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Directory of Adult Addictions Services in Manitoba

The purpose of this website is to provide information to individuals, family members, friends and service providers about how they can get help for a substance abuse problem for adults or their families.

The information here describes those programs funded through Manitoba Healthy Living and Seniors or through a Regional Health Authority.

People who are affected by their own or someone else’s alcohol and other drug use or gambling experience a variety of problems. Manitoba offers a continuum of addictions services that support individuals and families in their recovery process.

Information regarding safe and unsafe use of drugs and alcohol and effects on the body, etc. are available widely through a variety of media. Resources have been developed for specific ages and genders as well as specific settings e.g. workplaces, educational settings, health care settings, etc.

For some people with substance use problems, recovery begins in a detoxification facility. Staff at these facilities provide a safe environment where the individual is able to undergo the process of alcohol and other drug withdrawal and stabilization. Detoxification programs are funded through the Department of Health.

These programs provide services and support for families and individuals concerned about their own, or others’ use of alcohol or other drugs and/or gambling problems. Qualified addiction counselors provide a range of services including assessments, individual and group counseling, education, and support. Individuals can attend these programs and carry on with their day to day activities, such as working, going to school and caring for the family.

These programs offer services similar to those of community based programs but on a more structured and intensive basis, with the individual living at the facility for a period of time.

Post-treatment support is put into place for individuals transitioning from residential treatment back to their home communities. The goal of post-treatment support is to establish and implement a long-term plan that supports the individual’s recovery in his/her home community.

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Website: afm.mb.ca

Telephone - General: 204-944-6200
Toll Free Number: 1-866-638-2561
Manitoba Addictions Information Line: 1-855-662-6605
Winnipeg Men's Intake: 204-944-6209
E-mail: wpgmens@afm.mb.ca
Women's Intake: 204-944-6229
E-mail: womenandfamily@afm.mb.ca

Executive Offices

1031 Portage Avenue
Phone 204-944-6236
Winnipeg MB R3G 0R8
Fax: 204-772-0225
E-mail: execoff@afm.mb.ca

Knowledge Exchange Centre

1031 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3G 0R8
Telephone: General: 204-944-6279
Toll Free Number: 1-866-638-2561
Fax: 204-772-0225
E-mail: library@afm.mb.ca

Brandon and Surrounding Area

510 Frederick Street
Brandon MB R7A 6Z4
Telephone: 204-729-3838
Toll Free Number 1-866-767 3838
Fax: 204-729-3844
E-mail: parkwood@afm.mb.ca

PO Box 490
Ste. Rose du Lac, MB R0L 1S0
Telephone: 204-447-4040
Toll Free Number: 1-877-917-4040
Fax: 204-447-4050
E-mail: parkland@afm.mb.ca

AFM North

90 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N OL3
Phone: 204-677-7300
Fax 204-677-7328
Toll Free Number : 1-866-291-7774
E-mail: afmnorth@afm.mb.ca


A foundation of excellence providing addictions services and supporting healthy behaviours.

Regional Offices:

AFM provides addictions treatment and public education services related to alcohol, drug and gambling through 26 locations in communities across the province.

Residential Programs:


River Point Centre
146 Magnus Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2W 2B3
Phone: 204-944-6209
Fax: 204-775-5261
E-mail: wpgmens@afm.mb.ca
Residential program for adult men – 28 days

Outside Winnipeg:

510 Frederick Street
Brandon MB R7A 6Z4
Phone: 204-729-3838
E-mail: parkwood@afm.mb.ca

Residential program for alcohol and other drugs (co-ed, 21 day program)
Residential for problem gambling (co-ed, 14 day program)

Ste. Rose Du Lac
Willard Monson House
P.O. Box 490
Ste. Rose du Lac MB R0L 1S0
Phone: 204-447-4040
E-mail: parkland@afm.mb.ca
Residential program (co-ed) - 21 day program

90 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N OL3
Phone: 204-677-7300
Fax 204-677-7328
E-mail: afmnorth@afm.mb.ca
Residential program (co-ed) - 28 day program

Community-based Services:


