Substance Use/Addiction

The Safe Works Access Program (SWAP) is the needle distribution service offered by the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador (ACNL). It is a health promotion and education service for people who use drugs.

Our services include:

  • providing clean supplies
  • disposal of used equipment
  • support
  • referrals

They offer a MOBILE ONLY service on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm in the Corner Brook area.  If you live outside of Corner Brook we can make arrangements to send supplies to you at another time. Call 634-SWAP to request a delivery or pick up.

Telephone:
(709) 634-SWAP(3335)

Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Address:
3 Blackmarsh Rd,
St. John’s, NL
A1E 1S2
Telephone:
(709) 722-2666
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Fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Address:
3 Blackmarsh Rd
St. John’s, NL A1E 1S2
Telephone:
1 (888) 455-2666
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Fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. For schedule of online meetings, please access the website below.

Address:
183 Kenmount Road,
Suite 117,
In the U-Haul Building
Telephone:
(709) 579-5215
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Community agency offering systemic advocacy, education, support and awareness of mental health and mental illness

Address:
70 The Blvd, St. John’s, NL A1A 1K2, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 753-8550
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Triage line for community-based services, available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Mental Health and Addictions triage is a process to provide quick assessment and timely access to an appropriate mental health and addictions health professional.  Central Health’s health professionals have backgrounds in social work, occupational therapy, nursing and psychology. Using this toll free triage line, persons needing mental health and addictions services can call to refer themselves. Health care providers or other referral sources may continue to refer clients through mail, fax or phone.

Telephone:
1-844-353-3330

Provides clients, families and other referral sources with one central phone number to call directly for information and self-referral to various mental health and addictions services in the St. John’s region

Address:
80 Charter Ave Building 532, St. John’s, NL A1A 1S5, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 752-8888
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Choices for Youth is an organization based in St. John’s that serves the needs of youth.  They provide Housing/Housing/Shelter as well as various support programs for young people ages 16-29.  For more information, please visit www.choicesforyouth.ca

Address:
261 Duckworth St, St. John’s, NL A1C 1G9, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 754-0446
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Provides leadership in provincial policies and programs related to mental health and addictions in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Address:
1st Floor, Confederation Building – West Block
St. John’s, NL A1B 3R4
Telephone:
(709) 729-3658
Fax:
(709) 729-4429
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Doorways provides rapid access to mental health and addictions counselling services ‘one session at a time’. While most locations offer a walk-in service, some locations provide same-day, next day, or appointments by phone. Walk-in counselling services are available without an appointment or referral.

If further counselling is required, staff will work with you to provide access to additional services and supports.

Doorways is not an emergency service. In an emergency, call 911 or the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668, or proceed to the nearest emergency department.

To find Doorways in your area, click on your region below or call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number.

Eastern Central Western Labrador-Grenfell

A group of healthcare professionals offering regional clinics to assess and diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) based on the Canadian guideline for diagnosis.  FASD describes the range of disabilities and diagnoses that result from drinking alcohol during pregnancy.  Early diagnosis allows children and their families the opportunity to access services to meet their needs and enhance their overall well-being.

Address:
Julia O’Brien, Regional FASD Coordinator
Labrador Grenfell Health
Administrative Building
P.O. Box 7000, Station C
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
A0P 1C0
Telephone:
(709) 897-2364
Fax:
(709) 896-0640

The Gambling Help Line is a free, confidential service available province-wide, 24 hours a day. If you or a family member has a gambling concern, please call us for information and support.

Telephone:
1-888-899-HELP (4357) or 1-800-363-5864

HealthLine is a free, confidential, 24 hour telephone line, staffed by experienced registered nurses in our province who can offer health advice, information and connect you to resources and local services. We are always there for you at 811.

Telephone:
811 or TTY 1-888-709-3555

Provides specialized inpatient addictions treatment services for youth

Address:
15 Lincoln Road
Grand Falls-Windsor
NL A2A 2E1
Telephone:
(709) 292-8360
Fax:
(709) 489-6810
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Provides three-week inpatient treatment for men and women 19+ who are experiencing a substance use and/or gambling problem. Individuals must be referred by an addictions counselor or other community professional.

Address:
Reproductive Health Clinic
35 Boones Rd, Corner Brook, NL A2H 7E5
Telephone:
(709) 634-4506
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Jess’s Place is a supportive, independent, transitional housing program for women in recovery from addiction. We provide a safe, supportive living environment that is free of drugs and alcohol. Jess’s Place is for women 18+ in recovery and in need of short-term housing. Up to three women share a house, live independently, and care for their own needs. Residents are encouraged to continue participating in the community programs that will enhance their return to society as productive members.

We accept self-referrals or referrals from others including health care providers, family counselling agencies, government departments, correctional supervision programs, court programs, agencies that provide services to women or family and friends of women needing housing assistance.

Address:
84 Prescott St, St. John’s, NL A1C 3S9, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 738-0457
Fax:
(709) 738-0670
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Kids Help Phone offers free telephone and texting support to children and youth, 24/7 in French and English. Youth can be anonymous and will receive professional counselling, information and referrals. Call 1-800-668-6868, visit KidsHelpPhone.ca for online resources or download the Always There App.

