Substance Abuse

Substance abuse refers to a dependency on any form of drug, including prescription and over the counter drugs, alcohol, food, or other addictive substance with harmful or negative side effects. Often, those who have a substance abuse problem may not realize how dependent they are. That’s because repeated substance use can cause changes in the brain, which affect self-control and inhibit a person’s ability to resist intense urges to use the substance. It becomes a physical condition in the body and many people cannot stop their substance abuse despite wanting to. Substance abuse can be scary and isolating, for both the addict, as well as their family, friends and loved ones. It can also have serious health and well-being consequences, affecting work, family, money, and school, as well as have long-lasting legal consequences. We are here to help. If you aren’t sure if substance use has turned into abuse, or if you have questions or concerns about addiction, please click on the resources listed below.

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Celebrate Recovery

A 12-step program for all hurts, habits, and hang ups that include but are not limited to:
* alcohol and drug addictions
* physical, sexual and emotional abuse
* anger, food addictions, sexual addictions

Program location:
Burlington
* Compass Point Bible Church

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Women's Support Groups

Supports women and children who have experienced abuse. Services include trauma-informed individual and group counselling (drop-in and registered), awareness-building and education on the dynamics of abuse and negative impacts on self-esteem, parenting, relationships, substance use, sleep, and mood, and counselling for children exposed to violence, abuse, and trauma.

Support & Housing - Halton - Transitional Supportive Housing for Adults with Mental Health or Substance Abuse Issues - Oakville - Cornwall Rd - Grace House

This transitional supportive housing program is open to adults 18 years of age and up with mental health issues and/or problematic substance use who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives.

* provides time-limited residential accommodation in a group co-operative setting
* program includes counselling, life skills and 24-hour supervision for up to 10 residents
* residents work towards independent living - intended 1 year length of stay
* must be able to participate in daily productive activities in the community

Support & Housing - Halton - Transitional Supportive Housing for Adults with Mental Health or Substance Abuse Issues - Oakville - Cornwall Rd - Grace House

This transitional supportive housing program is open to adults 18 years of age and up with mental health issues and/or problematic substance use who are motivated to make positive changes in their lives.

* provides time-limited residential accommodation in a group co-operative setting
* program includes counselling, life skills and 24-hour supervision for up to 10 residents
* residents work towards independent living - intended 1 year length of stay
* must be able to participate in daily productive activities in the community

Halton Regional Police Service - Elder Abuse Enquiries / Reporting - Oakville - Headquarters

Working in partnership with community service agencies, the HRPS' Elder Services Unit responds and assists seniors and their families in a number of key areas, including:

* issues of neglect
* financial abuse
* physical and/or psychological mistreatment

To deter and prevent the perpetuation of crime against seniors living and working in the community, the Halton Regional Police Service Elder Services Unit offers a series of topical presentations to older adults, their families and service providers.

HRPS' Elder Services Unit consists of three Seniors Crime Investigators, an Elder Services Coordinator, District Community Response Officers and the Victim Services Unit.

St. Leonard's Society of Hamilton (The) - Emerald Street Treatment Centre - 24 Emerald St

A 30-bed substance abuse treatment centre.

Celebrate Recovery

A 12-step program for all hurts, habits, and hang ups that include but are not limited to:
* alcohol and drug addictions
* physical, sexual and emotional abuse
* anger, food addictions, sexual addictions

Program location:
Burlington
* Compass Point Bible Church

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Woman Abuse Program

Offers trauma informed support to women and children who have been exposed to abuse, violence and/or trauma within a non-judgmental, inclusive environment in which they can increase their knowledge and understanding of woman abuse, and explore the options, resources and supports available.

Services offered:
Woman Abuse Counselling
Children's Counselling
Partner Assault Response (PAR)
Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF)

Nina's Place - Regional Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Care Centre - Joseph Brant Hospital

If you have experienced recent sexual assault or domestic violence, go to Joseph Brant Hospital Emergency Dept and ask for Nina's Place

If you were assaulted within the last 2 years, and you would like counselling, contact the Nina's Place trauma informed Social Worker at 905-681-4880

A sexual assault/domestic violence crisis centre providing specialized health care to any survivor who has experienced a recent sexual assault and/or domestic violence
* specially-trained nurses are on call Mon-Sun 24 hours

Major services:
* a physical exam and treatment of any physical injuries
* testing and prevention for possible pregnancy
* testing and preventive treatment of sexually transmitted infections
* crisis intervention
* risk assessment and safety planning
* documentation and/or photographing of any injuries
* collection of forensic evidence of the assault for 6-month storage or immediate release to police
* providing information about navigating the legal system and reporting options
* follow-up medical care, counselling and referral to community agencies
* links to community resources such as Halton Region Sexual Health Clinic, Halton Women's Place, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS)
* a sensitivity to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and/or abilities of individuals will be maintained
* support, welcome, and advocate for survivors of all genders, sexualities, races, abilities, religions, and cultural backgrounds
* clients may consent to all or parts of the offered care options
* clients have the choice whether to involve the police or not

Good Shepherd Centres - Transitional Housing and Support Program - Women's Services

A program for women (and their children) who are survivors of violence and abuse, support workers will assist women in accessing services required to establish violence and abuse-free lives in their community.

Elizabeth Fry Society - Violence Against Women Counselling - Southern Ontario Region

Community-based general counselling, support and referral services for women and their children who have experienced abuse and/or sexual assault, including historic sexual abuse in childhood in order that they may live free of violence.

Types of counselling services include:
* Crisis/support counselling (includes safety planning; advocating providing rights information, referrals, follow-up support,
outreach)
* Sexual assault counselling
* Long-term therapeutic counselling to assist women who have experienced abuse to gain a more in-depth understanding of woman abuse and empowerment and cope with the effects of violence.