Links and Resources

  • Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

    Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA): The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms.


    Link: http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/Pages/default.aspx

  • Center for Addiction Research BC

    The Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Our research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives aimed at providing all people in BC and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not.


    Link: http://carbc.ca/

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues


    Link: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx

  • COVID-19 Coping Resources

    Available Resources

    Coping during COVID-19

    Cranbrook Food Resources
    Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty

    https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/

    Why Talking Helps?

    https://au.reachout.com/articles/why-talking-helps

    Live Meetings while face-to-face support groups are not available

    https://www.intherooms.com/home/live-meetings/

    https://www.12step.org/social/online-meetings/

    Low-risk drinking guidelines

    https://www.camh.ca/-/media/files/canadas-low-risk-guidelines-pdf.pdf

    COVID-19 Response: Harm Reduction and Overdose Response

    http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Educational%20Materials/Final_BCCDC_COVID19_HR_Mar18.pdf

    A Guide on Mental Health and Wellbeing

    https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/FMfcgxwHMZPgxVzNlSZDGWJDwcrgSdGg?projector=1&messagePartId=0.3

    COVID-19 and Safer Drug Use

    file:///C:/Users/Theresa/Downloads/IH-PH-COV-257%20Poster%20Handout_COVID-19%20and%20Safer%20Drug%20Use_27Mar2020.pdf

    Parent/Family COVID-19 Support 

    https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf?mc_cid=05e9199e36&mc_eid=ec0bcce738 


    General COVID-19 Links

    BC Government Self-Assessment Tool 

    https://covid19.thrive.health/


    Link: http://www.ekass.com/ekass-links-amp-resources/covid-19-response-resources

  • Cranbrook Food Resources April 2020

    Food Resource Directory

    Food Resources


    Link: file:///C:/Users/Theresa/Downloads/CRANBROOK%20FOOD%20RESOURCES%20(1).pdf

  • Drug Cocktails

    DrugCocktails.ca was created for youth to help them “get the facts” about the effects and risks of mixing medications they take with substances like cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana and other street drugs.


    Link: http://drugcocktails.ca/

  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

    The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC.


    Link: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/

  • Mobilizing Knowledge about Addictions and Mental Health for Alberta

    Know Mo, which stands for knowledge mobilization, aims to be the hub for addictions and mental health information in Alberta. The site’s purpose is to get the right information in the right format to the right people in a timely manner, to influence decision-making and to promote partnerships.


    Link: http://knowmo.ca/Home.aspx

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction
    Link: http://www.drugabuse.gov/

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    Recent Posts

    • EKASS is now offering a virtual mindfulness group

      Posted on: 22-May-2020

      Posted by EKASS | on 22-May-2020 EKASS is now offering a virtual mindfulness group

      Mind full or Mindful?

      East Kootenay Addictions Services Society is offering a 4 week Mindfulness Skills Training Group (once a week, for 2 hours on Tuesdays) for anyone who would like to reduce their suffering and learn to live a happier, more peaceful life. For more information and to register for this free series, contact Kari or Eleine at 250-489-4344

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    • Provincial Overdose Alert
    • Provincial Overdose Alert

      Posted on: 22-May-2020

      Posted by EKASS | on 22-May-2020 Provincial Overdose Alert

      BC PROVINCIAL OVERDOSE ALERT
       
      INCREASED DRUG TOXICITY REPORTED ACROSS BC  (BOTH STIMULANTS & DOWN)  
       

      • Fatal and non-fatal overdoses through smoking and injecting (stimulants and down) have increased over the last few weeks 
      • Severe overdoses related to smoking stimulants and down due to the rapid onset of effects  
      • Increased community overdose & drug alerts since March 22nd 

      FOR YOUR SAFETY:
       
      1) Use an Overdose Prevention Site, if you can. FIND AN OPS 
      2) Pick up a naloxone kit. FIND A SITE. Call ahead for hours. 
      3) Avoid using alone. Find a buddy or have someone check on you. 
      4) Talk to your doctor about ways to reduce the need to purchase substances, or experience withdrawal

      THIS IS A PROVINCIAL ALERT Check your local Health Authority websites for local alerts 
      To FIND AN OPS: https://www.stopoverdose.gov.bc.ca/theweekly/overdoseprevention-sites-supervised-consumption-services-drug-checking
      To FIND A SITE: towardtheheart.com/site-finder More info on accessing prescriptions: https://www.bccsu.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2020/04/Postcard-COVID-v2.pdf  
      For more information on ways to stay safe while using substances during COVID19 please check: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid19/priority-populations/people-who-use-substances  

      Date Posted: MAY 21, 2020     (remove by June 8, 2020)

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    • Cranbrook Food Resources
    • Cranbrook Food Resources

      Posted on: 03-Apr-2020

      Posted by Theresa Bartraw | on 03-Apr-2020 Cranbrook Food Resources

      Cranbrook Food Resources

      Food Resources


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    Upcoming Events

    • New additions to the COVID-19 resource section

      Event Date: 31-Mar-2020

      Posted by Theresa Bartraw | on 31-Mar-2020 New additions to the COVID-19 resource section

      East Kootenay Addictions Services is building and adding to the COVID-19 Response Resources section of the website. Follow the link here COVID-19 Resources for more information

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    • Managing the Covid-19 Virus Update
      Event Date: 25-Mar-2020
    • Managing the Covid-19 Virus Update

      Event Date: 25-Mar-2020

      Posted by Theresa Bartraw | on 25-Mar-2020 Managing the Covid-19 Virus Update

      March 25, 2020

      Dear Clients:

      As part of our ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic, EKASS has followed the recommendations of the Federal and Provincial Governments, and has closed all our offices effective March 18, 2020.    

      To stay in line with the precautions suggested by the Federal Government of self-distancing, this office will be closed indefinitely.  Please check our website www.ekass.com for updated information and links to resources and supports.

      We are continuing to provide counselling services to our clients via phone or webbased options.  

      Clients on the OAT Program will be contacted by the doctors at the Interior Chemical Dependency Office in Kamloops to ensure that they continue to receive scripts.

      Harm Reduction supplies continue to be available as we continue to provide supplies to our community partners.

      We recognize that these are stressful times.  We are here to support you and want people to stay in touch as we navigate this situation together.  If you have questions or concerns, or to book an appointment, please call the Cranbrook office at 250-489-4344 for further information.  We will be checking the phones messages daily and responding as quickly as we can.

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    • Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program
      Event Date: 4-May-2020
    • Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program

      Event Date: 4-May-2020

      Posted by EKASS | on 14-Feb-2020 Teen Empowerment and Mastery Program

      Communities throughout the East Kootenay region will be holding the Teen Empowerment and Mastery (TEAM) Program in May and June of 2020. Click here to learn more about TEAM. If you are a young person interested in attending TEAM contact us at 1-877-489-4344 for more information.

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