NOT 9 TO 5 RESOURCES
SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex, chronic disease that can be attributed to the interaction of numerous biological, behavioural and social components in a person’s life. Similar to how mental illness is mistakenly viewed as an individual problem, substance use challenges are as well. Every individual responds to treatment differently and it is important they know that there are different options available for them if the first doesn’t work; it is equally important for them to know that health professionals and their loved ones will not give up on them in this scenario.
Free pdf of of online resources for addiction and mental health, including a list of 12-step online meetings, recovery tools, support groups, cognitive behavioural therapy apps and more.
WTC was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access support, track your progress and get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional for free and available 24/7. Alternatively, you can also call 1-866-585-0445 to speak with a Care Navigator who can help you find the resources and support on the portal that would be most helpful for you.
An infographic with helpful tips for coping with stress, anxiety, and substance use during COVID-19. This free pdf resource was created by Mental Health Commission of Canada and Canadian Centre of Substance Use & Addiction.
For Toronto residents, this is a list of local phone-based counselling for those that prefer telephone support.
Ben’s Friends is a support group that offers community, hope and a path forward for food and beverage professionals who struggle with addiction and substance abuse. They offer online meetings and have chapters across the United States for in-person meetings.
SAMHSA collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness. They can help you find treatment near you, learn about the various options and costing and resources to learn more about addiction and mental health
List of resources for alcohol and drug abuse and mental health in the UK for the user and their families and support. Turning Point is a leading social enterprise, providing health and social care services in over 300 locations across England.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. This is a guide on where and how one can find addiction and dependency support. It includes support options for addictions to drugs, alcohol, sex, tobacco and gambling.
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