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RESOURCES and LINKS

Fraser House Society FaceBook® page:
https://www.facebook.com/FraserHouseSociety

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service : BC211 operates several different telephone information and referral services, which are provided free-of-charge and on a strictly confidential basis – our telephones don’t have call-display. Our services are multilingual and we can provide assistance in over 100 different languages. We operate six 24-hour, toll-free province-wide services.
Call 211 or visit their site: www.bc211.ca
Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Line: 1-800-663-1441

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. For a list of meetings held locally – hit the link that follows, click on Meeting Directory: Mission is listed on page 49.
http://www.vancouveraa.ca/?page_id=115 

MACYPA Mission Abbotsford Chilliwack Young People In Alcoholics Anonymous – FUN IN RECOVERY- A sober life doesn’t have to be boring. Paintball*bowling* Dancing*Camping trips* Games Night……This is a group of enthusiastic young people active in service, working for the benefit of all AA. Everyone is welcome regardless of age. Their primary objective is to stay sober and to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to young people. Meetings every Sunday at 2;00 pm 2432 Sugarpine, Abbotsford , BC. call Brian 778-345-6922, Keith 778-982-1463, or Peter 604-897-3470 for more information.

Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 43,900 weekly meetings in over 127 countries worldwide. For a list of meetings held locally, click on the following link:
http://www.bcrna.ca/main/area_meetings.php?id=75

Alanon/Alateen Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/al-anon-in-british-columbia

Fraser Health Authority. Better health. Best in health care.
www.fraserhealth.ca

Overdose Prevention and Response: Fraser Health Authority has provided the general public with information in response to rising rates of overdoses in B.C. http://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-info/health-topics/harm-reduction/overdose-prevention-and-response/overdose-prevention-and-response  or  http://towardtheheart.com/naloxone/

 

HealthLink BC has trusted health information by phoning or on their website: Here you will find medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Call 8-1-1 from anywhere in British Columbia to speak with a nurse any time of the day or night. On weekdays, you can speak to a dietitian about nutrition and healthy eating. At night they have pharmacists available to answer your medication questions.
You can also search their online Directory to find health services near you.
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

Mission Community Services. Community Services has a number of programs to support community members  of Mission. Check their website for contact info and a list of their services.
http://www.missioncommunityservices.com/   http://www.mission.ca/mission-no-cost-food-programs/

Triangle Community Resources Inc. is dedicated to support helping their clients secure employment or connect to other community resources as based on individual’s need.
http://www.triangleresources.com/index.htm

DETOX SERVICES

Riverstone Home and Mobile Detox Program provides withdrawal management services in clients’ homes, including assessment, medical and nursing care, counselling, and preparation for rehabilitation programs. Riverstone also offers a Daytox program which involves six weeks of early relapse prevention sessions. They accept self-referrals and serve the Fraser East Health Region.
http://redbookonline.bc211.ca/service/9493775_9493775/riverstone_homemobile_detox_program

Creekside Detox is an in-patient withdrawal management service. This resource provides a safe, supportive medically supervised environment for individuals (both youth and adult programs available) withdrawing from the acute effects of alcohol and/or other drugs. Often the first step in the recovery process for those individuals who cannot abstain on their own.
http://www.fraserhealth.ca/find_us/services/?program_id=9087

INTENSIVE DAY TREATMENT SERVICES for ADULTS

DAY / EVENING / WEEKEND PROGRAMS funded by Fraser Health Authority:
The T.E.A.M. Program is a 4 week intensive, non-residential day treatment program for adults in early recovery.
The W.E.L.L. Program is a 5 week intensive, non-residential day treatment program for women in recovery.
The M.E.L.L. Program is a 5 week intensive, non-residential evening treatment program for men in recovery.
For more information (registration, dates and locations) please visit Sage Counselling:
http://www.sagecounselling.com/fraser_health_programs.php

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SERVICES for ADULTS

Peardonville House Treatment Centre provides addiction services to women. Their continuing commitment is to provide assistance to women who desire to break free from addiction and become fully functioning members of their families and communities. They also offer professional, compassionate childcare for the clients’ children while in residence.
http://peardonvillehouse.ca/

