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Day counselling services for substance use and problem gambling in Ottawa

Start the journey to a healthier lifestyle in a non-judgmental, supportive environment.

  • Do you feel that your alcohol or drug use, or gambling habits are out of control?
  • Do you want to stop using or gambling, but don’t know how?
  • Do you want to start on the path to a healthier version of yourself?

The life you want begins with a supportive community that believes in treating the person, not just the addiction.

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Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre is more than a counselling program for those like you or your loved one who live with substance use and problem gambling.

It’s a place where diverse groups are supported and encouraged to take control of factors affecting their health and well-being. Amethyst strives to empower.

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A free service

Amethyst is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, with special project funding from various community organizations as well as donations from individuals. This allows Amethyst to offer our bilingual services at no charge to you.

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A holistic approach 

Treatment begins with the individual. Our counsellors understand that addiction is often rooted in trauma, violence, societal conditions, and can be related to mental health. Amethyst counsellors will help you to work through these issues and start on the path towards healing and recovery.

A safe place

Those who rely on our services understand your struggle.

Amethyst is a non-residential program with a welcoming community, where you can share and learn, while receiving day counselling.

You are not alone on this journey.

We have more than 40 years of experience helping folks overcome their addiction and supporting them through any setbacks.

Take the first step in your journey to a healthier life.

Call today to speak to our intake coordinator, who will get you started on the right path by listening to your needs and helping you determine if Amethyst is the right fit for you.

“Amethyst brought me back to life. The amazing women there nurtured me back to health. They taught me how to make healthy decisions, healthy choices, and taught me that I mattered. That my needs and wants were important. They taught me skills that I should have learned growing up, like healthy coping mechanisms, how to take care of myself and that putting my needs forward was not selfish.”

- Problem gambling client

If your alcohol or drug use or gambling habits are controlling your life, it’s not too late to get help.

Today is the right day to start your journey to a happier, healthier you with the help of a welcoming community and a team of professional, experienced counsellors.