If the first responder in your life has an addiction, they may do a good job of hiding it from their co-workers.
Men and women alike struggle with substance use; and early intervention is key. Support systems are in place for you.
First Nations & Inuit have access to a program funded by the Government of Canada. This program is the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP). For information on NNADAP community-based prevention programs, contact your community nursing station, health centre, band council or local regional office.
For a list of British Columbian treatment centres:
Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Can’t decide if Al-Anon is for you? Take this short 20-question quiz
to see if you identify with the sentiments.
Al-Anon offers phone and online meetings if you are not comfortable with attending a meeting in person. Visit https://al-anon.org/
to find a meeting near you or arrange one of the remote options.
Nar-Anon is a 12-step program for families and friends of addicts. The Nar-Anon Family Groups are primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to them. Visit the Nar-Anon website
to find a meeting near you.