If you would like to talk to your child about their Internet use, get support to help them manage their screen time, or involve their school in the prevention of risks related to hyperconnectivity (e.g., conferences for parents, workshops for youth, establishing a policy), these organizations can advise you:
La Maison Jean Lapointe
Since 2008, this organization’s prevention department offers an innovative addiction prevention tool for Quebec teenagers through high schools and school boards in the province. The APT Addiction Prevention Integrative Strategy is available in 17 regions in Quebec.
L’Arc-en-ciel, prévention des dépendances
A non-profit organization that focuses on addiction prevention by promoting healthy lifestyle habits. Its service offer takes into account the needs of each of its target clienteles and offers several addiction prevention services (alcohol, drugs, gambling, Internet and social media, etc.) through a multitude of in-school workshops and conferences for all audiences that meet regional needs.
If you have difficulty managing your time online, are worried about losing control, or are concerned that your Internet use will lead to negative consequences in various spheres of your life (relationships, school, work), these resources can help you:
Trouve ton centre
Trouve ton centre is a reference tool that aims to facilitate access to the services provided by various addiction prevention, treatment and harm reduction centres as well as to their contact information. Trouve ton centre is the directory of Quebec’s addiction prevention network.
MSSS: Directory of addiction resources by region
This directory is intended for anyone seeking to help someone who is struggling with an addiction problem and should help direct the person in difficulty towards a specialized resource. It presents the public resources that provide treatment services as well as private or community residential facilities for addiction or pathological gambling that are certified or in the process of certification.
Your regional CISSS
Integrated Health and Social Services Centres are present throughout Quebec. They ensure the access, continuity and quality of health and social services for the population and are reference points for people with physical or mental health problems. Users can receive appropriate services or be directed to other organizations that can treat their problem within the territory of the CISSS.
Cavendish Addiction Readaptation Centre of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest
At the centre, professionals are there to support you and provide treatment or services adapted to your situation and needs. The following services are available: specialized evaluation with a professional; external rehabilitation, either group, individual or with your family and friends; a social reintegration service; 21-day residential rehabilitation service (for adults); referral to specialized residential rehabilitation services (for youth), etc.
Referral service of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec
The Ordre des psychologues du Québec provides a search tool for the general public, either online or by phone, to find a suitable professional in private practice according to various criteria. To ensure results are easily obtained, the online tool proposes three criteria to launch the search: reason for consultation, clientele, and location.
Clinique Nouveau Départ
Private addiction treatment clinic located in Montreal operating for more than 30 years. Its multidisciplinary team includes doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nursing staff, psychotherapists, psychometricians, social workers, and coaches. The cyberaddiction treatment offered by the clinic combines a medical and psychiatric evaluation, a psychometric evaluation, and psychotherapy specialized in the treatment of addiction.
For young people
Le Grand Chemin
Not-for-profit organization whose free services are intended for teenagers ages 12 to 17 who have developed or are developing addiction problems related to excessive gaming, cyberaddiction or drugs. The program at Le Grand Chemin centres is eight to ten weeks in-house with a four-month follow-up in social reintegration. Their mandate is to welcome youth from all over Quebec.
For young people
Directory of private practice psychoeducators
Directory to help you find a psychoeducator in your area. Psychoeducators work with people struggling with adaptation problems that manifest on a behavioural level in various spheres of their lives. In order to recommend an effective intervention, they evaluate an individual's psychosocial adaptation and adaptive abilities, establish a program, recommend an intervention plan, oversee its application, and evaluate the results of the intervention.
Première Ressource, aide aux parents
Première Ressource, aide aux parents offers unlimited free and confidential consultations by phone, email or chat in English and French Monday to Friday 8h to 17h. The consultation service is for all questions on parenting and the parent-child relationship. Their team of psychosocial professionals listen to the individualized needs of the parent and respond with personalized solutions that are practical and adapted to today's reality.
These helplines offer 24/7, free and confidential professional support: