Detox Services

Creekside Detox (Fraser Health) provides withdrawal management services, which include assessment, counselling, medical and nursing care, and preparation for rehabilitative programs. Also offers Daytox, a medically monitored, group-based day program providing withdrawal management for individuals who do not require intensive residential withdrawal management. Services available for people age 14 and over. 604-587-3755

FSGV Youth Detox: Family Services of Greater Vancouver – Community-based detox service for youth aged 16-21. Intake line: 1-866-658-1221 (9:00 am – 7:45 pm daily)
Afterhours intake: 1-877-872-4349

Youth Addictions Counsellors

Free, confidential and non-judgmental drug and alcohol counselling for youth aged 13-24 and their families. Contact your nearest Community Health Centre (CHC) Addictions Team:

  • Three Bridges 604-714-3480
  • North 604-215-3990
  • Raven Song 604-709-6530
  • Evergreen 604-707-3620
  • Pacific Spirit 604-267-3970
  • South 604-301-3860

NEXUS (Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver) Substance Abuse Counselling and Outreach Program for youth aged 12-24. 550 Cambie Street. 604-660-5216

Odyssey II (Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver) Substance Abuse Counselling Program for youth aged 12–24 and their families. 604-879-8853

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) Outreach, counselling, drop-in, school support, prevention services and more. 1618 East Hastings Street. 604-254-7732

Richmond Addiction Services – Outpatient and outreach counselling, including assessment and referral services for youth and families 604-278-4156

Interior Health Addiction Services

Vancouver Island Youth and Family Addiction Services

Support Recovery

PLEA Community Services Society of BC – 28-day stabilization placements for youth aged 21 and under who are determining their next steps for addiction treatment. 604-708-2616

Non-Residential Treatment

Watari: Youth Day Treatment Program – 7 week voluntary alcohol and drug day treatment program for youth aged 13-24 in the Vancouver area. Tel: 604-438-3755 Fax: 604-438-3745

FSGV: Women’s Dew Program – An alternative to residential addiction treatment for women. It offers women the opportunity to build recovery skills that work while living at home.

Residential Treatment

Last Door Youth Program (male only)
New Westminster, BC – 604-520-3587

The Daughters & Sisters Program for young women ages 12 –18 on probation
Surrey, BC – 604-543-1892

Waypoint for young men ages 12 – 18 on probation only
Surrey, BC – 604-585-9195

Osprey Program for youth ages 13 – 18 on probation only
Kamloops, BC – 250-371-3600

Nenqayni Wellness Centre
Williams Lake, BC – 250-989-0301

Young Bears Lodge
Vancouver, BC – 604-321-1118 or 604-322-7577

Spirit Bear Center
Abbotsford, BC – 604-864-0553

Self-Help Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous 604-434-3933
Narcotics Anonymous 604-873-1018
Alateen & Al-Anon 604-688-1716

School Resources

Other Resources

Dial 211 for help finding community resources in the Lower Mainland: Not sure what services are out there? Simply dial 211-we’ll help you sort out your options and refer you to the recourses best suited to your situation.

Alcohol & Drug Info & Referral (24/7)
604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441

24-Hour Vancouver Crisis Line

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868  resource for youth in British Columbia who have or are about to transition out of government care. It’s planned as an up-to-date warehouse of information on services available to young people, in addition to being a learning tool to help youth feel empowered as they leave care.

Watari Survival Manual

Aboriginal Youth Network

Alcohol Drug Education Service of BC

Canadian Center on Substance Abuse

Justice for Girls

SOLOS provides the knowledge and tools for British Columbians to keep our children and youth safe online.

Red BookOnline guide to community, social and government agencies and services across the Lower Mainland.

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks – Dedicated to the promotion and development of local groups run by and for youth in and from government care. Primary functions of these local groups are: giving support, friendship, self-help, information and representation of youth in and from government care. 604-527-7762 Toll-free: 1-800-565-8055

Gambling Addictions – Problem gambling counselling is delivered free of charge across the province by telephone or in person. Services are available in all regions of the province– North, Interior, Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Services are available for those groups considered most at risk, including youth, seniors, aboriginal and multicultural communities. 24 hour toll-free Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111

Kelty Resource CentrePhone  – Resource Centre is a free, all-inclusive resource centre helping BC children, youth and their families to find the resources in dealing with mental health and substance use issues. In addition, as spiritual successors to the Eating Disorder Resource Centre of BC, the centre also provides information and referrals to adults with eating disorders. 604-875-2084 Toll Free: 1-800-665-1822


BC’s Queer Resource Centre: Prideline, information, referral and peer support.
1170 Bute Street 604-684-5307 or 1-800-566-1170

Transgender Health Program: An anonymous and confidential free service for anyone living in BC who has a transgender health question. 604-734-1514 or 1-866-999-1514 (BC only)

GAB Youth Services: Gab is a cool place where youths can kick back and talk with friends. It’s also a great place to meet people that have similar questions about sexual orientation or gender identity. 604-684-4901

Youthquest! Lesbian and Gay Youth Society of BC: A volunteer-based and youth-centred network of drop-ins for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited and questioning youth, and their allies. 604-460-9115

Trans Youth Drop In

PRISM LGBTQ2S Substance Use Services