Campbell River Sobering and Assessment Centre

Campbell River Sobering and Assessment Centre (CRSAC)


About Sobering Centres

Sobering Centres are facilities that provide a safe, supportive, environment for mostly uninsured, homeless or marginally housed publicly intoxicated individuals to become sober. Sobering Centres provide services for substance-dependent individuals that may have secondary problems such as drug abuse/dependence, mental illness and/or medical issues. The primary goals for sobering centres include:

  • To provide better care for homeless substance dependent persons and improve health outcomes
  • To decrease the number of inappropriate ED visits for homeless alcohol-dependent individualsĀ 
  • To create an alternative to booking individuals arrested for public inebriation

How do you get a referral?

Clients can access the center and the available resources in many ways:

  • Clients can be transported by BC Paramedics, if the are medically stable and cooperative, as an alternative to going to Emergency at Campbell River Hospital.
  • Clients can be referred by other community professionals such as RCMP, Adult Mental Health, Counsellors, Shelter Staff... and more
  • Clients can self refer simply by turning up and asking for access to our services.

Who can be Referred?

  • Are you 19 or older?
  • Have you used alcohol or durgs in the last 6 hours?
  • You want to go to a Sobering Centre and sleep.
  • Are you willing to follow the Centre Rules?

Program name (alternate):  CRSAC

Address / Contact Info

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society
#6 - 1330 Dogwood Street Campbell River, BCV9W 3A6
Contact name: Kevin James

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 287-9969

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Campbell River
Referral protocol: self
Referral criteria: 19 years old +
Age ranges served: adult 20+
Languages spoken: English

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Campbell River Sobering and Assessment Centre TheĀ Campbell River Sobering and Assessment Centre will assist people struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

This program was last updated on 01 Aug 2017.