Winnipeg Men’s Residential and Community-Based Programs
River Point Centre
146 Magnus Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2W 2B3
Phone: 204-944-6209
Fax: 204-775-5261
E-mail: wpgmens@afm.mb.ca

Methadone Intervention and Needle Exchange (M.I.N.E.)
Unit 7 – 25 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 2B1
Phone: 204-944-7070
Fax: 204-772-0125
E-mail: mine@afm.mb.ca

Family & Women’s Services
The Toal Centre
1041 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB  R3G 0R8
Phone: 204-944-6229
Fax: 204-284-5520
E-mail: womenandfamily@afm.mb.ca

12 week community based alcohol & drug day treatment program for women.


Parkwood Centre
510 Frederick Street
Brandon MB R7A 6Z4
Toll free: 1-866-767-3838
Phone: 204-729-3838
Fax: 204-729-3844
E-mail: parkwood@afm.mb.ca

Methadone Clinic
Phone: 204-729-3854
Toll free: 1-866-767-3838

7th Street Health Access Centre
20 7th Street
Brandon MB R7A 6M8
Phone 204-578-4800
Fax: 204-578-4950

Ste. Rose du Lac
P.O. Box 490
Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba R0L 1S0
Phone: 204-447-4040 Toll-free: 1-877-917-4040
Fax: 204-447-4050
E-mail: parkland@afm.mb.ca

Eaglewood 90 Princeton Drive
Thompson, MB R8N OL3
Phone: 204-677-7300
Fax 204-677-7328
E-mail: afmnorth@afm.mb.ca

Satellite Services:
Beausejour, Boissevain, Portage La Prairie, Steinbach, Gimli, Morden, Selkirk, Rossburn, Swan River, Dauphin, Virden, Minnedosa, Flin Flon, The Pas


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Box 25005 – RPO West Kildonan
Winnipeg MB R2V 4C8
Office Telephone: 204-586-2550
Fax: 204-586-2550
Office address: 93 Cathedral Avenue
Men’s Residence: 93 Cathedral Avenue and 333 Cathedral Avenue

To provide clients with temporary, affordable, safe (drug free), supportive (mentored and peer/self help) living environments where they can develop living and social skills necessary for their successful long term recovery within their community.

Adult men, 18 years of age and over, who have completed a primary treatment program.

Individuals are:

  • recovering from chemical dependency;
  • detoxified and in reasonably good health;
  • knowledgeable and accepting of their problem;
  • motivated and sincere; and
  • accepting of AA/NA(self help) as their long term program of recovery.

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GB2 Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB R3A 1R9
Telephone: 204-787-3843
Fax: 204-787-3996


The Addictions Unit is located at the Health Sciences Centre General Hospital. The unit is voluntary and admission is either through the Health Sciences Centre Emergency Department or pre-arranged by one of the physicians, the opioid assessment clinic, or the nurse clinician on the unit. Occasionally transfers from other hospitals or emergency departments will be accepted. Physicians wishing to discuss a transfer can discuss this with the physician on call or the nurse clinician on the unit.

The length of stay on the unit ranges between three and ten days. While on the unit, patients receive group and individual counselling, full medical assessments, psychiatric and social work referrals if needed as well as referrals to addiction treatment agencies.


  • Patients at risk for serious or life-threatening withdrawal from alcohol.
  • Patients who have serious medical problems along with addictions and require hospitalization. Pregnant women with addictions will also be prioritized for admission.
  • Patients who are awaiting admission to a residential program and require a period of detoxification and stabilization beforehand. Patients who wish to pursue residential addictions treatment, should contact the residential treatment program/agency directly. The residential treatment agency will then arrange for detoxification (if needed) with the Addictions Unit directly. This would include detoxification for persons with complex medical needs or pregnant women who are addicted to psycho-stimulants (e.g. crystal meth, cocaine). Addiction facilities who believe that a patient may require an admission to the Addictions Unit can contact one of the physicians or the nurse clinician on the unit at (204)787-3855.
  • Patients with a combination of problems including addictions, social difficulties and psychiatric illness such that they cannot be treated safely in the community.

