Resources

40 Assets: Well researched website based on resiliency studies

http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services: We provide a diverse range of provincial specialized one-of-a-kind mental health and substance use services; and provincial leadership for system-wide improvements through our work in health promotion & illness prevention, knowledge exchange, research and academic teaching.

http://www.bcmhsus.ca/

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.

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

Canadian Harm Reduction Network:  Meeting place for individuals and organizations dedicated to reducing the social, health and economic harms associated with drugs and drug policies.

http://www.canadianharmreduction.com

Canadian Mental Health Association:  A guide to university and college for students with psychiatric disabilities

www.cmha.ca/youreducation

CEIDA: Australian site focusing on D & A including advice for parents

http://www.ceida.net.au

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: National (Ontario) and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues

http://www.camh.net/education/Online_courses_webinars/mha101/index.html

Centre for Addictions Research of BC:  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.

http://carbc.ca/

Including various info sheets CARBC has done for “Here to Help”

http://www.carbc.ca/PublicationsResources/HealthPromotion/HeretoHelp.aspx

A safer use related variety of resources:

http://www.carbc.ca/PublicationsResources/HealthPromotion/SaferUse.aspx

Drug Cocktails:  An interactive site that enables users to enter a prescription drug to find out how substances interact with it.

http://www.drugcocktails.ca

Drugs and the Brain: http://www.jellinek.nl/brain/index.html

Erowid: “Documenting the relationship between humans and psychoactive substances”

https://www.erowid.org/

Health Link BC: a resource which provides detailed information about how, and where, to find health services in B.C.

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/find/?q=Mental+Health

Healthy Minds/Healthy Children: Alberta based sites and resource centre for child and youth Addictions and Mental Health issues.

http://www.hmhc.ca

Here to help (BC): CARBC supported information and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues.

http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: BC based centre (Children’s Hospital) for children, youth and families experiencing mental health concerns

http://www.keltymentalhealth.ca

McCreary Centre Society: Conducts research on BC youth populations

http://www.mcs.bc.ca/

Mike and Vicki (E: Nothing’s free): Free resource to start a conversation with young people about a variety of different topics, including substances.

http://www.mikeandvicki.ca/

Mindcheck:  Mindcheck offers information for both mental health and substance use as well as online screening for each.

http://www.Mindcheck.ca

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Site regarding drug abuse and education.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens (NIDA): Site helps educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.

http://teens.drugabuse.gov

Options for Sexual Health (Opt): Sexual health services and support

https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/education/education-programs

Open Mind BC: resource for physicians, parents, teachers, and youth to learn more about the support services that are available in British Columbia and across Canada.

http://openmindbc.ca/

The FORCE Society (presentation series for parents “in the know”): Online BC based support and interactive education and support services for families experiencing youth concurrent disorder concerns.

http://www.forcesociety.com/

The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/

Drugs of Abuse – Drugs and their effect on the body (interactive)

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/abuse/

Meth Mouse – how meth affects dopamine systems (interactive)

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/methmouse/

Mouse Party – Look at brains of mice on drugs (interactive)

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/mouse/

Youth in BC:   Online service for youth, offering online chat support from noon to 1am

http://youthinbc.com/



 


Recent Posts

  • Cranbrook Drug Alert
  • Cranbrook Drug Alert

    Posted on: 16-Jun-2020

    Posted by EKASS | on 16-Jun-2020 Cranbrook Drug Alert

    CRANBROOK DRUG ALERT 

    Interior Heath has issued a Drug Alert for Cranbrook due to drug checking results through ANKORS that revealed highly toxic levels of fentanyl and benzodiazepines in a DARK PURPLE pebbly substance. People who use drugs are reporting passing out for extended periods of time after consuming this substance.  
    If you wish to share this alert with others – please note that this alert is localized to the community of CRANBROOK only. If you choose to display this poster, please remove by June 23rd, 2020 as per best practices.
    Thank you for your help in getting this important information out.  
    For your safety:
    ⭐️Buddy up when you are using, stay 2 meters (6 ft) from your buddy to remain physically distanced, but remember using with a buddy is safer than using alone!
    ⭐️Get your drugs checked - available at ANKORS and East Kootenay Addictions Services Society. More info: www.drugchecking.ca
    ⭐️Remember, smoking substances can still lead to overdose, take measures to prevent overdose.      
    ⭐️Avoid using different drugs at the same time or using drugs and alcohol together. 
    ⭐️Don’t use alone. Leave door unlocked. Tell someone to check on you.
    ⭐️If you feel you must use while alone, consider using the Lifeguard app which can connect you with emergency medical dispatchers in the event of an overdose. Download at the App Store or Google Play.  
    ⭐️Test by using a small amount, then go slow.
    ⭐️Carry a Naloxone kit and know how to use it.
    Know the signs of overdose and how to respond 
    🌟Recognize the signs of an OD: slow or no breathing, gurgling or gasping, lips/fingertips turning blue, difficult to rouse (awaken), non-responsive.
    🌟 Call 9-1-1 immediately It is still safe (and important) to use emergency services during the COVID -19 pandemic
    🌟Open airway and give rescue breaths using face mask
    🌟Give naloxone (Narcan) if you have it.
    Naloxone is available at:
    💫 ANKORS, EKASS, IH Public Health & Mental Health Substance Use Locations
    💫 Pharmacies located throughout Cranbrook
    Drug checking is available at:
    ✔️ANKORS #209 – 16th Ave North Cranbrook250-426-3383
    ✔️EKASS – 250-489-4344
    For more resources and links related to overdose and substance use, visit: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/AboutUs/Leadership/MHO/Pages/PHEmergency.aspx

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  • 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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  • 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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