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OVERVIEW

Approximately 300,000 people live in the Northern BC, an area that covers nearly 2 thirds of the province. The Northern region comprises three health services areas that include the Northeast (Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Hudson's Hope, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge), Northern Interior (Mackenzie, Granisle, Fort St. James, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Southside, Quesnel, McBride, Valemount), and the Northwest (Atlin, Dease Lake, Stewart, Hazelton, Smithers, Houston, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Masset, Queen Charlotte) .

A map shows the various municipalities that comprise the BC North.

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Outpatient - Government or Contracted Agencies

Atlin - for adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Big Water Society located at 2nd and Pearl, phone (250) 651-2189. Big Water has a community counsellor, Rick Newberry, MSW, with 13 years experience as a psychotherapist with expertise that includes treating emotional, physical, sexual, and residential school trauma.  Rick also provides treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction issues, and abusive relationships. 

For Native adults or youth with addiction issues contact the NNADAP Program contact in Atlin, Ed Anderson, at phone (250) 651-7938.

For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues that need medical attention, assessments and referrals contact Atlin Health Centre located at the Atlin Outpost Hospital on Third Street, phone (250) 651-7677.

Burns Lake - for adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Mental Health & Addictions in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Omineca-based clinicians visit Burns Lake 3 times a week and meet clients at the Lakes District Hospital and Health Center. Hours of operation in Vanderhoof are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Lakes District Counselling and Support Services located at 870 Highway 16 West, phone (250) 692-7577. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

For Native adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Carrier Sekani Family Services which operates out of Southside Health & Wellness Centre located at 2003 Wellness Way, phone (250) 694-3270. Currently, Denise Ferguson is the mental health therapist and addiction counsellor at Southside. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For members of the Fort Babine, Tachet, or Woyenne Nations with addiction issues contact Lake Babine Nation located at 225 Sus Avenue, phone (250) 692-4700.

Chetwynd - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Chetwynd Mental Health and Addictions located on 5500 Hospital Road, phone (250) 788-7211. Hours of operation are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed 12 noon to 12:30 pm).

For youth with addiction issues only see Chetwynd Mental Health and Addictions (see above).

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only contact Tansi Friendship Centre located at 5301 South Access Road, phone (250) 788-2996. Counselling is available for both Natives and Non-Natives and is based on a holistic wellness concept. 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 contact CYMH Chetwynd located at 4744 52nd St., phone (250) 788-2298.

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Crescent Spur - see Prince George.

Dawson Creek - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Dawson Creek Mental Health and Addictions located at 1017 103rd Avenue, phone (250) 782-4410 or toll-free 1(888) 592-2711. Hours are 8:30 to 5 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact Dawson Creek Mental Health & Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Dawson Creek located at 205 - 1508 102nd, phone (250) 784-2342.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues, contact the Nawican Friendship Centre located at 1320 - 102nd Avenue, phone (250) 782-5202. Nawican is primarily concerned with meeting the health and social service needs of the 70% of BC's aboriginal peoples that live in urban and off reserve communities. However, Nawican services are available to Native and Non-Native citizens of the South Peace River district. Nawican has an addiction counsellor (Adam Laboucan). Hours are 9 to 5 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).
 
Dease Lake - for adults or youth with addiction or mental health issues contact Marge Fraser at TNES, phone (250) 771-3991. Marge provides an informal referral service for Dease Lake residents.

Fort Fraser - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services located at 192 W. Stewart St. in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-2107. A counsellor from Vanderhoof visits Fort Fraser every Wednesday, however, individuals can also choose to set an appointment in Vanderhoof.  Call first to schedule an appointment.

For youth with addiction issues only contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drugs Services (see above).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Fort Fraser. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour). Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at 157 W. Victoria St. in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-9205. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Fort Nelson - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Community Mental Health & Addictions located at the Fort Nelson Hospital, 5315 Liard Street, phone (250) 774-8105. Hours are 8:30 to 5 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only (no mental health issues) see Community Mental Health & Addictions above.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Fort Nelson Health Unit located at 5217 Airport Drive, phone (250) 774-7092. Fort Nelson Health Unit does not serve youth. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Fort Nelson located at 5020 Airport Drive, phone (250) 774-6185.

For Native adults (18 and older) with addiction issues only contact Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society located at 5012 49 Avenue, phone (250) 774-2993. This group also works with substance-affected family members and is open to both Natives and Non-Natives. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

Fort St. James - For adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Fort Alcohol & Drug Services Society located at 140 Stewart Drive, phone (250) 996-8411. Services are also available for substance-affected family members. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed 12 noon to 12:30 pm).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Fort St. James. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour). Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at Sitka Building, 349 Stewart Drive in Fort St. James, phone (250) 996-7645. 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 please note that the position for youth mental health worker at Nechako Valley Community Services is currently vacant (Oct 2008).

For youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is also a school-based counsellor. Call Fort St. James Secondary at (250) 996-7126.

