- wondering about their own use of alcohol or other drugs
- worried about someone else's problems with alcohol or other drugs
What do we do?
- - listen
- - help you find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your life
- - help you find other solutions or other things to do
- - respect your right to make your own decisions and set your own goals
- - help you talk to your parents
Are parents/families involved?
They can be and it often helps.
How does it work?
- - one-to-one counselling
- - groups offered from time to time
- - male and female counsellors
- - appointment times to fit your schedule
- - services available to youth under the age of 20 and their parents
- - outreach to high schools throughout Grey and Bruce counties
Is there a cost?
We are funded by the South West Local Health Integration Network, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services. There is no charge for our services
Will anyone find out you're seeing a counsellor?
- - before we start...any requirements to share information are explained to you
- - confidential counselling
What else do we do?
- - offer counselling for parents
- - provide information in our office or over the telephone
- - give talks in the community
- - keep a library of books and tapes that you can borrow
Information and Support Groups for Parents
There are some local groups that you might want to participate in if you are looking for information and/or support as you deal with challenges presented to parents of adolescents and teens.There is a Monthly Parent Information/Support Night and you can find out dates and location by calling the CHOICES office.
Can we help you?
If you think we might help, just call to get more information or to schedule an appointment in Owen Sound or at other locations throughout Grey and Bruce counties. Phone us at 371-5487 or 1-800-265-3133. Our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Evening appointments can be arranged.