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Addictions Resources

In November 2021, we launched a Jack Originals project on Addictions, using digital mediums to explore this important topic. Over the course of that project, we shared a lot of resources, and wanted to make sure they were easy to access in one place. If you have resources to suggest, contact us at

Wellness Together Canada. Created in response to the rise in mental health and substance use concerns due to the pandemic, Wellness Together Canada includes 24/7 counselling lines, tips on how to care for your mental health, and information on services that fit specific mental health needs. 

Youth Wellness Hubs. Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) is an initiative that aims to bring the right services to youth (and their families) at the right time and in the right place.

Peer Support Warmline. A free and confidential phone service provided by trained Peer Supporters, who have lived and living experience of mental health and/or substance use challenges, and can offer supportive helping conversations from the perspective of someone who has been there. Available between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm (EST), 7 days a week.

Portage. Portage is a Canadian non-profit organisation that helps people suffering from substance abuse-related problems to overcome their dependencies and live healthy, happy, and productive lives.

Quebec’s regional directory of resources.

Support groups:
Alcoholics Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Smart Recovery
Sexaholics Anonymous
Women for Sobriety

Places to learn more:
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)
Canadian Society for Addiction Medicine


Guides for people who use drugs during the pandemic:,