Substance use clinic at UBC

UBC Okanagan has a new clinic open to the public that will help with drug and alcohol use and abuse. 

Registered psychologist Zach Walsh started the program. 

“The clinic will fill a crucial gap in the community for people who want to cut down or quit their use of alcohol and other drugs, but who don’t feel they are a good match for residential treatment or inpatient detox,” Walsh said.

“We will be using state-of-the-art treatments to address alcohol and drug problems from a harm-reduction perspective.”

The treatment team will develop individualized intervention plans using approaches including cognitive-behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing to help clients reach their substance use goals.

The clinic is designed to be accessible, with fees charged on a sliding scale based on income.

Walsh will supervise graduate students as they treat incoming clients.

People are welcome to contact the clinic by phone at 250-807-8241, or email at [email protected]

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