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KAMLOOPS SOCIETY FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES

Mission Statement

To promote an improved quality of life for individuals, families and community by providing, support, treatment, education, prevention; and advocacy to those impacted by problematic substance use through inpatient medically-supported withdrawal management, outpatient programming, outreach; and referral.



ABOUT PHOENIX CENTRE

Phoenix Centre originated with the Parents Alert Society in 1973 with a group of concerned parents focused on the dramatic increase of drug use by the youth of Kamloops. This group established Adonis House shortly after near the downtown core. This program supported those with addictions by demonstrating an alternative lifestyle and encouraging clients to make constructive change. The program operated until 1979 when Adonis House was converted to a Detox facility and the Society began the development of Phoenix Centre. In 1982 the Society name formally changed to Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services although most still refer to the organization as Phoenix Centre.

 

Today Phoenix Centre is recognized as a regional resource and serves as many as 1000 people a year in the withdrawal management program alone. The relaxed supportive environment paired with professional and medically supported service results in clients feeling respected and cared for. At Phoenix Centre we engage with the whole person recognizing that withdrawal is only one step in a person’s journey to wellness. Once the detoxification portion of treatment is completed each client is connected to continued support and service that responds to their individual needs.

 

 

Phoenix Centre also provides one-on-one and group counselling for youth and their families via the Raven Program. Osprey Place offers day programming for adjudicated youth (referrals via Ministry for Children & Family Development) and Adolescent Outreach provides support & counselling to youth in schools and community.

 

To read more about our services go to ‘Programs’