Abbotsford Addictions CentreOutpatient community-based alcohol and drug counselling program
Abbotsford Addictions Centre
- Individual, couples, and family counselling
- Recovery and support groups
- Substance affected group
- Referrals to other services
- Prevention activities in the community
- Smart Recovery
About Abbotsford Addictions Centre
- We are an outpatient community-based alcohol and drug counselling program, founded in 1988.
- We work with individuals, couples, and families, providing one-to-one counselling, couple and family counselling, and groups.
- We serve youth and adults regarding their own substance misuse or the effect that someone else’s substance misuse has on others.
- We are funded by the Fraser Health Authority, so there is no charge for any of our services.
- We use a bio-psycho-social-spiritual professional approach to help people resolve their problems.
- We provide referrals to other services in the addiction field, such as day treatment and residential.
- We provide pamphlets, videos, and other resources to the community. We also provide public presentations upon request.
- We do prevention work in the schools and community and sponsor several community committees dealing with prevention.
- Our staff continuously upgrade their knowledge and skills in order to provide effective services. We provide culturally sensitive counselling and can provide services in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.
Who We Help
- Clients with a substance use issue(s).
- Friends and family affected by someone else’s substance use.
To Access the Abbotsford Addictions Centre
- You can be referred by a professional or you can refer yourself.
- For more information about our services, please call: 604-850-5106.
8:30am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday
Closed between 12pm – 1pm
Abbotsford Addictions Centre
#202 – 31943 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1V5
These groups are open to those accessing services at the Abbotsford Addictions Centre. For the dates and other details, please ask your counsellor.
Psycho-Educational Support Group For South Asian Men in Recovery
The main objective of our recovery group is to provide support for people who are trying to take back control of their lives and move away from their addicted behaviours and lifestyles. Topics include self-care, relapse prevention (managing the urge to use), learning to trust yourself & others, improving communication skills, stress management, making better decisions and dealing with grief and loss.
Smart Recovery Group
AAC’S SMART Recovery Zoom Group is an alternative to twelve-step programs, and some clients do attend both models. It is based on cognitive/behavioral methods, for individuals who have chosen to stop using and/or are making changes in any type of addictive behaviour (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions. This group is trauma informed, and we destigmatize addiction, recognizing that many self-medicate and that when people find alternative ways to deal with their underlying issues, they can move towards long-term satisfaction, improved health, and quality of life.
Recovery and Support Group
The main goal of our recovery/support group is to provide support for people who have substance use issues. Along with support, topics include stress management, relapse prevention, effective decision-making, self-care, dealing with grief and loss, learning to trust self & others and effective interpersonal communication.
Loved Ones Group
A weekly ongoing support group for family members who are concerned about a loved one struggling with addiction. This group offers a safe space to share and process your experiences with supporting a loved one with their addiction challenges and learn strategies to help both them and yourself.
Women’s Wellness Group
Weekly ongoing support and education group for women in the South Asian community, which focuses on: self care, stress management, communication skills, building trust, prevention activities for youth, addiction of a family member, healthy relationships, parenting tips along with inviting guest speakers from the community.
Multicultural Prevention and Health Promotion Worker
School and Community based program supporting children/youth to educate and prevent substance misuse. Prevention facilitator supports children/youth at schools and in the community through awareness, presentations, groups, individual mentoring, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles and activities.
Walk Your Path Group
An active group that meets outdoors, connects and shares. Clients then proceed to walk a route together while practicing releasing stress, increasing grounding and ability to be present through practicing mindful awareness to nature while taking steps towards improved health, and quality of life.
We Can Do Hard Things Group
A virtual group held during lunch where clients can check in, set goals, and follow through on what they have decided will increase their well-being.
Mindfulness & Creative Expression Group
An in-person group for clients where we use different creative modalities, from art journaling, writing, mindfulness practices, and inspirational videos to practise being present. Clients practise many tools for finding ways to explore emotions, thoughts, and life purpose.
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