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A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
A workbook with information on what concurrent disorders are, the impact concurrent disorders have on families, treatment and recovery.
Boys & Girls Clubs of BC: Parents Together
This organization provides family programs and parent groups throughout BC.
Concurrent Disorders Quick Reference Sheet
A list of the top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support services.
Concurrent substance use and mental health disorders: An information guide
This guide is for people with concurrent disorders, their families, and anyone who wants basic information about concurrent disorders, their treatment, and their management.
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Self-help peer group for people with a mental health disability and an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. An Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting (with mental health as a topic) meets 7 pm to 8 pm Thursdays on the 2nd Floor (Room 2B-200) in the Outpatient Psychiatry Group Room, Burrard Building of Saint Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street (contact Rob at 604-440-5348). A DRA Dinner Group meets 5 pm to 6 pm Fridays in the Coast Clubhouse, 295 East 11th Avenue (contact Don at 604-876-6200).
Facts for Families: Substance Abuse Treatment For Children And Adolescents: Questions To Ask (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
The decision to get treatment for a child or adolescent is difficult, and parents are encouraged to seek consultation from a child and adolescent psychiatrist when making decisions about substance use treatment. Other psychiatric disorders often co-exist with substance use problems and need assessment and treatment.
From Grief To Action - When Addiction Hits Home
A website provides information & coping toolkits on drug use problems, and offers support groups for parents in BC.
Here to Help: Concurrent Disorder Fact Sheets
BC partners offers information, personal stories & “the Primer” a series of 42 fact sheets including topics on concurrent disorders; multilingual information is available.
iMinds is a health education resource for grades 6-10 that aims to help students maximize their drug literacy – the knowledge and skills they need to survive and thrive in a world where drug use is common.
Information about Concurrent Disorders (Center for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH)
Provides different practical guides for families and professionals to work on concurrent disorders
Information for Parents (Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, AADAC)
Under the "Information for Parents" section, click either "Keeping Kids Addiction Free" or "Parent Info Series" for different guides and information. The section provides tips for keeping kids addiciton-free & resources to help kids make healthy lifestyle choices.
Learning Links: Enhanced Learning Series in Child and Youth Mental Health
LearningLinks is an online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in child and youth mental health to support the needs of health care professionals and improving access for children, youth and families to medical specialists with expertise in child and youth mental health in BC.
Mental Health and Addiction 101 Online Tutorial (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
A series of free, quick, easy-to-use online tutorials on topics related to substance use and mental health from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: Concurrent Disorders
In this Pinwheel, we learn about concurrent disorders and how to get help.
Pinwheel Education Series: Teen Substance Use Trends and Related Mental Health Conditions Recording
Many youth turn to substances as a way to cope. Listen to our our panel discuss the current substance use trends in teens and its connection to mental health challenges.
Provincial Youth Concurrent Disorders Program
The Provincial Youth Concurrent Disorders Program provides outpatient psychiatric consultations for youth (ages 12-24) in British Columbia (BC). The clinic offers specialized services for the complex needs of youth with substance use disorders, and conditions involving both substance abuse and mental health disorders at the same time.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Provides an extensive list and information on drugs, alcohol, and concurrent disorders.
Substance Use Disorders in Youth
A presentation on the topic of youth substance use by psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang.
Summer Institute 2010: Presentation Recordings
Opening Remarks, Mental Health and School Partnerships, Youth Voices, Addressing Anxiety Issues in Schools Myths and Facts of Self-Harm and Suicide, Understanding Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders, Understanding Youth with Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health Promotion Strategies in Schools & Closing Remarks

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.