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counselling services

Behavioral treatments help patients engage in the treatment process, modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug abuse, and increase healthy life skills. These treatments also enhance the effectiveness of medications and help people stay in treatment longer. Treatment for drug abuse and addiction can be delivered in many different settings using a variety of behavioral approaches, such as 12 step programs and SMART Recovery. Group and individual counselling is a vital part of treatment at the Interior Chemical Dependency Office. Patients are strongly encouraged to participate in these therapies.


At the Interior Chemical Dependency Office we are committed to addressing the whole person; their biological, psychological and social/environmental self. As such, we provide individual and group counselling for any patient of the clinic.
Individual Counselling
SMART Recovery

Individual Counselling

Many people find counselling beneficial for navigating the waters of recovery. Counselling can help you cope with urges, triggers and cravings, provide insight and feedback into thoughts and behaviours, as well as allow you to voice and work through thoughts and emotions. Counselling can also be provided to help learn to better manage co-existing mental health concerns such as anxiety and/or depression.

Patients of the clinic can book appointments with our addictions counsellor for one-to-one counselling with reception. Counselling appointments are typically one hour long and can be made for the same day as your appointment with your physician for convenience.

SMART Recovery

Our in office counsellor facilitates a Smart Recovery Meeting once a week, details below:

Topic: SMART Recovery Meeting – Tuesdays
Time: Every Tuesday, 4.30 PM – 5.15 PM (PST)

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IN PERSON: Every Tuesday 4.30 PM – 5.15 PM
The Happyness Center 
Address: 203-242 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC (Above Kelly O’Bryan Restaurant) 
Ph: 778-538-0115


SUBLOCADE® (buprenorphine extended-release) injection, for subcutaneous use is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with moderate to severe addiction (dependence) to opioid drugs (prescription or illegal) who have received an oral Suboxone at a dose that controls withdrawal symptoms for at least 7 days.

additional resources

We've built a small collection of external resources that may help in navigating treatment and addiction. You'll useful links covering a range of topics, from self-help to families facing addition. 
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ICDO is a private clinic that is not supported by external organizations. Thus patients pay a monthly fee for non-MSP funded services. If a patient is receiving Social Assistance or PWD Disability benefits through the province of BC, a portion or all of this fee is subsidized by the Ministry of Social Development. Additional fees may be applicable for telehealth services.
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