Addiction and recovery services in the Northwest Territories are overseen by the provincial government. Support, counselling, outpatient, and many other services are available.
Addiction treatment in the Northwest Territories is a rare commodity with residents needing residential treatment often being referred to Alberta and BC.
|Alcohol and Drug Prevalence Rates|
|Alcohol – Heavy Frequent Use in Past Year*
(Canadian avg. 7.1%)
|Cannabis – Use in Past Year
(Canadian avg. 14.1%)
|Cocaine/Crack – Use in Past Year
(Canadian avg. 1.9%)
|*Note: heavy frequent use means five drinks or more, more than once a week.
Source: Northwest Territories Department of Health and Social Services (2004).