Our Alcohol and Drug Program provides a quality service that helps Indigenous people achieve a healthier and satisfying life free from alcohol and drug use. We are part of an overall system of care that includes Detoxification, Treatment, Residential Programs such as Recovery Houses, other Outpatient Services, Aftercare, Maintenance, Educational Programs, referrals to Courtworkers plus other justice related personnel and other services.
The goal of our care is to decrease substance misuse, decrease legal problems, improve health, improve thinking and social functioning, and improve self-esteem and coping abilities. We also want to increase occupational and educational opportunities for you. We know recovery is a life-long, day-to-day process. This process requires hard work, commitment, self-awareness and honesty. We are here to help you succeed in your recovery process.
First Nations people are five times more likely to overdose and 3 times more likely to die from overdose than non-Indigenous people
48% of off-reserve Indigenous young people aged 12 to 24 reported heavy drinking, compared to 36% of non-Indigenous people
First Nations suicide rate is 3 times higher than for non-Indigenous people
LOCATED IN VANCOUVER
Indigenous Detox Support Workers Program can help clients achieve a healthier and satisfying life free from alcohol and drug use. This is an important part of our mission to improve health outcomes to Indigenous people living in the Vancouver area. Our Indigenous Detox Support Workers connect with Indigenous clients through coordination with Vancouver Coastal Health Withdrawal Management Services. The client is typically connected to the Indigenous Detox Support Worker, while they are attending detox.
The Vancouver Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Services office involved the participation of Indigenous Elders provide us with enormous support. Many of them play a vital role by sharing their teachings, providing guidance on advisory committees, and by connecting with community partners and stakeholders. We are always mindful of our Elders because they embody our mission, “A Helping Hand to Justice”.