Substance Use

We provide substance use services that meet participants where they’re at recognizing that participants have different relationships with substance use. With compassion and professionalism, we approach participants to help them see who they truly are outside of their addiction.. We believe in striving to help them to live healthy, thriving, empowered lives.



Substance Use + Keremeos

Ashnola at the Crossing in Keremeos supports youth 17-24 in need of residential support for substance abuse concerns. Services provided include counselling, relapse prevention, skills development, recreation, high school completion and continuing education classes, employment services, family support, and aftercare planning. The length of stay is 1-6 months and is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority group of specialized treatment centres.  Access is by referral from a counsellor or case manager. For more information on the program, please visit www.bcmhsus.ca/programs-at-a-glance and email inquiries can be made to accessandflow@phsa.ca.

Substance Use + 13 cities

Available in Aldergrove Chilliwack Cloverdale Coquitlam Delta Ladner Langley Maple Ridge North Surrey Pitt Meadows South Surrey Surrey Tsawwassen

Astra supports Fraser Valley youth 13-24 (primary focus is on 13 – 18) who would like to change their relationship with alcohol and/or drugs. Staff provide support based on individual goals and needs. Please contact us at:

Please complete this referral form and email directly to the counsellor responsible for services in the catchment area as listed above. Youth can self – refer, or be referred by any concerned adult (with the youth’s knowledge). If there are questions related to the referral process, please call the counsellor or manager directly.

Substance Use + Chilliwack

CAPS supports youth, adults and families from age 13-99 by providing a wide range of alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services based on participant needs. Options include counselling, outreach, relapse prevention, support groups, substance affected support and referrals to treatment programs. Please contact us at 604-795-5994 or by email at chhcreception@pcrs.ca or visit us at 45921 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack BC.

Substance Use + Chilliwack

Traverse, located in Chilliwack, is a residential treatment program for youth ages 13-18, who want to work towards a healthier life by reducing their problematic relationship with substance use and mental health. Funded through Fraser Health in a brand new building through the support of BC Housing, this program works with youth to have individualized treatment plans that highlight their resilience and strengths, while enhancing their skills, with the support of our staff. Through a large focus on nature-based treatment, youth will learn more about their relationship with nature and the healing that can occur within it, while working towards all their personal health goals. Youth may stay up to 6 months in the program. Please stay tuned for opening date announcement as well as information on how to refer youth to the program.

Substance Use + Surrey

DEWY in supports youth ages 13-18 who are looking for intensive group treatment and support to reduce or overcome substance abuse. Youth are provided core support components including counselling for personal health, goal setting, value, family and friends, substance misuse education, coping skills and relapse prevention. Please contact us at 604-951-4821 or by email at dewyprogram@pcrs.ca.

Substance Use + 5 cities

Available in Agassiz Boston Bar Chilliwack Hope Yale

This service supports harm reduction for all ages through a mobile bus outreach in Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope, Boston Bar and Yale. The program provides harm reduction supplies, safe collection of used supplies, STI testing, HIV/HCV prevention, harm reduction education, and referrals to community supports and substance use services. For times and locations please contact us at 604-795-5994.

Substance Use + 4 cities

Available in Aldergrove Chilliwack Delta Surrey

The prevention program supports youth 13-19 to prevent substance misuse. Prevention Facilitators support youth at schools and in the community through awareness presentations, groups, individual mentoring, and promotion of healthy lifestyles and activities. The school-based program is provided in several locations. Please contact us at the information below:

Substance Use + Vancouver

This Vancouver youth service supports youth 16-24 experiencing persistent substance use or mental health concerns by providing up to 6 months of temporary housing in two substance-free recovery homes. The program features individual counselling, group activities, family therapy, home-cooked meals, and education/work networks. Please contact Devika Ramkhelawan (Manager, Vancouver Youth Services) at 604-360-2785 or dramkhelawan@pcrs.ca.

Participants can self-refer or be referred by a service provider (social worker, counsellor, or support worker). Please fill out the referral form and fax to the Vancouver Coastal Health Centralized Addictions Intake Team (CAIT) at 604-681-1894.

Click here to download the VYSRP Intake Referral Package