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Detox Centers in BC

Last updated on: Monday, 25 September 2023

When searching for a detox center in British Columbia for drug addiction, it should focus on the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. Choosing the right one is not always easy. On this page, we offer a list of drug detox and medical detox centers located in the BC area. This listing also includes facilities with accreditations and licensures such as Accreditation Canada and Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations. Contact one of our placement specialists if you’re unsure whether this is a good fit for you or for the person in need of help.

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List of Detox Centers in BC

The information below will help you how to find medical detox and drug detox centers in BC. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

    Reviewed: 14 September 2023

    Charlford House Society for Women is a residential drug rehab program. After examining the website, we found that the program is for 90 days, offering a Surrogate Family Model of treatment. In addition, it provides transitional housing and sober living. The main program for women is based on the 12-step methods. Clients must be women, 19 years of age, join a waitlist, and undergo detox.

    Rehab Settings

    - Detoxification
    - Inpatient Rehabilitation
    - Residential Long-Term
    - Substance Abuse Treatment

    Services Offered

    - Drug Test
    - Prevention / Education
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Substance Abuse Group Counselling
    - Twelve Steps

    People Served

    - Adults
    - Gender-Specific
    - Women

    Trust Factors

    - Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

    Medical Staff: Certified Drug and Alcohol Counsellors

    6845 Kitchener Street, Burnaby, BC
    (604) 420-4626

    Reviewed: 14 September 2023

    Last Door Adult Program is a treatment recovery center for adult men. After reviewing the website, we found that it uses an integrated community social model in a residential treatment setting. It also includes private medical detox and recovery programs. Clients should contact the consultation line for a telephone screening.

    Rehab Settings

    - Assessment
    - Detoxification
    - Inpatient Rehabilitation
    - Interventionists
    - Medical Detox
    - Residential Long-Term
    - Substance Abuse Treatment

    Services Offered

    - Aftercare
    - Holistic Services
    - Prevention / Education
    - Services for Employees
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Couples
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Substance Abuse Group Counselling

    People Served

    - Adults
    - Family Programs
    - Family Support
    - Gender-Specific
    - Men

    Trust Factors

    - Accreditation Canada
    - Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

    Medical Staff: Jessica Cooksey, MA, ICADC | Clinical Supervisor
    Vincent Chua, ICADC, CCTACP | Adult Program Medical Coordinator

    323 8th Street, New Westminster, BC
    (604) 525-9771

    Reviewed: 14 September 2023

    Last Door Youth Program is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for youth. After examining the website, we found that the program helps youth ages 13 to 18 and 19 to 25 years of age. Programs are from three months to over one year in length. Longer programs include a return-to-school support program and life skills support.

    Rehab Settings

    - Assessment
    - Detoxification
    - Inpatient Rehabilitation
    - Interventionists
    - Residential Long-Term
    - Substance Abuse Treatment

    Services Offered

    - Aftercare
    - Holistic Services
    - Relapse Prevention
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Families
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Substance Abuse Group Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Peer Counselling

    People Served

    - Adolescents
    - Family Support

    Trust Factors

    - Accreditation Canada
    - Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

    Medical Staff: Peter Beka, ICADC | Youth Program Manager
    Stu Barrington-Foote, ICADC, CCAC | Youth Program Coordinator

    109 Ash Street, New Westminster, BC
    (604) 520-3587

    Rehab Settings

    - Assessment
    - Detoxification
    - Medical Detox
    - Outpatient
    - Substance Abuse Treatment

    Services Offered

    - Holistic Services
    - Prevention / Education
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Substance Abuse Group Counselling
    - Twelve Steps

    People Served

    - Adolescents
    - Adults
    - Family Support

    Trust Factors

    - Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

    Medical Staff: Sian Lewis, MSW, RSW | Executive Director

    922 - 3rd Avenue, Kamloops, BC
    (250) 374-4634

    Rehab Settings

    - Assessment
    - Detoxification
    - Inpatient Rehabilitation

    Services Offered

    - Holistic Services
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Twelve Steps

    People Served

    - Gender-Specific
    - Men

    Medical Staff: Certified addiction specialists

    PO 4125 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
    (604) 315-3941

    Rehab Settings

    - Detoxification
    - Outpatient

    Services Offered

    - Holistic Services
    - Prevention / Education
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Couples
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Families
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Substance Abuse Group Counselling

    People Served

    - First Nation

    Medical Staff: Petra Stewart, RSW | Counselor
    Tracy Hnidy | Counselor & FASD Coordinator

    1400A Drake Road, Campbell River, BC
    (250) 286-9766

    Rehab Settings

    - Detoxification
    - Interventionists
    - Outpatient
    - Substance Abuse Treatment

    Services Offered

    - Aftercare
    - Holistic Services
    - Prevention / Education
    - Substance Abuse Counselling
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Families
    - Substance Abuse Counselling For Individuals
    - Substance Abuse Group Counselling

    People Served

    - Adults
    - First Nation

    Trust Factors

    - Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

    Medical Staff: Certified Professional Counselors

    520 Richards Street, North Vancouver, BC
    (604) 985-5355

Information on Drug Rehab

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  • Should a detox program be considered rehabilitation?

    It is a form of rehabilitation, but it is not anything that is well-rounded and would address underlying issues. Detox is the first step before entering an outpatient or residential drug rehab program. It should not be considered counseling but a place to withdraw from drugs and alcohol.

  • Is it necessary to attend a detox program before drug rehab?

    It depends on the situation. Suppose you are still under the influence of drugs and alcohol, then detox is necessary to manage withdrawal symptoms. Some drug rehab programs require you to be sober for one or two weeks before entering the program. Detox is necessary to treat withdrawal symptoms, for example, alcohol, opioids, or illegal street drugs.

  • Is withdrawal management the same as a detox?

    Withdrawal management is a form of detoxification that deals with managing withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid or alcohol addiction or prescription drug addiction. This involves the process of managing dangerous withdrawal symptoms that require medication to ease withdrawal pain.

  • How is medical detox different from clinical detox programs?

    Medical detox programs utilize withdrawal management or medication-assisted treatment to alleviate dangerous withdrawal symptoms. It is different because medical detox programs are medically supervised, whereas clinical detox centers do not provide the same services.

  • Is medical detox needed for every type of substance use disorder?

    No, medical detox is generally only needed for severe drug dependence, such as with alcohol, pain medication, or benzodiazepines. Medical detox is not necessarily required for cocaine or methamphetamine addiction because withdrawal symptoms are not always dangerous or severe.

  • Are medications used in detox programs?

    Yes, in a medical detox program, medications are used to alleviate difficult and painful withdrawal symptoms. Medications are also used to taper individuals off of particular drugs. Medications are not meant to be permanent but only used in a medical setting to treat difficult withdrawal symptoms.

  • 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, DATS

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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

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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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