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Where to Get Help

Community and Online resources

Peel/GTA-based

Canadian-based

  • Alberta Health Services' Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
    Offers information and resources from Alberta Health Services.
  • CATIE — Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) offers information on substance misuse and harm reduction.
  • Government of Canada's Youth Drug Prevention for Parents
    Offers youth drug prevention information and resources for parents.

US-based

  • Drugfree.org
  • Search Institute's What Kids Need: Developmental Assets Provides resources and information on 40 common-sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence the choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.

Counselling and Treatment

In Peel/GTA

  • Addiction Counselling Services of Peel at the William Osler Health Centre
    905-796-3005
    Outpatient individual and group counselling for clients with alcohol, drugs or gambling addictions. Family support and education are also offered.
  • Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre at Credit Valley Hospital
    905-813-4402
    Outpatient services including group and individual counselling for clients with:
    • Moderate and severe substance use problems.
    • Concurrent disorders (a combination of substance abuse and mental health problems experienced by a client at the same time.)
  • Peel Addiction Assessment and Referral Centre (PAARC)
    905-629-1007
    Serves people concerned about their or someone else's involvement with alcohol or drugs. Services include:
    • Detailed assessments and case management.
    • Individual and group counselling.
    • A wide variety of acceptable treatment models, including harm reduction.
    • Specialized services for the East Indian community.
  • Punjabi Community Health Services
    905-790-0808
    Services for seniors, adults, youth and children in the areas of:
    • addiction
    • aging
    • arts
    • diversity
    • health promotion
    • mental health
    • parenting
    • research and resource development
    • violence prevention
  • YMCA Youth Substance Abuse Program Peel
    905-276-9322 ext 216
    Harm-reduction-based counselling and education for young people aged 14-24 with substance use issues.

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