Substance Use Help for Older LGBT Adults – Vancouver
This group is offered through Prism Alcohol & Drug Services, which offers free
individual, couples and family counselling, as well as groups,
specifically for LGBTQ people in Vancouver. The general phone number
for Prism is 604-658-1214.
Golden Oldies is a group for older LGBT adults (55+ -ish) who are
dealing with substance use issues. We meet on Wednesdays starting at
12:15 pm through to 1:45 pm, at the Generations Project office located
at 1033 Davie Street, Suite 610. We have been meeting since October,
and have a wonderful core group of members from diverse backgrounds.
Over that hour and a half, we have a lot of laughs, share life’s highs
and lows, discuss strategies for dealing with substance use and the
rest of life, and enjoy snacks and beverages. New members are always
very welcome, so if you think this might be for you or someone you
know, please feel free to call Ema or Al at 604-714-3480 to join up.
Al Zwiers, MSW, RSW
Counsellor – Addiction Services
Three Bridges Community Health Centre
301-1290 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada