Getting Ready

Type of Service

Addictions Treatment - Substance Abuse

Program Description

Alternatives for Youth (AY) provides community treatment services to youth ages 12-22 years, and those who care about them. Services include drug and alcohol education, assessment treatment and referral. We also provide support to community services through training, education and consultation on the issues of substance use and youth. Alternatives for Youth's Getting Ready Program is a four-session group-based drug and alcohol education program which focuses on problem solving and decision-making.

Access Information

Intake completed through main site. Voluntary, self-referral, although may be mandated by another party (principal, parent, probation, etc.). Group sessions are Wednesday evenings when group is running. This group can also be offered on-site at schools and other community services as needed and as service demand allows.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-527-4469
Fax 905-527-8291

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 12 to 22 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Hamilton)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed




Main Hours

Monday 0830-1700
Tuesday 0830-2000
Wednesday 0830-2000
Thursday 0830-1700
Friday 0830-1700