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Resources for patients and families

Brochures and guides

Do You Know . . . Alcohol, Other Drugs and Driving: Information from CAMH for the general public about the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving.

Addiction: An Information Guide (PDF only): This easy-to-read CAMH guide is for people with alcohol and other drug use problems and their families. It describes addiction treatment options, how people change and recovery and relapse prevention. It also includes sections on help for partners and families and explaining addiction to children.

Mutual aid and other treatment resources

The Sunshine Coast Health Centre maintains a comprehensive listing of government-funded and private alcohol and drug treatment programs and services located in Canada. 

In Ontario, the Drug & Alcohol Helpline provides free, confidential and anonymous information about alcohol and other treatment services, 24 hours a day. Call 1 800 565-8603 or search online.