetings for Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, and Trail. Narcotics Anonymous has a help line, toll-free 1(800) 342-7439.

New Denver - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Nimpo Lake - District 59 has a list of AA meetings in 150 Mile House, Alkali Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Soda Creek, and Williams Lake.

Ocean Falls - District 59 has a list of AA meetings in 150 Mile House, Alkali Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Soda Creek, and Williams Lake.

Okanagan Falls - District 73 has a list of AA meetings for Okanagan Falls. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 494-7244. For general AA meeting information in District 73 call (250) 490-9216.

Oliver - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in Oliver. The local AA contact is Yvonne C., phone (250) 498-8276. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M, phone (250) 498-8276.

Southern Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings in Oliver. For more information on NA meetings call the helpline at (250) 490-9215.

Osoyoos - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in Osoyoos. The local AA contact is Paul S., phone (250) 495-5066. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M, phone (250) 498-8276.

Southern Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings in Osoyoos. For more information on NA meetings call the helpline at (250) 490-9215.

Oyama (Lake Country) - District 71 has a list of AA meetings for the communities of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Rutland, Rock Creek, and Westbank. For general meeting information call (250) 763-5555.

Panorama - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Parson - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Peachland - District 71 has a list of AA meetings for the communities of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Rutland, Rock Creek, and Westbank. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 712-2475. For general AA meeting information in District 71 call (250) 763-5555.

Penticton - District 73 has a list of AA meetings for Penticton. For general meeting information call the South Okanagan Intergroup in Penticton at (250) 490-9216. Southern Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings in Penticton. For more information on NA meetings call the helpline at (250) 490-9215. Cocaine Anonymous BC has a list of CA meetings for Penticton, phone (604) 662-8500 or toll-free 1(866) 662-8300.

Princeton - District 68 has a list of AA meetings in Princeton. The local AA contact is Dan, phone (250) 295-6325. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M, phone (250) 498-8276.

Southern Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings in Princeton. For more information on NA meetings call the helpline at (250) 490-9215.

Radium Hot Springs - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166, Ray C. at (250) 342-7131 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Revelstoke - District 64 has a list of AA meetings in Revelstoke. For general AA meeting information call toll free (866) 531-7045. There is also the Revelstoke Intergroup at phone (250) 837-9400.

Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for Revelstoke. The local contact for NA can be reached at phone (250) 837-6607 (John).

For Al-Anon meetings call (250) 837-2993 (Sharon) or (250) 837-3547 (Gladys).

Rock Creek - District 68 and District 71 has a list of AA meetings in Rock Creek. The local AA contact is Dan S., phone (250) 445-6151. For more information on AA District 68 call DCM Gord M, phone (250) 498-8276. For general AA meeting information in District 71 call (250) 763-5555.

Rossland - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Salmo - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Salmon Arm - District 64 has a list of AA meetings in Salmon Arm. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 832-4884. For general AA meeting information in District 64 call toll free 1(866) 531-7045.

Savona - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Savona. For general AA meeting information in District 62 call (250) 374-2456.
  
Scotch Creek - District 62 has a list of AA meetings for Anglemont, Barriere, Chase, Chu Chua, Clearwater, Logan Lake, Merritt, Kamloops, and Savona. For general meeting information call (250) 374-2456.

Sicamous - District 64 has a list of AA meetings for Sicamous. The local contact for Sicamous can be reached at phone (250) 833-2485. For general information on District 64 call toll free (866) 531-7045.

Silverton - District 64 <bcyukonaa.org> has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Enderby, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Skwlax, and Sorrento. For general information call toll free (866) 531-7045.

Skookumchuck (Kootenay) - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Slocan Park - Area 92 provides a list of meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw.

Sorrento - District 64 <bcyukonaa.org> has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Enderby, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Skwlax, and Sorrento. The local contact for AA can be reached at phone (250) 675-4260. For general information on District 64 call toll free (866) 531-7045.

Spallumcheen - District 70 has a list of AA meetings for Armstrong, Cherryville, Lumby, and Vernon. For general meeting information call (250) 545-4933.

Sparwood - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Sparwood. The AA contact for Sparwood can be reached at (250) 425-2529 or (250) 425-2492.

Summerland - District 73 has a list of AA meetings for Summerland. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 494-7244. For general AA meeting information in District 73 call (250) 490-9216.

Trail - Area 92 provides a list of AA meetings for the Canadian communities of Castlegar, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail, and Winlaw. Trail AA also has its own website and its own Alano Club, Tralano Club at 760 Eldorado, phone (250) 368-5651.

The West Kootenay Area has a list of NA meetings for Trail. Narcotics Anonymous has a help line, toll-free 1(800) 342-7439.

The local Al-Anon contact for Trail is (250) 367-9269 or 364-1650.