Kinghaven Treatment Centre provides addiction recovery and treatment service to men. Their continuing commitment is to provide assistance to men who desire to break free from the negative consequences of substance misuse and become fully functioning members of their families and communities.
http://kinghaven.ca/about/

Phoenix Society runs community based programs for men based on respect for the whole person, life-long experiential learning, and the use of community as a healing force. They have taken a leadership role on behalf of those in our community who have not responded well to traditional rehabilitation or education. They have successfully used a holistic approach to recovery from alcohol and other drug abuse.
http://www.phoenixsociety.com/phoenix/index.html

The Maple Ridge Treatment Centre works collaboratively with men experiencing problems with substance use to increase their capacity for healthy decision-making.
http://mrtc.bc.ca/

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SERVICES for ADOLESCENTS

Peak House is a voluntary, ten-week, live-in, treatment program for youth seeking freedom from problematic substance use. They welcome youth of all genders, 13-18 years old. Referrals are accepted from across the province. They are located in Vancouver, BC.
http://peakhouse.ca/

Portage British Columbia provides a residential rehabilitation treatment program for adolescents between the ages of 14-18. Located near Keremeos on a 58-acre property known as The Crossing, the natural setting is therapeutic in itself.
http://www.portage.ca/bc/rehabilitation-treatment-program-adolescents-british-columbia

Creekside Detox is an in-patient withdrawal management service. This resource provides a safe, supportive medically supervised environment for individuals (both youth and adult programs available) withdrawing from the acute effects of alcohol and/or other drugs. Often the first step in the recovery process for those individuals who cannot abstain on their own.
http://www.fraserhealth.ca/find_us/services/?program_id=9087

MENTAL HEALTH and DUAL DIAGNOSIS RESOURCES

HeretoHelp is a website of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. Their site is working together to help people better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems and live a healthier life.
www.heretohelp.bc.ca

Mind Check – This awesome website is designed to help youth and young adults in British Columbia check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support. Support includes education, self-care tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources.
http://mindcheck.ca/

AnxietyBC™ works with experts to increase awareness, promote education and improve access to current, evidence based resources on anxiety. They have many free of charge, self-help, downloadable resources to support management of anxiety for youth and young adults, adults, new mothers, and children.
http://www.anxietybc.com/

Psych Central, a small, personal community of people dealing with mental health issues, just like you or someone you care about.
www.psychcentral.com

Bounce Back is an evidence-based program designed to help adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood, or stress with or without anxiety. Find some self help strategies to improve mental health here:
http://www.cmha.bc.ca/how-we-can-help/adults/bounceback

Centre for Addictions & Mental Health is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. We improve the lives of those affected by addiction and mental health problems and promote the health of people in Ontario and beyond.
www.camh.net

TOBACCO CESSATION

QuitNow is a free service to help you quit smoking and remain smoke-free. Interact with other quitters, track your status and savings, and connect instantly with their expert Quit Coaches! You don’t have to quit alone.
https://www.quitnow.ca/

Quit4Life – for YOUTH:  Did you know that it takes more than will power to quit smoking? It takes skills and support, as well as your own motivation to quit. The new Quit4Life (Q4L) handbook can help you to quit smoking using 4 central steps: Get Psyched, Get Smart, Get Support, Get On With It. Their handbook will help you learn about why you smoke, how to quit and how to stay quit once you get there.
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/youth-jeunes/life-vie/index-eng.php

The B.C. Smoking Cessation Program helps people stop smoking or using other tobacco products by assisting them with the cost of nicotine replacement therapies. The Program covers 2 types of prescription smoking cessation drugs: bupropion (Zyban®) and varenicline (Champix®). The Program also covers 2 non-prescription nicotine replacement therapy products: Thrive® nicotine chewing gum and Habitrol® nicotine patches.
The Program is open to all B.C. residents who wish to stop smoking or using tobacco products.
To begin the Program or for more information call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1
or visit the B.C. Smoking Cessation Program website – http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthtopics/content.asp?hwid=qtsmk

RESEARCH and INFORMATION SITES

Addictions Information, Self Scoring Alcohol Check-up. Current research and clinical trials continue to uncover new and effective, research-based treatment options. This valuable, online resource has grown to include over 2,500 useful and practical articles, written by world-class authors on the cutting edge of their profession.
www.addictioninfo.org

