Our Referral Process

The Peak House program is a 10-week, voluntary, all genders, live-in, substance misuse program for youth. We accept youth from across the province between the ages of 13-18 (inclusive).

We accept referrals from counsellors in the community. The involvement of the community alcohol and drug counsellor, whose role is providing an accurate assessment and referral, participating in treatment planning, providing follow-up counselling and assisting in aftercare planning, is essential. We strongly believe in the importance of ‘service matching’ clients to the appropriate resource, as such we rely on the expertise of community service providers to make appropriate referrals to our program.

Intake Criteria

• BC Resident
• 13-18 years old (inclusive)
• Willing to attend treatment (voluntary program)• Professional Support / Referring Counsellor
• Housing plan• Mentally and physically able to safely participate in group living / group therapy

Counsellors can access our referral package using the main menu bar. Please contact our Intake & Assessment Counsellor if you need assistance.

We rely on the referring counsellor(s) to submit a complete referral package.  Youth with an incomplete referral package will not be placed on our wait list, or considered for intake until a complete referral is received.  Please ensure your referral package is current by downloading a new referral from our main menu bar.  Old referral packages are no longer being accepted.

No alcohol and drug counsellor? To find your nearest Alcohol and Drug counsellor contact the Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 or look in our ‘resource’ section on this website.

Please have a look at our Youth Pre-Intake Information Guide2016 for program specific information.

Our Intake & Assessment Counsellor is available to help you if you need assistance.