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Drug rehab centers in Alberta include detoxification centers operated through Alberta Health Services and private facilities. In addition, there are inpatient and outpatient treatment services and numerous aftercare support programs. Drugrehab.ca provides an extensive directory listing of these services. We have listings for drug rehab in Edmonton or Calgary.

Rehabilitation aims to rehabilitate a person from the grips of substance use and addiction. Drugrehab.ca and its qualified professionals will help you find a drug rehab in Alberta. Our counselors speak with you over the phone, gathering information to refer you to a suitable substance use treatment center in the province.

There are over 30 different treatment programs, detox facilities, and numerous clinics throughout the province. In addition to our services, Alberta Health Services provides extensive resources and information for Albertans. However, it has been our experience that private or non-profit options in the province give youth and adults the most well-rounded addiction treatment.

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List of Alberta Drug Rehab

This is a list of different drug rehab centers in Alberta. This list may not be complete so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

Alberta Detox Centers: The First Step

Typically, the first step in the treatment process is detoxification. In most cases, detoxification is needed when the person is having issues with withdrawal symptoms. Since addiction to alcohol & drugs is complex and challenging to overcome, a detox program offers an environment where these individuals can safely go through withdrawal while under the supervision of professionals; According to Alberta Health Services, there are 13 locations offering detox services within the province. Here is some information on detox:

  • The main goal of drug & alcohol detox is to remove toxins from the body.
  • The detox process is divided into three main stages: evaluation, stabilization, and building willingness for further treatment.
  • Once detox is completed, the person is then ready to continue the treatment process, with either an inpatient or outpatient program.

Residential and Outpatient Drug Rehab in Alberta

The main choices when it comes to substance use treatment are residential and outpatient programs. Based on Alberta Health Services, there are 235 hospitals & facilities offering drug & alcohol use rehab services.

  • Inpatient or residential treatment is very effective for those who have a long history of addiction or who have had multiple relapses.
  • Outpatient treatment can also be successful in overcoming addiction, but it does require a strong support system for the person outside of treatment.

These programs are available to both adults and teenagers, ensuring that no matter your age or your circumstances, you can have access to drug rehab in Alberta. If you need additional help in finding the program that is right for you, look through our listings or contact one of our addiction counselors now.

Alberta Substance Use Information and Statistics

According to the Alberta Substance Use Surveillance System:

  • In 2021, there were 894 acute accidental drug poisoning deaths in the province, which was a decrease from the 1,252 deaths in 2020.
  • The two main drugs involved were fentanyl and methamphetamine, involving them in 80% and 55% of the fatalities respectively.
  • These were closely followed by cocaine and alcohol, with a respective 28% and 26%.
  • EMS responded to many opioid-related events in 2021, with the week of November 19th being the worse one, reporting 276 EMS responses.
  • In the second quarter of 2021, there were 195,770 opioid prescriptions dispensed from community pharmacies for chronic pain management.

The province of Alberta is aware of the opioid epidemic their community is suffering from. Their website has a page dedicated to opioid and addiction responses. It features information on how to reduce the risk of opioid overdoses or prevent them from occurring, as well as how to identify the symptoms of an overdose. It also has a list of the different initiatives they have put in place to fight this problem head-on and the resources they have available for their residents.

Most Commonly Used Drugs in Alberta

Overall, fentanyl was responsible for most of the deaths, followed by methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol, carfentanil, and benzodiazepines. Polysubstance use is a common problem that many Albertans struggle with. According to the 2017 National Treatment Indicator Report, alcohol was the most commonly used drug cited by people entering treatment. The following alcohol was cannabis, cocaine, opioids, stimulants, hypnotics, hallucinogens, inhalants, and steroids. Alberta Health Services indicates the most commonly used drugs in the province are alcohol, cannabis, methamphetamine, and opioids.

Approximately 79% of Albertans aged 15 and over drink alcohol, and alcohol is the drug that Albertans use most. Young adults between the ages of 20 and 24 who identify as current drinkers drink alcohol at higher rates than the rest of the population. While a slight majority of Alberta youth do not drink alcohol, approximately 47% of Alberta youth reported having a drink of alcohol, and 61% of them said they binge drink. Cannabis is also widely used among adults and teens, and although the laws surrounding cannabis has changed, it is a drug commonly part of many addictions. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug, and problems with meth exist across the province. Also, opioids continue to be a significant problem in the province resulting in hundreds of overdose deaths each year.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on May 4, 2022

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Sylvain Fournier

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on May 4, 2022

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