Community Treatment Services

Community (outpatient) treatment services are designed to help people concerned about their or someone else’s use of alcohol and/or other drugs.  Community Treatment Services consist of Entry Services, Assessment & Treatment Planning, and Counselling/Treatment.

Entry Services

In addition to intake, entry services include responding to requests for information about substance use, treatment options and other community resources.

Assessment & Treatment Planning

The assessment is a standardized process utilizing a set of tests/tools mandated for use by the Ministry of Health.  A treatment plan is a clear plan of action negotiated by the client and counsellor to address an individual’s specific needs.


This is based on the treatment plan and includes a wide range of interventions, such as individual counselling appointments, relapse prevention, Guided Self-Change, or aftercare.

Concurrent Disorder

This program provides services and supports to individuals who have identified experiencing difficulties with their mental health and problematic substance use at the same time (concurrently).  Concurrent disorders counsellors liaise with individuals as well as appropriate community services to provide support for clients, based on individual needs.


Please call 310-OPEN  (310-6736) to speak to an intake counsellor.  310-OPEN is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.