Consumption of Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Gambling

Drugs, which include alcohol and cannabis, change functions of the body and central nervous system. They can produce numerous psychological and physical effects on the person consuming them. Various problems are also linked to the consumption of alcohol and other drugs, including poisoning and dependence.

Gambling can also become problematic when it brings more trouble than pleasure. Winning on any gambling activity is purely by chance.

Advice for Preventing Problems Related to Consumption and Gambling

Advice is available on things you can do to prevent problems related to consumption and gambling:

Learn More about Consumption and Gambling

To learn more about the consumption of alcohol and other drugs, consult the following pages:

Help and Resources

If you are concerned about your consumption and gambling habits or that of someone close to you, do not hesitate to call the various resources for help and information.

Alcochoix+

Alcochoix+ is a program that helps people who are concerned about the consequences of their drinking habits or want to change these habits. It is offered at CLSCs.

For more information, see Alcochoix+ page.

Drugs: Help and Referral

Drugs: Help and Referral is a telephone service that caters to people who are concerned about their consumption and the people around them. It offers information, referral and listening services. Drugs: Help and Referral is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Its services are bilingual, confidential, anonymous and free.

Gambling: Help and Referral

Gambling: Help and Referral is a telephone service for people who are concerned about their gambling habits and the people around them. It offers information, referral and listening services. Gambling: Help and Referral is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Its services are bilingual, confidential, anonymous and free.

Tel-jeunes 

Tel-jeunes is a free and confidential listening, referral and support service for youths. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Online: www.teljeunes.com Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre.
  • By phone
    • Montreal area: 514 288-2266
    • Elsewhere in Québec: 1 800 263-2266

Ligne Parents

Ligne Parents is a listening, referral and support service for parents of children between 0 and 20 years old. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Website: http://ligneparents.com/ Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre.(website in French only, with toll-free services available in English)
  • Telephone numbers:
    • Montreal area: 514 288-5555
    • Elsewhere in Québec: 1 800 361-5085

Integrated Health and Social Services Centres (CISSS) and Integrated University Health and Social Services Centres (CIUSSS)

You can contact the CISSS or CIUSSS in your region to speak confidentially with a health- care professional for free. The health- care professional can evaluate your needs and guide you towards the appropriate resource.

To find contact information for your CISSS or your CIUSSS, go to Finding a Resource

Directory of Addiction Resources (available in French only – Répertoire des ressources en dépendances)

The Répertoire des ressources en dépendances Ce lien ouvre une nouvelle fenêtre. features:

  • Public resources offering addiction treatment services
  • Private and community resources offering lodging and services to people with problems related to drug addiction and pathological gaming. These resources are certified or in the process of certification

Last update: May 27, 2016 9:34 AM

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