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Website: www.bhf.ca

Mailing address: Box 250, 35 Ave de la Digue
St. Norbert MB R3V 1L6
Telephone: 204-269-3430
Fax: 204-269-8049


The Behavioural Health Foundation Inc. provides long term residential programming to men, women, teens and family units experiencing a variety of addiction and mental health problems. BHF is a therapeutic community that offers experiential decision making opportunities during which the resident can become increasingly more accountable for his/her behaviour, and hence, more in command of planning his/her future. The program is designed to offer graduated opportunities for equipping a person with the vocational, intellectual and communicative skills necessary for successful re-integration into the community.


  • Men, women, teens and family units experiencing a variety of addiction problems. Dependents of these persons are also accommodated both in residence and in program.



  • Adults who have been unable, through the use of alcohol, other drugs or other addictions and many interrelated problems, including mental health concerns, to effectively function in society.
  • Adults whose lifestyles are such that they are regarded as having a living problem by their families, themselves, and/or their community and are sincerely interested in changing.
  • Adults, of all genders, ages, race, color, creed or sexual orientation,with or without dependents.
  • Adults who have the ability to absorb and respond and carry out basic work routines.
  • Recognizing the population abusing substances are frequently over-medicated and psychiatrically complex, BHF allows admittance to adults on prescribed mood-altering or psychotropic substances provided they meet one of the following conditions:
    • A medical condition such as epilepsy is present.
    • Stable individuals with chronic and persistent disorders are under the care of a psychiatrist and meet all other admission criteria. Such cases would include those whose cessation of prescription medication is contraindicated due to mental health concerns. A complete psychiatric report, satisfactory in form and content to the Behavioural Health Foundation, must be submitted with the Application for Admission.
    • Individuals under the care of a General Practitioner who remain willing to work with residents throughout their treatment stay. A psychiatric report or assessment may be required prior to admission.
  • Adults who do not have histories or present charges of sexual assault, arson, or crimes against children. Persons charged with or who have histories of all other criminal offences are eligible to apply for admission.
  • BHF will accept individuals on judicial interim release if they meet all other admission criteria. If they leave the program prior to completion they will not be accepted in the future on judicial interim release, except under the discretion of the Executive Director.
  • Only those who are able to physically negotiate the facilities may be accepted.
  • When bed space is available, the first available person on the waiting list will be allotted that space, dependent on receipt of proper documentation (i.e. application for admission, confirmation of financial arrangements, etc.) Preference is given to pregnant women and persons awaiting release from detoxification facilities. Persons who cannot be accommodated due to lengthy waiting lists are referred to medical or crisis care as necessary.
  • BHF provides services through funding agreements with government departments for Manitobans who do not have the ability to pay for addiction treatment services. Persons who do have a source of income, ie: employment, employment insurance, pension or disability benefits, etc., are required to pay a monthly room and board rate. Out of province referrals are required to pay per diem rates. BHF's intake worker assists in providing detailed information regarding funding/fees upon request.


In addition to the criteria for Adults, the selection of family units must meet the criteria set out for family admission.

  • Admission of families will depend on the available accommodations and the size of the family unit, as well as the age and sex of the children. A list of families is maintained and families are notified when space becomes available. This is not done on a first come, first served basis due to space restrictions. For example, a family with three children may have been on the list for some time, but the space available may only accommodate a single parent with one child.
  • Immediate admission of the total family unit is considered only if the parents are parenting their children at the time of the request for admission. In some instances, the parent(s) may be encouraged to make alternate arrangement for the child or children for an initial 30 day assessment period.
  • In most cases couples initially live separately while in residence. Children live with one of the parents during the assessment period.
  • Each family member’s needs are assessed separately. In every case, however, parents are involved in any decision-making regarding their child(ren)’s needs.

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Mailing address:

Box 68022
RPO Osborne Village
Winnipeg MB R3L 2V9
Telephone: 204-582 4043
E-mail: estherhouse@estherhouse.com

Esther House provides women in recovery from addictions, a safe, nurturing environment that encourages ongoing personal growth.


  • Women 18 years of age and over who have completed primary treatment for substance use in a recognized program.


