Substance Use Program

The Substance Use program offers community treatment for individuals concerned with and interested in making changes to their substance use. Services are offered for all substance use concerns and drug classifications (stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens,) including tobacco. 

Goals & Objectives

This program is designed to improve the health, social outcomes and quality of life of people with substance use concerns through offering direct client services in the form of individual and group supports.

Is This Program For Me?

  • Must be 12 years of age or older
  • Must be willing to enter the program
  • Must have concerns about substance use (by yourself or a loved one)
  • Must reside in the Thames Valley Region (London, Middlesex, Elgin or Oxford)

What We Offer

  • Counselling Services
  • 1:1 counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Workshops
  • Psychoeducation
  • Staged Screening and Assessment
  • standardized screening and assessment tools are utilized to help inform treatment planning and next step

Family / Caregiver Supports:
Family and Significant Other Intake Form

Our Family Group provides family members with a forum in which to discuss successes and challenges in coping with their loved one’s addiction, healthy ways to support your loved one, and how to navigate through the addiction treatment system.
Family Group is held the 3rd and 4th Monday of each month, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Please call 519 673 3242 ext. 1222 to register as space is limited.

How Do I Get An Appointment?

Phone the program line at 519-673-3242 ext 234, leave a message and a counellor will return your phone call. 

  • Call 519-673-3242 ext 222 to connect with our intake line, open daily.
  • Attend Walk In intake at any point of access (London, St. Thomas, Ingersoll, Woodstock or Tillsonburg)
  • Complete a virtual intake form
  •  You can also connect with Connex Ontario by calling 1800-565-8603 or visit via email or chat for more information about the treatment system in Ontario.

Who can make a referral?

Anyone concerned about their own substance use can access screening, assessment and treatment services. These services are available for all individuals regardless of their stage of change or treatment goal.
Third party and self-referrals are welcome, but not required.

Community Education Information

Presentations are available for persons/groups of all ages in the Thames Valley area. If you are interested in discussing your presentation needs please contact our intake line at

How Long Are Sessions?

Between 60-90 minutes.


Relapse Prevention: structured groups sessions for individuals who are in maintenance stage of change.

Supportive Information Session: psychoeducational group support on various tyopics to support recovery.

Open Discussion: Open sharing group session, opportunity to connect with others in recovery.

Exploring Change Group: a one time group for indivduals who are pre-contemplative and unsure if they have concerns towards substance use, but are ready to explore making changes.

This list of groups is not exhaustive. There are many more options available to clients on an ongoing basis.