A-Z List of Topics
Adult CSS Drop-in
Being Well Series
Driving while Impaired Program
Inpatient Mental Health Unit
Introduction to Addiction: Enhancing Capacity
Understanding Emotions Group
Women’s Life Issues Group
Workplace Mental Health
We offer a range of services and supports for teens and adults who have problems with substance use (alcohol, nicotine or other drugs) or gambling. We also provide supports to those who are affected by another person's substance use or gambling. For adults, we offer individual counseling as well as a number of groups (View our group treatment page): Recovery, Women's life issues, Nicotine Addiction treatment, Self-focus Group.
There is an inpatient withdrawal management programme (informally known as "detox") at FMH. Our staff collaborate with area physicians in providing opiate replacement treatment. Check out this great website about opioid recovery.
Our school-based health counselors and clinical therapists provide teens with information, support and counseling. If appropriate, we can refer teens for more intensive treatment at CHOICES (the IWK's inpatient treatment programme for teens) .
Outside of Addictions and Mental Health Services, there are a number of community & self-help options too for those dealing with substance abuse/gambling. These include: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gambling Anonymous, Second Story Women's Center, and Al –anon.
View our "Women of Substance" film.
We offer a free 2-day "Introduction To Addiction: Enhancing Capacity" workshop for professionals to learn more about substance misuse & addiction. We have two fall dates scheduled:
November 13 & 14, 9 am - 4 pm both days at Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg (space remaining)
November 25 & 26, 9 am - 4 pm both days at the old Milton Centennial School, Milton, just outside Liverpool (space remaining)
If you would like any further information on the ITA workshops, or would like to register, please make contact with Sadie Watson, Prevention & Health Promotion Coordinator, A&MH Services, Dawson Centre: Phone: 527-5083; Fax 543-0832; or email email@example.com
The World Health Organization defines Health Promotion as, "the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions." The term Prevention refers to reducing risks and alleviating disease to promote, preserve and restore health while minimizing suffering and distress.
Prevention and Health Promotion team members partner with clinical colleagues across the health system, schools, community groups and governments to respond to health and social challenges related to alcohol, tobacco use, gambling, prescription drug use and other drug use. We work to improve and support individual and community mental health, and to prevent harms associated with substance use and gambling. We provide education and training, and engage in community development, advocacy and healthy public policy work.
For more information about our Prevention and Health Promotion programming, please contact our Prevention and Health Promotion Team at (902) 527-5083.
View more information in our Frequently Asked Questions (see topic "How do I get services for myself or my child?")
View more information in our Frequently Asked Questions (see topic "How long is the wait for an appointment?")