Q: How do I know if there’s a problem? >
A: If you think you or someone you care about may have a problem with alcohol or drugs then complete the following short questionnaire.
- Has he/she ever felt the need to cut down on his/her drinking or drug taking?
- Have others annoyed him/her by criticizing his/her drinking or drug taking?
- Has he/she ever felt guilty about his/her drinking or drug taking?
- Has he/she ever had a drink, or taken drugs first thing in the morning to steady his/her nerves or to get rid of a hangover?
One yes answer suggests a possible alcohol or drug problem. More than one yes answer means it is highly likely that a problem exists.
If you think that you or some one you care about may have a problem because of their gambling then complete this questionnaire.
- In the past year, have there been days when you gambled more than you intended?
- In the past year, have there been days when you tried to make up for earlier losses by gambling more or by going back the next day?
- In the past year, have there been days when you tried to hide how much you lost gambling?
- In the past year, have there been days when you had troubles due to your gambling? (For example, you were unable to pay bills, argued with others, or missed time at work/school).
- In the past year, have you had recurring problems due to your gambling? (For example, you were unable to get out of debt, at risk of losing your job or at risk of losing spouse or friends).
One yes answer suggests a possible gambling issue. More than one yes answer means it is highly likely that a problem exists.
Q: How do I get help? >
A: If you want help with alcohol, drugs, or gambling concerns for yourself or your family, you should meet with a counsellor who will help you decide on the service that best suits your needs. The first step is to contact AFM for an intake/assessment appointment.
Q: Do I have to live in-house? >
A: The AFM offers a wide range of services based on individual client need and availability. Through the intake and assessment process, a counsellor will explain what services are available and together you and your counsellor will determine which treatment program is best suited for your needs.
Services may be either community based or in-house based as decided through assessment and client goals. It is AFM’s policy to offer the least intrusive service that addresses the issue, based on need.
Q: What if I just want more information? >
A: AFM staff can provide a great deal of information on programs and resources in your community. Contact your local AFM office. AFM’s William Potoroka Memorial Library offers comprehensive, up-to-date and reliable information on issues, trends and research in the addictions field. We also offer a variety of educational courses and workshops.
Q: What is available to me after I complete a program? >
A: After completing a program with the AFM, you are provided with a variety of resources and services. Continuing Care is a program that includes one-to-one counseling and/or group sessions. Continuing Care helps you to follow through on your treatment plans and in meeting your short and long-term goals. Ongoing support is available if you are returning to a remote community where AFM or other services are not available. You may choose to go to further programming outside the AFM. Long-term treatment facilities and transition housing provide safe and structured environments and may be arranged while you are in an AFM program.