Addiction Services and Problem Gambling

519-464-4400 ext. 5370

Addiction Services is a program funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and sponsored by Bluewater Health. The service provides alcohol, drug and gambling assessments and treatment to residents of Sarnia-Lambton.  A unique aspect of this program is specific supports for family or friends who have someone in their life struggling with addiction to substances and/or gambling.  These services are usually accessed through assessment and referral by the Community Addiction Support Services Team.  These services are free of charge.

Addiction Services:

  • Individual Counselling
  • Group Counselling and Treatment
  • Aftercare Support
  • Ongoing psychoeducation and relapse prevention support

Problem Gambling:

  • Intake/Assessment
  • Individual Counselling
  • Referrals (if needed)

Family Support

  • Individual Counselling
  • Family Drop-In Group support – Click here for schedule
  • Family Treatment Group (call to inquire for more information)

Back On Track Remedial Measures Program Provider – for those convicted of impaired driving

  • Provide initial assessments (over the phone and in person)
  • Deliver the 8 hour education course on site; make referrals to the 2-day treatment course
  • Facilitate follow-up component
  • Add in link for BOT site

Self-Management/Community Resources

  • Add in links
  • Other agency information etc.

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