Provincial Youth Addiction ServicesDo I need help?
If you are a young person whose use of alcohol or other drugs is causing you or your family concern, or maybe you are worried about someone else's using or drinking, Addictions Services can help. To view or download program brochures visit justtalkpei.ca
- Find it hard to concentrate in class because you are thinking of drinking or using this weekend
- Hide your substance use from friends and family
- Miss school or work because of drinking or using drugs
- Your friends tease you on Monday morning about what you did while you were drunk or high on the weekend
- Are scared your substance use has gotten out of control
- Are worried about someone else's substance use
What support is available?
A referral is made for you to meet with a youth counselor. This referral can be made by yourself, a parent, a probation officer, a teacher, etc. A number of issues are discussed to help determine your level of involvement with substances. Based on this assessment you will be matched to a service appropriate to your level of need. Programs range in intensity and duration depending on your needs.
If you are concerned about someone else's addiction (a parent, sibling, close friend) you can meet with a counselor to discuss your feelings.
Individual counseling is available for youth who would benefit from one-to-one support.
Student Assistance Programs
Addiction Services partners with The Department of Education to provide in-school intervention programs for children and youth who are with alcohol or drugs. Programs are also available for young people who have been affected by someone else's addiction. More information on these programs is available from your school counselor.
The Strength Program offers a range of programming and supports for youth and families who are dealing with substance abuse, addiction, and other related issues. The program is for those requiring more intensive treatment. To view or download the program brochure visit justtalkpei.ca
Clients in the Strength Support House remain in housing for the first 21 days of programming. Families may visit on Saturday's or Sundays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
For more information
Contact an Addiction Services location nearest you.