Inpatient Rehab is an Excellent Choice.

Many clients do not feel the need to pursue inpatient residential treatment, or what is commonly referred to as rehab.  However many clients do chose to attend treatment and get great benefits from it.  Often addiction started out with childhood trauma.  Other times we feel so out of control that we need a chance to catch ourselves and think more clearly about where we are and who we want to be.  Inpatient treatment gives a person the chance to think about what is going on in their lives with clarity and support.  It also allows the development of tools that can help us turn away from challenging situations.

Private inpatient treatment can be unaffordable for many of us.  Here is a list of publicly subsidized treatment providers.  Keep in mind that research shows that for opioid addiction, talk treatment without medication actually increases a person's risk of overdose death.  This increased risk is because if they have a slip after detoxing, they will have lost their tolerance to the drug.  We strongly urge anyone looking for treatment to  consult a physician about medication options.

publicly funded inpatient programs

Action North

 This  is a 28 day treatment program that accepts male and female clients.   They require 5 days of abstinence for admission.  Alberta resident rate  is $40 per day.  There is usually no wait time for access.  Contact   (780) 926-3113. 

Aventa

 This  is a 42 day treatment program that accepts only female clients.  They  require 10 days of abstinence for admission.  Alberta resident cost is  $50 per day and there is a $40 "assessment fee."  Wait times are usually  in the range of 10-12 weeks.  Contact (403) 245-9050.  

Addiction Recovery Centre Edmonton

 Medical  detox (the safest and most comfortable way to detox) with suboxone  initiation.  They can stabilize and refer clients on to treatment  programs.  Intake is  09:30 to 10:30 daily.   780-427-4291 

Bonnyville Indian-Metis Rehabilitation Centre

 This  is a 28 day treatment program that accepts male and female clients.  It  requires 7 days of abstinence for admission.  Alberta resident rate is  $40 per day.  The wait time is usually about 6 weeks.  Contact (780)  826-3328. 

Business and Industry Clinic

 Partnered  with Alberta Health Services, this program offers a 30 day residential  program but it costs $6000 ($200 per day). 1-800-419-1149 

Concurrent Disorders Enhanced Service

 Hospital  based, Free, 22 day inpatient program for people with severe addiction  and mental health challenges.  25 beds total.  Men and women age 18+.    403-783-7757 for more information 

Cunningham Place

 This  is a 14 bed transitional housing program for individuals with severe  mental health issues.  It is not a traditional treatment program.   Clients must attend an addiction program prior to admission.  Stays can  last as long as 3 years.  Case worker support but no addiction  counseling.  Cost is $560 per month.   Contact (780) 990-1120.   

Fresh Start Recovery Program

 This  is a 3-6 month treatment program that accepts only male clients.  It  requires 5 days of abstinence for admission.  The cost varies based on  source of income.  Wait times are usually between 2 and 8 weeks.   Contact (403) 387-6266. 

Footprints

 This  is a 47 day program that accepts both male and female Treaty Status  clients only.  It requires 7 days of abstinence for admission.   There  is no charge.  They run on a 7 week block program so wait times depend  on when the next block starts.  Contact (780) 939-3544.   

Fort McMurray Recovery Centre

 16 beds, adult clients.  28 day program that costs $40 per day for Alberta residents.  1-780-793-8300 

George Spady

  This  is an overnight shelter and detox for male and female clients.  There  is no charge for admission and no requirement for clean time.  Clients  are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  Contact (780)  424-8335.     

Henwood

 This  is a 19 day treatment program for both males and females.  It requires 5  days of abstinence for admission.  We have been told that the cost is  $716.  Wait times are about 3-4 weeks.  Contact (780) 422-4466.   

Recovery House (Jellinek Society)

 This  is a 3 month to 1 year recovery half way house that accepts male  clients.  They require 30 days of abstinence.  Cost is $600 per month  and wait times vary, we believe that the wait time can be as long as a  year.  We understand that there is priority to those seeking work.   Contact (780) 488-1160.   

