August 22, 2013

Resources

HeretoHelp is a website of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. We’re working together to help people better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems and live a healthier life.

With HealthLink BC, British Columbians have trusted health information at their fingertips by phone or web. On our site, you will find medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can also search our online Directory to find health services near you.

MindCheck is a website designed to help youth and young adults in British Columbia check out how they’re feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support. Support includes education, self-care tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources.

Dontchangemuch.ca is an innovative health promotion campaign and web site created specifically for guys. Its positive tone and straight-forward tips will make it simple for guys to make small changes and feel more healthy.

Interior Health provides a wide range of Mental Health and Substance Use services, including short-term assessment and treatment, long-term programs for those with a serious and persistent mental illness, seniors’ mental health services as well as substance use prevention and treatment services. Programs are designed to support clients in their recovery.

The Phoenix Centre is recognized as a regional resource and serves as many as 1000 people a year in the withdrawal management program alone.

The Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Our research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives aimed at providing all people in BC and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not.

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition’s work is grounded in our vision of a healthy and just Canada. Today a 15 member steering committee oversees the work of the CDPC operations which are based at the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver BC, Canada and extend across the country through our partnerships and networks. CDPC is planning a program of public dialogue and action over the coming months to engage Canadians and build a coalition to support innovative and effective responses to drug related problems.

Welcome to the Fraser Health Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program website. This site promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help.

The source of addictions is not to be found in genes, but in the early childhood environment. In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Maté’s most recent best-selling book, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and calls for a more compassionate approach toward the addict.

Global society is drowning in addiction to drug use and a thousand other habits. This is because people around the world, rich and poor alike, are being torn from the close ties to family, culture, and traditional spirituality that constituted the normal fabric of life in pre-modern times. This kind of global society subjects people to unrelenting pressures towards individualism and competition, dislocating them from social life. Bruce Alexander.

The BC Government provides British Columbians with free information and resources to support informed choices and healthy behaviours with respect to gambling participation. Free treatment and support services are also available for anyone struggling with their own or a loved one’s gambling.

The CCIC is a federally registered Canadian nonprofit organization of basic and clinical researchers and health care professionals established to promote evidence-based research and education concerning the endocannabinoid system and therapeutic applications of endocannabinoid and cannabinoid agents.

MAPS envisions a world where psychedelics and marijuana are safely and legally available for beneficial uses, and where research is governed by rigorous scientific evaluation of their risks and benefits.