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Learn more from LGBT community members who have used substances, experienced a problem with substance use or supported a loved one working on their path to wellness.
Community Resources
<b>QMUNITY</b>: QMUNITY: BC’s Queer Resource Centre provides information, education, support groups, advocacy and referrals for lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and questioning youth, adults and older adults and allies. For more, visit <a href="http://www.qmunity.ca">www.qmunity.ca</a> or call 604-684-5307.<br>
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<b>PridelineBC</b>: PridelineBC provides peer support, information and referrals for anyone in BC. To connect, call 1-800-566-1170 (toll-free in BC) or 604-684-6869 (in the Lower Mainland). It’s available weeknights (Monday to Friday) from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.<br>
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<b>Transgender Health Program</b>: Vancouver Coastal Health’s Transgender Health Program provides support and information for transgender folks, loved ones and anyone who would like to learn more about transgender health and wellness services. They’re based in Vancouver, but THP will support anyone in BC by phone or email. For more, visit <a href="http://transhealth.vch.ca">transhealth.vch.ca</a> or call 1-866-999-1514 (toll-free in BC) or 604-734-1514 (in the Lower Mainland). Their services are free confidential and anonymous.<br>
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<b>The Alcohol & Drug Information and Referral Service</b>: Call 1-800-663-1441 (toll-free in BC) or 604-660-9382 (in the Lower Mainland) to find resources and support. They can refer you to treatments and counsellors across the province.<br>
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<b>Centre for Addictions Research of BC</b>: CARBC provides information, resources and tools to help people understand their substance use, take action towards health and wellness goals, and support healthy communities. You can find resources and tools for individuals, schools, campuses and communities. For more, visit <a href="http://www.carbc.ca">www.carbc.ca</a>.

Learn more about substance use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community members. LGBT community members may face discrimination and exclusion, and find that service providers don’t meet their needs. Open and caring communities can support all community members in their journey to wellness.

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