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PO Box 8700, 1st Floor, West Block, Confederation Bldg., St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hour): Local: (709) 737-4668 Toll-Free: 1-888-737-4668

Gambling Helpline (24 hour): Toll-Free: 1-888-899-4357 (HELP)

Adult Central Intake: (709) 752-8888

Addiction Services: (709) 777-5074

Contacts: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/department/contact.html#mha

Website: https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/addictions/index.html

Mandate: To provide provincial leadership in the planning and development of mental health and addictions programs.

Target population: People affected by their own substance abuse or gambling behaviour (alcohol, drugs and gambling) and people who have been affected by someone else’s behavior.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Outpatient Counselling: There are 26 outpatient offices that offer counselling services across the province. Counselling may be provided in individual, family, or group sessions.
  • Early Intervention and Outreach for Youth: This program allows the Regional Health Authorities to provide effective outreach to youth who are at risk of developing addictions in the province.
  • Adult Residential Treatment Services:
    • The Humberwood Treatment Centre is located in Corner Brook. The Centre provides three week inpatient treatment program for men and women age 19 years and older who are experiencing a substance use and/or gambling problem.
    • The Grace Centre is located in Harbour Grace. This Centre complements the existing adult addictions treatment centre, Humberwood. These two centres are part of a continuum of care for adults impacted by addictions.
  • Adolescent Day Treatment: The Rowan Centre is a day treatment program for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 whose involvement with substance use and/or gambling is having a negative impact on their lives.
  • Detoxification Services: The Recovery Centre is a provincial, non-medical detoxification service. Located in St. John’s, The Recovery Centre is open to men and women over the age of 16 who are intoxicated or who are experiencing symptoms of alcohol and other drug withdrawal or who need respite from a gambling problem.
  • Opioid Treatment Centre: The Opioid Treatment Centre is located in St. John’s. The purpose of this centre is to provide a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, mainly through methadone maintenance, for individuals experiencing opiate addiction.
  • Crisis Support: Anyone experiencing a crisis as a result of their substance use and/or gambling problems may contact the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668 or the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-888- 899-4357 (HELP).
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  • Opioid Treatment Centre: The Opioid Treatment Centre is located in St. John’s. This centre provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, mainly through methadone maintenance, for individuals experiencing opiate addiction.
  • Crisis Support: Anyone experiencing a crisis as a result of their substance use and/or gambling problems may contact the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668 or the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-888- 899-4357 (HELP).

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