Address:
Toronto, ON
Telephone:
1 (800) 668-6868

Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
50 Union Street
Grand Falls-Windsor
NL, A2A 2E1
Telephone:
(709) 292-2246
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
PO Box 209
Badger’s Quay
NL A0G 1B0
Telephone:
(709) 536-2405
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
PO Box 100
Churchill Falls, NL
A0R 1A0
Telephone:
(709) 925-3377
Fax:
(709) 925-3380
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
20 Farm Rd, Deer Lake, NL A8A 1J3, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 635-7830
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
259 Viking Trail, Flower’s Cove, NL A0K 2N0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 456-2401 Ext. 6242
Fax:
(709) 456-2115
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
PO Box 9
Fogo, NL
A0G 2B0
Telephone:
(709) 266-2221
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Labrador South Health Centre – Labrador-Grenfell Health
Forteau, NL A0K 2P0
Telephone:
(709) 931-2450 Ext. 231
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
36 Queensway
Grand Falls-Windsor
NL, A2A 2E1
Telephone:
(709) 489-8841
Fax:
(709) 489-0114
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Labrador Health Centre
PO Box 7000, Stn C
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
A0P 1S0
Telephone:
(709) 897-2343
Fax:
(709) 896-4900
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Hopedale, NL
A0P 1G0
Telephone:
(709) 933-3388
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
1700 Nichols-Adam Highway
Labrador City, NL
A2V 0B2
Telephone:
(709) 285-8251
Fax:
(709) 944-3927
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Harmony Street
Makkovik, NL
A0P 1J0
Telephone:
(709) 923-2207
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Address:
35 Boones Rd, Corner Brook, NL A2H 7E5, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 634-4506
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Nain, NL, A0P 1L0
Telephone:
(709) 922-2912 Ext. 212
Fax:
(709) 922-2426
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Bonne Bay Health Centre
212 Main St, Norris Point, NL A0K 3V0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 458-2381
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Port Hope Simpson Clinic
Box 129
Port Hope Simpson, NL
A0K 4E0
Telephone:
(709) 960-0234
Fax:
(709) 960-0461
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Rufus Guinchard Health Centre
Port Saunders, NL A0K 4C0
Telephone:
(709) 861-9125
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
83 Little Bay Road
PO Box 597
Springdale, NL
A0J 1T0
Telephone:
(709) 673-4974
Fax:
(709) 673-4970
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Cormier Avenue
PO Box 490
St. Alban’s, NL
A0H 2E0
Telephone:
(709) 538-3738
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Hospital Lane
Twillingate, NL
A0G 4M0
Telephone:
(709) 884-1370
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Baie Verte
NL, A0H 1B0
Telephone:
(709) 532-5271
Fax:
(709) 532-4632
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
1 Peddle Place
Telephone:
(709) 886-2185
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
35 Boones Rd, Corner Brook, NL A2H 7E5, Canada
Telephone:
(709)634-4506
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
125 Trans Canada Highway
Gander, NL
A1V 1P7
Telephone:
(709) 256-5438
Fax:
(709) 256-5667
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
394-412 Main Street
PO Box 1209
Lewisporte, NL
A0G 3A0
Telephone:
(709) 535-0906
Fax:
(709) 535-0360
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Health & Community Svc Western
3-9 Barhaven Drive, Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A0M 1C0
Telephone:
(709) 695-6250
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
63 Cloud Drive
Roddickton-Bide Arm, NL
A0K 4P0
Telephone:
(709) 457-2215 ext 234
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
127 Montana Dr, Stephenville, NL A2N 2T4
Telephone:
(709) 643-8740
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Mental Health and Addictions Systems Navigator

Are you having difficulty navigating the system or connecting with a service? Our Navigator is a central point of contact for individuals, family members and stakeholders throughout the province to:

  • Problem solve so that you can figure out next steps
  • Consider options and find the right mental health or addiction service
  • Get help in making connections

Call 752-3916 or 1-877-999-7589; VRS calls are welcome

 

Contact:
Mr. Barry Hewitt
Telephone:
(709) 752-3916 / 1-877-999-7589

Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
17 Bareneed Rd, Bay Roberts, NL A0A 1G0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 786-5224
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
5 Coish Place, Clarenville, NL A5A 0C3, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 466-5723
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
Villa Nova Plaza
130 Conception Bay Hwy, Conception Bay South, NL A1W 3A6, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 834-7906
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addictions

Address:
33 Cathedral St, Harbour Grace, NL A0A 2M0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 945-6513
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
1720 Portugal Cove Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, NL
Telephone:
(709) 895-7056
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Telephone:
(709) 488-2701

Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
20-24 Hospital Rd, Bonavista, NL A0C 1B0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 468-5318
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Telephone:
(709) 432-2930

Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
363 Main Highway, Holyrood, NL A0A 2R0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 229-1558
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
10-12 Harris Drive, Business Park, Marystown
Telephone:
(709) 279-7952
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
760 Topsail Rd, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 3J5, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 752-4121
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
1 Corrigan Place, Placentia, NL A0B 2Y0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 227-3641
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

