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Support

Listed below are Vancouver and BC substance use and mental health services and supports, including links to tool kits and materials relevant for youth and families .

Youth Health and Wellness Services  A comprehensive list of services to support youth, families and communities. Vancouver Coastal Health, 2018.

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre - Cannabis  - includes When is using a problem? Tips to support your child. Tips for starting a conversation. And overview of cannabis laws.

Foundry - Non-Medical Use of Cannabis: sections include Health Effects, Reducing Risks, Where to get Support.  

Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service (ADIRS) A free, confidential information and referral service  for any substance use issue for all ages. Call toll-free  1 800 663-1441, or in lower mainland  604 660-9382. Multilingual assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mental-health and substance-use supports BC Government list, 2017. 

Vancouver Coastal Health School Health Manual The section on Alcohol and Drug Use services 2017, listing counselling and health promotion services serving schools.

The Coping Kit From Grief to Action's guide for families presented with problematic substance use problems by their teenagers.

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