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Weed Detox and Rehabs in Alberta

Last updated on: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

When searching for a drug rehab center in Alberta for marijuana addiction, it must offer detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Marijuana addiction differs for each person, and drug rehab should be tailored to meet individual needs. Each type of drug needs a specific detox setting, either conventional or medical. Below, you will find a listing of drug rehabs in Alberta for weed addiction. This includes inpatient rehabs, detox centers and outpatient facilities with accreditations and licensures such as Accreditation Canada and Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations.

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List of Weed Rehabs in Alberta

The information below will help you how to find a rehab for weed addiction 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

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

Southern Alcare Manor is a residential treatment center. After reviewing the website, we found it is a 25-bed recovery treatment facility for men and women. Applicants must be 18 years…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Marijuana
Methadone
Meth
Opioids
Suboxone

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Substance Abuse Counselling

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Psychologist, medical practitioners, therapists and addiction counselors

520 7 Street South, Lethbridge, 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

Fresh Start Recovery Center Lethbridge is a residential treatment center. After reviewing the website, we found that the program offers treatment services for 14 to 16 weeks. The Lethbridge location…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Marijuana
Methadone
Meth
Opioids
Suboxone

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– Co-Occurring Disorders

Accreditations

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

Medical Staff: Tony Kokol, CCAC | Operations Manager
Chasen Miko, BSc, CCAC | Outreach

85049 Range Rd 212, Lethbridge, 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

Date of Review: 14 September 2023

Simon House Recovery Center is a residential recovery program. After examining the website, we found that it is a 12-week treatment program funded by Alberta Health Services and other grants.…

Substances Treated

Opioids

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Family Support
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

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

Medical Staff: Holly Tait | Clinical Psychologist

5819 Bowness Road N.W., 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

Fresh Start Recovery Center Calgary is an intensive treatment program. After examining the website, we found that it provides a 14 to 16-week program with one-on-one counseling, group-facilitated healing, and…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Marijuana
Methadone
Meth
Opioids
Suboxone

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Twelve-Step
– Workplace Solutions

People Served

– Adults
– Family Support
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

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

Medical Staff: Billy Bragg, CCAC | Program Manager

411 41st Avenue NE, Calgary, 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

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

– Adolescents
– Women

Accreditations

– Canadian Accreditation Council
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

10516 102 St Westlock, 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

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Teen Challenge Canada, Alberta Men’s Center is a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. After DRS examined the website, we found the men’s center is a 12-month residential program. It…

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Faith-Based

People Served

– Adults
– Christian
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

146024 – 208th Street, West Priddis, AB

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Relapse Prevention
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

175 3 Street W Drumheller, AB

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Wilderness/Adventure

People Served

– Adults

Accreditations

– Funded by Alberta Health Services Addiction & Mental Health
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

220, 3115 12th St NE Calgary, AB

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Faith-Based
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

5219 53 Ave Drayton Valley, AB

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

– Gender-Specific
– Pregnant Women
– Women

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

4823 50th St Cold Lake, 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

– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

– Gender-Specific
– Women

Accreditations

– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

High River, AB

The Current State of Marijuana Legalization in Alberta

As of October 17th, 2018, marijuana became legal throughout Canada and each province and territory have enacted certain laws and preventive measures to ensure safe consumption and maintain public safety. Cannabis is legal in Alberta, but it can only be purchased if the person is 18 or older, and only from licensed private stores in Alberta and from the province. The province will only permit a person to purchase or carry 30 grams at a time, and cannabis cannot be smoked in public places.

Other laws include that a person can only grow four plants in their household, and driving while high is illegal, and it cannot be within reach of anyone in a vehicle, and children are not allowed to enter cannabis stores, even with an adult. The Alberta Cannabis Framework and legislation outline particular information to keep Albertans aware of what is happening with legal cannabis. This information is important for parents with children and teens, when talking to them about cannabis and how it may impact them, with the drug now be legal to consume.

The minimum age for cannabis is aligned with the legal drinking age and smoking age in Alberta, which is 18. The Alberta Gaming Liquor Commission will manage wholesale and distribution, and licensed growers will be strictly regulated by the federal government. The cannabis stores in Alberta will have strict government oversight through licensing by the AGLC and they will ensure that private cannabis retailers operate responsibly and lawfully.

