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Youth Addiction Services

Individual and Group community addiction treatment for youth between the ages of 12 to 24 residing in Simcoe County using a harm reduction, client centered approach, support is offered regarding moderation, abstinence, alternative coping, family dynamics, peer interactions, and connecting to community resources * include individual support, groups and outreach in high schools across Simcoe County * support is also offered to significant others, families and those who are impacted by someone else’s use.

Addiction services are client-centred, acknowledging that people have the right to make their own choices while being treated with respect, compassion and dignity in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

The focus of counselling sessions may include exploring family history, history of substance use, triggers, coping skills, strategies and other topics identified by the client. Our approaches are rooted in evidence-based practices. Counsellors may use approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and others.

Goals are defined by you and may include abstinence, moderation, safer use or other harm reduction goals.

Attendance may be as frequent as weekly, depending on individual need. A specific treatment plan will be developed with the counsellor. Services are available by phone, via videoconference or in person.

Counselling staff are all registered to provide psychotherapy in Ontario under one of the regulated colleges including the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario or the College of Registered Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

The counselling program is voluntary which means you must make contact directly to become registered (no medical or outside referral is necessary).

Which program will best fit your needs will be determined at the point of Intake.

*The youth program is a self referral process, which means youth clients must make contact directly to become registered. Please contact 705-726-5033.

 For more information or to book an intake appointment outside the Barrie area please contact:

Orillia – 705-325-4499
Midland – 705-526-0393 
Collingwood – 705-444-2558

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