Fort St. John - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addiction Services located at Suite 300-9900 100th Avenue, (250) 262-5269 (for addiction issues) and (250) 263-6080 (for mental health). Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only (no mental health issues) see Mental Health & Addiction Services, phone (250) 262-5269.

For youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH St. John located at 10123 102nd Ave., phone (250) 787-3344.

Fraser Lake - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services, phone (250) 567-2107. A counsellor from Vanderhoof visits the Fraser Lake Clinic every Wednesday, however, individuals can also choose to set an appointment in Vanderhoof at 192 W. Stewart St. Call first to schedule an appointment.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Fraser Lake. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour). Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with addiction issues only see Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services above. The counsellor from Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services also visits the local high school Wednesday mornings but youth may also schedule an appointment at the Fraser Lake Clinic, phone (250) 567-2107.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental illness/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at 157 W. Victoria St. in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-9205. Vanderhoof-based counsellors visit Fraser Lake 2 days a week. Please call Vanderhoof to set an appointment and for the Fraser Lake address. Office hours in Vanderhoof are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

Granisle - for adults and youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Lakes District Counselling and Support Services located in Burns Lake at 870 Highway 16 West, phone (250) 692-7577. Residents of Granisle do not have a counsellor that provides outreach from Burns Lake but can receive services at Burns Lake. Please call ahead to set an appointment. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour) Monday to Friday.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-5994. Three Vanderhoof-based clinicians provide outreach to outlying communities including Granisle. Appointments in Granisle are held at the Granisle Community Health Centre located at #1 Hagen Street. Please call to set an appointment.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society in Vanderhoof, phone (250) 567-9205.  An outreach worker from Vanderhoof schedules appointments at the Granisle Community Health Centre located at #1 Hagen Street. Please call Vanderhoof to set an appointment.

Hazelton - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northern Health Mental Health and Addictions located at #70-2510 Highway 62, phone (250) 842-5144. After hours call the Wrinch Memorial Hospital at (250) 842-5211. Hours are 8:00 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only contact Mental Health and Addictions (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Hazelton located at 2210 West Highway 62, phone (250) 842-7624. Office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

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Hixon - see Quesnel.

Houston - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mental Health & Addiction Services operating out of the Houston Health Centre located at 3202 14th St., phone (250) 845-5964. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only see Mental Health & Addiction Services above.

For adults and youth with addiction issues there is also Houston Community Services located at 3429 10th Street, phone (250) 845-3484. Hours are 9 to 4 pm Monday to Thursday.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Smithers located at 2nd Floor, 2793 Alfred Avenue, phone (250) 847-7727.

Hudson's Hope - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues see Fort St. John.

For youth with addiction issues only see Fort St. John.

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

Kitimat - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Kitimat Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 920 Lahakas Boulevard Drive, phone (250) 632-3181 ext. 2. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only see Kitimat Mental Health & Addiction Services above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Kitimat located at 795 S. Lahakas Boulevard, phone (250) 632-7256. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open during lunch hour).

Lakelse Lake - see Terrace.

Mackenzie - for adults or youth with addiction issues contact Mackenzie Counselling Services located at 220 Mackenzie Boulevard, phone (250) 997-6595. Hours are 9 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed Monday & Friday during the noon hour).

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mackenzie Mental Health & Addictions located at the Mackenzie hospital, 45 Centennial Drive, (250) 997-3263 ext. 256. Please note a referral from a physician is required. Hours are 8:00 to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). 

Adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues can also contact Mackenzie Counselling Services (see above).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Mackenzie Counselling Services (has the Mackenzie contract for MCFD).

Masset - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northern Health Mental Heath & Addictions located at 1545 Main Street, phone (250) 626-3918. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only, there is currently no youth addiction counsellor. In the interim, adult counsellors at Northern Health Mental Health & Addictions are covering until the vacancy is filled.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH office in Masset. Please contact Queen Charlotte City CYMH located at 214 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte City phone (250) 559-4403.

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.

New Hazelton - see Hazelton.

Nimpo Lake - see Anahim Lake.

Port Edward - see Prince Rupert.

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PRINCE GEORGE - GOVERNMENT OR CONTRACTED AGENCIES

Prince George Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services

For adults with addiction issues only contact Adult Community Addiction Services located at the Community Response Unit, 201-1705 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 565-2668. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed 12 noon to 12:30 pm).

For youth with addiction issues or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Youth Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 1350 Alward Street, phone (250) 649-7660.

For Native adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Native Healing Centre which is part of the Friendship Center located at 1600 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 564-3568. Programs are open to both Natives and Non-Natives and is based on a holistic wellness model.  Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). Thursday hours are 8:30 to 12 noon.

Prince George Concurrent Mental Health/Addiction Services

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact the Community Response Unit (CRU) located at 201 - 1705 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 565-2668. The Community Response Unit (CRU) acts as the primary point of entry for all adult community mental health and addiction services and provides support to the hospital emergency department in assessing/stabilizing/identifying appropriate services for those who present at Emergency with mental health and addiction issues concerns. Please note that this service provides short-term counselling services only.

