Addiction

Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings On Bowen Island

Tuesday Night – Collins Hall – Drop In at 7:15 p.m. Open to Anyone
Friday Night – AA Step Program “Candles and Candlelight” – At the Snug Cafe – Open Meeting – 7:15 p.m.

Access Central – Detox Referral Line – Telephone – North Vancouver

A Vancouver Coastal Health program that links people to detox and addiction housing services. Also helps find housing for people with addictions issues.
1-866-658-1221
Open Sun-Mon 9 am – 9pm

http://www.vch.ca/locations-and-services/find-health-services/?program_id=1856

BC Alcohol and Drug Information Referral Service

1-800-663-1441
(Greater Vancouver) 604-660-9382
http://redbookonline.bc211.ca/

Problem Gambling

Help line for counseling information and referral 24 hrs a day.
1-888-795-6111
www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca

BC Partners Program

Information source providing 24-hr taped information on various mental health and substance use disorders.
1-800-661-2121
(Greater Vancouver) 604-669-7600
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

Orchard Recovery Centre

On Bowen Island, BC
Offers addiction themed programming with a foundation in the 12 step philosophy, relapse prevention and family programming.
www.orchardrecovery.com

Quit Smoking Programs

QuitNow Services (smoking cessation)

QuitNow Services provide a wide range of free smoking cessation services that are available around the clock for all B.C. residents. Trained care coaches will help develop a quit plan, deal with cravings and provide on-going support. QuitNow is available by phone, online at www.quitnow.ca or through a free 14-week mobile texting service. Coaches are available 24/7/365 with translation services available in over 130 languages. QuitNow Services are delivered through the BC Lung Association.
1-877-455-2233
Anywhere in B.C: 8-1-1 and ask for QuitNow
TTY (Deaf and hearing-impaired): 7-1-1 and ask for QuitNow
www.quitnow.ca

Allan Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking

There are many links on this website from videos to courses to take to written information. There have been a number of people on Bowen who recommend this man’s methods.

http://www.theeasywaytostopsmoking.com/AboutUs.aspx

For a list of local practitioners and counsellors see a list of counsellors in our Health Resource Guide.

A TED talk on another way to think of addiction and addicts, the theme of which is how lack of connectedness is a marker or risk factor for addiction.