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Alcohol and Drug Services

There are four main types of alcohol and drug services provided in Saskatchewan:

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1. Outpatient Services

Outpatient service agencies are the starting point for families and individuals concerned about their own, or others' use of alcohol or other drugs. Most people with substance use problems can be adequately helped on an outpatient basis. While attending outpatient appointments, clients continue to carry on with their day-to-day activities, such as working, school and caring for the family.

Outpatient services are available in across Saskatchewan. Qualified addictions rehabilitation counsellors provide a range of services including:

  • Assessments;
  • Intensive one-on-one and group counseling;
  • Education; and
  • Support.
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2. Detoxification Services

For people with more severe substance use problems, treatment often begins in a detoxification facility. Staff at these facilities work to provide a safe and comfortable environment in which the person is able to undergo the process of alcohol and other drug withdrawal and stabilization.

Typically, detoxification lasts seven to 10 days. During this time, clients return to normal daily living routines, participate in activities held at the facility, and are linked with resources in the community including self-help groups.

Detoxification Services are offered at the following centres:

  • La Ronge - (La Ronge Health Centre)
  • Lloydminster - (Slim Thorpe)
  • Meadow Lake - (Robert Simmard Centre)
  • Moose Jaw - (Wakamow Manor)
  • Prince Albert - (Adult Brief and Social Detox)
  • Regina - (Addiction Treatment Centre)
  • Regina - (Secure Youth Detox Centre)
  • Saskatoon - (Adult Brief/Social Detox)
  • Saskatoon - (Youth Stabilization, Calder Centre)
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3. Inpatient Services

The next treatment step for some people may be inpatient services. These programs offer activities similar to those of outpatient services, but on a more structured and intensive basis, with the client actually living at the facility. Programs usually last about four weeks but may run longer depending on individual needs.

Inpatient services are offered at the following centres:

  • Ile-a-la-Crosse - (Northwest Rehabilitation Centre)
  • Indian Head - (Pine Lodge)
  • La Ronge - (La Ronge Health Centre)
  • Lloydminster - (Slim Thorpe)
  • Prince Albert - (Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc.)
  • Prince Albert - (Valley Hill Youth Treatment Centre)
  • Prince Albert - (Family Treatment Centre)
  • Prince Albert - (Saskatchewan Impaired Drivers Treatment Program)
  • Saskatoon - (Calder Centre)
  • Saskatoon - (Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc.)
  • Regina - (Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan Inc.)
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4. Long-Term Residential Services

Many people with substance use problems also require assistance in other areas of their lives. Long-term residential facilities provide services for a more extended period to these individuals. The facilities offer counselling, education, and relapse prevention in a safe and supportive environment.

Life skills training, which is offered in long-term facilities, allows clients to further develop and enhance the skills needed for successful treatment.

Long-Term Residential Services are offered at:

  • North Battleford - (Hopeview)

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