Click here for information about getting help with addiction, and click here for help in an emergency.

For a list about different substances and their specific effects, click here

 For local services contact the Phoenix Centre, Jim Laidlaw comes to Merritt several times per week. Phone 250-315-8414 or email

You can find province-wide resources at BC211.


BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service - Call 1-800-663-1441 to talk to someone about substance use. They can connect you with local substance use resources, 24 hours a day.


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