Drugs, Alcohol & Addiction

The use of alcohol and drugs can impact your life in negative ways. If you’re going to use, it’s important to make informed choices and understand the potential risks that can have an impact on your life. When you’re under the influence you’re more likely to make bad decisions that you wouldn’t normally make when you’re sober. If you do choose to take alcohol or drugs, make sure you have a safe ride home; check out our listings of local taxi services. Driving while intoxicated is against the law and risks the lives of you and others. If you, a friend, or a family member has a problem with drugs or alcohol, confidential and anonymous support is available.

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.glana.ca

Mutual support groups to avoid the use of addictive substances or any other mood-altering substances

MADD Canada. Huron/Bruce Chapter
http://maddchapters.ca/huronbruce/

National network of concerned citizens committed to stopping the crime of impaired driving * lobbies government * operates school outreach, public awareness campaigns * offers victim assistance programs * Project Red Ribbon and Candlelight Vigils supporters display ribbons on car antennas, mirrors and door handles as a commitment to safe and sober driving * campaign 911

ConnexOntario
http://www.connexontario.ca

Telephone service providing confidential information about addiction, mental health and problem gambling resources in Ontario, including how to access them

Web chat with information and referral specialist available * email form available on website * operated by ConnexOntario Health Services Information

ConnexOntario Health Services Information
http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca

Confidential information and referral service providing detailed descriptions of drug and alcohol treatment resources in Ontario, including how to access * maintains data and statistics about the addiction treatment system in Ontario * Web chat with information and referral specialist available * also accessible daily 24 hours through email (via form on website)

Web chat with information and referral specialist available * operated by ConnexOntario Health Services Information

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.centralwest3district4aa.org

COVID19 All meetings canceled. No email address available. Attend online meetings.

Fellowship of men and women * primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety * share their experiences, strengths and hopes * group fosters coping skills to solve their common problems and recover from alcoholism

Click here to attend online meeting

Click here for the latest up to date meeting information

ConnexOntario Health Services Information
http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

Confidential telephone, chat, and email information and referral and listening service providing detailed descriptions of mental health services and supports in Ontario, including how to access them

  • information about community-based counselling services and supports
  • strategies to meet goals
  • support
  • basic mental illness education

Web chat with information and referral specialist available * operated by ConnexOntario Health Services Information

Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselling Centre
http://www.choicesforchange.ca

COVID19Offices open. Call for intake and protocols. Clients will be supported over the phone and via OTN or other forms of videoconferencing as well as in-person. Intake and main office lines will be monitored and messages responded to within one business day. Some peer support groups are running via Zoom. Ensuring clients have resources they need to stay connected and safe. Still taking referrals – please call.
The Addiction Medicine Clinics supported in partnership with Dr. Datema, are considered an essential service so will remain open on their usual days. They are doing active telephone screening day before clinic and active screening is taking place at clinics and practicing social distancing by limiting the number of clients at the clinic at one time.
Anyone in acute mental health or addiction crisis should contact the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484

Community-based agency offering professional counselling, resources and support for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and problem gambling/gaming, assessment and community counselling for individuals experiencing difficulties with either their own or a loved one’s substance use or gambling/gaming behaviour

Main offices in Stratford and Seaforth with outreach offices in many locations throughout Huron County and Perth County as well as in all Huron/Perth Secondary schools.

Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselling Centre
http://www.choicesforchange.ca

COVID19 Offices open. Call for intake and protocols. Clients will be supported over the phone and via OTN or other forms of videoconferencing as well as in-person. Intake and main office lines will be monitored and messages responded to within one business day. Some peer support groups are running via Zoom. Ensuring clients have resources they need to stay connected and safe. Still taking referrals, please call.

Outreach for homeless and precariously housed individuals with addictions available providing food and additional resources. Daytime warming centre available in Goderich (not at Choices For Change office)Nov 15, 2020 to Apr 15, 2020. Call to connect

The Addiction Medicine Clinics supported in partnership with Dr. Datema, are considered an essential service so will remain open on their usual days. They are doing active telephone screening day before clinic and active screening is taking place at clinics and practicing social distancing by limiting the number of clients at the clinic at one time.

Anyone in acute mental health or addiction crisis should contact the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484

Community-based agency that provides professional counselling, resources and support for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and gambling. Assessment and community counselling for individuals experiencing difficulties with either their own or a loved one’s substance use or gambling/gaming behavior.

Main offices in Stratford and Goderich with outreach offices in many locations throughout Huron County and Perth County as well as in all Huron/ Perth Secondary schools.

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca

COVID19 After hours response line continues to be available 519-274-2848. Visitors encouraged to phone rather than visit office. If case manager responds in person to a client situation, symptom screening will take place. The response by CMHA staff may not be the assigned case manager. Toll-free 1-888-875-2944 and dial 0 for reception

Advocates with and provides programs and services for people with mental disorders * enhance, maintain and promote the mental health of all individuals

Services include: community support programs including case management, concurrent disorders and court support services, peer support programs, family support programs, education, volunteering and supported housing program

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca