In 1980, the Department of National Defence (DND) established its own treatment and rehabilitation program, entitled the Addictions Rehabilitation Program (ARP). Other than Halifax, military personnel must obtain inpatient treatment at civilian treatment centres. Client assessment and follow-up is still provided by each military base (Source: Health Canada).
The Canadian Forces Health Information Line
is a call centre designed to provide CF members with convenient telephone access to health care advice, general health information, and guidance on where and how to access health care services. The service is available to all eligible CF members, and is operated on a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week basis.
Canadian Forces Health Services has a list of base addresses and phone numbers for all bases listed across Canada.
The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service, initiated by the Canadian Forces (CF) to help members and family members who have personal concerns that affect their personal well-being and/or work performance.
Strengthening the Forces, operated by local health promotion offices, is a health promotion program designed to assist Canadian Forces (CF) members, Regular and Primary Reserve, to take control of their health and well-being. Some programs are also available to families and other members
Canadian Forces Base Comox
Social Work Dept., 21 CF Health Services Comox
PO Box 1000 Stn. Main
Lazo, BC V0R 2K0
Phone: 1.250.339.8211 x.8774