Youth & Family Substance Use Services

youth and substance use

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

For more information on youth and substance use, head to our health topics page, where you can find a comprehensive list of substances with general information about each one.

Island Health provides a network of counselling, prevention, residential care and treatment services across Vancouver Island for youth (ages 13-19) and their families.
Discovery offers free community-based counselling services and access to residential care and treatment for youth ages 13-19.
Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is an effective treatment for addiction to opioid drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, fentanyl and Percocet.