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About This Section

Substance use can vary widely from person to person, and can include alcohol, marijuana, and other legal and illegal substances. As well, not all substance use leads to severe consequences. For some, limited or moderate substance use or alcohol consumption is a personal choice that does not have a detrimental effect on their personal and work lives, but you may feel you need the resources to manage it. Below are some tools and articles to help you navigate what is helpful to you:



The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service

Whether for yourself or someone you care about, find information, options, support, and referrals to a full range of counselling and treatment services across BC. Confidential, multilingual, free, and available 24/7. CALL +1 800 663 1441 or +1 604 660 9382

You & Substance Abuse

Stuff to think about, and ways to make positive changes. A workbook of activities and information to help you think about your own substance use.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Screening test to aid clinicians and others in identifying patients or self with alcohol problems. 

Alcoholics Anonymous

A community of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


Identifying and understanding addiction. Information guide from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

About Alcohol

Understanding what it is and how it can affect you.

Saying When: How to Quit Drinking or Cut Down (iOS App)  

 A self-help program that has a proven track record to help, educate, and keep your concerns about your drinking private now in the format of a mobile app

Gamblers Anonymous

Understand and learn effective ways of coping with gambling problems for yourself or someone you know.

Here to Help

Quality information, resources, and a chance to learn new skills to help you cope with your addiction.

Stop Overdose BC

This page can assist you in navigating to information and services. This includes treatment and recovery options or ways to stay safer.

Narcotics Anonymous

A non-profit resource for help for those struggling with or know others with drug addictions

Health Link BC

Mental health and substance use related services and resources available to British Columbians.

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