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Alcohol and Drug Use

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.

Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service (British Columbia)

  • 1-800-663-1441
  • 1-604-660-9382
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:

Al-Anon family groups

AI-Anon Family Groups: Strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkersAre 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 to find a meeting near you or arrange one of the remote options.

Nar-Anon family groups

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.
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