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms.
www.ccsa.ca

Centre for Addiction Research for B.C is a provincial research network involving a partnership of Simon Fraser University, Thompson Rivers University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Victoria. The Centre maintains various agreements with other collaborating centres and researchers and is administered by the University of Victoria. Since its inception in 2003, the Centre has developed relationships with a large network of organizations and researchers addressing addictions-related harm.
http://www.carbc.ca/
Found on this website is a quick test for insight when wondering if a drinking habit is unhealthy, risky or showing signs of dependency.
http://www.carbc.ca/PublicationsResources/SelfHelpTreatment/AlcoholRealityCheck.aspx

McCreary Centre Society is a small non-profit organization concerned with the health of young people in British Columbia.
www.mcs.bc.ca 

Street Drugs is an on-line publication of their magazine with current drug trends and drug information with photos.
www.streetdrugs.org

Recovery 2.0 is all about sharing the gifts of yoga and meditation with people in recovery from addictions and with others who desire to get past any hurdle that stands between them and their happiness.  On this site you will find blogs, videos and other resources meant to help you with the challenges you face on your path.  Use what works for you and leave the rest.  Please note that if you are already on a path of recovery, please look at this site as a supplement to the great work you are already doing.  If you are new to recovery or just want to find some new ways to learn and grow, hopefully you will find something of use here that will inspire you to a deeper understanding of YOU.
http://www.tommyrosen.com/yoga/

Healing Story Alliance explores and promotes the use of storytelling in healing. Their goal as a special interest group of the National Storytelling network is to build a resource for the use of story in the healing arts and professions.
http://healingstory.org/

Collect the Reasons is a collection of people’s reasons to live life. You can add yours!
http://collectthereasons.org/

RESOURCES for PARENTS

Fraser Health Authority put out a resource to help educate schools and parents regarding overdose  : http://www.fraserhealth.ca/media/Overdose_SchoolToolkit_FINAL.pdf

Healthy Families BC  is a great site for information about nutrition, parenting, activity, lifestyle, pregnancy, parenting and more.
https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/

20/20 Parenting informs and supports parents in understanding, recognizing, preventing, and finding effective treatment for, the many childhood vulnerabilities for adolescent drug & alcohol abuse and addiction. They are a dynamic prevention and remediation-based health resource center; excisting for the benefit of children and ultimately for the health and welfare of all communities.
www.2020parenting.com

RESOURCES for ADOLESCENTS

Valley Youth Partnership for Engagement and Respect (VYPER) is a Health Canada-funded youth-adult collaborative project running across the Fraser Health region (Burnaby to Boston Bar) of British Columbia. The project’s ultimate aim is to delay, reduce and prevent illicit and non-prescribed drug use and related harm among youth (age 12-24).
http://vyper.ca/

Kids’ Help Line : Phone (1-800-668-6868) is Canada’s free, national, bilingual, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns.  24/7  365 days a year.
http://org.kidshelpphone.ca/en

Above The Influence is a website empowering young people to recognize and face the influences around us, including the pressure to abuse drugs and alcohol.
www.abovetheinfluence.com 

The Fraser Valley Youth Society mission is to build and maintain networks and opportunities for learning, support and expression among, around and about queer and questioning youth in the Fraser Valley. We envision a Fraser Valley that acknowledges and respects diversity in the expression of gender and sexuality among youth.
http://www.fraseryouth.com/Fraser_Valley_Youth_Society/Welcome.html

SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Sexual Health Services for Support in BC. If you want reliable sexual health services and support provided non-judgmentally and confidentially, then this is the right place. If you want complete, unbiased information on all your reproductive choices they have it. If you’ve got questions they’ll help you get the answers — it’s not weird to ask.
https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/

Won’t Get Weird is a network of organizations and individuals who “won’t get weird” when you need to talk about sexuality or sexual health. They are committed to providing you with confidential, nonjudgmental, youth-friendly, pro-choice, and sex-positive services.
http://www.wontgetweird.net/

Scarleteen is sex ed for the real world – inclusive, comprehensive and smart sexuality information and help for teens and 20’s.
http://www.scarleteen.com/