Day, Evening, Weekend for Youth (DEWY)

This program helps young people reduce or abstain from substance use through intensive group counselling and activities.

  • Addictions
  • Counselling
  • Youth
  • Youth 13 - 18

Available in Coquitlam Surrey

DEWY assists youth ages 13 through 18 who are working to overcome substance use issues. The goal of the program is to help youth reduce or abstain from substance use through intensive group counselling and activities.

Program Features

  • Structured individual and group treatment services that will enhance the youths’ motivation toward healthier decision-making including reducing or abstaining from substance use
  • Allows for continuous intake. Core Program is Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. -5 p.m. with periodic “Drop In” weeks, requesting minimum attendance of 6 hours per week.  Program completion is 60 hours of group work/activities.
  • Serves youth in the Fraser Health region. Our programs are accessible via transit

Program Details


Youth who are:

  • Aged 13 to 18
  • Assessed as needing intensive services by an alcohol and/or drug service provider.
  • Currently in stable housing
  • Worried about relapsing and/or wanting to change substance use
  • Able to get to and from the program


  • DEWY South (Surrey)

    10328 Whalley Boulevard, Surrey, BC V3T 4H4

  • DEWY North (Coquitlam)

    202 – 504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3J 2R5


Group sessions are flexible to youth needs including gender specific, Aboriginal, and multi-cultural content.

Core Components

  • Personal health and safety
  • Goal setting
  • Personal values
  • Family and friends
  • Substance misuse education
  • Coping skills
  • Relapse prevention

Optional Components

  • 60-hour leadership group for youth completing the Core Program


  • fraserhealth

Contact Information

Program inquiries can be sent to

DEWY North (Coquitlam)

Clinical Addictions Counsellor:
Alex Dykstra
Cell: 778-868-7165

DEWY South (Surrey)

Clinical Addictions Counsellor:
Jessica Hilton
Phone: 604-951-4821

Supervisor of Addiction Services
Rob Axsen
Phone: 604-317-8498

Program Manager:
Steve Esau
Phone: 604-798-6216

How To Apply

Referrals are accepted from substance use counsellors (Fraser Health direct service and contracted service providers including Creekside Withdrawal Management) and youth concurrent disorders therapists.

Referrals must be emailed to Shannon Smith, Fraser Health Youth Intake Specialist, at

Once completed referrals have been received by email, they will be forwarded to the Fraser Health Screening Committee for review. Once screened, DEWY staff will contact the youth directly to set up an intake meeting.

Counsellors are available to provide program orientation visits prior to, or during, the referral process.