Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use

Outpatient treatment

Addictions Outpatient Treatment provides services to adults aged 19 and over who are experiencing drug and alcohol problems. In some of our communities, services are also available to adults currently affected by a family member's use.

Dependent on where you live, various free and confidential services will be available:

  • Services are staffed by professional counsellors
  • Addiction physician and Psychiatrist consults
  • Day and evening support groups for men and women
  • Daytime co-ed educational groups
  • Limited individual counselling
  • Gender-specific day treatment groups
  • Referral to other specialized programs
  • Assessments for the purpose of treatment planning
  • Other groups on topics related to substance use, concurrent issues, and recovery

In some of our communities, there are facilities which offer inpatient recovery for those who need extra support on their journey. Referral information is below.

General Information on Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use

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How to Get Referral

Comox Valley

941C England Ave
Courtenay BC V9N 2N7
Phone: 250-331-8524
Fax: 250-331-8525

Duncan Alcohol and Drug Counselling Services

3088 Gibbins Road
Duncan, BC
Phone: 250-709-3040
Fax: 250-737-2033

Nanaimo

203-2000 Island Highway North
(Brooks Landing Mall)
Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3
Phone: 250.739.5710
Fax: 250.755.3310
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday to Friday

Southern Gulf Islands

250-538-4849

Victoria

Self-referral for Mental Health or Substance Use service is initiated by attending 1119 Pembroke Street between Monday and Thursday (stat holidays excluded). The office opens at 8:30 am and walk in appointments are booked from 9:00 am until capacity is reached. This can often be early in the day so please call 250-519-3485 to inquire if walk in spots are still available.

Referrals for MHSU services can also be faxed by your primary care physicians to 250-381-3222.

Adolescent Outpatient Services 

Comox Valley Hospital Wellness Centre, 101 Lerwick Road
Courtenay, BC
250-331-5900 ext: 65321

Locations

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

1111-4th Avenue
PO Box 10
Ladysmith, B.C. 
V9G 1A1

250-739-5777

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

101 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 0B9

250-331-5900

port alice health centre

Port Alice Health Centre

1090 Marine Dr
Port Alice, BC
V0N 2N0

250-284-3555

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