Substance-Affected Family Resources for Victoria, BC

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Blog, Family Support | 0 comments

Jared* was looking for assistance with 27-year-old brother in Victoria, BC. Jared was told by other agencies to kick his brother out of the house and wait until he was ready to change. All these agencies failed to provide any support resources for the substance-affected family members, so we offered some resources that Jared and his family could access in order to learn how to establish boundaries needed for positive, supportive relationships during addiction, treatment, and recovery.

If Jared chooses to help his brother seek addiction resources, this link will take you to a list of resources for the Victoria area:

The following listings are resources to help substance-affected family members during the addiction treatment process of a loved one:


Adult Addiction Community Treatment Services
The Victoria Clinic, 2nd floor – 1250 Quadra Street
Phone (250)519-3544

Services available to substance-affected adult family members. By appointment only, so please call ahead.

Regardless of whether your brother abuses alcohol or drugs Al-Anon is long-established support group for those impacted by addictions:

This link will take you to helpful information about family/friends and treatment and recovery for addicted loved ones:



Printed Resources

Addictive Relationships: Reclaiming Your Boundaries (1989) Joy Miller

Better Boundaries: Owning and Treasuring Your Life (1997) Jan Black, Greg Enns

Boundaries – Where You End And I Begin: How To Recognize And Set Healthy Boundaries (1994) Anne Katherine

Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self (1993) Charles Whitfield

Boundaries in Marriage (1999) Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Boundaries in Marriage – Participant’s Guide (2002) Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Boundaries: When to say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life (1992) Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day (2000) 
Anne Katherine

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