Vernon - District 70 has a list of AA meetings for Vernon. For general AA meeting information in District 70 call (250) 545-4933. Narcotics Anonymous has a Vernon help line, phone (250) 549-7002. Northern Okanagan Area has a list of NA meetings located in Enderby and Vernon.  For more information on NA meetings call the helpline at (250) 542-0087. Cocaine Anonymous BC has a list of CA meetings for Vernon, phone (604) 662-8500 or toll-free 1(866) 662-8300.

Wasa - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for the BC communities of Chetwynd, Cranbrook, Creston, Dawson Creek, Fernie, Fort St. John, and Sparwood. 

Williams Lake - District 59 has a list of AA meetings in Williams Lake.

Windermere - District 66 runs from Donald, Field, and Golden in the north, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Canal Flats and as far south as Skookumchuk. For general meeting information call Golden Intergroup (250) 344-5166 or Invermere answering service (250) 342-2424.

Winfield (Lake Country) - District 71 has a list of AA meetings for the communities of Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Rutland, Rock Creek, and Westbank. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 712-2475. For general AA meeting information in District 71 call (250) 763-5555.

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RESIDENTIAL SERVICES - INTERIOR BC

Adult Residential Services - INTERIOR BC

Fort Steele - adult residential services

Fort Steele Adult Primary Treatment

Top of the World Ranch Treatment Centre
Toll-free: 1(888) 996-6306
Note: a private adult co-ed program. 

Kamloops - adult residential services

Kamloops Adult Primary Treatment

Sage Health Centre
(formerly Kiwanis House)
101 Columbia Street, Kamloops
Phone: (250) 374-6551
Note: a 23-bed residential program with stays between 28-84 days with group and individual therapy using recognized treatment modalities which are long-term abstinence focused. Message can be left 24 hours a day and you will contact you as soon as possible. A co-ed program.

Kamloops Adult Support Recovery - Secular

House of Ruth for Women
New Life Mission
Kamloops
Phone: (250) 376-5621 (for information)
Phone: (250) 851-7450 (intakes at Kamloops MH&A)
Note: a program for women. If you are local to Kamloops an assessment from Kamloops MH&A is a pre-requisite while out-of-towners will require an assessment from a counsellor in their home community beforehand. Program stay is up to 90 days but clients may stay longer (reviewed on a case-by-case basis). Clients must be clean and sober for 5 days prior to admission. Clients on methadone must be stable for 30 days prior to admission. House of Ruth is an eligible program for income assistance (call for details). House of Ruth is faith-based but religious participation is optional.

Outreach Centre
New Life Mission
Phone: (250) 434-9898 (for information)
Phone: (250) 851-7450 (intakes at Kamloops MH&A)
Note: a program for men. Program details are similar to House of Ruth for Women (see above).
 
Kelowna - ADULT RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Kelowna Adult Primary Treatment

A Home Away
2761 Lakeridge Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 769-2080
Toll-free: 1(866) 337-3324
Note: Note: offers co-ed residential programs for a maximum of 8 concurrent guests. Residential program stays range from 28 days to 3 months. Program includes individual sessions, group/family counselling, relapse prevention, recreation, spiritual exploration, 12 step philosophy, life coaching, yoga, musical and artistic expression, and aftercare planning.

Crossroads Treatment Centre Society
123 Franklyn Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-4001 (Admissions)
Note: a gender separate program for men and women (women's program located off site). Primary treatment program is 28 days. Crossroads has both subsidized government beds as well as private-pay beds. Crossroads also has a government-funded medical detox (see Medical Services section) as well as support recovery beds (see below). Family therapy, individual and couple therapy also available for $40 to $80 per hour on an outpatient basis. Clients can self-refer. For immediate entry, ask about private-pay beds. Both single and shared rooms are available.

Valiant Recovery
116-7841 hwy 97 N
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 878-5876
Toll-free: 1(877) 618-6464
Note: a private luxury addiction treatment program offering offer customized treatment options to clients based on their individual needs.

Kelowna Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Crossroads Treatment Centre Society
123 Franklyn Road, Kelowna
Phone: (250) 860-4001
Note: has gender separate support recovery houses. Has 3 support recovery beds for women and 20 beds for men at a per diem rate of $40. These beds are available to adults from any province but it is recommended that applicants complete primary treatment and are stabilized before admission.

Madsen House
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 765-9179
Note: a program for men. Has 8 beds in one house where each client has their own room. Four 12 step meetings are required for working clients and 6 per week for non-working clients.

Ozanam House
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of Central Okanagan
Phone: (250) 762-4673
Email: hope@ozanamhouse.com
Note: a men-only facility with 19 beds. Ozanam House does not provide faith-based, 12 step, or psycho/social programming but subscribes to all three forms of recovery. Programming is client-directed and residents avail themselves or all of the 3 common recovery models. Entrance criteria: 3 months substance free, completed treatment within past 2 years, minimum 29 years old, must be homeless. May stay up to 2 years if required. Provincially-licensed. Clients on methadone must be stabilized.

