Substance Use Services (SUS) for individuals aged 19+

Welcome to SHARE’s Substance Use Services. Below you will find information about our Clinical Counselling program, as well as information and resources regarding the substance use continuum of care.

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SHARE's Substance Use Services (SUS) Clinical Counselling for Individuals Aged 19+ SHARE’s Substance Use Services program provides free, confidential counselling for individuals aged 19+ and who have concerns about substance use.

The program provides a wide range of services: individual and/or group counselling and brief family/friends service navigation, referrals for other services including live-in/ bed-based treatment, substance use information and education.

We believe that substance use affects all walks of life and that problematic substance use is the result of a complex interaction between biological, psychological, spiritual, and social factors unique to each individual. We offer a supportive atmosphere, where individuals are invited to explore substance use-related issues and consider options for a healthier lifestyle. These services respect the integrity of each human being and believes that each person has the ability to change and to accept personal responsibility for his/her health.

This program is funded by the Fraser Health Authority and free for people who live in the Tri-Cities, Anmore, or Belcarra

Who qualifies for service?

Individuals aged 19 and older who, directly or indirectly, experience problems in relation to substance use, including those seeking a referral to live-in/bed-based treatment.

How to do a referral?

Please contact our front desk at 604.936.3900

What if I need interpretation?

Interpretation is available, please make a request for an interpreter during the intake or at any point you feel it is needed.

What does it mean to “consent to service”?

We require informed consent from you to proceed with services. Before you consent to services, we will review your rights, your responsibilities and confidentiality. We will make sure to answer all questions to the best of our ability to ensure that.

What are my rights are as a client?

You have a right to receive confidential service, to be free of abuse, exploitation, humiliation, and neglect and to be treated with respect at all times. Further, you have a right to access any information that we have about you. If at any time you believe that your rights are not being respected, we encourage you to connect with your counsellor or other SHARE staff indicated on your consent to service form.

What does confidentiality look like between me and my counsellor?

Confidentiality will be talked about at your first appointment with your counsellor. Materials on Information Sharing within Mental Health and Substance Use in BC (click here to view PDF)

For more information:

Call the front desk at 604.936.3900

Location: 2615 Clarke Street, Port Moody

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-3pm *Due to Covid-19, hours may differ.

Other Resources

Detox/ Withdrawal ManagementThese services can be accessed without a referral.

Fraser Health - Adult and Youth

Vancouver Coastal Health – Youth only

If you have no fixed address

Day, Evening, Weekend Treatment Services This service can be accessed without a referral

Day, Evening, Weekend (DEW) Treatment

  • Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre - Royal Columbian Hospital, First Floor 330 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, 1-888-587-3755 *press 4 when prompted for Daytox, press 0 to speak to receptionist
  • Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Clinics and Information This service can be accessed without a referral.

    Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Clinics

    • Mental Health and Wellness Centre at Royal Columbian Hospital, 330 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, 604-527-2904
    • Burnaby Community and Mental Health Centre, 3935 Kincaid Street, 604-453-1930
    • Alouette Addictions, 106-22838 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge, 604-467-5179
    • Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre, 13740 94A Avenue, Surrey, 1-888-587-3755

    Information on Suboxone and methadone - that has been created by people with lived experience in using drugs (peers)

    Information for Patients about Methadone

    Information for Patients about Buprenorphine/Naloxone/Suboxone

    Rapid Access to Addictions Care (RAAC) ClinicThis service can be accessed without a referral.

    Rapid Access to Addictions Care (RAAC) Clinic

    • Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre, Royal Columbian Hospital, First Floor 330 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, (604) 527-2904
    Chronic Pain ClinicThis service can be accessed without a referral.

    Chronic Pain Clinic - 9750 140th Street, level 3B, Surrey, 604-582-4550

    Virtual, Telehealth and Self-Help Support Options

    SMART Recovery – Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) mutual support groups and self-help resources for individuals who use substances and for individuals who are impacted by the substance use of a loved one.

    Life Ring – mutual support self-help groups for individuals who self-identify with problematic substance use.

    The Foundry – Virtual individual and group counselling for youth and young adults aged 12-24 and their parents/caregivers.

    Bounce Back – a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

    You and Substance Use (Mini Workbook)

    Services and Support for Family and Friends

    Fraser Health Mental Health and Substance Use Family and Friends Supports Services - 1-833-898-6200 - Supports families and friends with an adult person (aged 19+) who is living with a mental health issue and/or substance use issue)

    SMART Recovery - Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) mutual support groups and self-help resources for individuals who use substances and for individuals who are impacted by the substance use of a loved one.

    Crossroads Grief Support For those seeking support following the loss of a loved one to overdose

    These are some of our favourite resources!

    1. Book: Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens & Nicole Kosanke, with Stephanie Higgs
    2. Mental Health and Substance Use Family Toolkit
    3. Helping People who Use Substances: A Health Promotion Perspective
    Helpful Websites, Apps and Resources for Substance Use and Mental Health
    Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Parents/Caregivers of Youth Supports

    For more information about Youth Substance Use Services and Resources, please visit here.

    Harm Reduction, Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Information

    Our humble disclaimer - we offer the following resources to ALL who access the SUS program - we treat this like First Aid in that we may not necessarily anticipate needing to use CPR or the Heimlich, but if a situation arises in which we do, we all best be prepared! It is to be noted that you cannot use Naloxone on yourself, and thus having the knowledge allows a person to be in support of others in their life, but does not support that individual’s safety. Thus, sharing this knowledge amongst the community is the best way to support overdose response. To be clear - there is no research speaking to overdose risk with folks who use cannabis only. Having said that, we are in an overdose epidemic and we feel it is our program’s responsibility to destigmatize overdose and educate all we can about the life-saving basics that may be useful in any environment in the current landscape.

    To learn more about the overdose crisis in BC here

    Naloxone information, education and training options:

    Find more information about Naloxone and view a short 4 minutes training video here.

    Training and certificate here.

    Where to find Naloxone and other harm reduction supplies:

    Naloxone can be picked up at a pharmacy. You can find sites that distribute Naloxone and other harm reduction supplies here.

    Signs of an overdose:

    Know the signs of an overdose

    The Good Samaritan Act:

    “People who call 9-1-1 at the scene of an overdose and help someone experiencing an overdose have some legal protection under the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act.” Learn about the Good Samaritan Act here.

    Find Supervised Consumption Sites and Overdose Prevention Sites here

    The Lifeguard App: a versatile smartphone app that automatically connects a user to emergency responders if the user becomes unconscious or unable to function. Importantly, Lifeguard App, using the even platform technology, arms the emergency responders with information critical to the success of emergency intervention. Download Lifeguard App today on iOS or Android.

    Tri-Cities Overdose Community Action Team (TC CAT)

    The Tri-Cities Overdose Community Action Team operates within the Tri-Cities to address the overdose crisis. For updates or inquiries, follow their social media here:

    For those seeking support following the loss of a loved one to overdose

    Are you or someone you care about in crisis?If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1

    Are you in crisis?

    • Call the Fraser Health crisis line: 604-951-8855 or 1-877-820-7444 (toll-free)
    • Trained volunteers provide emotional crisis support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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