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Mental health and addiction

mental-health

Mental illness and substance misuse affect residents from all corners of the city, regardless of age, race, sex, or income.

The City has taken steps to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drug use - and ensure that people get treatment - without sacrificing personal security.

Council is working to:

  • promote healthy families and communities and protect child development
  • make sure individuals have access to services that help them lead healthier lives
  • reduce the spread of deadly communicable diseases, and prevent drug overdose deaths
  • recognize the need for peace and quiet, public order, and safety

Mental health and addiction resources

Alcohol

Find local or provincial support, detox, and recovery services for Vancouver residents experiencing alcohol misuse issues.

Drugs

To help residents struggling with the social, health, and criminal problems caused by the drug trade, the City has adopted a number of effective strategies.

Gambling

If you have a gambling problem that is affecting your family life or work, there are a number of local and provincial resources available that can help you.

Hoarding Action Response Team

Learn how the Hoarding Action Response Team (HART) helps improve health and safety, and how to get help for someone impacted by compulsive hoarding.

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BC211

BC211's "Redbook" is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for residents with alcohol or drug misuse issues.

Redbook Online

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