Search Organizations (English): Substance dependence

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AVENTA Addiction Treatment for Women  
http://www.aventa.org/

Provides drug, alcohol and gambling addiction recovery services to women. Facilities offer residential, outpatient and long-term recovery services. Programs are based on the concept that addiction is a holistic illness and requires change in four areas: physical, emotional, social and spiritual.

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Women in Active Recovery
Provides education, self-help and social support for women with addictions.
Breaking the Cycle  
http://www.breakingthecycle.ca
Provides services for women with drug or alcohol involvement who are pregnant or have small children aged 6 and under. Professionally facilitated. (See Details)
Women's Drug and Alcohol Group
Provides a safe place where women can explore their substance use. Also provides the opportunity to learn and practice specific skills that may help her reduce her use of substances and to increase her ability to access community resources and break social isolation. Professionally facilitated.
Drug Strategy and Controlled Substances Programme  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/branch-dirgen/hecs-dgsesc/dscsp-psasc/index_e.html
Regulates controlled substances and promotes initiatives that reduce or prevent the harm associated with these substances and alcohol. (See Details)
Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users  
http://www.vandu.org/
Promotes local, regional and national harm reduction education, interventions and peer support. (See Details)
Coalescing on Women and Substance Use

This site captures material from historical and ongoing projects related to women’s substance use in Canada.  The projects described here have been sponsored by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health with the involvement of many partners. The site was first mounted to share the findings of the Coalescing on Women and Substance Use: Linking Research Practice and Policy project (2003-2008) a project that sparked short-term virtual communities of practice (vCoP) on six key topics related to women's substance use in Canada. New material continues to be added from both virtual and F2F projects, for example on projects related to girls and heavy alcohol use, and on applying a gender lens to work on the National Framework for Action to Reduce the Harms Associated with Alcohol and Other Drugs and Substances in Canada. 

The aim of this site to share and promote action on promising approaches to responding to substance use by girls and women, on the part of service providers, researchers, health system planners and decision makers.