  • completion of a recognized treatment program
  • commitment to an abstinent lifestyle including active involvement in a self help group
  • willingness to participate in Esther House activities
  • willingness to sign a contract committing to a minimum of one month’s stay

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Website: thelaurelcentre.com

Mailing Address: 104 Roslyn Rd.
Winnipeg MB R3L 0G6
Telephone: 204-783-5460
Fax number 204-774-2912


The Laurel Centre provides individual and group therapy to women, on an out-patient basis, who have experienced childhood or adolescent sexual abuse trauma and who have been affected by addictions and mental health challenges. Women are provided with counselling, that may include:

  • Information about abuse
  • Support in understanding the ways in which their present lives are affected by their past
  • Opportunities to share their experiences, feelings and beliefs about the abuse, as well as,
  • Identifying their own strengths and seeing the ways in which they have survived
  • Various groups that can assist clients in addressing the impact of their past abuse issues and strategies and resources for resolving trauma.

A variety of therapeutic methodologies are used in counselling and approaches are always grounded in relational context, highlighting the woman's own strengths and resources. Whenever appropriate, clients are supported in accessing community resources.


    • Adult women and female youth, ages 16-24, who have experienced sexual abuse trauma in childhood or adolescence.
    • Young girls, ages 12-16, who are at risk of being sexually exploited

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    Mailing Addresses: Main Street Project, Inc (MSP)
    75 Martha Street
    Winnipeg MB R3B 1A4

    Mainstay Residence
    71 Martha Street
    Winnipeg MB R3B 1A4

    Contact Numbers:
    Administration: 204-982-8257
    Intoxicated Persons Detention Area:  204-982-8250
    Crisis Services, Shelter, Drop In, Detox:  204-982-8245
    Mainstay Residence: 204-982-8260
    Fax: 204-943-9474


    To provide a safe, respectful and accessible place for individuals at risk and to advocate for a more inclusive society.


    24 Hour Crisis Intervention
    MSP provides a range of crisis intervention and referral services, including a night time van patrol that travels the streets and alleys of the inner city offering assistance and/or contacting emergency support where necessary.

    Drop In
    The drop in center provides adult men & women access to information regarding internal and external services, opportunities to socialize, and basic supports such as a cup of soup and a snack, use of the phone, basic first aid, and transportation to/from medical appointments. The drop in is open daily from 07:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 18:00

    Emergency Shelter
    The emergency overnight shelter provides safe, temporary accommodations for adults at night. There are no up front charges for this service, although clients are expected to complete an EIA form that will provide our organization with funding that supports their stay. Shelter hours of operation are from 19:00 through 06:00.

    Intoxicated Persons Detention
    Main Street Project provides a monitored facility for adults held under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.

    Adult Detoxification Center
    The non-medical detoxification center offers supervised withdrawal from an individual’s last substance abuse episode. This unit is open to all adults who are assessed as medically suitable, and in need of a stable, short term environment that will assist them through their initial withdrawal situation. Clients work with staff both individually and in groups to develop treatment plans best suited to their individual needs. Those needing access to this unit are asked to visit MSP for an initial assessment, at which point they would also receive all intake related forms, including a medical clearance that must be completed by their physician prior to intake.

    Mainstay Residence
    This unit provides transitional housing for at risk clients 18 years of age and over who are committed to working toward positive change. Clients are provided support and referrals to various agencies in order to help them achieve their goals, and reclaim their independence. Individuals in need of access to this unit are referred from both internal services, and external agencies. Upon receipt of that referral, an application will be provided, and upon receipt, an assessment based on a wide range of criteria will begin.

    Transition Services Team
    A team of workers provide counseling, support, and advocacy for clients throughout the Main Street Project. Team members also offer follow up services to persons who move back to their community.

    Adult men and women

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    Website: www.mts.net/~nacm

    Mailing address: NACM - Pritchard House
    160 Salter Street

    Winnipeg MB R2W 4K1
    Telephone: 204-586-8395
    Fax: 204-589-3921
    E-mail: nacm@escape.ca

    Mailing address: NACM - Outreach
    220-8th Street
    Brandon MB R7A 6Z4
    Telephone: 204-726-9300

    To provide education, prevention and treatment services to First Nations and Métis individuals, families and communities.


