Various behaviours can lead to an addiction to gambling, alcohol and 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.
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.
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 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 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 is a free and confidential listening, referral and support service for youths. It is available 24/7:
Ligne Parents is a listening, referral and support service for parents of children between 0 and 20 years old. It is available 24/7:
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.
The Répertoire des ressources en dépendances (available in French only) features:
Last update: July 14, 2016 4:28 PM
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