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Canada’s Remote Safe Consumption Line

Available 24 Hours

NORS is an overdose prevention hotline for Canadians providing loving, confidential, nonjudgmental support for you, whenever and wherever you use drugs.

Canada: 1-888-688-NORS (6677)

USA (Never Use Alone): 1-800-484-3731

For more information see NORS; what you need to know 

24/7 Remote Overdose Monitoring anywhere in the World

Get connected with an operator to stay by your side and help during an overdose.

Download the Brave App  

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Covid-19 Information and Resources

In an effort to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have gathered information and resources relative to coronavirus and substance use disorder (SUD) including online assistance and support. Click here to visit our dedicated Covid-19 webpage


  • “Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change” by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens, and Nicole Kosanke, with Stephanie Higgs
  • “Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – and How to Get Help That Works” by Anne M. Fletcher
  • “The Anatomy of Addiction” by Akikur Mohammad, MD
  • “The Journey of the Heroic Parent” by Brad M. Reedy
  • “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts; Close Encounters with Addiction” by Gabor Mate, MD
  • “Wasted” by Michael Pond and Maureen Palmer
  • “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy” by David Sheff
  • “Living in the Wake of Addiction – Lessons for Courageous Caregiving” by Gloria Englund
  • “Not by Chance” By Tim Thayne
  • “Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction” by Maia Szalavitz
  • “Drugs Without the Hot Air: Minimizing the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs” by David Nutt
  • “The Language of Letting Go” by Melody Beattie
  • “Calming the Emotional Storm” by Sheri Van Dijk (it’s about using dialectical behaviour therapy skills to manage your emotions & balance your life)
  • “Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder” by Shari Y. Manning (equally good for loving someone with substance use disorder; it’s about how to keep out-of-control emotions from destroying your relationship)

Online Resources

Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)

Support Booklets

Support Groups



Websites (Educational, Mental Health, Policy, Podcasts)

Educational Websites

Mental Health Websites


Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists in Canada and the United States.


AccessMHA provides a single point of entry to eastern Ontario’s system of care for mental health and addictions. It’s designed to help clients, families, and health care providers connect with appropriate services in a timely manner and support them through the process. Services include individual and group counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatric consults, substance treatment programs, peer support, and more.

Wellness & Emotional Support Online (WES)

Wellness and Emotional Support for Youth On-Line is a self referral service which provides free professional one on one on-going counselling sessions for youth suffering with mental health and addictions issues. through both email or live chat.

Policy Websites


Brad Reedy, PhD., one of the co-owners of Evoke Therapy Programs, has over 100 free podcasts on various topics of interest to parents of youth struggling with addiction. The podcasts can be accessed by downloading the Evoke Therapy Programs App on iTunes. These are particularly helpful:

  • Living with Anxiety (#7)
  • Boundaries (#17)
  • Addictive Thinking – Book Review (#27)
  • Control vs Influence (#54)
  • Boundaries and Self-Care (#68)
  • Guilt Blame and Accountability (#57)
  • How to Talk to your Kids About Drugs (#69)

CMC: Center for motivation & change

The Beyond Addiction Show with Dr. Josh King. Join Dr. Josh King on this weekly live show as he talks with experts in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorders and people who are working to change the conversation about substance abuse. Available on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Patrick Doyle, LICSW – Family Addiction Coach Podcast

Overcoming Stigma

Bereavement Resources

MSTH Healing Hearts – Peer Support Group After a Loss from Substance Use Related Causes

Healing Hearts are peer lead groups that meet on a regular basis (most once per month), where we can share our pain with others who have the same experience without stigma and without blame.  You do not have to be a member of MSTH to attend a Healing Hearts peer support group and you do not have to be active in advocacy to join. Learn More

Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP)

GRASP offers meeting locations and resources within Canada and the United States. Our bereavement support groups, for those who have lost someone to substance use, are currently available in several provinces. To locate your nearest GRASP chapter in Canada, please visit Canada Chapters.

BCCSU Gone to Soon

Navigating grief and loss as a result of substance use. Learn More


Access to Medical Care and Medications during Covid-19


Substance Use Costs and Harms




BCCSU Clinical Treatment Guidelines for Opioid Use Disorder




Other Drugs

AUD Pocket Guide for Physicians

Click the link(s) below to download our Alcohol Use Disorder Pocket Guide, “Medical issues in the office management of alcohol use disorders: Addiction care is primary care.” *For professional use.

We Can Help

Families for Addiction Recovery supports parents/caregivers of children struggling with addiction (regardless of age)