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Weed Detox and Rehabs in Alberta

Last updated on: Monday, 8 January 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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Reviewed: 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 other approaches that support physical well-being. The Calgary residence is a 5-bed long-term recovery center for men. It utilizes the 12-step model and the Family Systems Method.

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve-Step
- Workplace Solutions

People Served

- Adults
- Family Support
- Gender-Specific
- Men

Trust Factors

- 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
(403) 387-6266

Reviewed: 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 is a 23-bed treatment center for both men and women. It uses the 12-step method and the Family Systems Method.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Residential Long-Term
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve-Step

People Served

- Adults
- Co-Occurring Disorders

Trust Factors

- 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
(403) 329-6603

Reviewed: 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 offers outpatient treatment with a second-stage treatment program offering life skills training, work experience, and extended treatment services.

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Holistic
- Wilderness/Adventure

People Served

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

Trust Factors

- 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
1 (888) 751-3921

Reviewed: 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 would have completed a short-term residential drug rehab prior. Clients must contact the facility for a preliminary pre-screening.

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

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

People Served

- Adults
- Gender-Specific
- Women

Trust Factors

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

Medical Staff: Norma Collingwood, CAC

11050-108 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
(780) 426-1409

Reviewed: 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 residential program fully funded by the Alberta Government. The treatment options include 42 and 90-day treatment options for adults and young adults.

Substances Treated

Opioids

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Holistic
- Substance Abuse Counselling
- Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
- Substance Abuse Group Counselling
- Twelve-Step

People Served

- Adults
- First Nation
- Pregnant Women

Trust Factors

- 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
(780) 458-1884

Reviewed: 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. The program accepts patients prescribed Suboxone or Methadone. They also work with the Alberta Opioid Dependency Program.

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

People Served

- Adults
- Gender-Specific
- Men

Trust Factors

- 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
(403) 247-2050

Reviewed: 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 of age and must be alcohol and drug-free for at least five days before admission.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Residential Long-Term
- Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

- Adults

Trust Factors

- Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

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

520 7 Street South, Lethbridge, AB
(403) 328-0955

Reviewed: 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 inpatient program is a 14-week treatment option. Clients must be 18 and older and be free of alcohol and drugs for three days. No couples are accepted.

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education
- Substance Abuse Counselling
- Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
- Substance Abuse Group Counselling

People Served

- Adults
- Family Support
- First Nation

Trust Factors

- 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
(403) 261-7921

Reviewed: 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 offers medically supervised detox, residential treatment, recovery management, and family programs.

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counselling
- Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
- Substance Abuse Group Counselling
- Twelve-Step

People Served

- Adults
- Co-Occurring Disorders

Trust Factors

- 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
(780) 875-8890

Reviewed: 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; it follows the 12-step recovery process. Clients must be 18 and older and clear from all drugs and alcohol for at least seven days before admission.

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counselling
- Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

- Adults
- First Nation

Trust Factors

- 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
(780) 826-3328

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Residential Long-Term
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based

People Served

- Adults
- Christian

Trust Factors

- Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

146024 – 208th Street, West Priddis, AB
(403) 931-3501

Rehab Settings

- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Child Care
- Holistic
- Substance Abuse Counselling
- Substance Abuse Counselling for Families

People Served

- Adults
- Gender-Specific
- Pregnant Women
- Women

Trust Factors

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

Professional Staff: Professional Counsellors and Recovery Coaches

1941- 42 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
(403) 984-2707

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

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

People Served

- Adults
- First Nation

Trust Factors

- Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

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

Box 5748, Fort McMurray, AB
(780) 334-2398

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Medical Detox
- Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

- Adults

Trust Factors

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

810 18th Street, Fort Macleod, AB
(403) 553-4466

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Detox
- Shelter
- Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

- Adults
- First Nation

Trust Factors

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

Medical Staff: Nursing staff, physicians and case managers

5246 - 53rd Ave., Red Deer, AB
(403) 347-0181

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Substance Abuse Counselling
- Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals

People Served

- Adults

Trust Factors

- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

Medical Staff: Vivek Sharma, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Bharat Sharma, RPC, CCAC, MPCC, RSW, SAP, DCA

2923 66 St NW, Edmonton, AB
(780) 328-7706

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Holistic

People Served

- Adolescents
- First Nation

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

PO Box 570, Maskwacis, AB
(780) 585-2219

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

People Served

- Adolescents
- Adults

Trust Factors

- Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Certified Addictions Counsellors

Wabasca-Desmarais, AB
(780) 891-3640

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Interventionist
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare

People Served

- Adults
- First Nation

Trust Factors

- Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

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

4917-52 Street, Rocky Mountain House, AB
(403) 845-2788

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.

Ask a Professional

  • 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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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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Sylvain Fournier is the Founder and CEO of Drug Rehab Institute established in 2010. He has been working in the field of addiction since 2005. His previous work experience includes six years of service in the field of addiction. As a Drug Prevention Specialist, he educated thousands of people through Drug Education Lecture to help them understand better how drugs can affect one’s life, health, mind, body, and future. He also worked as Legal Liaison Officer, Director of Admission and Director of Business Development and Public Relations Officer for a private drug and alcohol treatment center. Since 2010, he commits to identify and introduce addiction services determined to be clinically necessary for the patient and family. His main goal today is to make sure that families and individuals battling substance abuse get the help, assistance, and guidance that they need to break the chains of addiction and find the way to recovery. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute.

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