Access - Referrals to Youth & Family Substance Use Services

Access - Referrals to Youth & Family Substance Use Services

Youth and Family Substance Use Services is committed to providing effective, integrated, strength-based community services that are accessible and accountable to youth and their supports.

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Vancouver Island Youth and Family Substance Use Services by Area

We offer a range of services including:

  • Individualized Planning Services
  • Individual and Family Counselling Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Coordination of Services
  • Withdrawal Management Services
  • Supported Residential Services
  • Education and information about alcohol or other drugs


The following services related to substance use are available to youth and families living in the Island Health region:

Discovery Youth & Family Substance Use Services

24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

Orientation to Child, Youth and Family Mental Health and Substance Use Services - A Guide for Families in the Campbell River and Comox Valley Areas

For mental health services only, contact Island Health's Child Youth Family Mental Health or the Ministry of Children & Family Development's Child & Teen Mental Health

For more information about adult services, contact Mental Health and Substance Use Services

General Information on Access - Referrals to Youth & Family Substance Use Services

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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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