Drug addiction and youth

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Target clients

Teens under the age of 18 who are residents of Laval and who abuse drugs and/or alcohol or who may have a dependence that requires specialized addiction services, including family support services.

General program goals

  • Provide a range of specialized addiction rehabilitation services for teens using a population approach (i.e., reducing the prevalence of the problem and its harm). Another goal is to help these teens become active partners in their recovery.
  • Assess the severity of the physical or psychological harm from substance abuse and the problems caused by this lifestyle.
  • Stimulate and support their motivation to make lifestyle changes related to their problematic use of substances.
  • Help them develop an identity beyond that of a drug user through a feeling of empowerment.
  • Support them as they develop and maintain a lifestyle that is free from substance addiction.
  • Involve family members in the therapy process to support these teens and help everyone reconnect as a family.

How do I access this service?

By phone, call the Ouvre un lien interne dans une nouvelle fenêtreInfo-Social line at 811, option 2.