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Immediate resources
Location Resource Notes
Canada Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
  • For youth
  • 24 hours
  • Chat service
Alberta Addiction Helpline
1-866-332-2322
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
Alberta Health Link
8-1-1
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
Alberta Mental Health Help Line
1-877-303-2642
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
British Colombia Alcohol and Drug Information Referral Service
604-660-9382
1-800-663-1441
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
British Colombia HealthLink BC
8-1-1
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
British Colombia 310Mental Health Support
310-6789 (no need to dial area code)
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
Manitoba Addictions Helpline
(8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday)
1-855-662-6605
no data
Manitoba Klinic Crisis Line
204-786-8686
1-888-322-3019
  • 24 hours
Manitoba Youth Addictions Centralized Intake Services
1-877-710-3999
  • For youth
New Brunswick Chimo Helpline
1-800-667-5005
  • 24 hours
New Brunswick Tele-Care
8-1-1
  • 24 hours
Newfoundland and Labrador HealthLine
8-1-1
  • 24 hours
Newfoundland and Labrador Mental Health Crisis Line
1-888-737-4668
  • 24 hours
Nova Scotia Addiction Services
902-424-8866
1-866-340-6700
  • Health card required
Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line
1-888-429-8167
  • 24 hours
Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
867-979-3333
1-800-265-3333
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
Ontario Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Services (ConnexOntario)
1-866-531-2600
  • 24 hours
  • Chat service
Ontario Distress and Crisis Ontario
Most centres are open 24 hours
Call a distress centre in your area
  • Chat service
  • Text service
Ontario Good2Talk
1-866-925-5454
  • 24 hours
  • For post-secondary students between the ages of 17-25
Prince Edward Island Addiction Services
1-888-299-8399
no data
Quebec Drugs: Help and Referrals
514-527-2626 (Montreal area)
1-800-265-2626 (Everywhere in Quebec)
  • 24 hours
Quebec Info-Social 811
8-1-1
  • 24 hours
Quebec Tel-jeunes (website in French only)
1-800-263-2266
Text messaging (8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.): 514-600-1002
  • For youth
  • 24 hours
  • Text service
Quebec LigneParents (website in French only)
1-800-361-5085
  • For parents
  • 24 hours
Saskatchewan HealthLine
8-1-1
  • 24 hours
  • Service available in other languages
Yukon Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services
(8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday)
867-456-3838
1-866-456-3838
no data
Yukon Withdrawal Management (Detox)
867-667-8473
  • 24 hours

Provincial and territorial health services

Programs for First Nations and Inuit

First Nations communities looking for help with problematic substance use have access to two programs funded by the Government of Canada:

  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
  • National Youth Solvent Abuse Program (NYSAP)

See a list of treatment centres.

Additional services and resources

  • Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
    Provides leadership in reducing the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.
  • Centre for Youth Crime Prevention
    Drug awareness program organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
  • eMentalHealth.ca
    Mental health services, help and support in your community.
  • Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada
    A drug and alcohol treatment guide, created in partnership with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.
  • Parent Action on Drugs
    Develops programs and resources for parents, youth, educators, health promoters and communities related to problematic substance use.
  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (British Colombia)
    A provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources and peer support to children, youth and their families from across B.C.
  • Foundry (British Colombia)
    Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in seven communities across BC.
  • Here to Help (British Colombia)
    Provides access to information on mental health, mental disorders, and substance use problems and disorders.
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