- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Prescription Drugs Detox and Treatment Alberta
The boom in Alberta’s economy in 2008/09 caused a boom in drug activity, including that of prescription drugs. This boom caused the province to be so overwhelmed with drug addiction that now it is taking weeks just to get the first assessment done. Treatment at the best residential facilities is now limited to a maximum stay of twenty-one days. This is hardly sufficient for most addicts who need a three-month stay to have a chance to success.
The most cost friendly drug rehab, still costs an addict $15 a day. Over three weeks, fifteen dollars add up to the cost of three hundred fifteen dollars. Which may not seem a lot to most, but is a huge amount to an addict with no friends or family to help pay for it.
Only one drug rehab treatment facility in all of Alberta offers longer treatment options. This fifty-day program though, is usually only available to those with higher-paying jobs, and great insurance. It is thousands of dollars more in fees then Alberta Heath Care is willing to pay. This program is more suited towards street drugs then that of prescription drugs, but it does accept both.
Alberta almost seems divided into two parts. The northern part has a higher frequency of street drugs, while the southern part favours the prescription-drug Percocet and other pain killer narcotics. The problem in getting help is that one part of Alberta is not equipped to dealing with the other. The red tape and wait have most addicts frustrated before they even start. It is best to call a professional intervention team to find out where to go, and how best to proceed. They will either help by doing an intervention, or get you started by pointing you in the right direction.
List of Alberta Prescription Drug Detox Center
1005-17 Street NW
12325-140 Street NW
10015-105A Avenue NW
505 Sakitawaw Trail S.
5246 - 53 AVE
4204 54 Avenue /P.O. Box 291 Blackfoot