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Resourceful Links

Alcohol, Drug and Other Addictions Resource Links

The following links are provided to victims and the general public in obtaining additional information and assistance on victimization issues. Should you know of a link that should be added, please email it to: [email protected]


A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free
A public education Web site, developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds.  OR


Addictions Ontario
Developing and promoting quality standards of care, and disseminating information that assists members to effectively meet the needs of their clients.


community resource providing support to anyone affected by a relative or friend’s drinking.


Breaking Pornography Addiction
Helping men and women recover from pornography addiction.


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research.


Chinese Family Services of Ontario
Provides information on drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, as well as on abuse and violence, in both Chinese and English.


Connecting you to province-wide, 24/7 information about addictions and mental health services by toll-free and Internet.


Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment
A toll-free, province-wide, treatment information and referral service designed to link callers with suitable treatment options tailored to their individual needs.


Golden Triangle Area of Narcotics Anonymous
An international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts.


Homewood Health Centre
A leader in mental health and addiction treatment, providing specialized psychiatric services to all Canadians.


Internet Addiction Guide
Providing diagnostic criteria, advice and information resources for online addictions.


Kitchener Waterloo Alcoholics Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others from alcoholism.


Nar-Anon Family Groups of Ontario
A twelve-step program to aid family members of drug abusers in their personal recovery.


Ontario Problem Gambling Hotline
An information and referral service available to members of the public, including problem gamblers, family/friends of problem gamblers, and service providers working with clients experiencing problems related to gambling.


Quitting (Health Canada)
Offers tips, statistics and Canadian resources for quitting smoking.


Responsible Gaming Council
Helps individuals and communities address gambling in a healthy and responsible way, with a strong emphasis on preventing gambling-related problems.
Helping new Canadians to access addiction services.


St. Mary’s Counselling Service
Offers free services to assist persons with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions, and their friends and families.


Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
A non-profit addiction agency providing long-term residential care to men and women with a history of chronic drug and/or alcohol abuse.


Offers services in English, German, Danish, Italian French, Georgian, Serbo-Croatian and Chinese to help people quit smoking.


Teen Challenge Canada
A faith-based program helping young men and women with life-controlling drug or alcohol problems.