Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Services
Phone Number: 905-546-3606
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Phone Number: (905) 525-1250
Substance Abuse Prevention
Phone number: 905-546-3574
Women for Sobriety
Phone number: 905-628-0421
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
PACT for Halton
Phone: 1-866-236-4141 Office: 905-639-3724
Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is a community outreach program, serving residents of the Region of Halton. Also known as “Hospital without walls,” this program is organized as a mobile interdisciplinary team that functions interchangeably to provide round-the-clock clinical treatment, rehabilitative, and support services to individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness, in their homes.
Services provided by PACT include:
• comprehensive case management with a rehabilitation focus
• crisis assessment and intervention
• symptom assessment and management
• administration and monitoring of medication
• activities of daily living
• social and leisure skills development
• supportive counseling
• support to caregivers
Services are provided for individuals who:
• Have a history of severe and persistent mental illness, as demonstrated by high hospitalization days, particularly those with a diagnosis of schizophrenia
• Exhibit significant functional impairments due to their mental illness in the areas of self-care, productivity, and leisure
• Continuously require high service needs in excess of 8 hours per month
Referrals to the PACT program are accepted from case workers, psycologists, doctors, support staff, family members, and in some cases from client.
Assertive Community Treatment Team (part of St. Joseph’s)
Intake information: 905-525-4273
Offers comprehensive rehabilitation treatment and support in the community by a multidisciplinary team on a continuous basis for the severe and persistent mentally ill. Having demonstrated significant improvement for the severely mentally ill since it began in the U.S. thirty years ago, ACTT operates in Haldimand-Norfolk and in Hamilton.
627 Main Street East Suite 206 Administration: (905) 522-8399
24 Hour Telephone Service: (905) 522-8392
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership, we are self supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
To find the nearest meeting: 1-888-4-AL-ANON Phone: (905) 522-1733
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; does not engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.
Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
Alternatives for Youth
105 Main Street East, Suite 101 Phone: 905-527-4469
Alternatives for Youth (AY) provides individual, group and family counselling to youth aged 13 – 22, located in the Burlington and Hamilton-Wentworth area, who are experiencing difficulties related to the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.
Treatment is solution focused utilizing brief intervention models, harm reduction and motivational interviewing, all of which have research-demonstrated effectiveness.
Bellwood Health Services (in Toronto)
For an assessment: 1-800-387-6198
Treatment Centre for people with alcohol and drug addictions, eating disorders, gambling and sexual addictions, stress-related illnesses and a variety of compulsive or problematic behaviours.
Good Shepherd Youth Services, Brennan House
Office: 905-577-1166 Phone: 905-546-2489
Brennan House is a 14-bed co-ed residence for street youth. A case manager is available to work with each individual to ensure s/he receives counselling and the services necessary to rebuild his/her life. A fundraising event called Miles for Smiles take place each year. Ages: 16 year(s) - 21 year(s)
Hamilton Women’s Detox Centre
The role of the Hamilton Women's Detox Centre is to provide short-term, non-medical residential care and crisis intervention service for women who are intoxicated, in withdrawal or at risk due to their use of alcohol and/or drugs. We compliment residential treatment with an outreach program for those women unable to access a residential stay. While in residence the women have access to counselors 24 hours a day, group counseling daily, treatment planning, social service referrals, discharge planning, family education, support and counseling.
Outreach program available with one-on-one counseling in the community.
Outreach support group meetings Mondays from 10:00am - 11:30am at Women's Detox 48 Rosslyn Ave. North.
Drug and Alcohol Information Line
9am-9pm, 7 days/week Phone: 1-800-463-6273
The Drug and Alcohol Information Line is a free, province-wide service of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. It has two main service components:
- It provides access to a library of 36 audiotapes in English and French on alcohol and other drug topics. Five messages are available in each of Cantonese, Farsi, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu.
- An information services assistant provides information and referrals to appropriate treatment and/or other resources throughout Ontario. A wide range of print materials are available.
Information is provided in a confidential and anonymous manner. The service operates seven days a week, except holidays. Toll-free telephone service transcripts of each taped message are available from the information centre at no charge.
The drug and alcohol registry of treatment
The Ontario Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (DART) is a province-wide information and referral service available to service providers and members of the general public, including substance abusers and family/friends of substance abusers. DART is designed to assist in finding suitable alcohol and drug treatment within the province of Ontario. DART is a computerized registry of descriptive information about alcohol and drug treatment services in Ontario, including information about waiting times and treatment availability. DART provides comprehensive, up-to-date status reports on the availability of a wide range of drug and alcohol treatment options, detailed descriptions of the types of treatment services, and referral procedures. Information is accessed across the province via a toll-free telephone line, and includes information about services such as withdrawal management, assessment and referral, outpatient, day/evening treatment, residential care and services for special populations.
Ontario Problem Gambling Hotline
An information and referral service available to members of the public, including problem gamblers, family/friends of problem gamblers, and service providers working with clients experiencing problems related to gambling.
The OPGH is designed to link callers with problem gambling treatment resources within the province of Ontario. As a dedicated, toll-free, 1-888 province-wide telephone service, the OPGH provides immediate access to information about problem gambling treatment services, credit and debt counselling services, family services, self-help groups and other resources related to problem gambling.
Mary Ellis House for Women
Mary Ellis House is a residential treatment service home for women with substance abuse problems. The Residential Program provides a structured 8 week, supportive environment for 8 women. This program includes individual counselling, group work and relapse prevention. Continuing care operates in a group format, one evening per week for 2 years. The program also has 6 beds for post and pre-treatment, which provides residential support services and community withdrawal management from prescription drugs.
The Treatment Groups consist of:
- Education on substance abuse
- Use of leisure time
- Exercise, nutrition and health issues
- Goal setting
- Problem solving and decision making skills
- Assertiveness Training
- Relapse prevention
- Family dynamics
- Relaxation Techniques
Men’s Withdrawal Management Centre
595 Main Street East, Phone: 905-527-9264
Men aged 16 years or older, who are intoxicated, in withdrawal, or are otherwise in crisis due to alcohol and/or drug use can stay at the centre. Clients must be conscious, ambulatory and medically stable upon admission.
Helpline: 905 522-0332
This is a 12 step non-profit self-help program to help those with drug problems. They are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay drug free. Translators are available to the non-speaking community if arrangements are made ahead of time, basic text pamphlets are available in Braille. The groups are peer led