Substance Use & Addiction

drugs

Services, locations & resources


For immediate help or support

If you are in a situation that involves immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 911.

For emotional support or assistance

  • Call the Vancouver Island 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • 1-888-494-3888

More information is available at the Vancouver Island Crisis Society website.


Overdose Prevention

Find out more about overdose prevention


Booster Buddy - Youth Mental Health App

#BoosterBuddy is a mental health app designed by youth for youth in partnership with Island Health. Download for free!

 

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News & Events

Code Hack 2020

Code Hack is back!

Are you ready for an exciting challenge that could help shape the future of health care? Island Health is looking for 100 people to participate in a 24-hour design sprint that aims to generate fresh ideas to improve health care.

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Island Health Magazine Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Island Health magazine encourages readers to live their healthiest life. Read features on how to keep your resolutions; re-thinking “diets” and some delicious soup recipes. Also included in this issue are articles about the stigma of mental illness and an Island Health Research project on dementia.

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Temporary service reduction at Port Alice Health Centre

Island Health is advising that, despite significant effort to fill shifts, there is a temporary shortage of registered nurses and physicians over the holiday season resulting in a temporary service reduction at the Port Alice Health Centre.

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