Stepping Free
2120 Ethel St., Kelowna
Phone: (250) 808-1311
Note: a program for men. 6 beds. Program is situated in one half of a duplex. Program is generally up to one year in length.

Kelowna Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

Freedoms Door
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 717-0435
Note: a program for men. Freedoms Door has four houses. Length of stay is 90 days but longer stays are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Harmony House for Women
Kelowna Gospel Mission
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 763-6544
Note: a program for women. 7 beds. Must be clean and sober at least 2 weeks before admission.

Now Canada Society
Kelowna
Phone: (250) 763-3876

Winfield - adult residential services

Winfield Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

BC Teen Challenge
4550 Glenmore Road, Winfield
Phone: (250) 766-5015
Note: a residential men's rehab.

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Youth Residential Services - INTERIOR BC

Castlegar - youth residential services

Castlegar Youth Residential Services

Freedom House
Freedom Quest
349 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar (admin office)
Phone: (250) 304-2676
Toll-free: 1(877) 304-2676
Note: a residential program run by Freedom Quest called Freedom House which has 3 houses with 1 bed per house. These houses are located in the West Kootenays (addresses not disclosed). For detox, clients should be detoxed prior to admission. For family services, there is a family worker on staff. There is no fee for this program. Youth should be from West Kootenays to access program.

Kamloops - youth residential services

Kamloops Youth Residential Services

Short Stay Youth Housing Program
Axis Family Resources
651 Victoria Street, Kamloops (admin office)
Phone: (250) 851-2947
Toll-free: 1(877) 392-1003
Note: provides 2 (two) safe house beds in Kamloops and 2 (two) safe house beds in Williams Lake. This program serves youth living in the Thompson Cariboo Health Region who require residential support while receiving outpatient addiction treatment services. Clients may also be experiencing co-occurring issues such as mental health, behavioural issues, or involvement with either youth probation or the MCFD. Clients accessing this service may or may not be participating in the 1st Step mobile program (an Axis Family Resources outpatient program).  Clients will be working with an outpatient counsellor, either through Mental Health and Addictions Services, Aboriginal Health or the MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health program. A referral is required from either Mental Health and Addiction Services or MCFD.

Kelowna - youth residential services

Kelowna Youth Residential Services

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Venture Academy
101-1865 Dilworth Drive, Kelowna (admin office)
Phone: (250) 712-0409
Toll-free: 1(866) 762-2211
Note: a private program that provides residential care, counselling, and support services. Youth reside in professionally staffed and supported home-stay residences (similar to a foster home) while participating in treatment. The program typically serves youth with a history of substance abuse and related issues such as: family difficulties, school suspensions, negative peer relationships, problems with the legal system, clinically diagnosed disorders and other significant behavioural challenges. A per diem fee of $270 will apply.

Williams Lake - youth residential services

Williams Lake Youth Primary Treatment

For youth residential services in Williams Lake see Axis Family Resources in Kamloops. Axis operates a 2-bed house in Williams Lake.

Also see Willliams Lake in the Native Residential Services section.

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Native Residential Services - INTERIOR BC
 

Armstrong - native residential services

Armstrong Native Residential Services

Round Lake Treatment Centre
Armstrong
Phone: (250) 546-3077
Note: open to aboriginals and non-natives alike. For length of stay, programs are 32 to 41 days and are offered on a closed group basis. A referral is required. Located on the Okanagan Indian Reserve near Vernon. Program focus is holistic healing and First Nations' culture. Funded by First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (federal) and Interior Health Authority (provincial). Prior to admission, clients must be clean for minimum 14 days, complete a medical exam, and have at least six previous sessions with a counsellor. No sexual offenders accepted.

Creston - native residential services

Creston Native Residential Services

Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Health & Wellness Society
3246 Riverview Road, Creston
Phone: (250) 428-5516
Note: program approach is based on a personal development program: dealing with the disease concept. Programs offers closed groups so clients must book 3 weeks prior to intake date. Clients will require an updated KKWC Referral Application (12 pgs.) with a Medical Examination (expires after 6 mos.) and Negative T.B. Test results (expires after 1 yr.) to be considered for Admission. Prior to admission, clients must be 2 weeks cliean & sober. For psychiatric services, Psychiatrist visits 1 week out of every 6 weeks of program. For fitness, clients go to gym 3 times per week for one hour sessions to off-site facility.

Williams Lake - native residential services

Williams Lake Native Residential Services

Nenqayni Wellness Society
Williams Lake
Phone: (250) 989-0301
Note: has two programs. For family program, all ages & both sexes can participate. 42 days in length with daycare. There are 19 beds for the family program. For female youth (13 to 17) program, program is 120 days in length.
For both programs, clients go for daily walks. If one person in family has status number then rest of family members qualifies for NNADAP funding.

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