3 West, St. Clare’s                                           (709) 777-5390
LeMarchant House                                         (709) 777-5622
Terrace Clinic                                                  (709) 777-3453
Shea Heights    (57B Linegar Avenue)        (709) 752-4313

Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
1345 Torbay Rd
Torbay, NL A1K 1B2
Telephone:
(709) 437-2210
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
80 Nurse Abernethy Clinic, Trepassey, NL A0A 4B0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 334-3941
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
39 Main Rd, Whitbourne, NL A0B 3K0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 759-3370
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Provides assessment and therapeutic counselling to individuals of all ages in the areas of mental health and addiction

Address:
294 Southern Shore Highway
Telephone:
(709) 334-3941
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The mission of the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) is to provide integrated services to address the holistic needs of the students studying at Memorial University. The SWCC consists of counselling, health, and wellness supports including primary health care, counselling, health promotion, disease prevention, and wellness education. Our care is dedicated to helping students remain healthy and make good life choices while pursuing their academic goals. We provide inclusive care to enhance the emotional, physical, and personal wellbeing of Memorial students including the achievement of their academic and personal success.

Address:
Memorial University, University Centre 5th Floor
1 Arctic Ave, St. John’s, NL
Telephone:
(709) 864-8500
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Fellowship of individuals for whom drugs had become a major issues. For schedule and access to online groups in Newfoundland and Labrador, please visit http://www.nlareana.ca/

Help is available for you and your family if you are a youth or adult and have concerns related to opioid use or want help to reduce the physical, mental and emotional withdrawal symptoms.  Please don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or a mental health and addictions counsellor about the best options for you.

To find a physician or counsellor

Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number.

Telephone:
811

A provincial phone line is now available for those receiving Opioid Dependence Treatment, for those seeking support for their opiate use, for their families and for health-care providers.

The Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment line will help individuals navigate the system and connect with opioid addiction support and services.

The line will operate from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached by calling toll-free at 1-844-752-3588.

Telephone:
1-844-752-3588

The Recovery Centre in St. John’s is open to anyone in the province who is 16+ and needs help while withdrawing from alcohol, drugs and/or gambling.  (You may remember this service as “detox”, but things have changed).  We now have around-the-clock nursing support and can provide medication to help with your withdrawals as needed.  Once you start to feel better, we have a counsellor and meetings to support you as you begin your recovery.

Address:
Building 532 Pleasantville,
80 Charter Avenue
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4A4
Telephone:
1-877-752-4980
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Provides support and consultation regarding resources, programs, and initiatives on substance use prevention, gambling prevention, mental health promotion, and mental illness prevention

Address:
Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital, 178-200 West Street
St. Anthony, NL
A0K 4S0
Telephone:
(709) 454-0521
Fax:
(709) 454-4041
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Coordinates FASD clinics within the region and support to families

Address:
14 Royal Street
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
A0P 1E0
Telephone:
(709) 897-2364
Fax:
(709) 896-0640
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Assists individuals in reducing the risks related to substance use, and provides support, education and referrals required to enhance personal health

Address:
47 Janeway Pl, St. John’s, NL A1A 1R7, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 757-7927
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The Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service providing information, resources, advice, support and motivational counselling while you are working toward being smoke free. We also have a text message support program where you can receive a text per day for 12 weeks.

Address:
15 Pippy Place, 3rd Floor
PO Box 13457, Stn A
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4B8
Telephone:
(800) 363-5864
Fax:
(709) 726-2550
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Take Home Naloxone Kits are for individuals who are at risk of an opioid overdose and for their friends/family who might witness an overdose:

  • Call 911 right away if you think that someone is having an overdose
  • Naloxone is a temporary medication that can save a life in the event of a fentanyl or other opioid overdose
  • Naloxone Kits are free and instruction is provided

 Find a Naloxone Kit near you:

  • Call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number and location. The URL below provides a listing of distribution sites.
Telephone:
811

The Grace Centre is a provincial inpatient addictions treatment centre for male and female adults aged 18 years and older. It is a voluntary program for individuals who require a more intensive, structured program than can be provided on an outpatient basis.

The program consists of a 28 day treatment service that is holistic in nature and addresses the individual’s physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs through individual, group and family counselling. An extended stay may be available for extenuating circumstances.

The centre is staffed with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a physician, nurse practitioner, nursing, social worker, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychology and non-clinical support staff.

Address:
50 Lady Lake Rd, Harbour Grace, NL A0A 2M0, Canada
Telephone:
(709) 945-4500
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Community agency providing educational programming, outreach services, and youth development opportunities to youth primarily 12 – 24 years.

Address:
108 Lemarchant Rd
St. John’s, NL A1C 2H2
Telephone:
(709) 754-0536
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Community agency providing support to individuals involved in the justice system seeking support to integrate within the community.

Address:
21 Merrymeeting Road
St. John’s, NL
A1C 2V6
Telephone:
(709) 754-1010
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Provides peer support, education, information and hope for individuals recovery from addiction.

Address:
46 Powell Drive, Carbonear
Telephone:
(709) 595-3223
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