Adults that require longer-term mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction counselling will then be referred to the Community Outreach Assertive Services Team (COAST) located at 1444 Edmonton Street, phone (250) 565-7472. Hours are 8 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (open noon hour). Please note that CRU often refers to COAST.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Prince George located at 1040 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 614-2660. 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 Intersect Youth & Family Services Society located at 1294 3rd Avenue, phone (250) 562-6639. Hours of operation are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Prince Rupert - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Prince Rupert Mental Health & Addictions located at 300-3rd Avenue, phone (250) 624-7510.

Youth (over 14 years of age) with addiction issues only can access services at Prince Rupert Mental Health & Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Prince Rupert located at 580 - 309 2nd Ave. W, phone (250) 624-7594.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only contact Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert located at 744 Fraser Street, phone (250) 627-1717 extension 34. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 to 5 pm. Friendship House follows a Native-based approach to addiction but Non-Natives are also welcome.

For Native adults and youth with addiction issues only three is also Northwest Band Family Counselling located at #4 - 101 1st Avenue East, (250) 627-8435 or toll-free 1(866) 627-8434. Northwest Band Family Counselling is open to Natives and Non-Natives but has a Native approach. Northwest Band also works with couples and families.

Queen Charlotte City
For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Queen Charlotte Mental Health & Addictions located at 302 2nd Avenue, phone (250) 559-8765.

For youth with addiction issues see Queen Charlotte Mental Health & Addictions.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Queen Charlotte Islands located at 214 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte City, phone (250) 559-4403.

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.

 

Sandspit - see Masset or Queen Charlotte City.

Smithers - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Smithers Mental Health and Addictions located at 3793 Alfred Avenue, phone (250) 847-6405. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with addiction issues only see Smithers Mental Health and Addictions above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Smithers located at 2nd Floor 3793 Alfred Avenue, phone (250) 847-7727.

Stewart - for adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Stewart Mental Health & Addictions, phone (250) 636-2103.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Terrace Mental Health & Addictions. The Terrace office provides an outreach service to Stewart and can be reached at phone (250) 631-4202.

For youth with addiction issues contact Northwest Addiction Services in Terrace, phone (250) 638-8117.

For youth with mental or concurrent mental health/addiction services contact CYMH Terrace, phone (250) 638-2330. Depending on need, an outreach worker from Terrace visits Stewart to meet clients.

Telkwa - see Smithers.

Terrace - Government or Contracted Agencies

For adults and youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northwest Addiction Services located at the Al Marland Building 2nd floor, 3219 Eby St., phone (250) 638-8117. Northwest also works with substance-affected family members. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour). Open until 8 pm on Wednesday (open for lunch).

For adults with mental health only or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Terrace Mental Health & Addictions located at 3412 Kalum Street, phone (250) 631-4202.

For Native adults with addiction issues only contact Kitselas Village located at 2225 Gitaus Road, phone (250) 635-5084. Hours are 8:30 to 4 pm (Tuesday and Wednesday) and 8:30 to 2 pm (Thursdays). Kitselas Village is a NNADAP program and accepts both Natives and Non-Natives. Kitselas also has AA Group Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.

For Native adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Northwest Band Social Workers Association located at 1581 Kulspai Crescent, phone (250) 638-0744. Approach is holistic and native-based and both Natives and Non-Natives are welcome. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH Terrace located at 400-4545 Lazelle Ave., phone (250) 638-2330.

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ThornHill - see Terrace.

Tlell - see Queen Charlotte City.

Tumbler Ridge - For adults or youth with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Tumbler Ridge Mental Health & Addictions located at 220 Front Street, phone (250) 242-5505. This office has a child/youth counsellor as well as a women's counsellor. Hours are 8:30 to 5 pm (closed noon to 12:30 pm).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues there is outreach services provided by CYMH Chetwynd every Wednesday. To book an appointment contact Tumbler Ridge Mental Health & Addictions above.

Valemount - For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Valemount Mental Health & Addictions located at the Valemount Health Centre, 1445 5th Avenue, phone (250) 566-9898 or (250) 566-9138 ext. 235. Counsellors in Valemount are available Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Alternatively, adults can access Robson Valley Mental Health & Addictions in McBride at 1126 5th Avenue, phone (250) 569-2251 ext. 238 or 242. Addiction counsellors are available in McBride on Mondays and Wednesdays and every second Friday. Hours are 8:30 to 4:10 pm.

For youth with addiction issues only see the Valemount Health Centre above.

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact CYMH McBride Robson Valley Home Support Society located at 99 Gorse St., phone (250) 566-9107. This office also works with substance-affected families of youth. Staff at CYMH McBride divide their time between McBride and Valemount. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday (closed noon hour).

Vanderhoof - For adults or youth with addiction issues only contact Vanderhoof Alcohol & Drug Services located at 192 W. Stewart St., phone (250) 567-2107. Hours are 8:30 to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please note that hours can be adjusted for clients if necessary.

For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Omineca Lakes Mental Health & Addiction Services located at 3299 Hospital Road, phone (250) 567-5994. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed noon hour).

