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Alberta Detox Centers

Last updated on: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

The process of finding the best detox in Alberta should not be a challenging task. Medical detox is for people with long-term addiction, or there are certain drugs such as opiates, prescription meds, and long-term use of daily alcohol. This type of detox provides medical staff trained to get someone off these addictive substances safely. On this page, we have a list of drug detox and medical detox centers located in the Alberta 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

The information below will help you on how to find medical detox and drug detox centers 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.

Date of Review: 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…

Rehab Settings

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

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Occurring Disorders

Medical Staff: Vera Koster, BA, CCAC, CCRC, ACTA | Community Counsellor
Kaitlyn Delisle, BHSc | Community Counsellor

21060 Tranquility Way Blackfoot, 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
– Shelter
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach

People Served

– Adults
– First Nation

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

People Served

– Adults

810 18th Street, Fort Macleod, AB

Ask a Professional

  • 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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