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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.

Northern Saskatchewan Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs

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


Population (2006): (1)
Black Lake
Fond Du Lac
Stony Rapids
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Canada


The Athabasca Health Authority is located in northern Saskatchewan, and provides health care services to five main communities in the north. The five communitites serviced include the 2 First Nations Communities of Black Lake, and Fond Du Lac, as well as Stony Rapids, Uranium City, and Campsell Portage.

The Athabasca Health Authority has a relatively small population, which is spread over a large geographical area. In the past, medical services were provided by remote nursing stations and a hospital located in Uranium City. Since June 2003, services have been provided by a new facility on the Black Lake First Nation Chicken Reserve called the Yutthé Dené Nakóhódí. Community health centers are located in Fond du Lac, Black Lake, and Uranium City, which also provide services to Camsell Portage.
A map of the Athabasca Health Authority shows the various regional municipalities and available health services.

Source: Athabasca Health Authority

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Police, Fire, and Ambulance                                                                     

Suicide & Crisis Lines

Farm Stress Line
Toll-free: (800)667-4442
Note: Assists in clarifying a problem or concern and work toward a solution; help access programs and services available to rural residents; refer to people who can help; and listen and give support. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and holidays.

Suicide Line
Toll-free: (800)784-2433 
Note: Crisis centre phone numbers for Kindersley, Melfort, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current.

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

Saskatchewan Problem Gambling Help Line
Toll-free: (800)306-6789
Note: provides help to people with gambling problems and their families.

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Northern Crisis Line
Phone: (306)425-4090 (call collect)

Source: Centre for Suicide Prevention

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Saskatchewan Health
is the provincial ministry responsible for health. Health services in Saskatchewan are delivered by 12 regional health authorities (RHAs) . A list of Programs and Services is available.

The Regional Health Services Act created the RHAs and was proclaimed on the 1st of August, 2002.

Hospital News
has a listing of hospitals in Saskatchewan.

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The Athabasca Health Authority  website provides additional information on health services in this region.

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Saskatchewan Alcohol and Drug Services is administered and delivered by Saskatchewan Health through the 12 regional health authorities. These addiction services are available to all Saskatchewan residents and their families. Services include (1) inpatient services, (2) outpatient services, (3) long-term residential services, (4) detoxification services and (5) youth drug detoxification and stabilization.

The Government of Saskatchewan has prepared a government addiction services map showing all regional health authorities.

The Metis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Incorporated (MACSI)
100-219 Robin Crescent
SaskatoonSKS7L 6M8
Phone: (306)651-3021
Toll-free: (800)236-5204
Note: has detoxification, inpatient drug rehab, outpatient drug rehab and outreach for adults and youth. Although the majority of clients are of Metis ancestry, services are available to all residents of Saskatchewan

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Athabasca Health Authority
PO Box 124
Black Lake SK S0J 0H0
Phone: (306)439-2200
Note: ask to speak with an addictions worker.

Black Lake
Phone: (306)439-2200 or (306)284-2124

Fond du Lac
Phone: (306)686-2077

Hatchet Lake
Phone: (306)633-2088  

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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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