Alberta Services

Addiction and Mental Health Services

www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/amh.aspx

1-866-332-2322, for alcohol and drug information, crisis intervention, and help with finding treatment centre. Services is available 24/7 and is totally confidential.

(updated Oct 25-16)

Alberta Youth Experience Survey (TAYES)

www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/egovdocs/2006/alad/158346.pdf

This is a province wide survey that was first conducted in 2002 and then in 2005. The latest survey was taken by the Alberta Health Services - Addiction and Mental Health in 2008. Over the years, more than 310,000 students, grades 7 to 12, have participated in the surveys. It measures alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use, examines gambling activities, and asks questions about the attitudes, perception and social networks of Alberta youth.

(updated Oct 25-16)

AlbertaQuits-helpline

https://www.albertaquits.ca/quitting/

Call 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) for help in quitting smoking. Counsellors are trained to help develop a quit smoking plan, offer information, or refer you to services in your community. Services is available 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week.

(updated Oct 25-16)

Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act (PChAD)

www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page2547.aspx

PChAD is a law that went into effect in Alberta on July 1, 2006. It allows parents or guardians of youth under the age of 18, who use alcohol and/or other drugs, to ask the court for an apprehension and confinement order. Basically it allows parents who are concerned that their child's use of drugs is physically or psychologically harmful, or that it might hurt someone else, to go to court and ask that the child be apprehended and put into a safe house to detox and be evaluated for further treatment, whether they like it or not.

(updated Oct 25-16)

National Services

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation - CACCF

www.caccf.ca/

If you are looking for an addictions counsellor, you may want to make sure that they are certified and have the qualifications you are looking for. To learn more about the knowledge and skills required for a drug and alcohol counsellor, check out the CACCF website.

(updated Oct 24-16)

Canadian Mental Health Association - CMHA

www.cmha.ca

The CMHA is an organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. They can help you find information and services specific to FAS/FAE and concurrent disorders (dual-diagnosis.)

(updated Oct 24-16)

Childhelp - National Child Abuse Hotline

www.childhelp.org/

Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) and press #1 to speak with a counselor. Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year to help kids, and even adults who are concerned about kids they suspect are being abused or neglected. You can call this number if you live in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

(updated Oct 24-16)

DanceSafe

www.dancesafe.org/

DanceSafe is a harm reduction organization promoting health and safety within the rave and nightclub community across the United States and Canada. They provide Information on club drugs and how to be safe at raves and reduce the risk of getting heat stroke. DanceSafe also provides training to volunteers who may want to start their own chapter.

(updated Oct 24-16)