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How To Find Medical Addiction Treatment is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.

Canadian Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs Northern Lights Alberta

General Regional Information
Emergency Services (including Crisis Lines)
Health Services (Including Mental Health)


Population (2006): (1)
Fort McMurray
High Level
Source: (1) Alberta Municipal Affairs, Municipal Services Branch


The largest of nine regional health regions in Alberta, the Northern Lights Regional Health Authority serves over 20 communities across the great expanse of Northern Alberta. From the provincial boundaries of B.C., Saskatchewan and the N.W.T. this health region serves the remote and rural communities of northern Alberta. The Northern Lights Health Region has a population of 74,959 people or approximately 2.3 percent of the provincial population (2)

A map of the Northern Lights Health Region shows the various municipalities and counties that comprise the region.

(2) Alberta Health & Wellness

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Police, Fire, and Ambulance                                                                     

Alberta Mental Health Board (AMHB) Help Line
Toll-free: (877)303-2642
Note: provides help for those in emotional crisis throughout Alberta.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Suicide Services
Phone: (403)297-1744

The Support Network
Phone: (780) 482-4357 or 211
Note: available to residents of Edmonton and northern Alberta.

Kids Help Phone counsellors provide children and adolescents with immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Toll-free: (800)668-6868

Alberta Problem Gambling Help Line
Toll-fee: (866)332-2322 (Alberta only)
Note: open 24 hours a day.

Refer to the Gambling Addiction Treatment section for problem gambling assistance.

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Distress Line Edmonton
Phone: (780)482-4357 (Edmonton) or 211
Toll-free: (800)232-7288
Note: For Edmonton, Drayton Valley, High Prairie, Westview Health Authority and Aspen Health Authority.

Salvation Army Crisis Line
Phone: (780)429-0230

Salvation Army Teen Helping Teens Support Line
Phone: (780)428-8336
Toll-free: (877)803-8336 Edmonton
Phone: (780)482-0198
Note: a place where young people can get support and give support.

Fort Chipewyan

Crisis Line
Toll-free: (800)565-3801

Fort McMurray

Crisis Line
Phone: (780)743-4357
Note: also serves Fort McKay

High Level

Crisis Line
Phone: (780)926-3899

Source: Centre for Suicide Prevention

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Alberta Health and Wellness, through the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, provides direction and guidelines on public health policy to regional health authorities, and gives information to the public about communicable diseases and public health programs.

Alberta's regional health authorities deliver health care services to residents and are responsible for all hospitals, continuing care facilities, community health services and public health programs in their region.

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Northern Lights Health Region 
7 Hospital Street
Fort McMurray AB T9H 1P2
Phone: (780) 791-6161

Alberta Health Services provides a list of medical facilities for the region.

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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) Help Line
Toll-free: (866)332-2322 (24 hour helpline)
Note: AADAC offers referral to addiction services across the province as well as alcohol, other drugs, tobacco and problem gambling information and support. Please note this is NOT a crisis line (see above).

More information is available on AADAC referrals .

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The Northern Lights Alberta Health Region does not provide addiction services. See AADAC above or refer below to Alcohol and Drug Rehab Services by Municipality.

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Type of Service

Each listing here provides alcohol and drug treatment services that are either medical, outpatient or residential:

Due to the lack of available detoxification services, you may have to travel outside of your municipality for assistance.

If you require residential alcohol and drug rehab, you may need to travel outside of your municipality to find a program that provides the right combination of length of stay, treatment philosophy, suitable peer group, staff training, etc. Wait lists are also common so looking outside of your region may help you locate a program with a shorter waitlist.

Since outpatient visits are typically provided on an ongoing basis for a few hours each week, try to find a service provider that is within a reasonable driving distance from your home community.

Source of Funding

Providers may be government-funded, government-subsidized or privately-funded (fee for service):

Government-funded programs typically have either the provincial ministry of health or local health authority somewhere in name of the organization. Also, the vast majority of hospitals in Canada are government-funded.

Government-subsidized providers receive major funding from the government in addition to donations and other revenue streams such as thrift stores (Salvation Army is an example). For the most part, government-subsidized programs are typically non-governmental organizations with an independent management team and board of directors.

Privately-funded providers include physicians in private practice even though under Canada’s universal health care policy, the government is billed for services rendered to individual Canadians. Although some privately-funded drug and alcohol rehab services exist in Canada, the vast majority are either government-funded or government-subsidized. Please note that privately-funded providers listed in may be for-profit or not-for-profit. Since no distinction between for-profit and not-for-profit is made in, visitors to this website that require additional information should contact the service provider directly.

How to search in this section:

1. This section is listed alphabetically by municipality. Scroll down to the name of the municipality or use the quick links at the top of the page
2. to find a provider by name (company name or professional’s last name) click the Control (Ctrl) key and, while holding it down, click the ‘F’ key
3. A “Find” window will pop up. In the space type in the name, avoiding use of first name or other words that could narrow down your search too far

Disclaimer: Inclusion or omission of an organization or agency in this database does not imply endorsement or non-endorsement by In no event shall be liable for any decision or action taken in reliance on information provided by this referral service. Any questions regarding an alcohol and drug rehab program listing should be directed to that organization. If you believe you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or your local crisis hotline

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