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Native Treatment Centres in Alberta

Last updated on: Saturday, 4 May 2024

Substance use is a significant problem among the Native and Indigenous peoples of Canada. There are excellent resources to consider, and many offer cultural support. This page provides rehab centers for the First Nations in Alberta to help you or your loved one get help. The list gives access to drug and alcohol assessment, drug detox, inpatient drug rehab, and outpatient rehab in the Alberta area. Some of the addiction services below have First Nations and Inuit accreditations and are licensed by the government of Alberta.

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List of Indigenous Treatment Centres in Alberta

The information below will help you on how to find an aboriginal substance abuse treatment 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.

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

Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Center is an Indigenous addiction treatment center near Edmonton. After examining the website, we found that it accepts people from all walks of life. It is a…

Substances Treated

Opioids

Rehab Settings

– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Sober Living
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

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

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– First Nation
– Pregnant Women

Accreditations

– CARF-Accredited
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Darlene Marchuk, MSW | Clinical Director
Eknoor Kaur, LPN

25108 Poundmaker Rd, Sturgeon County, AB

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

Bonnyville Indian-Metis Rehabilitation Center is a residential treatment program. After examining the website, we found that the facility offers 42-day treatment options for men and women based on AA philosophies;…

Rehab Settings

– AA Meeting
– NA Meeting
– Residential
– Residential Short-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– First Nation

Accreditations

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

Medical Staff: Curtis Isley, BA, Indigenous Social Work | Counselor

60424 Rge Rd 464A, Bonnyville, 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

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

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

Ask a Professional

  • What is a drug rehab center for First Nations?

    These drug rehab centers focus on treating Indigenous and First Nations with culturally appropriate methods and counseling geared to the issues they struggle with while addicted to drugs or alcohol. The counseling and treatment methodologies are specific.

  • What type of treatment methodologies are offered to First Nations?

    Much of the same as any other drug rehab program, besides treatment methodologies being culturally specific. These programs may offer 12-step facilitation and behavioral therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and individual or group counseling.

  • What types of substance use treatment facilities are available for First Nations?

    Depending on the province, First Nations individuals can find detox programs, outpatient centers, residential drug rehab, group meetings, and aftercare support options. Every province is different, and local First Nations communities operate most programs with funding received from the federal government.

  • 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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