180° Detox and Stabilization

For youth aged 13 to 19 who would like voluntary detox and stabilization services. Youth stay in carefully screened John Howard family carehomes.  Stabilization involves attending our structured day program where youth may participate in school, counselling, recreation, and/or life skills activities.

Youth can self-refer, or be referred by family, social workers, or other community agencies. The stabilization period may last up to 6 months and will typically involve the youth gradually accessing more activities in the community.

Program counsellors work with the youth to set goals of what they want to work on while in the program. Education, harm reduction, and goal maintenance (relapse prevention) are emphasized.

Population Served

Youth and families with diverse needs.

Address / Contact Info

The John Howard Society of North Island
140 - 10th Ave Campbell River, BCV9W 4E3

Phone Numbers

Phone: (250) 286-0222
Fax: (250) 286-3650

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch

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Service Details

Regional Centres ServedVancouver Island
Program fee0.00
Program fee notesFree program.
Referral protocolself
How to applyPlease see our website for more information.
Age ranges servedyouth 13-19
Currently accepting new patients / clientsCurrently accepting new patients / clients

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This program was last updated on: 14 May 2021.