Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, & Rehabilitation Information for British Columbia, Canada

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The Canadian province of British Columbia is Canada’s westernmost province. It has an alcohol and drug addiction rate of nearly 13%. That is one of the highest in Canada.

British Columbia is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean. To the east is the Canadian province of Alberta. The U.S. state of Alaska can be found to the north, while the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana border British Columbia to the south.

The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, a small city located off the mainland on Vancouver Island. The province’s most populous city is Vancouver, which is located in the southwest corner of the mainland.

British Columbia is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and its inhabitants, surrounded as they are by nature’s splendor, tend to take a conservationist’s attitude toward their environment.

Recently, the British Columbia Medical Association published a report urging for the compassionate care of the individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addictions. They estimate that addiction costs the Canadian government about $6 billion dollars a year, and they argue that it’s time for the government to recognize addiction as a chronic disease and treat it as such. This can help remove the stigma of personal failure associated with addiction, which can make it easier for addicts to seek and find appropriate treatment.

Beautiful British Columbia

Sobriety.ca Foundation For Substance Abuse Treatment in British Columbia

British Columbia has so much to offer Canadians as both a vacation destination and a permanent home. The province’s diverse landscapes, beautiful forests, stunning lakes, towering mountains and of course, the ocean, make BC one of the most attractive places to visit in our great country. A province known for healthy living, skiing, outdoorsmanship as well as a thriving urban culture in the lower mainland, wouldn’t be everyone’s first guess as to one of the most problematic places in Canada for drug addiction. Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city, but also the capital of heroin addiction in Canada. The problem has now begun to spread throughout Canada but residents of BC have felt the pain and heartbreak from substance abuse for many years now, and there simply aren’t enough treatment options available.

Sobriety.ca Foundation has welcomed and helped many residents of British Columbia end their addiction to drugs, and our first rate staff have treated scores of different types of addictions. From party drugs in youth, to the abuse of prescription painkillers, Sobriety.ca Foundation has seen success after success with our unique and balanced approach to substance abuse recovery. A dedication that many in BC have to healthy living is a strength that we at Sobriety.ca Foundation put to use in our treatment programs. We devise individualized strategies in treatment that combine both a science based approach, and holistic alternatives to end addiction and promote wellness during recovery.

Healthy living is a fundamental part of the treatment strategy Sobriety.ca Foundation will devise for a client. Our meals are made with fresh, organic ingredients farmed locally. While clients are not participating in therapy, group therapy or other structured activities, there are many ways they can work on themselves during their stay with us. We encourage our clients to use our exercise equipment and programs, take up yoga should they choose, meditate and even opt for a massage if they are feeling stressed or anxious. Embarking on a life changing journey of ending one’s addiction to drugs is ambitious, courageous but also very difficult. Sobriety.ca Foundation offers the amenities we do to both ease worry and stress, but also because exercise, healthy eating and privacy are proven to assist in recovery. If drug addiction is plaguing your life, and you feel a change needs to be made, Sobriety.ca Foundation’s door is always open and we welcome those from BC with open arms.

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Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Recovery, & Rehabilitation Information for Vancouver, BC

Vancouver is British Columbia’s largest city and one of Canada’s major metropolitan centers. Its drug and alcohol addiction rate is just under 11%–below the national average but higher than the addiction rates of other major Canadian cities, including Toronto and Montreal.

Vancouver has a population of nearly 600,000, but the major metropolitan area is home to over 2 million people. That makes it the largest metropolitan area in all of Western Canada.

Consistently rated one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver boasts a multiethnic population and a gorgeous mountainous backdrop. Yet, drug and alcohol addiction remains a serious problem, particularly in the inner city.

In 2006, the mayor of Vancouver called for the implementation of an experimental program to combat addiction to cocaine and crystal meth. Under this program, addicts would be given substitute drugs to help them quit or at least prevent their drug habit from growing. Experimentation for a similar program in which heroin addicts receive small, daily doses of heroin is already underway. The goal of the program is one of harm reduction – if addicts are unable to completely quit their habit then it might at least be possible to minimize the harm associated with being addicted to drugs.

Sobriety Home is a private, residential drug and alcohol treatment facility located a short drive from Ottawa. An important goal of the facility is to treat individuals suffering from addiction with respect and dignity. As such, the comprehensive care program includes accommodations and recreational facilities similar to those found in top-notch spas.

British Columbia Cities

Abbotsford Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Recovery
Kelowna Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Recovery
Vancouver Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Recovery
Victoria Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Recovery

Treatment Addiction Services in British Columbia

Alberni Valley Drug & Alcohol

4260A 10th Ave.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
V9Y 4X3
Phone: (250) 724-6166
Fax: (778) 421-0465

Serving youth and young adults aged 10-25, there is a heavy focus on preventing substance abuse in young people. Plenty of information is made available to the demographic served, and families can participate and receive support and therapy if needed.


Downtown Community Health Centre

569 Powell St.
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6A 1G8
Phone: (604) 255-3151
Fax: (604) 255-0314
Email: feedback@vch.ca

Providing addiction services including opiate agonist therapy (methadone/Suboxone) initiation and maintenance; needle exchange (clean needles and other harm reduction equipment/supplies) plus support in seeking detox, recovery houses and treatment centres. Counsellors provide short-term individual counselling, as well as groups that address both mental health and addiction issues and referrals to other community resources and education.


Foundry Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Kelty Mental health services information for parents and caregivers 
https://keltymentalhealth.ca/substance-use

Information for youth and young adults 
https://foundrybc.ca/
Kelowna, British Columbia

 

Foundry is a province-wide network of integrated health and wellness services for young people ages 12-24.  Our integrated services make it possible for young people to access five core services in one convenient location: mental health care, substance use services, physical and sexual health care, youth and family peer supports, and social services.  Young people can access our integrated services by walking into one of our 16 local Foundry centres, exploring our online tools and resources at foundrybc.ca, or connecting virtually through the free Foundry BC app. 


SHARE – Family and Community Services

200 – 25 King Edward St.
Coquitlam, British Columbia
V3K 4S8
Phone: (604) 540-9161
Fax: (604) 540-2290

Youth Substance Use Services offer a supportive counselling environment, encouraging youth to feel comfortable to explore alcohol and drug related concerns and consider options for developing and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Referral, presentations and consultations to students under 19 years of age and parents/caregivers in School District 43 seek to promote positive and healthy youth development.


Narcotics Anonymous Drug Addiction Treatment Meetings in British Columbia

Narcotics Anonymous, or “NA”, helps thousands of people worldwide regain control of their lives by using a 12-step addiction treatment model. NA is the sister organization to Alcoholics Anonymous and operates much in the same way, with meetings taking place for addicts in and around their community. The primary goal of NA is to end addiction amongst members by allowing addicts to connect with each other in a safe and friendly environment free of judgement.

Pass it On Group

Open Meeting
Monday 7:30pm

2584 Cyril Street
Basement2584 Cyril St
Abbotsford, British Columbia
V2S 2G2

Starting Fresh Group

Open Meeting
Monday 8:00pm

St-Alban’s Anglican Church
7717 19th Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia
V3N 1E8


Unity Group

Open Meeting
Saturday 8:00pm

Alano Club of Courtenay
543 6th Street
Courtenay, British Columbia
V9N 1M5

Lost And Found Group

Open Meeting
Thursday 7:30pm

Kamloops United Church
421 St Paul Street
Kamloops, British Columbia
V2C 2J7