For youth with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact Nechako Valley Community Services Society located at 157 W. Victoria St., phone (250) 567-9205.

For Native adults or youth with addiction issues there is a day treatment program at Carrier Sekani Family Services which offers week-long camps for members of Carrier Sekani only. This program is available May to October and workshops in various communities from November to April. For more information call (250) 567-2900 ext. 107 or toll free 1(866) 567-2333.

 

Wells - see Quesnel.

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Outpatient - Private Practice Therapists

Sources of Data
Contact and descriptive information for the fee-for service practitioners listed in this section have been obtained by both print and online sources. Whenever possible, data was obtained directly from practitioner websites. If practitioner websites were not available then practitioners were contacted directly by email or telephone correspondence.

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.

Dawson Creek - Private practice

Neumann, Brent - BA, M.Div.
Room 311, 1323 - 102nd Avenue, Dawson Creek
Phone: (250) 219-1127 or (250) 782-5311
Note: Brent was an addiction counsellor for 10 years and has 3 years of post graduate training in pastoral care and counselling. Brent has been a practicing therapist for about 25 years and has run a private practice for the past 5 years. In his own words: "I use an ecclectic approach to counselling with a client centred approach. I am comfortable using expressive play therapy and spiritual direction when requested. I use a primarily seclular approach in this work."

Rowland, Jim - B.Ed., M.Ed.
J. Rowland Counselling Services
9204-13 Street, Dawson Creek
Phone: (250) 782-5654
Note: Jim provides addiction counseling, however, his focus is on relationship enhancement for adults and behavioral counseling for children and families.Jim has a M.Ed. In Counselling Psychology and is a Certified Therapist for Sexual Abuse. In Jim's own words: "I am seen as a family therapist."

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Fort St. James - private practice

Bertrand, Blanche - CAC II
Adventures in Recovery Counselling & Consulting
Fort St. James
Toll-free: 1(888) 613-2667
Note: Blanche is a Certified Addictions Counsellor and a Thought Field Therapist. Blanche specializes in family therapy, domestic violence, sexual abuse and loss & grief. Blanche was presented the Rosehip Award for her advocacy of women's rights in 2006. Blanche also co-facilitates the Relationship Violence Program for males convicted of spousal assault. Blanche is compassionate, empathetic and dedicated to helping women overcome life's difficulties.

Bertrand, Raymond J. - RPC, CGC, CAC II, RAS
Adventures in Recovery Counselling & Consulting
Fort St. James
Toll-free: 1(888) 613-2667
Note: Ray's personal journey of recovery started in 1975. Ray has spent 5 years working on Vancouver's skid row, 5 years counselling men in Provincial prisons, 5 years working in First Nations communities as well as being employed in treatment centres and men's supportive recovery houses. Ray co-facilitates the Relationship Violence Program and is a Responsible Driver Program counsellor for impaired drivers. Ray is also a weekly columnist for the Caledonia Courier.

Fort St. John - private practice

Baverstock, Kathryn - MSW, RSW
10142-101st Avenue, Fort St. John
Phone: 250-261-5630
Note: Kathryn works mostly with adults but will consider working with youth since she used to work with youth fulltime. Kathryn has worked in the field of mental health and addictions since 1984. In her own words: "I am very practical in my approach and use MI, SFBT, some CBT, etc. I am extremely interested in the mind-body-spirit connection and getting some balance in these areas." Also works with First Nations & is approved to work with residential school survivors.

Elias, Lou - MA, M.Ed., LST, CCC
   Peace Region Counselling Center
Suite 103, 10704-97th Avenue, Fort St John
Phone: (250) 785-9029
Note: In his work with both adolescents and adults, Lou's preferred therapeutic approach is CBT. Lou also uses SASSI for assessments. Lou has been involved with both the Relationship Violent Treatment program and the Responsible Driver Program. 

Houston - private practice

Siebenga, John - RCC
1923 Hungerford Road, Houston
Phone: (250) 845-3343

Kitimat - private practice

Epp, Edward - M.A., M.Ed., RCC
Kitimat
Phone: (250) 624-4635
Note: Edward provides an aftercare group for individuals who have completed addiction treatment. Groups are Thursday nights 7 - 9 PM in Kitimat. Edward is well-versed in narrative and SFBT approaches as well as the more traditional approaches such as 12-Step facilitation. Edward has been in private practice since 1996 and works with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, families, and First Nations members. Please call Edward for his address.

Mackenzie - private practice

Kitto, Sherri - MA, CHt
Mackenzie
Phone: (250) 561-0952
Note: Sherri is a certified hypnotherapist who specializes in treating individuals with addiction issues as well as with sex offenders. Besides being in private practice for the past 7 years, Sherri is employed with the Elizabeth Fry Society and Northern Health Authority. Sherri also does mental health assessments. Sherri provides a free initial consult including a relapse risk assessment. Please call Sherri for her address.

