Making Strides – Equine (*HORSE) and Canine (*DOG) Therapy

MAKING STRIDES Equine (Horse) and Canine (Dog) Therapy Program A one-on-one weekly session with a therapist and animals! Equine Therapy (HORSES!) A collaborative project between Equinox Therapeutic, Boyle Street Community Services, and the Bissell Centre. WELCA’s Galla raised $9,845 for equine-assisted psychotherapy services to Edmonton’s inner city community members. Canine Therapy (DOGS!) Three 1 hour … Continue reading

Streetworks Needle Exchange

Streetworks Needle Exchange Alternate names: (Previous names: Streetworks Free Needle Exchange) Streetworks is a free needle exchange service for people who inject drugs. There are five sites and a mobile van. People who are injecting drugs can access clean needles and dispose of their used needles, to keep individuals and communities safer and healthier. Over 800,000 needles are exchanged through … Continue reading

211 Resource Lists

211 Offers PDF (printable) information lists, including:   Resource List for Aboriginal People Resource List for Addictions Resource List for Anger Management Resource List for Basic Needs Resource List for Children Resource List for People with Disabilities Resource List for Family Violence and Abuse Resource List for Leisure/Personal Enrichment Resource List for Men Resource List … Continue reading

Adult Residential (Live In) Addictions Treatment

Addiction Services – Adult Residential Alberta Health Services offers Residential treatment programs, ranging from 20 to 42 days, for adult Albertans seeking help for addictions. The programs are free for those who cannot afford them: speak to AHS staff about how to get funded. Residential Treatment Programs are operated by Alberta Health Services and agencies … Continue reading

Adult Detox

Addiction Services – Adult Detoxification 24 hour medical care for individuals experiencing withdrawl. Counselling support is available. Services provided may include: •health stabilization •assessment •information sessions •introduction to self-help groups •addiction treatment planning •discharge planning •referral For adults 18+ needing detoxification from substance use. Priority access is given to pregnant women and Alberta residents. Accessing … Continue reading

Free, Confidential Adult Addiction Counselling Appointments

Addiction Services – Adult Counselling Short-term adult outpatient (appointment/drop in) treatment services include individual, family and group counselling for those with alcohol, other drug or gambling concerns. All counselling services are strictly confidential and free. •Edmonton Adult Addiction Services 10010 102A Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0G5; 780-427-2736 •Leduc Neighbourhood Center Leduc Neighbourhood Centre 4901 … Continue reading

Addiction & Mental Health – Inpatient Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital

Addiction & Mental Health – Inpatient Unit The unit is staffed by an interdisciplinary team who provide treatment and care to clients with acute addiction and mental health disorders. Treatment includes: •ongoing individual assessment •medication •counselling and •group therapy Accessing the service – more information: This service is provided on an inpatient unit with in … Continue reading

Addiction Helpline 1-866-332-2322

Addiction Helpline The Addiction Helpline is a toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services. The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hour a day, seven days a week and is available to all Albertans. Please visit the links below for more details about this service … Continue reading

Alberta Health Services – Youth Addiction Programs

Alberta Health Services has a variety of Treatment services for youth and their families. Call the 24-hour Helpline at 1-866-332-2322 (Alberta only). Services include: Information services: Outpatient services Mobile services: Intensive Day Treatment Programs Residential Detoxification Residential Treatment Program Adventure-Based three-month wilderness program  Residential Treatment Program: Urban-Based Group Treatment (Edmonton).  Residential Treatment Program: Group Treatment … Continue reading