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

Fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Address: 3 Blackmarsh Road
Telephone: 1 (888) 455-2666

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

Address: 183 Kenmount Road,
Suite 117,
In the U-Haul Building
Telephone: (709) 579-5215

Community agency offering systemic advocacy, education, support and awareness of mental health and mental illness

Address: 70 The Boulevard
Telephone: (709) 753-8550

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: 532 Pleasantville, St. John’s NL
Telephone: (709) 752-8888

Inpatient, day patient, and outpatient programs offer a team approach that includes the parent/guardians along with a team of health professionals.

Address: Southcott Hall, 5th Floor, 100 Forest Road
Telephone: (709) 777-2200

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
Telephone: (709) 754-0446

Provides leadership in provincial policies and programs related to mental health and addictions in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Address: 1st Floor, West Block, Confederation Building
Telephone: (709) 729-3658
Fax: (709) 729-4429

Family care,  board and lodging (relatives and non-relatives) at the Waterford.

Telephone: (709) 777-3340

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

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: 35 Boones Road, Corner Brook
Telephone: (709) 634-4506

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: Supportive Housing Division
84 Prescott Street
Telephone: (709) 738-0457
Fax: (709) 738-0670

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only national service offering professional counselling, information and referrals 24/7 by phone, Live Chat and the Always There chat app, through its free, and anonymous service. Young people can connect in both English and French for the support they need, in the way they need it most.

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

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

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

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

Address: 20 Farm Road
Telephone: (709) 635-7830

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

Address: 251 Viking Trail
PO Box 59
Flower’s Cove, NL
A0K 2N0

Telephone: (709) 456-2401 Ext. 6242
Fax: (709) 456-2115

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

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

Address: 1-2 Seseme Street
PO Box 70
Forteau, NL
A0K 2P0
Telephone: (709) 931-2450 Ext. 231

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Address: Bonne Bay Health Centre
Telephone: (709) 458-2381

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

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

Address: Rufus Guinchard Health Centre
Telephone: (709) 861-9125

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

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

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

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

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

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

Telephone: 35 Boones Road

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

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

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

Address: 3-9 Barhaven Drive
Telephone: (709) 695-6250

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

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

Address: 127 Montana Drive
Telephone: (709) 643-8740

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 Road
Telephone: (709) 786-5224

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

Address: 5 Coish Place
Telephone: (709) 466-5723

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

Address: 130 Conception Bay Highway, Villa Nova Plaza
Telephone: (709) 834-7906

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

Address: 33 Cathedral Street
Telephone: (709) 945-6513

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

Address: 1720 Portugal Cove Road
Telephone: (709) 895-7056

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 Road
Telephone: (709) 468-5318

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
Telephone: (709) 229-1558

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
Telephone: (709) 279-7952

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

Address: 760 Topsail Road
Telephone: (709) 752-4121

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

Address: 1 Corrigan Place
Telephone: (709) 227-3641
 

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 Road
Telephone: (709) 437-2210

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

Address: Main Road
Telephone: (709) 334-3941

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

Address: Main Road
Telephone: (709) 759-3370

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

Provides information about the safety or risk of alcohol, nicotine and recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Telephone: 1-877-327-4636

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
Telephone: (709) 864-8500

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

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

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

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

Assists individuals in reducing the risks related to substance use, and provides support, education and referrals required to enhance personal health

Address: 47 Janeway Place
Telephone: (709) 757-7927

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

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: Harbour Grace
Telephone: (709) 945-4500

Community agency providing educational programming, outreach services, and youth development opportunities to youth primarily 12 – 24 years.

Address: 108 Lemarchant Road
Telephone: (709) 754-0536

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

Provides peer support, education, information and hope for individuals recovery from addiction.

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

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