The Addictions Services Program is funded by Interior Health and sponsored by the Lillooet Friendship Centre Society. It offers various options to the Lillooet Community, depending on the individual’s or group’s preference. The Program is open to all, Native and Non-Native people and is provided free of charge.
Examples of some of the services provided include one to one or group counselling, referrals to detox and/or residential treatment centres, information/prevention workshops and personal development workshops.
As well, clients have the opportunity to access culturally relevant alternatives to therapy that include but are not limited to the following; smudge, sweat lodge and fasting ceremonies. Referrals to medicinal healers may also be arranged at the client’s request.
The Program supports and promotes National Addictions Awareness Week every November with a walk, guest speakers and a luncheon. Stay tuned for more information on times and dates.
Other Organizations/Committees that the program is involved with are; Community Addictions Awareness Committee, Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee, Child & Youth Committee, AA Round Up Committee, and the Interior Health Rural Service Providers Organization. For further information or appointments please call 256-4146 or drop by for a coffee. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Closed weekends and statutory holidays.