Substance Use

Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan

The Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan is a non-profit, joint union/management-sponsored alcohol and drug treatment program that provides mental health and addiction services to members of the BC Building Trades.

It was founded in the mid 1980s in response to a growing need to provide services to men and women in the construction industry with substance use issues. Since its initial inception, the program has evolved and expanded, and today its mission is to provide not only the highest quality of mental health and addiction services for these men and women, but also services that are grounded in evidence and empirically based practices.

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What is different from the old Plan?

Perhaps one of the biggest changes the Plan has undergone is the change in treatment model. The Plan now offers evidence based treatments based on the latest research. All staff are Masters trained clinicians with a strong focus on concurrent disorders (mental health and addiction).

What services are offered?

  • 1:1 counselling/psychotherapy
  • Specialized Trauma counselling
  • ​Telehealth services such as
    – Skype counselling
    – Telephone counselling
  • Referrals to residential treatment facilities where appropriate
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Mental Health screening
  • Family counselling
  • Group counselling and educational workshops

Top 5 Rehabilitation Questions

  • How does the Plan work?
  • What about my job if I take treatment?
  • Who pays the bills?
  • What about wage loss?
  • How are people referred?

Who is eligible for the Plan?

The same as before, any member of the organized construction industry and their adult family members.

Will there be more women’s services?

Yes. The plan is active in developing ongoing programming for the needs of women in the industry.

Is the Plan Still Confidential?

YES. Client confidentiality remains one of the highest priorities for the Plan, we recognize that it is the cornerstone of any effective treatment.

How do I contact you?

Telephone: 1-604-521-8611

210-6400 Roberts Street
Burnaby B.C.  V5G 4C9

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Want to find out more about how we can help? Give us a call or send an email:

Suite 402, 223 Nelson’s Crescent, South Tower
New Westminster, B.C. V3L 0E4

Tel(604) 521-8611

Toll Free: 1-888-521-8611

Fax: 604-521-8611

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