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Northern Lights Alberta Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs
|Population (2006): (1)|
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 www.health.gov.ab.ca
ALBERTA (PROVINCE-WIDE) EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Alberta Mental Health Board (AMHB) Help Line
Note: provides help for those in emotional crisis throughout Alberta.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Suicide Services
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.
Refer to the Gambling Addiction Treatment section for problem gambling assistance.
NORTHERN LIGHTS ALBERTA (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES
Distress Line Edmonton
Phone: (780)482-4357 (Edmonton) or 211
Note: For Edmonton, Drayton Valley, High Prairie, Westview Health Authority and Aspen Health Authority.
Salvation Army Crisis Line
Salvation Army Teen Helping Teens Support Line
Note: a place where young people can get support and give support.
Note: also serves Fort McKay
Source: Centre for Suicide Prevention
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA (PROVINCE-WIDE) HEALTH SERVICES
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.
NORTHERN LIGHTS ALBERTA (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES
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.
GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA (PROVINCE-WIDE) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES
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 .
NORTHERN LIGHTS ALBERTA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL & DRUG REHAB SERVICES
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.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB PROGRAMS BY MUNICIPALITY
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 canadadrugrehab.ca may be for-profit or not-for-profit. Since no distinction between for-profit and not-for-profit is made in canadadrugrehab.ca, 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 canadadrugrehab.ca. In no event shall canadadrugrehab.ca 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
Programs that treat the physical aspects of alcohol and drug misuse such as withdrawal management (detox), addiction medicine, drug testing and methadone maintenance. For more information see the Medical Section.
Programs offered once or twice a week with, typically one to three hours per session and are either government-funded (free) or private (ranging $50 to $200 / hour depending on therapist qualifications). Meals and accommodation are NOT provided. For more information see the Outpatient Section.
Programs that provide counseling, meals and accommodation. Primary Treatment (usually 30 days) is intensive therapy followed by Support Recovery (usually 6 months or longer) where clients learn to transition back to society. Government-funded residential treatment is usually no cost or $50 per day but requires a referral from a family doctor, medical detox or government-funded outpatient clinic. Private treatment can range from $200 to $500 per day and does not require a referral. For more information see the Residential Section.
Meetings are social gatherings for people who desire to stop drinking (AA, LifeRing, etc.), drugs (NA, CA) or have a loved one that is struggling with alcohol or drugs (Al-Anon, Nar-Anon). These groups are NOT therapy. For more information see the Meetings section.
Trained professionals that assist families with family members who refuse to get help with an addiction. Fees are not covered by the government and can cost hundreds of dollars up to $5000 (plus travel expenses) depending on the interventionist. For more information see the Find an Interventionist section.