Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services

Alcohol, Drugs & Gambling Services, or ADGS provides information, counselling and programs on alcohol, drugs and gambling.

Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services hours and location

ADGS is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday until 7 pm.

Alcohol, Drugs & Gambling Services is located at 21 Hunter Street East, 3rd floor, Hamilton.

You can pay to park:

  • in lots on the corner of Hughson Street and Jackson Street or Hughson Street and Main Street
  • at spots with parking meters on Hunter Street 

There is one reserved parking spot for disabled permit holders. There is a wheelchair accessible ramp in the parking lot beside the building and an elevator in the lobby.  

How to access Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services

For information about alcohol, drugs or gambling:

  • Call 905-546-3606 Monday to Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm

To book a clinic appointment:

  • Call our Intake Worker at 905-546-3606 and press option 3 for alcohol and drugs or option 4 for gambling
  • Drop in on Monday 2 to 4 pm or Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 am

The Intake Worker will ask a few questions; this may take 15 minutes of your time.

Email is not considered a private and confidential form of communication and we prefer that you call to make an appointment or ask any questions.

We provide the following free services through ADGS:

  • Information about alcohol, drugs or gambling and where to find help
  • Individual counselling for alcohol and drugs
  • Individual, couple and family counselling for gambling
  • Group programs such as:
    • Older Wiser Lifestyles for those over 55 years 
    • Skills for Change - weekly sessions to help develop coping skills 
    • Concurrent Disorders group for those who have a mental health diagnosis and alcohol, drug or gambling concerns
    • Skills To Enhance Personal Success, also known as STEPS, a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, or DBT group for gambling, drug or alcohol use
    • Relapse Prevention group for people who have received treatment and want to abstain from alcohol and drugs
    • Bets Off group for people with gambling concerns
  • Methadone case management
  • Drink Wise for people who want to cut down on drinking alcohol
  • Referral to residential treatment
  • Needle Syringe program for dropping off used needles and picking up supplies
  • Back on Track Remedial Measures for those convicted of impaired driving
  • Cravings hotline at 905-546-3606, press 6 to hear messages to help with cravings for alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • Referral to other programs

We provide a safe place for you to talk where you will not be judged.

ADGS is for:

  • People with concerns about alcohol, drugs or gambling
  • People over age 23 for the alcohol and drug programs
  • People over age 12 for the gambling programs

Families and friends can call for information and support.