Al-Anon & Family Support Resources in Interior BC

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Molly*, who lives in Nelson, has a brother, living in Golden, who is addicted to alcohol. Molly is looking for Al-Anon meetings and other support resources. She also wanted to know of similar resources in Golden for her parents. This link will take you to helpful information about family/friends and treatment and recovery for addicted loved ones:–addiction-help.html This is a list of printed resources on boundaries and enabling in families with addiction: Addictive Relationships: Reclaiming Your Boundaries (1989) Joy Miller Better Boundaries: Owning and Treasuring Your Life (1997) Jan Black, Greg Enns Boundaries – Where You End And I Begin: How To Recognize And Set Healthy 
Boundaries (1994) Anne Katherine Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self (1993) Charles Whitfield Boundaries in Marriage (1999) Henry Cloud and John Townsend Boundaries in Marriage – Participant’s Guide (2002) Henry Cloud and John Townsend Boundaries: When to say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life (1992) Henry Cloud and John Townsend Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day (2000) 
Anne Katherine Al-Anon/Alateen Phone: (604) 688-1716 Website: E-mail: Note: Go to the Kelowna section for the BC Interior Office. NELSON Nelson Al-anon: (There are two meetings in Nelson on this list) For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues, contact: Nelson Mental Health & Addiction Services 2nd Floor – 333 Victoria Street Phone: (250) 505-7248 Note: Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed during noon hour). GOLDEN For adults with addiction issues contact: Golden Family Center (GFC) 421 9 Avenue North Phone: (250) 344-2000 Offers services for substance-affected family members, screening and assessment, and family of origin work for adult children of alcoholics and relationships. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00 PM (closed noon hour). OR For adults with mental health or concurrent mental health/addiction issues contact: Golden Mental Health 907 9th Avenue South Phone: (250) 344-7555 Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 pm (closed during noon hour). Al-anon: (One meeting listed in Golden) RESIDENTIAL If Molly’s brother wished to attend treatment, this is the public treatment program for the region: Bridgeway – Intensive Residential treatment 760 Hwy 33 W. Kelowna, BC V1X 6A9 Phone: (250) 763-0456 ext. 402 Fax: (250) 868-7791 E-Mail: Website: This is a link to all BC residential programs (public, private, and charitable): DETOX Most public treatment centres require some length of sobriety prior to admission. Below is the medically supervised withdrawal unit for the Kootenay area that helps individuals detox: Phoenix Centre 922 3rd Avenue Kamloops, BC V2C 6W5 Phone: (250) 374-4634 Text: (250) 320-0341 (m-f 9am-3:30pm) Toll-Free: 1(877) 318-1177 Fax: (250) 374-4621 Website: email:...

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Sex Addiction Treatment Options in Northern BC

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Len is a 60-year-old male living in Northern BC and looking for a counsellor who can help him resolve his chronic masturbation, intimacy issues, and a childhood trauma and abuse. We sent Len links to the local public mental health and addiction office, counsellors in Kelowna, counsellors in other provinces who offer counselling via phone or Skype, and a link to all the sexual addiction treatment resources in Canada. Williams Lake (For adults with addiction or concurrent mental health/addiction issues) Williams Lake Mental Health & Addictions 487 Borland Street, Williams Lake Phone: (250) 392-1483. Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 PM (closed noon hour). After hours, call Gateway Crisis Stabilization Program: (250) 392-8261. Counsellors in Kelowna, BC Pyasetska, Tanya – MA, RCC SEVA Counselling 202 – 1517 Water St. Kelowna, BC V1P 3J8 Phone: (250) 300-0030 E-Mail: Website: Dodds, Kathryn – RPC Catalyst Counselling Queensway Business Center Suite 200 – 369 Queensway Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 8E6 E-Mail: Phone: (250) 870-2732 Counsellors in Calgary, AB Monteith, T, Diane – MSW, RSW, MCS The Medical Intuitive & Healing Center Suite 202, 2120 Kensington Rd. NW Calgary, AB T2N 3R7 Phone: (403) 256-8449 E-Mail: Diane has been a therapist for thirty years and has operated a successful private practice since 1984. She will do therapy over Skype. Diane has expertise in the areas of: – Addictions – Co-dependency – Mood disorders – Trauma – Physical, emotional, and sexual abuse – Self-esteem issues – Life transitions – Sexuality issues – Dysfunctional family issues Here is a link to all of the sex addiction resources available in Canada: We suggest considering counsellors/therapists who can help you over the phone or...

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