Support & Resources

Support & Resources

Addiction is a devastating disease that affects not just the addict, but the loved ones as well. It is a painful experience that can have long-lasting emotional, behavioral and financial consequences.
Here are resources useful for family members whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one’s addiction. Find out where to get help for yourself and the addict.

Helplines and contact numbers for treatment in your province or territory

Toll-free telephone numbers may only work within the province specified.


Alberta Health Services (formerly AADAC) Help Line Confidential and open 24 hrs a day 1-866-332-2322


 Calgary 1177 – 11 Avenue SW Adult Addiction Services, Calgary, 2nd floor1177 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 1K9; 403-297-3071 24 hour Help Line 1-866-332-2322

Edmonton Adult Counselling and Prevention Services10010 102A Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3G2; 780-427-2736 24 Hour Help Line 1-866-332-2322

BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service
Confidential and open 24 hrs a day
1-800-663-1441 (outside the Lower Mainland)


Telephone numbers for treatment services by region: Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM)
24 hour crisis line: Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Lines

New Brunswick

Telephone numbers for treatment services by region: Department of Health and Wellness Addiction Services

Newfoundland and Labrador

Telephone numbers for treatment services by region: Newfoundland and Labrador Addictions Services

Northwest Territories

Tele-Care NWT
Confidential and open 24 hrs a day: 1-888-255-1010
NWT Help Line: 1-800-661-0844

Nova Scotia

Telephone numbers for treatment services by region: Map of Nova Scotia District Health Authorities
Problem Gambling Helpline: (24 hours): Toll Free 1-888-347-8888; 1-888-347-3331 (TTY)


Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Helpline
Anonymous and confidential telephone counseling
7:00 pm to midnight, 7 nights a week
1-867-979-3333 (Iqaluit)
1-800-265-3333 (Communities)


Connex Ontario
Drug and Alcohol: 1-800-565-8603 (24/7)
Problem Gambling: 1-800-230-3505 (24/7)

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Addiction Services


Drugs: help and referral
Confidential and open 24 hrs a day
1-800-265-2626 throughout province
(514) 527-2626 Montreal and surrounding area


Telephone numbers for treatment services by region: Directory of Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services in Saskatchewan Regional Health Authorities


Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service
Yukon Health and Social Services
(confidential crisis line and referral service)

Alcohol & Drug Services
Yukon Health and Social Services
(867) 667-5777
1-800-661-0408, Ext. 5777

Addiction Resources Including Support and Information for Spouses & Relatives Can be Found at:

Marijuana Information Website;

Families Anonymous– offers support for families affected by a loved one’s addiction; It offers online support meetings

Al-Anon or Alateen– Offers support for friends and family members who know someone with alcohol dependence

Nar-Anon– A 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of those with an addiction recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend

SAMHSA’s Web site lists a range of resources about mental health, substance abuse, and treatment options

The Sober Recovery Community– Offers support forums for people in recovery, as well as family and friends– Provides message boards for people in recovery and also provides recovery coaching from professional counselors

Cyber Recovery Fellowship– Offers faith-based forums for people in recovery

eGetGoing– Helps people new to recovery through online support groups led by certified counselors

Narcotics Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous

Health Canada:Find the latest studies, surveys, and research conducted by Health Canada and its partners on alcohol and other drug use in Canada.

Women for SobrietySelf-Help Group for people who struggle with abuse of narcotics

Time to Act
– Information for Parents

Recovery MonthNational Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Information for TeensAlcoholics

Anonymous Adult Children of Alcoholics


National Association for Children of Alcoholics

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Problem Gambling Resource Network

Anger Management Canada Anger Resource Management Inc. is located in Mississauga Ontario and was created with you in mind. We are a learning facility for individuals who struggle with effectively expressing healthy anger.

Crystal Meth Anonymous: Crystal Meth Anonymous is a 12 step fellowship for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth. There are no dues or fees for membership.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP for toll-free information and treatment referrals in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day;

Inside – Helps young adults who misuse substances share their stories and their struggles with like-minded people.
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