Mental
The aim of our Drug and Alcohol Support Service is to reduce harm to individuals and their families caused by drug or alcohol use. The service is free, confidential and non-judgmental.

Assessment, counselling, treatment, education and referral are provided to any person experiencing a substance problem. All substances are dealt with including prescription pills and over the counter medication.

Service Description

Counselling, Consultancy & Continuing Care
This service provides individual, couples and family assessment, and out-patient counselling to individuals suffering substance use problems, their families and other concerned individuals. Clients can be seen at our Parkdale or Chelsea centres.

Outpatient Withdrawal
Assistance is offered over a 1-12 week period for people experiencing mild to moderate withdrawal syndromes from substances. Clients are required to attend one of the centres for consultation with a substance withdrawal nurse.

Youth Outreach
Assessment, counselling, treatment and referral are offered to young people between the ages of 12-21. Young people can be seen at any appropriate and safe location, or they can come to our Parkdale or Chelsea centres.

Non-residential Withdrawal
Assistance is offered over a 1-2 week period for people experiencing withdrawal syndromes from substances. Clients are visited at their homes. It is preferred that clients have a support person and access to a phone during the withdrawal treatment. The service is subject to assessment by a withdrawal nurse.

Needle Exchange
A needle exchange operates from our Community Health Service in Chelsea.

Eligibility

This service is available to everyone, however priority access is given to Health Care and Pension Card Holders.

Fees

This is a free service – no fees apply.

Book an appointment

To book an appointment or for more information, please phone.