Calgary Drug Rehab, Alberta

When searching for drug rehab in Calgary, Alberta, finding a program that meets individual needs is essential. The treatment center should offer detox, counseling, and aftercare support. Our organization has created a listing with detox, outpatient, and residential drug rehab. Most of our listed centers are government-funded or low-cost treatment. The downside is the waiting list. Private rehabs in Calgary, Alberta will likely not have a waiting list.


List of Rehabs in Calgary, Alberta

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

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Drug rehab in Calgary, Alberta, includes some residential and outpatient programs, hospital inpatient services, detox clinics, and 12-step meetings. provides a directory listing of some of these services.

Our professional counselors help you find drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Calgary. When you first contact us, we gather information and refer you to appropriate resources in the city. In addition to our directory services, Alberta Health Services provides information for Calgarians with substance use disorders.

We also recommend searching for substance use treatment outside the Calgary area or another province. It has proven beneficial and successful in escaping from the current environment and focusing on recovery. Our qualified professionals can help you find help in the city, province, or another region of Canada.

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Calgary Detox Centers

Treatment for drug & alcohol addiction often begins with detox, which is the process of helping toxins leave the body while managing withdrawal symptoms. A detoxification program in Calgary is usually divided into three main steps:

  • Evaluation
  • Stabilization
  • Transition to treatment

It is an essential part of overcoming the addiction because continued substance use can make the body physically dependent on it, and abruptly quitting these substances can lead to extreme withdrawal symptoms. Once the detoxification process is completed, the person is ready to move on to the rest of their treatment, either through an inpatient or outpatient program in Calgary. Here is some additional information on those two main forms of treatment:

  • An inpatient program is, in most cases, the most effective approach to treatment. It offers a safe & supervised environment where their only focus can be recovery and sobriety. Long-term residential programs are the most common, as they allow more time for the person to address all dynamics of their addiction.
  • For certain people, pausing their life for an extended period is not possible. In such cases, an outpatient program is an ideal choice. It gives them a chance to get the help they need while still maintaining a job and taking care of their family.

Ask a professional

No, Alberta Health Services operates detox centers, outpatient facilities, and residential drug rehab programs throughout the province. In addition, there are private drug rehab centers across the province in smaller communities. Families and individuals can also find counseling and 12-step meetings in most communities across the province.

The cost varies depending on whether the program is outpatient or residential and how long rehabilitation lasts. Initially, province health care pays for substance use treatment, and these are programs operated through Alberta Health Services. Private drug rehab costs vary; for example, a long-term private program can cost $20,000 to $30,000. Private detox and outpatient drug rehab remain the most affordable option.

Opioid treatment options in Alberta include recovery housing, intensive residential treatment, opioid agonist therapy, and support for families. Alberta also utilizes overdose prevention. Treating opioid addiction requires medical detox, residential treatment, and adequate aftercare support.

If the drug rehab program is operated by Alberta Health Services, provincial health care covers the cost. Yet, there could be some out-of-pocket costs such as room and board if it is a residential facility. When paying for private drug rehab in the province, you may want to consider medical financing, payment plans, if the program offers it, pooling resources, or extending a line of credit.

Yes, through Alberta Health Services, parents will find outpatient services, mobile services, intensive day treatment programs, residential detoxification, and residential treatment programs. In addition, there is the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Program, which allows parents to apply for a protection order if their child’s use of alcohol or drugs is likely to cause psychological or physical harm to themselves or others.

The questions from’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


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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