General Information About Different Substances

Understand more about different substances and drugs, including why people use them, how people use them and what can go wrong.

Island Health provides a network of counselling, prevention, residential care and treatment services across Vancouver Island for youth (ages 13-19) and their families. Learn more. 

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Locations

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Campbell River - Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society
1330 Dogwood Street, Unit #5
Campbell River
V9W 3A6

 

250-287-9969

Services

News & Events

respectful language guide

Island Health teams and people with lived experience develop respectful language guide

A new language guide is available to help address stigma experienced by people with substance dependency.

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New contract for overdose prevention and treatment services in the Cowichan Valley

Island Health has selected Lookout Housing and Health Society to provide harm reduction services in the Cowichan Valley.

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Urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

People living in Esquimalt and neighbouring communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with planning for an urgent and primary care centre.

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