Santé Montréal

Drugs

A drug addict is someone who uses drugs every day and whose life is centred around drug use. Drug use often begins in high school: it rises from 10% in kids in Secondary 1 to 47% in Secondary 5. In Secondary 5, 33% of young people say they use cannabis, including 11% who say they use it every week.

Where to get help  

Cactus Montréal
A community organization working with illicit drug users, street youth, transvestites, transsexuals and sex workers to reduce transmission of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). Open every evening from 4:00 p.m. 
514-847-0067

Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Montréal 
Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for people with alcohol, drug or gambling problems.
514-385-1232

Centre de recherche et d'aide pour narcomanes (CRAN)
Medical and psychosocial services for narcotic addicts (people addicted to opioids such as morphine).
514-527-6939

Drugs: Help and referral  
Information, referral and help line, accessible 24/7.
514-527-2626

Ligne parents   
Support, referral and help for parents, accessible 24/7.
1-800-361-5085

Maison Jean Lapointe    
Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for people with alcohol, drug or gambling problems.
514-288-2611

Pavillion Foster
Evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for people with alcohol, drug or gambling problems (services offered in English).
514-486-1304

Portage
Treatment and rehabilitation for people suffering from substance abuse.
514-939-0202

Spectre de rue   
Organization for people who are marginalized because of health problems, substance abuse (injecting or non-injecting drug users) or prostitution. Day centre and night outreach workers
514-524-5197

Tel-jeunes   
Support, referral and help line for young people, accessible 24/7. Free, confidential and professional.
1-800-263-2266

Most CLSC have needle exchange and used needle disposal services for injecting drug users (IDU). Walk-in service.

For more information, contact your CLSC.

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Last Update : 12 September 2019