Prince George - private practice

Chan, James - MA, RCC
Pegasus Consulting Inc.
5941 Birchwood Drive, Prince George
Phone: (250) 613-8631
Note: James specializes in addictions and has worked in outpatient and residential treatment settings over the past 10 years. James is currently working with the BC Problem Gambling program. James employs many counselling modalities including (but not limited to) CBT, SFBT, narrative, transactional, experiential therapies (i.e. Gestalt) as well as psychodramatic approaches. James has an approach to theory and treatment that is humanistic.

Cochrane, Robert - M.Sc.
#318 - 1717 3rd Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 981-1115 or (250) 565-2453

DeYonker, Tarianne - MSW, RMFT
Catholic Counselling Services
6500 Southridge Ave., Prince George
Phone: (250) 964-4424 ext. 244
Note: Tarianne works with individuals, couples and families concerned about grief issues, ending of relationships, addiction issues, chronic illnesses, and preparing for marriage.

Kitto, Sherri - MA, CHt
Prince George
Phone: (250) 561-0952
Note: Sherri is a certified hypnotherapist who specializes in working with people with addictions as well as sex offenders. Sherri has been in private practice for seven years but also works with the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Northern Health Authority. Sherri also does mental health assessments. Sherri provides a free initial consult which includes a relapse risk assessment. Please call Sherri for her address.

Russ, Jeff - RCC
G-69, 1900 Strathcona Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 640-2020

Ziegler, Rob - MA, MRPC
Walmsley and Associates
1512 Queensway St., Prince George
Phone: (250) 564-1000
Note: Rob's career dates back to 1989 and includes 15 years as an addiction therapist at Nechako in Prince George. Rob also has expertise in co-occurring disorders (with their corollary issues of grief, loss, and trauma resolution; anger/violence, couple's counselling, and communication skills). Rob has also done EFAP work and helped develop a recovery manual for men. Rob also practices mindfulness meditation.

Prince Rupert - private practice

Epp, Edward - M.Ed., RCC
160-110 1St Avenue West, Prince Rupert
Phone: (250) 624-4635
Note: Edward provides an aftercare group for individuals who have completed addiction treatment every Thursday night 7 - 9 PM in Kitimat. Edward is well-versed in narrative, and SFBT approaches as well as the more traditional approaches such as 12-step facilitation. Edward has been in private practice since 1996 and works with individuals (adults and adolescents), couples, families and First Nations.

Quesnel - private practice

Kitto, Sherri - MA, CHt
Quesnel
Phone: (250) 561-0952
Note: Sherri is a certified hypnotherapist who specializes in working with people with addictions as well as sex offenders. Sherri has been in private practice for seven years but also works with the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Northern Health Authority. Sherri also does mental health assessments. Sherri provides a free initial consult which includes a relapse risk assessment. Please call Sherri for her address.

Thomas, John - RCC
Quesnel
Phone: (250) 992-5688
Note: John has worked in the field of addictions since the 1970's. In his own words: "As for my approach, it is very eclectic with a wide range of background training - Fritz Perls, Virginia Satir, NLP, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. I do work with adolescents and adults, and was director of the addictions office here in Quesnel in the 1990's." John does not restrict his practice to addictions, also doing intensive trauma work and communications. Please call for address.

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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

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

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.

ATLIN - medical services

Atlin Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Atlin Health Centre
Atlin Outpost Hospital
Third Street, Atlin
Phone: (250) 651-7677
Note: provides stabilization services for Atlin residents. Services also include assessments and referrals. Typically, Atlin residents with more acute medical conditions are referred to the hospital in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories.


DAWSON CREEK - medical services

Dawson Creek Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

The nearest medical detox in BC for residents of Dawson Creek is located in Prince George. Alternatively, there is Northern Addictions Centre (AADAC) in Grande Prairie, Alberta, phone (780) 538-6300 (24 hours).
 
PRINCE GEORGE - MEDICAL SERVICES

Prince George Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Adult Withdrawal Management Unit
1308 Alward St., Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2175
Note: For adults requiring medical detox or withdrawal management services.

Nechako Youth Treatment
1308 Alward Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2881
Note: has one youth bed in their medical detox. Call for availability. No referral required.

Prince George Methadone Replacement Therapy

Methadone Program
1308 Alward Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2843
Note: A referral is required.

Central Interior Native Health Centre
1110 4th Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 564-4422
Note: a private clinic with staffing that includes doctors and social workers. No fee for methadone maintenance therapy. Appointments are required. Natives and non-Natives are welcome. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (open noon hour).

Prince George Addiction Medicine Services

O'Malley, Michael - MD, ASAM
Suite 408, 2155 10th Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 563-7522
Note: office hours are Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:00 pm.

Prince George Medical Monitoring

O'Malley, Michael - MD, ASAM
Suite 408, 2155 10th Avenue, Prince George
Phone: (250) 563-7522
Note: office hours are Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 4:00 pm.

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.

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Mutual Support Meetings (AA, NA, Al-Anon, etc.)

ACRONYMS
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous (main site is www.aa.org)
CA - Cocaine Anonymous (main site is www.ca.org)
NA - Narcotics Anonymous (main site is www.na.org)

BC MUTUAL SUPPORT MEETINGS AND RELATED SOCIAL CLUBS

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

Atlin - District 52 has a list of AA meetings for Atlin, BC and several communities in the Yukon Territories. The local AA contact can be reached at (250) 651-7604. For general AA meeting information in District 52 call (867) 668-5878.

Burns LakeDistrict 54 has a list of AA meetings for Hwy 16 north-central BC including Burns Lake. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 695-6673 or (250) 692-7605. For general AA meeting info in District 54 call (250) 847-3884.

Butedale - District 50 has a list of AA meetings for Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Stewart, and Terrace. For general meeting information call (250) 627-7420.

Cassiar - District 52 has a list of AA meetings for Atlin, BC and several communities in the Yukon Territories including Faro, Teslin, Watson Lake, Whitehorse, and Dawson City. For general meeting information call (867) 668-5878.

Chetwynd - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Chetwynd.  The local contact for AA in Chetwynd can be reached at phone (250) 788-3085.

Crescent Spur - 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.

Dawson Creek - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Dawson Creek. The local contact for AA in Dawson Creek can be reached at phone (250) 782-4733 or (250) 219-7624. Cocaine Anonymous BC has a list of CA meetings for Dawson Creek, phone (604) 662-8500 or toll-free 1(866) 662-8300.
 
Dease Lake - District 52 has a list of AA meetings for Atlin, BC and several communities in the Yukon Territories. For general meeting information call (867) 668-5878.

Fort Fraser - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including Fort Fraser. For general meeting information call (250) 847-3884.

Fort Nelson - Edmonton AA has a list of Fort Nelson AA meetings. The phone number for general information on meetings is (250) 774-3101. Also, District 1 of Area 78 has a list of AA meetings in Fort Nelson. Northern BC Area has a list of NA meetings for Fort Nelson. For more information on NA meetings call the NA helpline toll-free at 1(888) 543-2499.

Fort St. James - District 56 has a list of AA meetings in Fort St. James. For general meeting information call (250) 564-7550.

Fort St. John - Area 78 has a list of AA meetings for Fort St. John.  The Fort St. John AA Intergroup number is (250) 785-8866.

Northern BC Area has a list of NA meetings for Fort St. John. For more information on NA meetings call the NA helpline toll-free at 1(888) 543-2499.

Fraser Lake - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including Fraser Lake. The local contact for AA can be reached at phone (250) 699-6899, -6552, or -8987. For general AA meeting information in District 54 call (250) 847-3884.

Granisle - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including Granisle. For general meeting information call (250) 847-3884.

Hazelton - District 50 has a list of AA meetings for Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, Stewart, and Terrace. For general meeting information call (250) 627-7420.

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

Houston - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including Houston. The local AA contact for Houston can be reached at phone (250) 845-2341 or -4210. For general AA meeting information in District 54 call (250) 847-3884.

Hudson's Hope - Edmonton AA has a list of Hudson's Hope AA meetings. The phone number for general information on meetings is (250) 783-5256, 783-5449, and 783-9931.

Kitimat - District 50 has a list of AA meetings for Kitimat. The local AA contact can be reached at (250) 639-4130. For general AA meeting information in District 50 call (250) 627-7420.

Lakelse Lake - District 50 has a list of AA meetings for Lakelse Lake. For general meeting information call (250) 627-7420.

Liard River - District 52 has a list of AA meetings for Atlin, BC and several communities in the Yukon Territories. For general meeting information call (867) 668-5878.

Mackenzie - District 56 has a list of AA meetings for Mackenzie. The AA contact for Mackenzie can be reached at phone (250) 997-6649. For general AA meeting information in District 56 call (250) 564-7550.

Masset - District 51 has a list of AA meetings for Masset. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (778) 887-4294. For general AA meeting information in District 51 call (250) 559-4568.

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

Nautley - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including Nautley. The local AA contact for Nautley can be reached at phone (250) 690-7340. For general AA meeting information in District 54 call (250) 847-3884.

New Hazelton - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including the communities of Burns Lake, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake, Granisle, Houston, and Smithers. For general meeting information call (250) 847-3884.

Prince George - District 56 has a list of AA meetings in Prince George. For general meeting information call the Prince George Intergroup Office, phone (250) 564-7550. Northern BC Area has a list of NA meetings for Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Prince George, Quesnel, and Vanderhoof. For more information on NA meetings call the NA helpline toll-free at 1(888) 543-2499. Cocaine Anonymous BC has a list of CA meetings for Prince George, phone (604) 662-8500 or toll-free 1(866) 662-8300. SMART Recovery has meetings in Prince George, phone (250) 649-7202.

Prince George has an Alano Club at 725 Alward, phone (250) 563-9517.

Prince Rupert - District 50 has a list of AA meetings for Prince Rupert. The local AA contact in Prince Rupert can be reached at phone (250) 627-1119.  For general AA meeting information in District 50 call (250) 627-7420. Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for Prince Rupert.

