Gambling Services

Gambling services are available to individuals, couples, families and anyone in distress because of excessive gambling (their own or others). Services include assessment, treatment and referrals to other professionals or self-help/support groups. 

Outpatient Addiction Services (Child and Adolescent)

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.

Outpatient Addiction Services provide age-appropriate programs designed to meet the unique substance-use and gambling-related needs of adolescents. 

Recovery Group (Addictions)

The Recovery Group offers group counseling for adults where gambling and/or the use of alcohol or drugs have created problems in their lives. The group provides a positive place for people to grow, share and support other members in the recovery process. 

Nicotine Addiction Treatment Program

The Nicotine Addiction Treatment Program offers group counselling for people who are interested in quitting or cutting back on their use of tobacco. During each group session, people are given opportunities to share concerns, successes, ask questions and support each other. Groups are also offered for students in many high schools

Driving While Impaired (DWI) Program

If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked for an alcohol or drug-related offence, you are required by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to attend the DWI Program in order to get your license back.

This program includes an educational course and an alcohol and drug assessment screening. You may also be required to participate in the Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program (AIIP) which involves the use of a breath-testing device fitted to your vehicle’s ignition.

Withdrawal Management Program (Detox)

The Withdrawal Management Program helps people in crisis with substance use or gambling. Upon admission, staff helps people safely detoxify and manage the physical effects of their addiction. Afterwards, clients learn relapse prevention skills, plan their ongoing treatment and make contact with an addictions therapist and/or self-help group. We also offer personal and family counselling and assist with employability.