Licensed Treatment and Supportive Recovery Services in BC

Licensed treatment and supportive recovery services typically offer higher intensity care to people who may require additional supports and clinical services (e.g., clinical counselling, medical supervision) to achieve their treatment and recovery goals.

Features of a licensed service may include:

    • 30-60-day programs
    • structured social and life skills support
    • peer support and counselling


    • increased programming and support by credentialed staff e.g. clinical counselling, behavioral therapy, and
    • increased access to medical support

All lawfully licensed substance use facilities must follow the legislation set out in the Community Care and Assisted Living Act (CCALA) and the Residential Care Regulation (RCR).

For more information on licensed substance use services in your community please go to the health authority community care licensing pages. The sites include inspection reports, information on making complaints, and how to connect with additional services.

Vancouver Island Health (VIHA) Community Care Facilities Licensing | Island Health
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCA) Care facility licensing - Vancouver Coastal Health (
Fraser Health (FH) Community care facilities licensing - Fraser Health Authority
Interior Health (IH) Inspection Reports (
 Northern Health (NH) Community care licensing | Northern Health


Each year, the BC Centre on Substance Use and Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions complete a sector-wide survey to understand what recovery services are available in the province. The last survey was completed December 2023.

The below list contains information from those annual surveys, including the date of last survey response from the service provider.

Where self-referrals are not accepted, some common referral sources include your primary care provider, health authority staff, or other community partners.

A spreadsheet of the list can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

BC Centre on Substance Use

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24/7 Addiction Clinician Support Line: (778) 945-7619

Online Addiction Medicine Diploma: [email protected].

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