Queen Charlotte - District 51 has a list of AA meetings for Masset, Skidegate, and Tlell. For general AA meeting information in District 51 phone (250) 559-4568.

Quesnel  - District 56 has a list of AA meetings in Quesnel. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 992-5560. For general AA meeting information in District 56 call (250) 564-7550. Northern BC Area has a list of NA meetings for Quesnel. For more information on NA meetings call the NA helpline toll-free at 1(888) 543-2499. Cocaine Anonymous BC has a list of CA meetings for Quesnel, phone (604) 662-8500 or toll-free 1(866) 662-8300.

Sandspit - District 51 has a list of AA meetings for Masset, Port Clements, Queen Charlotte City, Skidegate, and Tlell.

Smithers - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including the communities of Burns Lake, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake, Granisle, Houston, and Smithers. The local AA contact can be reached at phone (250) 877-7576 or (250) 847-3884. For general AA meeting information in District 54 call (250) 847-3884. Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for Smithers.

Stellaquo - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including Stellaquo. The local AA contact for Stellaquo can be reached at phone (250) 699-6631, -2575, -8976, or -1523. For general AA meeting information in District 54 call (250) 847-3884.

Stewart - District 50 <bcyukonaa.org> has a list of AA meetings for Stewart. For general meeting information call (250) 627-7420.

Telkwa - District 54 has a list of AA meetings for Highway 16 north-central BC including the communities of Burns Lake, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake, Granisle, Houston, and Smithers. For general meeting information call (250) 847-3884.

Terrace - District 50 has a list of AA meetings for Terrace. For general AA meeting information call (250) 627-7420. Outreach Area has a list of NA meetings for Terrace.

ThornHill - District 50 has a list of AA meetings for Thornhill. For general AA meeting information in District 50 call (250) 627-7420.

Tlell - District 51 has a list of AA meetings for Tlell. The local contact for AA can be reached at (250) 557-4234 or (250) 559-4568. For general AA meeting information in District 51 call (250) 559-4568.

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

Tumbler Ridge - District 1 of Area 78 has a list of meetings for Tumbler Ridge or call (250) 242-5717 for an AA Contact if there are no meetings.

Valemount - District 56 has a list of AA meetings in the communities of Valemount. For general meeting information call (250) 564-7550.

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. 

Wells - District 56 has a list of AA meetings for Wells. For general meeting information call (250) 564-7550.

Yarrow - District 45 has a list of AA meetings for Yarrow. For general AA meeting information in District 45 call (604) 819-2644.

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Residential Services

Fort St. John - adult residential services

Fort St. John Adult Support Recovery - Faith-Based

SCARS
Wagner Hills Farm Society
Fort St. John

Phone: (250) 785-1008.
Note: a program for men. Facility is strictly non-smoking.

Prince George - adult residential services

Prince George Adult Primary Treatment

Nechako Treatment Centre
1475 Edmonton Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2387
Phone: (250) 649-7200 (Adult Community Addictions)
Note: Nechako is currently closed (as of October 2008).

Prince George Adult Support Recovery -
Secular

Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community
Prince George, BC
E-Mail: intake@baldyhughes.ca
Phone: (250) 964-3136
Note: provides multi-phasic residential addiction treatment and long-term recovery to British Columbians suffering from addiction disorders.  Our program seeks to restore residents' personal dignity through a balance of individual autonomy and participation within our treatment program and therapeutic community. 

St. Patrick's House Society
1735 Yew Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 564-5530
Note: for adult men. 19 beds. Has Sunday worship and Monday night bible study but participation is optional. Intake hours are Monday to Thursday 8 am to 4 pm.

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Youth Residential Services

There are fifteen residential youth programs located in British Columbia 1, including both primary treatment and support recovery. Almost all residential youth addiction programs are operated by contracted agencies since youth addiction treatment is not the primary mandate of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or Mental Health & Addiction Services through the Regional Health Authorities 2.

Many residential youth programs require a referral prior to admission. Typically, referrals are secured by addiction counsellors working out of Mental Health & Addiction Services offices. However, youth with concurrent mental health/addiction issues may also be referred by MCFD. To locate an outpatient counsellor for the purposes of a referral see the Government Outpatient Services section. 

(1) Note: excluding Native-based youth residential services.
(2) Note: MCFD focuses primarily on mental health, Mental Health & Addictions focuses primarily on adults.

"Youth" Programs Are Not Always Just for Youth

It is important to note that many "youth" programs accept young adults. Of the fifteen identified residential youth programs, 2 accept clients up to 19 years of age while an additional 4 programs work with youth up to ages between 21 and 25 years of age.

Furthermore, youth can qualify for any adult residential addiction program if their 19th birthday occurs prior to discharge.

Wait Times for Residential Youth Beds

Unfortunately, demand for youth residential beds often exceeds supply. Although wait times can often be counted in weeks, youth in need of treatment are encouraged to sign on to wait lists since a number of factors 1 can shorten the wait. For families who are unwilling to wait for publicly funded youth services in BC, the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) has three residential youth programs 2. For families that can afford private treatment, there are several fee-for-service residential youth programs in Canada (3 are listed below) and many more in the United States 3.   