Kapown Centre

 This  56 day treatment program accepts both male and female clients.  They  require 5 days of abstinence.  The cost is free for Treaty Status and  $163 per day for non-treaty status individuals.  They have continuous  intakes every Wednesday.  Contact (780) 751-3921.  

Landers

 This  is a 18-24 day treatment program that accepts both male and female  clients.  They require 5-8 days of abstinence for admission.  Alberta  resident cost is $40 per day.  Usual wait times is about one month.   Contact (403) 625-1395.  

Mark Amy Centre

 This  is a 42-56 day treatment program that accepts both male and female  clients.  They require 7 days of abstinence for admission.  They  recommend at least 3 pre-admission counseling sessions before admission.   Treaty Status is free, non-treaty is $150 per day.  Wait times are  unavailable at this time.  Contact (780) 334-2398.  

McDougall House

 This  is a 3 month treatment program for female clients only.  They require 7  days of abstinence prior to assessment.  They also require an inpatient  treatment program prior to admission.  Cost is $40 per day.  They do  not accommodate children.  Wait times are not available at this time.  Contact  (780) 426-1409.  

Medicine Hat Recovery Centre

 This  is a 28 day recovery centre with on site detox for both male and female  clients.  Cost is $40 per day.  Wait times are usually 6-8 weeks.   Contact (403) 529-9021. 

McCullough Centre

 This  is a housing program with a typical length of stay of about 6 months  but can be longer for male clients only.  Clients must have undergone  treatment prior to admission.  Cost depends on source of income.  We do  not have current wait times.  Contact  (780) 967-2221. 

Northern Addiction Centre

 This  is a treatment program with a length of stay between 20 and 45 days  depending on the situation.  They also have an onsite detox.  They  accept male and female clients.   The 20 day program costs $40 per day  but longer programs are between $6000 and $10000.  Wait times were not  disclosed to us.  Contact   (780) 967-2221. 

Our House

 This  treatment and housing program accepts male clients who have already  attended a treatment program, length of stay is as long as one year.   They require a minimum of 7 days abstinence.  Clients can work in later  part of program.  Cost is $1800 per month.  They did not provide us  with wait times.  Contact (780) 455-5517.     

Poundmaker's

 This  is a 42 day (90 day for young adults) treatment program that takes male  and female clients.  The cost is $40 per day and they have a 3-6 week  wait time.  Contact  (780) 458-1884.  

Recovery Acres

This  is a 3 month program for male clients.  They require 5-10 days of  abstinence.  Length of stay can be extended to 6 months.  Cost is $40  per day.  When we last checked there was no wait time.  Contact  (780) 471-2996. 

Salvation Army Transformations

This  is a 2 week to 4 month treatment program for male clients.  They  require 10 days of abstinence.  The cost is $40 per day.  There is a 2  week wait time at present.  Contact  (780) 429-4274 ext 246  

South Country

This  is a 28 day treatment program for men and women.  They require 5 days  of abstinence.  The cost is $40 per day.  We do not have current wait  times.  Contact  (403) 329-6603. 

Southern Alcare Manor

 This  is a 90 day treatment program for male and female clients.  They  require 5 days of abstinence for admission.  The cost is $40 per day.   The wait times vary.  Intakes are on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Contact  (403) 328-0955. 

Shunda Creek Wilderness Treatment Program

Non  Profit, Alberta Health Services Supported 10 bed program for men aged  18-24.  Applications are through AHS addiction and mental health clinics  that exist in most communities.  403-219-3499  

Thorpe Recovery Centre

This  centre treats both Alberta and Saskatchewan residents.  It has medical  detox (the safest and most comfortable way to detox) and has a 42 to 90  day program.  Some beds are publicly funded other beds are private.  1-877-875-8890 

Safe Harbor Medical Detox

Red Deer based medically supported detox and shelter.  Multiple services.  Men and women, 20 beds.  403-347-0181 

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Foothills Detox Centre

Fort Macleod based detox.  They do use the VODP program for medication starts.  Contact 403-553-4466

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