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.

GENERAL

 

List of Online Resources and Meetings for Addiction and Mental Health

Free downloadable 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.

 

CANADA

 

Wellness Together Canada

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.

Coping with Stress, Anxiety & Substance Use

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.

USA

 

Ben’s Friends

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.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

Turning Point

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

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.

THIS LIST IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT BY NOT 9 TO 5 OR GUARANTEE ANY PARTICULAR OUTCOME.

CNECTing PLATFORM

CNECTing is the world’s first mental health educational platform designed for the hospitality industry. Created for us by us.

We distribute educational content to develop your mental health and substance use support skills while bringing the community together.

CNECTing stands for Change Needs Everyone Coming Together. Join now!

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