Santé Montréal

Alcohol

For people over 18 who are concerned about how much they drink and who want to change their drinking habits.

What are the effects of heavy drinking?

Heavy drinking has been associated with harmful health and social effects, including increased risk of :

 
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • hypertension;
  • mortality;
  • unintentional injury;
 
 
  • unprotected sex;
  • drunk driving;
  • illicit drug use.
 

Source: Statistics Canada and Direction de la santé publique de Montréal.

Where can I get help or ask questions?

Alcochoix

A number of CLSCs offer the Alcohoix,  a prevention  program for women and men over 18 who are concerned about how much they drink and want to change their drinking habits. The program aims to encourage moderate drinking.

To find out which CLSC offer this program :

Support groups

There are a number of support groups around to help you :

  • Al-Anon and Alateen
    Support groups for friends and families of problem drinkers and for people affected by a loved one's drinking. Free, quick and adapted.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
    Support groups for people who want to overcome their drinking problems and help others recover.
  • Centre Dollard-Cormier
    Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for people with alcohol, drug or gambling problems. 
  • Maison Jean Lapointe
    Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for people with alcohol, drug or gambling problems.
  • Foster Pavilion
    Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for people with alcohol, drug or gambling problems (services offered in English). 

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Last Update : 12 August 2019