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I have developed key relationships with trusted treatment centres and other supports that align with my practice. I live in Victoria, BC and many of those supports are based in Victoria with the exception of some in-patient treatment centres.
Of course, there are many more possibilities out there – these are simply the services that I know and trust. I would be happy to make the referral to any of these services – please just contact me and ask.
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
#14 - 2544 Dunlevy Street
Victoria, BC – V8R 5Z2
LOOKING FOR COUNSELLING? Every member listed in the Find a Counsellor Search has met rigorous registration requirements at the Master’s level of training. The Association does not, however, warranty counsellor competency in the listed areas of practice. The inclusion of website links in the search results does not imply an endorsement by BCACC of the website content of its members, i.e. the views, testimonials, opinions or claims which may be posted therein.
1250 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC – V8W 2K7
Addictions Outpatient Treatment provides services to adults aged 19 and over who are experiencing drug and alcohol problems. Services are also available to adults currently affected by a family member’s use. Self-referral for Substance Use Services is initiated by attending in person at the Addiction Outpatient Treatment Clinic during business hours (9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday) and arranging for an appointment to discuss service options. Publicly-funded.
Sunshine Coast Health Center – Men Only
2174 Fleury Road
Powell River, BC – V8A 0H8
Private program for men only includes medically-supervised detoxification, masters-level therapists, on-site recreation (including indoor lap pool), psychiatric assessment, refresher courses (aftercare), online support (aftercare), family program, and couples program. Program length is 30, 42, 60, and 90 days while returning alumni have more flexible lengths of stay. A Non-Traditional Treatment Model - utilizes an approach that integrates non-12 Step, research-based practices, including medical, psychiatric, psycho social, and positive existential psychotherapy. We focus on addiction as a lack of personal meaning rather than addiction as a disease.
Together We Can – Men Only
Vancouver, BC – V5R 5H0
Male live as part of a supportive residential community where they participate in group therapy and an integrated rehabilitation program. Our goal is to help participants discover new mental, emotional and spiritual beliefs which are the foundation for recovery. Men participating in our program must develop an awareness of how their thoughts and beliefs block them from wellness and inner peace. It is imperative that each man take personal responsibility for making alternative choices leading to recovery. A key aspect of recovery is learning how to heal interpersonal relationships. The shift from feeling alone and isolated to one of inclusion is essential to each individual’s own recovery. TWC provides a safe and loving therapeutic environment for our participants in their pursuit of a new way of life.
Heartwood Centre for Women – Women Only
4500 Oak Street (BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre)
Vancouver, BC – V6H 3N1
1.888.300.3088 - ext.2032
The Heartwood Centre for women is a residential treatment program where staff and residents work together to create a wholesome, therapeutic environment. The overall Heartwood Team includes many professionals that are here to assist you in your recovery. You will have a treatment team who will help guide you through your stay at Heartwood. At Heartwood women engage in a process of healing and recovery with the support of their interdisciplinary team. Our complete team includes doctors, nurses, counsellors, a psychiatrist, a dietitian, a social worker, a recreational therapist, an expressive art therapist, yoga practitioner and an acupuncturist. The community is here to help and support you – we want you to succeed and will help you as much as possible.
To learn about other First Nation treatment facilities in British Columbia, please visit the Association of BC First Nations Treatment Programs.
Tsow Tun Le Lum – Co-Ed
699 Capilano Road
Lantzville, BC – V0R 2H0
Round Lake Treatment Centre – Co-Ed
Round Lake Road
Armstrong, BC – V0E 1B0
Namgis Treatment Centre – Co-Ed
P.O. Box 290
Alert Bay, BC – V0N 1A0
1.250.974.5522 - ext. 2101
The internet offers a wealth of information focused on addiction research in all disciplines. Below you will find a collection of online resources that I value highly.
Canadadrugrehab.ca is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada. This public service initiative is funded by Sunshine Coast Health Center.
Welcome to Sober Nation.com, the #1 National Recovery Resources and Addiction Treatment Centers Database on the internet. Our goal is to help the struggling alcoholic and addict while providing guidance to affected family members and friends.
The Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society. For 25 years, they have partnered with public, private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and safety of Canadians.
The Fix is the world's leading website about addiction and recovery, featuring a daily mix of breaking news, exclusive interviews, investigative reports, essays and blogs on sober living, lifestyle and cultural resources, as well as knowledge and wisdom from expert counsel. We also offer rigorously reported Rehab Reviews, with input from thousands of alumni, plus extensive directories and practical guides for dealing with addiction and related mental health and life issues. Further, The Fix provides an extensive forum for debating relevant issues, allowing a large community the opportunity to express its experiences and opinions on all matters pertinent to addiction and recovery without bias or control from The Fix. Our stated editorial mission - and sole bias - is to destigmatize all forms of addiction and mental health matters, support recovery, and assist toward humane policies and resources.
Founded by the same researchers who developed the Addiction Severity Index, the Treatment Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of treatment and policy in substance use. This organization is on the cutting-edge.
This site contains the full text of more than 300 articles, 8 monographs, 30+ recovery tools, 9 book chapters, 3 books, and links to an additional 15 books written by William White and co-authors over the past four decades as well as more than 100 interviews with addiction treatment and recovery leaders. The purpose of this site is to create a single location where such material may be located by those interested in the history of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States. Those papers selected for inclusion contain all of the articles and monographs authored by William White on the new recovery advocacy movement, recovery management and recovery-oriented systems of care. It is hoped that this resource library will serve present and future generations of addiction professionals, recovery coaches and recovery advocates.
Addiction Center is an online guide with information on various chemical dependencies. The site provides treatment resources in the United States and helpful articles to help you get your life back on track.
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