(1) Note: clients may be discharged early or waiting applicants may decide not to seek treatment while waiting or end up finding another program.
(2) Note: AADAC Youth Residential Services in Lethbridge (403-388-7600), Calgary (403-297-4664), and Edmonton (780-422-7383). Their website is www.aadac.com.
(3) Note: For locating a private residential youth program in the United States or Canada contact Know How Education and Career Services (604-818-5669), a Vancouver-based consulting firm with expertise in helping parents find private youth treatment and education programs. Their website is www.knowhoweducation.com.

Two Types of Residential Treatment: Primary Treatment & Support Recovery

In the listings that follow, there are both primary treatment services and support recovery (sober living) services. Primary treatment typically follows detoxification and is designed for individuals in early recovery. Support recovery usually follows primary treatment and is designed to facilitate a gradual transition from primary treatment to a client's home community. Compared to support recovery, primary treatment involves a higher level of supervision, program intensity, but shorter duration. For more information on the various types of treatment refer to Brief Descriptions of Available Services in BC on page 4.

Prince George Youth Primary Treatment

Nechako Youth Treatment Program
1308 Alward Street, Prince George
Phone: (250) 565-2881
Note: a primary treatment program for youth who live in the Northern Health catchment region. There is one medical detox bed. Self-referrals are accepted but a referral from Mental Health & Addictions or MCFD is preferred. Services at Nechako Youth are provided by youth counsellors, nurses and a unit physician. A psychiatrist and psychologist is available as needed.

Terrace - YOUTH RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Terrace Youth Primary Treatment

Atlas Youth Treatment
Northwest Addiction Services
#200 - 3219 Eby St., Terrace
Phone: (250) 638-8117
Note: As of December 31, 2009, Atlas has ceased operations. However, the outpatient program offered by Northwest Addiction Services is still in operation.

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Native Residential Services
 
There are 14 native residential programs (both primary treatment and support recovery) located in British Columbia. These programs typically follow a holistic wellness model 1 although some programs also have a 12-step component as well.  Furthermore, Native primary treatment often utilizes a gender separate 2 closed group format where all clients start and finish the program together.

Admission pre-requisites are often higher for Native-based residential programs than their mainstream counterparts. For example, prior to admission, native programs often require that clients sustain abstinence (usually 2 weeks clean and sober) and regularly attend outpatient counselling (typically 6 sessions).

Funding for the Native residential programs that follows is provided primarily through National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (NNADAP) although certain programs are co-funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) or the Ministry of Health through Regional Health Authorities.

Non-Native British Columbians are accepted at most programs, however, programs are geared for a Native population, often with population-specific issues (i.e. residential school abuse). In addition, non-Native British Columbians may need to pay a fee for access to services. Non-Native applicants in need of funding are recommended to contact his/her employer's Employee Assistance Program for financial assistance or the appropriate government agency to determine eligibility for income assistance.

For key information on Native residential services refer to the table above. Noteworthy information and the program's website are provided in the individual listing section.

(1) Note: as part of the wellness model, physical fitness is encouraged, thus, the description section of individual listings describes fitness provisions.

(2) Note: gender separate means that the program accepts both sexes but with no shared programming, recreation, meals, or accommodation.

Dawson Creek Native Residential Services

North Wind Healing Centre
5524 Graham Road, Farmington
Phone: (250) 843-6977
Toll-free: 1(888) 698-4333
Note: a program funded by Northern Health Authority and NNADAP. For methadone therapy, clients must be down to a max. of 35 mgs. Pharmacists available once a week with daily dosing monitored on-site by staff.

Kitimat Native Residential Services

Gya'Wa'Tlaab Healing Centre
322 Haisla, Kitamaat Village
Phone: (250) 639-9817
Note: offers closed group, gender-specific 7- or 8-week residential treatment programs for adults. Intake packages must be received and approved four (4) weeks prior to intake dates. Prior to admission, clients must attend 6 counselling sessions. For fitness, clients go to gym daily and work with fitness trainer for one hour.

Kitwanga Native Residential Services

Wilp Si'Satxw House of Purification
Kitwanga Road, Kitwanga
Phone: (250) 849-5211
Note: has 35- and 42-day co-ed addiction programs, 28-day men's trauma program, and 2-day women's trauma program. Also has a family program for all age groups in summer (June to July then July to August). All programs have an addiction focus. For psychiatric services, psychiatrist spends last week of each program with clients. For aftercare, a counsellor provides direct follow-up and support for alumni. For fitness, there is a weight room and clients go for daily walks. Prior to admission, clients must be 10 days clean and sober.

Disclaimer: Inclusion or omission of an organization or agency in this database does not imply endorsement or non-endorsement by canadadrugrehab.ca. In no event shall canadadrugrehab.ca be liable for any decision or action taken in reliance on information provided by this referral service. Any questions regarding an alcohol and drug rehab program listing should be directed to that organization. If you believe you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or your local crisis hotline

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