Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 12 -24 who reside in Simcoe County, who have concerns with their substance use. Anyone can call to inquire; appointments are booked directly with the youth. To make a referral or learn more about the program call 705-726-5033 (Barrie) or 705-325-4499 (North Simcoe).
Counselling is offered with a Harm Reduction approach; meaning respecting choices and promoting safer use and options that help minimize the risks from drug use. Support is also offered to those who are impacted by someone else’s use. Common support offered includes: moderation, abstinence, alternative coping, exploring support networks, discussing family dynamics and peer interactions, self-exploration, advocacy and connection to community supports and resources.
Services include individual support, groups, and outreach in schools in Barrie, Collingwood and Stayner (Brief Service).