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Young Adult Substance Use Program (YA-SUP)

The Young Adult Stream revolves around a 12-week structure, and includes:

Seven individual sessions including: 

  • Intake assessment (2 hours)

  • ​1 week feedback session (1 hour)

  • Check-ins (1 hour) at weeks 2-, 3-, 4-, 8-, and -12 weeks​​

Consultations time-limited with a Nurse Practitioner may be offered to help clarify diagnoses, recommend medications, and conduct additional testing. YA-SUP is not intended for those only requiring access to consults.

Group Programming including: 

  • Planning for the weekend art group: focus on relapse prevention and planning for substance free alternatives

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills focus on the mind-drug connect and relapse prevention

  • Emotion Regulation Skills based on Dialectical Behavioural Therapy 

Other Groups Coming Soon

Young adults can continue accessing groups even after individual sessions are completed.

905-522-1155 ext. 36499

“You define your goals. We are here to meet you where you are at and support you in reaching your goals.” 

A program designed to meet the unique needs of young adults (17-25 years of age)

(905) 522-1155, Ext.36499

The program offers both individual counselling sessions, daily drop-in group programming, and consultations with specialists to optimize patient outcomes

Our mission is to provide young adults with the support and skills to:

  1. Reduce the negative impacts of substance use on young adults' lives. This can be abstinence, reduced use, or using harm reduction strategies. 

  2. Improve mental health and wellbeing by considering the whole-person.

  3. Increase substance-free activities to create a pleasurable life that aligns with their goals.

We value:

  • Providing young adult centered care

  • Creating a safe(r) space

  • Considering the whole person

  • Collaboration with young adults and community providers

  • Using evidence-based practices and contributing to evidence 

New Virtual Booster Group

Planning for the Weekend Group

The Planning for the Weekend Group is a drop-in group and is

open to ALL YASUP clients - current and past AND anyone ages 17-25

looking to work on substance use goals. This group offers you a safe space to continue to work on skills around recovery and mental wellness goals!


When: Thursdays 

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Meeting ID: 662 7626 6533

Password: 202900

Some topics covered in group will be:

  • Values and Goals

  • Triggers and Coping skills

  • Social situations and refusal skills

  • Safer partying 101

  • Mindfulness

  • Substance use and emotions

  • Distress tolerance/ Crisis survival skills

  • & much more!

No registration required

Youth Services in Hamilton

Loved Ones Education Group 

Detailed Program Overview

YA-SUP Pamphlets

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