What Parents Need to Know

The province of Alberta has put in place numerous safe guards to help prevent minors from accessing marijuana and consuming cannabis. The new laws will work to keep cannabis out of the hands of young people, requiring anyone to show ID if they appear to be under the age of 25. Minors are not allowed in any cannabis stores in the province, even if they are accompanied by an adult. Parents should always talk to their children about drugs, and this is especially significant now that marijuana is legal in Canada. It is important for parents to explain to their children that adults will choose to use marijuana, similar to how they will choose to use alcohol, and if someone chooses to use these drugs, it should be done so responsibly.

It is also important to explain to children and teens that addiction to cannabis can happen when the drug is abused, and it occurs very often that people rely on marijuana use every day to help them get through difficult circumstances, or some type of physical or emotional trauma. Children and teens should also be made aware of the potential physical and psychological health risks associated to using cannabis at a young age. Because a child’s or a teen’s brain is not fully developed, there is an increased risk for severe mental health problems, and permanent damage done to the brain when marijuana is used. Drug prevention and education are still important and even more so now with the legalization of marijuana. Many of the regulations in the province to protect children from exposure are similar to tobacco.

Cannabis cannot be consumed on any hospital property, school ground, or a childcare facility, or in or within a certain distance of a playground, sports or playing field, skateboard or bicycle park, a zoo, outdoor theater, and or any type of outdoor pool or splash pad, and marijuana cannot be consumed in a vehicle. The advertising and packaging of cannabis in Alberta are also strictly monitored, which include no promotion or packaging or any type of labeling that can be considered appealing to children and teens. The province of Alberta is committed to keeping cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, protecting safety on roads, in workplaces and in public spaces, protecting public health, and limiting the illegal market for cannabis.

How to help someone who is addicted to drugs such as marijuana in Alberta?

Drug addiction is a common problem in Alberta, and cannabis has always been a regularly used substance in the province. Since the recent legalization of marijuana in Canada, every province and territory have taken steps to ensure the proper drug education, prevention, and treatment resources are available to those who need it. The Alberta Gaming Liquor Commission is continuing to remind people preventative advertisements to not use marijuana while driving, and not to mix marijuana with alcohol and other drugs, and now that it is legal, it basically comes down to using it responsibly if someone chooses to use cannabis.

However, there are those who are addicted to marijuana and other drugs and require help for their addiction. Parents in Alberta will often see their young children or teens be exposed to marijuana, and many parents will witness their children become addicted to these drugs later in life. When helping, someone addicted to marijuana it is important to address the addiction and not place blame, but rather get them the help, they need to treat the underlying problem. Marijuana impacts the mind the and body in certain ways; despite the drug has been used recreationally and for medical purposes for quite some time. Depending on the types of cannabis being used, the strength of the chemicals in it will be different, such as THC which is a compound primarily responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis.

It is quite easy to become dependent on marijuana because of these effects, but there are numerous drug treatment options and resources for addicts and their families who need help in Alberta. Alberta Health Services, and local private treatment organizations within the province are there to help anyone struggling with an addiction or drug problem that does involve marijuana.

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  • What is cannabis (marijuana)?

    Cannabis or marijuana refers to the dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds of the cannabis plant. There are over 100 different compounds in these plants, which include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is a psychoactive substance that alters your state of mind.

  • How is marijuana used?

    Marijuana is used in a number of different ways. Generally, it is smoked as a joint in blunts, bongs, vaporizers, or pipes. Electronic vaporizers are the most common method among youth who use marijuana. Marijuana can also be extracted to make oils and concentrates that can be vaped or inhaled. Smoking these oils is known as dabbing.

  • Why does marijuana affect people differently?

    There are several factors that determine how marijuana can affect a person. Initially, it is the individual’s experience with the drug, their biology, sex, how the drug was taken, and how much was used. In addition, it depends on how often the drug was used and if it was used in combination with other substances.

  • Can a person become addicted to marijuana?

    Yes, cannabis with TCH does cause addiction and dependence. Someone who is addicted to marijuana struggles to stop taking the drug and does experience withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who begin to use marijuana before the age of 18 are increasing their risk of marijuana addiction. More people are using marijuana daily, and the potency of the drug has increased significantly.

  • How do you treat marijuana addiction?

    Marijuana addiction is treated with detox to manage the mild withdrawal symptoms. Although detox is not always needed because withdrawal symptoms are not severe. Following detox, rehabilitation may include outpatient or residential treatment followed by aftercare support.

  • 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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