Youth Outreach Substance Use Counselling
ASTRA supports youth aged 13-19 who are seeking to explore perspectives around their current patterns of substance use and move towards their desired life change. The program meets youth one-to-one on an outreach basis to support the youths goals wherever they are at in their recovery journey. ASTRA counsellors follow a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective to help youth reach goals that promote wellness around problematic substance use. We provide supportive and relational counselling services that match people to programming based on their needs and readiness and commitment to change. ASTRA Youth Outreach Addiction Counselors recognize that each individual sees different benefits and disadvantages to their substance use, and that change is a complex process. As such ASTRA Counsellors partner with youth along the continuum of harm reduction, use reduction and/or abstinence goals.
“Having an ASTRA counsellor helped me so much! She helped me overcome my problematic use and connected me to other supports like mental health and getting into an alternate school so I could catch up and graduate. It was amazing that they do outreach, I would have never made it to an office for help and she didn’t judge me for using substances, or some of my other dumb ass teenage choices. She was kind and helpful and I wouldn’t have overcome my addictions without her support. I would recommend this program to any teen who wants to make changes to their drug and alcohol use. ASTRA Counsellors will just help you make your life better.” ~ Anonymous
Youth ages 13 to 24 who want to change their relationship with alcohol/drugs, with an emphasis on youth 13-18.
Youths 13-18 in Chilliwack, Tri-cities, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, or Delta who have indicated problems with substance use.
Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Tri-Cities, Surrey, Cloverdale, Langley, Aldergrove, Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen & Chilliwack
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Delta, South Surrey-White Rock, Tsawwassen, Ladner at 1 (604) 836-6273
Langley, Aldergrove, Clayton and Cloverdale at
1 (604) 312-5866
Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows at
1 (604) 836-6580
North Surrey at 1 (604) 836-6241
Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody at
1 (604) 314-2038
Chilliwack at 1 (604) 798-1418