Methadone Saves Lives
Web site operated by the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
NA (Narcotics Anonymous)
Meetings are held at River City Centre, St. Luke’s United Church and the YMCA.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
Meetings every day of the week at various locations.
Detox and Rehab
On-line directory – Canada wide
London or Windsor will accept if patient is intoxicated, withdrawing, or in crisis. Approximately four day programs with no medical support via medications.
471 William St., London
2335 Dougal Rd., Windsor
Women & Men’s Detox
Old Fire Hall, 363 Mill St., Windsor
House of Sophrosyne Residential Program (women only)
Tel: 1- 877-533-9503
Lambton County Resources
Lambton Mental Health Crisis Services
Tel: 519-336-3445 or 1-800-307-4319
Availability is 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Self referral to Addictions Services
Tel: 519-464-4500 ext. 5370
Community Health Services Department
160 Exmouth St. Point Edward, On Canada N7T 7Z6
Toll free: 1-800-667-1839
This site has a link to Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Refrain from using dirty needles. Clean needles are available at the Lambton Health Unit. Follow with family doctor for HIV and hepatitis testing. Contact doctor for chills, fever, pain, swelling or drainage from injection sites.
Chatham Kent Resources
Chatham Kent Public Health Unit
435 Grand Ave West
Chatham Kent Mental Health and Addictions Program
80 Grand Ave West
Chatham Kent Health Alliance
80 grand Ave West
Rebound, a program for youth
Kids Help Phone
St. Clair Child and Youth Services
The Haven Youth Shelter
WAYS (Western Area Youth Services) Chatham Kent
Connex has 3 helplines
Mental Health 1-866-531-5301
and information on services in your community and across Ontario
Pregnant and Parenting
RN Shannon A. from the Lambton Health Unit is at BMC Sarnia every Wednesday to help pregnant and parenting women and their children
Tel: 519 337 5000
run by House of Sophrosyne. 13 week program is available in Chatham and Sarnia areas
Postpartum Adjustment Services
help with postpartum depression and adjustment to life as a new mom through St Clair Child and Youth Services
Disease & Infection
Needle use and sexual relations increase the risk for attaining a number of illnesses and diseases. Many opioid drug users have contracted or know of someone who has contracted a disease related to drug use. The following are a few common diseases associated with drug use, along with links to information about how they are contracted, managed, and treated.
Hepatitis B vaccines are given to any patient without previous exposure or immunization to Hepatitis B.
There is good information on Hepatitis C and other diseases on Health Canada's web site as well as the Lambton Community Health Services HEP C HANDOUT.
Prison can also increase the risk of contracting illnesses, diseases and parasitic infestations. A common disease which can be contracted when people are in close proximity to each other is Tuberculosis.