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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.

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

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Faith-Based
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Gender-Specific
– Men
– Women

Accreditations

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

4510 Macleod Trail South Calgary, AB

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Holistic
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Christian
– Gender-Specific
– Men
– Women

Accreditations

– Canadian Accreditation Council
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

11007 106 street Grande Prairie, AB

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

– Accreditation Canada
– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

22210 Stony Plain Rd NW Edmonton, 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

Rehab Settings

– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Abstinence-Based Recovery
– Faith-Based
– Relapse Prevention

People Served

– Adults
– Christian
– Men

Accreditations

– Licensed by the Government of Alberta

4614-50 Ave, Red Deer AB

Date of Review: 27 February 2024

Alcove Addiction Recovery for Women is a long-term residential recovery treatment program. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they treat women struggling with addiction. They allow mothers and children…

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Child Care
– Holistic
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Occurring Disorders
– Family Programs
– Gender-Specific
– Pregnant Women
– Women

Accreditations

– 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

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

Edmonton Counselling Services is a counseling and psychotherapy provider. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide integrated therapy and youth and adult assessment. Clients can access addiction counseling,…

Rehab Settings

– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults

Accreditations

– 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

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

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

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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