Finding Help with Addictions in Canada: Resources and Contact Information

Drug addiction is a serious issue affecting individuals and families across Canada. Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help those struggling with addiction find support, treatment, and recovery. In this article, we will explore various avenues for finding help with drug addiction in Canada, along with contact information for key organizations and services.


1. National Helplines and Hotlines:

Drug and Alcohol Helpline: Operated by the Government of Canada, this helpline offers confidential support, information, and referrals for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Call 1-866-531-2600 or visit


Kids Help Phone: Providing support for young people under 20 across Canada, Kids Help Phone offers counselling, information, and referrals for various issues, including drug addiction. Call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868.


2. Provincial and Territorial Resources:

BC Addiction Services: Offers a range of addiction treatment and support services. Visit for more information.


•Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health: Provides addiction treatment and support services. Visit for more information.


•ConnexOntario: Offers free and confidential addiction, mental health, and problem gambling services. Call 1-866-531-2600 or visit for more information.


3. Community-Based Organizations:

•Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA): CCSA provides information and resources on substance use and addiction, including treatment options and support services. Visit for more information.
•Local Support Groups: Organizations like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) have meetings across Canada where individuals can find support and guidance from peers who have gone through similar experiences. Visit or for meeting locations and schedules.


4. Treatment Centers and Facilities:

•Bellwood Health Services: Located in Toronto, Bellwood offers a range of addiction treatment programs, including residential, outpatient, and family programs. Visit for more information.


•Edgewood Health Network: With locations in British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta, Edgewood offers comprehensive addiction treatment programs, including detox, residential, and outpatient services. Visit for more information.


5. Online Resources:

•Health Canada: The Health Canada website provides information on substance use, addiction, treatment options, and support services. Visit for more information.


•CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health): CAMH offers online resources, self-assessment tools, and information on addiction and mental health. Visit for more information.


6. Indigenous-Specific Resources:

•National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP): Provides culturally appropriate addiction treatment and support services for Indigenous peoples across Canada. Visit for more information.

7. LGBTQ+ Specific Resources:

•Addiction Services for LGBTQ+ Communities: Various organizations across Canada offer addiction treatment and support services tailored to the LGBTQ+ community. Check with local LGBTQ+ community centers or visit for more information.


Finding help with drug addiction in Canada is possible through a variety of resources, including national helplines, provincial services, community organizations, treatment centers, online resources, and specialized programs for Indigenous and LGBTQ+ communities. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out for support. Help is available, and recovery is possible.


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