Where can I find information on treatment services in Canada?
For the most current and detailed information on treatment services in your area, please contact
your provincial treatment referral service. They should also be able to tell you which programs are
supported by your provincial health insurance plan. Here is a list by province/territory:
The document, "Key Questions to Consider When Seeking Substance Abuse Treatment," provides
additional information on effective treatment programs.
How can I find a counsellor?
The Canadian Counselling Association:
The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association has a list of counsellors by province:
How can I start my own self-help/support group?
Starting a group (Self Help Resource Centre):
Starting a group (Self Help Connection):
How do I talk to my child about alcohol and other drugs?
How do I talk to my teenager about drugs? [PDF]
Talking with my children:
My child/family member has a drug problem. Are there resources that can help me with this situation?
Kids and drugs : a parent's guide to prevention
Alberta Health Services and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2008
Parent Information Series (see section entitled "choose it" and "get it back"):
For family members:
Addiction in the Family: The ABCs: [PDF]
From Grief to Action:
When Someone You Know Has a Drug Problem:
Take Action: Dealing with alcohol and other drug problems in your family:
Take Action: How to get help and information links:
Dealing with Issues—For Families:
Where can I find information on methadone or buprenorphine/Subutex/Suboxone
Methadone prescription: contact your provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons:
Your provincial treatment services information provider might also be able to help:
In Ontario, the Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres website contains information on how
to locate methadone treatment programs:
Travelling with methadone:
Health Canada's Methadone Program
Telephone: 613- 946-5139
Toll free: 1-866-358-0453
Class Exemption For Travellers Who Are Importing or Exporting Prescription Drug Products Containing a Narcotic or a Controlled Drug from Health Canada:
Buprenorphine/Suboxone/Subutex prescription: Schering Canada is now marketing
Suboxone. It is
recommended that individuals seeking the drug should get a physician to call Schering Canada
directly on their behalf (1-800-463-5442). Below is contact information in case your physician is
interested in prescribing Suboxone:
Suboxone Education Program: 1-800-463-5442
For the most current information, contact your provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons:
Where can I find self-help/support groups?
Ontario Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment:
Self Help Resource Centre (Ontario):
Where can I purchase a home drug testing kit?
Some drug testing kits are available at local pharmacies. It is up to each individual pharmacy to decide
if they want to sell them or not so you would have to contact your local pharmacies to find out. For issues around using such kits, please see the document below: