Survivors and Substance Use Program

Type of Service

Addictions Treatment - Substance Abuse

Program Description

This program is for women who are survivors of sexual violence that have used substances (alcohol/drugs) to help them cope. It is action oriented and informational coping skills training. The group is for individuals who have experienced sexual assault/violence and who identify substance use concerns; and individuals who have a goal of improvement in both areas. The group does not: require individuals to explore past trauma experiences/memories; require formal diagnosis; or require any previous treatment. Topics will include: Safety, Grounding & Self-nurturing, Substance Use, and Sexual Violence & Its Impact, Dealing with Emotions, Asking for Help, Anger, Relationships, Sex and Sexuality. Each Session will include: Check-in: Struggles, Successes with good coping, Questions; Topic; and Check-out: Explore commitment at the end of each session's check-out.

Program Restricted To


Access Information

The program requires a screening interview to ensure suitability. This program runs two or three times per year dependent on demand.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-546-3606

Clients Served

Gender Female
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Hamilton)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English Interpretation Services


Group dates and times vary. Call to find out when and where it is running.