The Drugs: Help and Referral service, supported financially by the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, has been active since April 27th, 1992. It has been implemented and managed by the Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal (A non-profit organization created in 1956 and specialized in the field of social and community information and referral), following one in many recommendations of the Bertrand Report submitted to the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec in 1990. The working committee led by Mr. Mario Bertrand was assigned by the government of Mr. Robert Bourassa to draft an overview concerning addiction throughout all the regions of Québec. The recommendation stated to “set up a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, information and help line service on drug abuse”.
In compliance with the mission of the Information and Referral of Greater Montreal that is HELPING THROUGH INFORMATION, the mission of Drugs : Help and Referral has been defined as followed : to provide free, bilingual, confidential and anonymous support, information and referral services to people coping with addictions, their relatives and field counsellors.
To find an attentive ear and obtain relevant information;
To understand the consequences of use and abuse of substances, alcohol, drugs or medication;
To get acquainted with the resources available in your region;
To help you or a relative get out of alcohol, drug or medication addictions.
Strictly confidential and anonymous, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll free, bilingual.