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Addictions / Concurrent Disorders - Resources and Support

We hope that the resources listed below are helpful to you while you wait for mental health services for concurrent disorders or are between appointments. These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional with any questions you may have. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of a resource you have found on this website, including those listed below. If you are seeking professional mental health services you may find our Accessing Care for Addictions page helpful.

Ontario Shores Resources

Community Services / Groups

  • Pinewood: (905) 571-3344 press 2
    Locations in Oshawa and Bowmanville. Groups are focused upon addictions/substance use. Self referral.
  • Drug and Alcohol Registry of Treatment (1-800-565-8603)
  • Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (1-888-230-3505)
  • Overeaters Anonymous (1-866-221-5061)
  • Al-Anon (905-728-1020), AA (905-728-1020), NA (905-434-2020)           
  • Addiction Services Central Ontario
  • Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
    A Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.  Contact Ontario S.L.A.A. for more information. An S.L.A.A. volunteer will discreetly respond to your inquiry.
    Toronto Message line: 416-486-8201.
    Email: @email.
  • Connex Ontario
    Government funded service that provides Ontarians with access to the wide variety of government‐funded addictions, problem gambling, and mental health services and supports available within the province. 

Substance Use Apps

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Alcohol Use Apps

AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker
Myrecek (2018)
Available on:

Tracks alcohol consumption, helps users maintain a drink diary, and calculates blood alcohol content. Allows users to monitor drinking habits and set goals.

Daybreak – Drink less
Hello Sunday Morning (2019)
Free 3-week trial, monthly and annual subscriptions available after trial ($$$ monthly). *See app description for information about sponsorship if cost is a concern.
Available on:
iOS | Android

Daybreak is funded by the Australian Department of Health and offers professional “coaches” to help users get control of their drinking habits. Users are encouraged to make changes based on their goals and motivations through tailored activities, and contribute to the online support community.

Nomo – Sobriety Clocks
Parker Stech (2019)
Available on:
iOS | Android

Monitors sobriety time, provides “chip” awards for recovery milestones, and tracks money saved over time.


Overeating Disorder Apps

Rise Up + Recover
Recovery Warriors (2015)
Available on:
iOS | Android

Helps users track their meals, moods, and factors that affect problematic eating behaviours. Offers tips related to recovery around a variety of themes, including body image, journal activities, mindfulness, relationships.


Smoking and Vaping Cessation Apps

QuitGuide – Quit Smoking
ICF International (2019)
Available on:
iOS | Android

Tracks cigarette cravings and moods, monitors progress toward milestones, and identifies triggers and strategies to deal with them.

Smoke Free – Quit Smoking Now
David Crane (2019)
Available on:
iOS | Android

Keeps track of money saved from being smoke free and the number of cigarettes avoided. Provides information to help deal with cravings, and demonstrates how users’ health is improving over time.

My Change Plan
Available on:

My Change Plan helps you quit or reduce smoking. It was developed by clinicians and researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)’s Nicotine Dependence Clinic and the University of Toronto and tested by clients trying to quit smoking. The App is based on an evidence-based booklet developed at CAMH.

Lung Health Foundation
Available on:
iOS | Android

Quash smoking or vaping! Change is a process, not an event. The Quash app helps you progress through each stage of the quit process. Remember, long-lasting change is more likely when it's self-motivated and rooted in positive thinking.

Alcohol Use Disorder - Documents


Addictions Treatment and Recovery Centres 

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