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Individual, family, and small group counselling is available to people of all ages who are directly or indirectly affected by alcohol and other drug use by calling the 24-hour BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service. In the Lower Mainland, call 604-660-9382, or call toll-free at 1-800-663-1441 from anywhere in B.C. You may also search HealthLinkBC’s FIND Services and Resources Directory, or Vancouver Coastal Health mental health and addiction services.
Vancouver Coastal Health Addiction Services: 1.866.658.1221
Visit the BC Smoking cessation program website for information on the assistance with the cost of smoking cessation medication.
BC offers free QuitNow smoking cessation services to help you quit smoking. Get support from smokers that are quitting and ex-smokers alike. Call quitnow by phone at 1-877-455-2233, or visit www.quitnow.ca. It offers some great quit smoking resources and provides access to quitnow’s experienced counsellors and practical quit smoking services. The website also offers medication advice, email support, and a Q & A advice forum.
Health Canada’s Go Smoke Free website has a variety of information on smoking
The “Rethinking Drinking” website from the National Institutes of Health offers valuable, research-based information on the effects of alcohol on health.
From Grief To Action, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a non-profit society working to improve the lives of drug users, their families and friends, since 1999.