Addiction: Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling

Various behaviours can lead to an addiction to gambling, alcohol and other drugs. 

Consumption of Alcohol or Other Drugs

When drinking or using drugs affects different aspects of a person’s life, it is likely that he or she has a consumption disorder or an addiction.

Gambling

Playing the lottery, bingo and card games with friends are all forms of entertainment. However, these activities become an issue when they cause more problems than pleasure.

Help and Resources

If you are concerned about your consumption or gambling habits, or those of a loved one, do not hesitate using the various available resources for help and information.

Drugs: Help and Referral

Drugs: Help and Referral is a helpline for people concerned about their consumption and that of the people around them. It offers information, referral and listening services.

Drugs: Help and Referral is available 24/7. Services are bilingual, confidential, anonymous and free.

Gambling: Help and Referral

Gambling: Help and Referral is a helpline for people concerned about their gambling and that of the people around them. It offers information, referral and listening services.

Gambling: Help and Referral is available 24/7. Services are bilingual, confidential, anonymous and free.

Tel-jeunes 

Tel-jeunes is a free and confidential listening, referral and support service for youths. It is available 24/7:

  • Online : www.teljeunes.com This link opens a new window.
  • By phone :
    • Montreal area: 514 288-2266
    • Elsewhere in Québec: 1 800 263-2266

Ligne Parents

Ligne Parents is a listening, referral and support service for parents of children between 0 and 20 years old. It is available 24/7:

  • Website : http://ligneparents.com/ This link opens a new window.
    (website in French only, with toll-free services available both in English and French)
  • Telephone numbers: 
    • Montreal area: 514 288-5555
    • Elsewhere in Québec: 1 800 361-5085

Integrated health and social services centres (CISSS) and integrated university health and social services centres (CIUSSS)

You can contact the CISSS or CIUSSS in your region to speak confidentially with a health-care professional for free. The health-care professional can evaluate your needs and guide you towards the appropriate resource.

To find contact information for your CISSS or your CIUSSS, go to Finding a Resource

Directory of Addiction Resources

The Répertoire des ressources en dépendances This link opens a new window. (available in French only) features:

  • Public resources offering addiction treatment services
  • Private and community resources offering lodging and services to people with problems related to drug addiction and pathological gaming. These resources are certified or in the process of certification

Last update: July 14, 2016 4:28 PM

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