Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada: Drug and Alcohol Treatment Guide
Dramatic changes to daily routines, fear of isolation, possible unemployment and pending financial implications are just some of the uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. These and other challenges can significantly affect both the physical and mental well-being of Canadians.
We are proud to support Health Canada’s new portal, Wellness Together Canada. This portal provides free online resources, tools, apps and valuable information to Canadians looking for support on mental health and substance use issues.
Canadians seeking assistance can also connect to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls.
Access the portal to learn more about the resources available to you.
CCSA does not provide treatment services. Please contact your provincial or territorial helpline for information on available treatment services. Toll free numbers might not work outside of your province or territory, so use the local numbers listed below.
Alberta (Addiction Helpline, Alberta Health Services)
British Columbia (Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service)
Manitoba (Addictions Foundation of Manitoba)
Adult services: 1-855-662-6605
Youth services: 1-877-710-3999
New Brunswick (Addiction Centres, Department of Health)
Newfoundland and Labrador (Addictions Services, Department of Health and Community Services)
Northwest Territories (Department of Health and Social Services)
Nova Scotia (Mental Health and Addictions Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority)
Nunavut (Kamatsiaqtut Help Line)
Prince Edward Island (Addiction Services, Health PEI)
Quebec (Drugs: help and referral)
Saskatchewan (HealthLine, Ministry of Health)
811 or 1-877-800-0002
Yukon (Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services, Health and Social Services)
1-866-456-3838 (for Yukon, Nunavut and NWT)
Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada is a guide to help people make informed decisions when seeking substance use treatment for themselves or their loved ones. CECA partnered with the Government of Alberta and CCSA to develop the resource. Materials to help healthcare professionals promote the guide, including waiting room images and posters, are also available.
Let us know your feedback on how useful the guide is by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to distribute, reproduce, modify or adapt it, please request permission.