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Addiction Treatment in Alberta

What Now?

​If you or someone you care about needs help with a drug or alcohol problem, you’re probably wondering what to do now. It’s important to know that you have many treatment options.

You’ll need to talk to an addiction counsellor or health care provider about what treatment options may be right for you. Treatment options may range from seeing a counsellor once a week to residential treatment or detox. You can determine with your counsellor which is the best treatment plan for you.

Remember, getting yourself healthy and reducing the harmful effects of addiction is what is best for you, your family, and other people involved in your life.

Residential treatment is often a good option. There are many different types and various lengths of stay required. Be sure to ask about costs, travel, the ability to have visitors, daily routine and structure of the program, and ongoing aftercare.

What Now? Workbook

For more information about substance use treatment and the recovery journey, you can download the What Now? workbook.

The workbook has information about:

  • treatment options
  • what treatment is like
  • what happens after treatment

Click to download the What Now? workbook.

Have this workbook with you when you talk to your healthcare provider or an addiction counsellor. They can help you get more information and choose a path that’s right for you.

Take the Next Step

Talk to your healthcare provider or call:

  • 24/7 Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322 (Alberta only).
  • Health Link: 811​

Current as of: October 11, 2017

Author: Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services