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Where can I get help with an addiction?
If you, or someone you know, has an addiction, you can get help in many ways:
- Drug and Alcohol Helpline - Can give you information and refer you to drug and alcohol treatment and supports in Ontario. Call 1-800-565-8603.
- ConnexOntario - Information and Referral Specialists answer all calls, emails or webchat requests any time of the day. The service is free, confidential and anonymous for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs or alcohol and mental illness.
Addiction treatment centres are located in general or psychiatric hospitals and private clinics. Some local non-profit organizations may also have addiction treatment programs. Patients may live at the centre while receiving treatment or may continue to live at home and be treated as an outpatient.
You can also look online for Addiction Information and Treatment Centres in your area.
Community mental health organizations have programs, education, counselling and support for people with addictions and their families.
To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "crisis lines" or "community health centres" in your area.
You can also contact a Community Information Centre.
Self-help groups such as:
Some groups are for the family members of people with an addiction. For example:
For More Information
- HepCInfo.ca - This website from the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) has information about how to protect yourself from getting hepatitis C and what to do if you have it, including how to reach out for support.
- Saying When App - An app that helps people to quit drinking or reduce the amount of alcohol they drink. From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
August 18, 2016