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Substance Use Assessment in Alberta

Last updated on: Thursday, 25 April 2024

When receiving an assessment or evaluation in Alberta to determine a substance use disorder, you or your loved one should receive multiple treatment recommendations. We have put together a listing of organizations that can provide assessments. Also, most of them have addiction services which can be helpful to have everything in one facility. This listing also includes facilities with accreditations and licensures such as Accreditation Canada and Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations.

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List of Drug And Alcohol Assessment

The information below will help you how to find a drug and alcohol addiction assessment in Alberta. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

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Date of Review: 14 September 2023

Kapown Treatment Center is a residential treatment facility. After examining the website, we found that the program is a 32-bed program specializing in mental health and addiction. In addition, it…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Twelve-Step
– Wilderness/Adventure

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– Co-Occurring Disorders
– Family Programs
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Funded by National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
– Official Canadian Substance Use Treatment Centres for First Nations and Inuit
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Registered Psychologist, Mental Health Worker and CAC II/ICADC certified counseling staff

P.O. Box 40, Grouard, AB

Date of Review: 14 September 2023

Sunrise Healing Lodge offers addiction treatment using Indigenous culture and 12-step methods. After reviewing the website, we found that the program provides inpatient treatment, outpatient counseling, and family counseling. The…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Drug Prevention and Education
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– Family Support
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Jodie Uzelman, BSW, RSW | Program Director

1231 – 34 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB

Date of Review: 14 September 2023

McDougall House is a recovery home for women. After reviewing the website, we found that it is a 12-bed second-stage residential addiction treatment center for women. Clients attending this program…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Women

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Norma Collingwood, CAC

11050-108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB

Date of Review: 14 September 2023

Thorpe Recovery Center is a residential treatment program. After examining the website, we found that it is a 72-bed treatment program with semi-private rooms. The programming is gender inclusive and…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Detox
– Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
– Medical Detox
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– Co-Occurring Disorders
– Family Programs

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Vera Koster, BA, CCAC, CCRC, ACTA | Community Counsellor
Kaitlyn Delisle, BHSc | Community Counsellor

21060 Tranquility Way Blackfoot, AB

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Drug Test
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic

People Served

– Adults

Accreditations

– Contracted by Correctional Services of Canada

435 5th Street S, Lethbridge, AB

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Drug Test
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic

People Served

– Adults

Accreditations

– Contracted by Correctional Services of Canada

1001 Kingsway Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Detox
– Medical Detox
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach
– Substance Abuse Counselling

People Served

– Co-Occurring Disorders

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada

Medical Staff: Detox team includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, nursing staff, addiction counselors, social workers, and support staff.

10015 – 105A Ave Edmonton, AB

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adolescents
– Family Support

Accreditations

– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

Clairmont, AB

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Staff: Our team of experienced professionals are licensed therapists and CACC Addiction & Mental Health Counsellors.

Calgary, AB

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Wood Buffalo Wellness Society, Mark Amy Treatment Center is a residential drug rehab program. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer a 14-bed facility providing a 56-day intensive…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Shavel Yapp-Edwards, AS & BS in Family Life Education and Social Work

Box 5748, Fort McMurray, AB

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Safe Harbour Society provides housing and recovery support to Central Alberta. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer medically supported detox, emergency shelter, indigenous support, and housing services.

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Detox
– Medical Detox
– Shelter
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Licensed by the Government of Alberta
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Nursing staff, physicians and case managers

5246 – 53rd Ave., Red Deer, AB

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Foothills Centre is a medically supported adult detox program. After we examined the website, we found they offer detox to men and women 18 and over. The detox stay is…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Detox
– Medical Detox
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Relapse Prevention

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Funded by Alberta Health Services Addiction & Mental Health

810 18th Street, Fort Macleod, AB

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Maskwacis Young Spirit Winds Society provides substance use treatment to First Nations youth ages 12 to 17. After we examined the website, we found they offer outpatient treatment, which includes…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Holistic

People Served

– Adolescents
– Co-Ed
– First Nation

Medical Staff: Wanieta Crate, Social Work Diploma | Outreach Coordinator

PO Box 570, Maskwacis, AB

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Pee Kis Kwe Tan Let’s Talk Society provides community-based mental health and addiction human service programs. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they offer supportive addiction services and resources,…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– Holistic

People Served

– Adolescents
– Adults

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Certified Addictions Counsellors

Wabasca-Desmarais, AB

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Rocky Native Friendship Centre works with Aboriginal people in an urban environment. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer addiction counseling. This includes treatment planning for before and…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Professional Staff: Gerry Laslo, Certified Life Skills Coach | Executive Director

4917-52 Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB

Ask a Professional

  • Are assessments mandatory before I go to a drug rehab center?

    External assessments before drug rehab are not always needed, but it depends on the facility. Public drug rehab programs in each province often require patients to receive a referral or assessment before treatment. Generally, once you enter a drug rehab program, the facility performs its own assessment to determine your recovery pathway.

  • What happens if I disagree with the initial assessment and want a different method?

    Ultimately, it is your choice regarding what drug rehab program you want to attend, unless there are limited options. Assessments are not always perfect but purely a recommendation of treatment based upon the information you provide to the healthcare provider during your initial visit.

  • Can an assessment act as an intervention to help someone who does not recognize they have a problem?

    Yes, it could; for example, most health care professionals give their patients drug and alcohol use assessments to help them determine if their drinking and drug use are problematic. They use different types of questionnaires to accomplish this, and based on the answers, they can make recommendations.

  • Why is an assessment or evaluation necessary?

    Generally, it is needed to ensure treatment approaches are individualized and the patient receives the rehabilitation they need for their addiction and underlying issues. No one form of drug rehab is suitable for every person.

  • Are there ongoing assessments during rehabilitation?

    Yes, drug rehab centers of all sorts provide ongoing assessments to ensure their clients are on track with their sobriety. This aims to determine if any changes are needed with their treatment plan. Individualized approaches are necessary for successful rehabilitation.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.

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