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.
The Youth Intensive Case Management Team (YICMT) is for youth in community experiencing the most persistent and complex substance use with additional vulnerabilities.