    • 5 week residential program
    • 6 week closed community based program
    • 8 week open community based program
    • Youth services that provide assessment, counselling and referral and operates 2 summer camps
    • Intake counselling and outreach programs delivered in Brandon and Dauphin, Manitoba


    • First Nations men and women and youth who are addicted to alcohol, drugs, chemicals and/or gambling


    Residential Program:

    • Adults – 18 years of age and older (youth under certain situations)
    • Has been assessed by referral source prior to admission
    • Has had a medical examination prior to admission

    Community-based– closed group:

    • Adults – 18 year of age and older
    • Must have completed an addictions treatment program and/or be an active self help group member e.g. A.A.

    Community-based – open group:

    • Adults – 18 years of age and older
    • Currently dealing with addiction related issues
    • Willingness to actively participate
    • Attend a minimum of two meetings/week

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    Website: www.norman-rha.mb.ca/RosaireHouse.htm

    Mailing Address: Box 240
    The Pas, MB R9A 1K4
    Telephone: 204-623-6425
    Fax: 204-623-4475

    To provide addictions treatment services to individuals and families who want to address their alcohol other drugs and gambling issues.

    Adult men and women residing in those communities serviced by the NorMan Regional Health Authority (The Pas, Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Grand Rapids, Easterville, Cormorant, Moose Lake, Pukatawagan, Cranberry Portage).



    • adult men and women who are affected either directly or indirectly from substance abuse and/or gambling.
    • must not be under the influence of chemicals
    • must not be on a mood altering substance (e.g. psychotropic drugs) from which they cannot be taken off – admission of these individuals must be facilitated with the assistance of a mental health worker or on the recommendation of a medical practitioner.

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    Mailing address: 180 Henry Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0J8
    Telephone: 204-946-9401
    Fax number: 204-943-8893

    The Anchorage Program is committed to providing a variety of services to persons affected by addiction(s), including persons who also have mental health concerns. The aim of the program is to facilitate personal development, mental wellness, and the achievement of a lifestyle free of addiction.

    Adult men and women seeking help for their dependence on alcohol, drugs & gambling.


    • Must admit to having a problem with alcohol, drugs or gambling that they cannot control on their own
    • Must be abstinent for 5 days prior to entering program
    • Clients with mental health concerns must be stabilized on medication therapy
    • Must qualify for Social Assistance or be willing to pay for entry into the program
    • Methadone users must make arrangements to obtain their methadone off site.

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    Website: www.straphaelcentre.ca

    2nd Floor, 225 Vaughn Street
    Winnipeg, MB R3C 1T7

    St. Raphael Wellness Centre (SRWC) is a "welcoming community for healing where individuals, family and friends affected by addictions are accompanied on their journey towards recovery in mind, body and spirit". St. Raphael Wellness Centre offers a person centered, goal oriented, evidence based Pre (Access and Treatment Readiness) and Post (Continuing Recovery, Recovery Management and Ongoing Recovery) programs. The program allows for incremental steps in the recovery process and sustained support throughout the recovery journey. SRWC also provides a six week Education Program for partners and family members.

    Admission Criteria: - 18 years of age and over

    PRE - Treatment - Access Is for individuals, who are currently awaiting an assessment, or a place in a treatment program. Treatment readiness provides an opportunity for individuals to critically evaluate their alcohol/drug and/or gambling problems and make a choice for change.
    POST Treatment- (Gender Specific) Continuing Recovery - Is for individuals who have completed a residential or community based rehabilitation program, and wish continued support in their recovery journey. Individuals are to be abstinent for 30 days prior to entry and committed to participation dependent on their needs. Recovery Management - for those who wish continued longer term support. Ongoing Recovery - for those individuals who have sustained sobriety, but are facing life situations that render them vulnerable to relapse or who have lapsed/relapsed. This program offers a chance to evaluate their recovery path and get back on track.

