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Youth Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support youth...


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Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone, text message (SMS) and online...


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Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to...


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Crisis Centre Distress Youth Chat provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by online chat. We support youth...


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Crisis Centre Distress Phone Service Senior's Distress provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We...


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Free helpline support for substance abuse, drugs and alcohol addiction is available in British Columbia, Canada

Millions of people and their loved ones are affected by substance abuse and addiction every year. Substance use, whether drug or alcohol addiction, can affect people from all walks of life. Nobody is immune. If you or a loved one are struggling with the following, contact one of 15 helplines in British Columbia, Canada for support:

  • Using more of drugs or alcohol than was originally intended.
  • Inability to stop using drugs or alcohol despite repeated attempts.
  • Having a short temper and being more irritable and aggressive than usual.
  • Feeling an urge to use drugs, alcohol or other substances regularly.
  • A loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed.
  • Being secretive and dishonest about when and how often you use drugs or alcohol and with whom.
  • Low energy and fatigue.
  • Sudden weight gain or weight loss.

If you've tried to stop using substances like drugs or alcohol on your own without any success, you may feel defeated. It may be hard to imagine a way out. However, a large proportion of people make a full recovery with time and proper support.

You can speak to a trusted counselor about substance-related problems today. Contact a free, confidential hotline in British Columbia, Canada for help. Whether you just need someone who will listen to you with an open mind, or whether you're looking for recovery resources, hotline volunteers are available and ready to support you.


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