In Quebec, the Department of Health and Social Services provides the funding and administration for alcohol and drug addictions and gambling services across Quebec.
Health and social services has 18 administration and social services regions. There are 95 local services networks that provide screening, home detox, outpatient counselling and methadone maintenance. Local service networks also provide assessment and screening services and refer individuals requiring more intensive alcohol and drug addiction services to Association of Rehabilitation Centers in Quebec Dependence (ACRDQ). CRPAT provides specialized assessment and support to family and friends.
|Alcohol and Drug Prevalence Rates|
|Alcohol – Heavy Frequent Use in Past Year (*)
(Canadian avg. 14.4%)
|Cannabis Use in Past Year
(Canadian avg. 9.1%)
|Illicit Drug Use (excluding Cannabis) in Past Year
(Canadian avg. 1.7%)
*Heavy frequent use means five drinks or more, more than once a week.