    Family Program - For partners and family members who are involved with a loved one who is currently experiencing an alcohol/drug/gambling problem, or who is participating in a residential, community based or self-help recovery program.

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    Website: www.tamarackrecovery.org

    Mailing Address: 60 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C1X4
    Telephone: General: 204-772-9836 Intake: 204-775-3546
    Fax number: 204-772-9908

    To provide 60 - 78 day residential addictions treatment services for individuals with substance and behavioural addictions, assisting them in making positive life changes and attaining long term recovery.

    Adult men and women, who are looking to gain a greater understanding of their substance or behavioural addictions and the process of recovery by making connections between long term pain and the use of addictive behaviours as an attempt to cope and through the development of new life skills.


    • Must be free from all alcohol and other mood altering (illicit) drugs for a minimum of 10 days prior to admission
    • Must abstain from alcohol and other mood altering (illicit) drugs while in treatment
    • Must commit to the full program and agree to actively participate in all scheduled activities
    • Must be voluntary
    • Must have funding in place

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    TWO TEN Recovery Inc.

    Website: www.twotenrecovery.org

    210 Maryland Ave.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    TWO TEN is a structured sober environment in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The mission is to provide a clean and sober environment for men and women in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. The mandate of the project is to help individuals who have a desire to stay sober and become productive members of society.  The project values the participant’s involvement in the recovery fellowships is essential to enhance the recovery process of the residents. Residents are mandated to attend 12-step meetings, work with a 12-step sponsor and do the 12 steps. These actions are essential to facilitate growth and prepare residents to achieve good emotional sobriety.  It is TWO TEN’s philosophy that individual’s need to possess honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness to initiate a change in their lifestyle to deal with addictions.  All individuals must be drug and alcohol free upon intake.

    To provide a home atmosphere that promotes sobriety through temporary, safe, structured and supportive living environment.

    Admission Criteria:

    Individuals are:

    • 18 years old
    • required to commit to the residency for 90 days minimum
    • required to have  no drugs or alcohol in their system
    • required to have completed an inpatient treatment program, or 4 weeks of outpatient treatment
    • committed to attending abstinence based support groups (A.A./C.A./N.A.)
    • prepared to work, attend school or volunteer

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    Q: Where would I go if I thought I might have a problem with alcohol, other drugs or gambling but I am not sure if it is serious enough to seek help?
    A: Any of the programs listed here can assist you in determining whether or not you have a problem. Each program has its own admission criteria and intake process. Your first step would be to make an appointment with an intake counsellor for an initial assessment. Once the assessment is complete you and the addictions counsellor will determine which program would best fit your needs.

    Q. Are there programs available specifically for Aboriginal women?
    A: The Native Addictions Council of Manitoba provides culturally based programming for First Nations and Métis men, women & youth. The Behavioural Health Foundation and the Salvation Army, Anchorage program provide programming for all women. The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba provides gender specific community based and residential programming for all women.

    Q: Where can family members go for help?
    A: The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, The Behavioural Health Foundation Inc. and The Native Addictions Council of Manitoba all provide programming for family members of those participating in a treatment program. The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba also provides programming for adult men and women whose family of origin was affected by addiction.

    Q. Where can I go to find more resource information about addictions?
    A. The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba has a large lending library (1031 Portage Avenue) in Winnipeg as does the Mental Health Education Resource Centre of Manitoba (100- 4 Fort Street). Both have a wide variety of books, journals & videos available to agencies, program staff, family members and the general public. Other resources and access to the most recent version of Addictions Agencies Program Information can be found on the Manitoba Government's Mental Health and Addictions website at www.gov.mb.ca/healthyliving/mh/index.html.

    Q. I am concerned about my alcohol and cocaine use and I also have depression.  Where can I go for help?
    A. Most of the addictions programs listed on this site are able to assess for a co-occurring mental health and substance use issue and all will provide treatment or support for someone with a co-occurring disorder. If you are already being seen by a mental health service provider he/she can also help facilitate a referral to an addictions program for you.

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    Every effort was taken to ensure information was accurate at the time of writing. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please report any changes to Healthy Living, Mental Health & Addictions at 204-788-6659.