In-Province Help

Addiction Treatments in Canada

Families searching for a substance abuse treatment program will often look into community services in-province help. The majority of centres say that they have a wait time. Local addiction services are publicly funded and depend on financial assistance from different levels of government, which explains the wait time. Whether you are looking for in-province help for a residential treatment centre, a detox, or an outpatient program, you will most likely have some wait time.

To get admitted to a public rehab, the addicted person will have to call the facility every day to see if a bed or a spot is free. It is the system most centres use that seems to work well. Perseverance and determination are the keys to admission to an in-province-funded treatment centre. A Healthcare practitioner’s reference may help and, in some facilities, is required. The referral can come from a family doctor or an addiction counsellor. Ask the facility for more precision on this.

Our healthcare system is overwhelmed by demands, specifically in urban areas like Toronto, Vancouver and other major cities in the country. If you are looking for public access in-province help,  you can consult the contact information for each province below.

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    Wait Time for Admission

    Different provinces and cities will have varying wait times. Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia, specifically in the urban areas, will have more than a month’s wait. Canada saw in the last decade an increase in wait time, and with the advent of Covid-19, it became longer. The Healthcare budget allocated to addiction treatment programs is less than 10% of the yearly budget. 10%  goes to Mental Health, and a percentage of that is for substance abuse treatment.

    Canadians have other options. There is usually no waiting time in the private drug and alcohol treatment sector, but it is a paid-for service and out-of-pocket expense. Some drug and alcohol treatment centres are affordable to most average-income families, while others are out of reach. Nevertheless, many private drug and alcohol treatment programs will offer different financial options for those who want their services. Private care for drug and alcohol addiction is an option. We encourage you to look into it by calling different centres near you.

     

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    In-Province Help and Contact Information

    Province of Alberta

    North Zone…………1 866-332-2322

    Edmonton Zone….780-424-2424

    Central Zone………1 866-332-2322

    Calgary Zone……..403-266-4357

    South Zone………..1 866-332-2322

    Alberta Health Services Website

    Province of British Columbia

    Addiction & Mental Health,
    Lower mainland………………1 800-663-1441

    Northern Health, Fraser Health, Interior Health,
    Island Health………………….604-660-9382

    First Nations
    Anywhere in BC……………..1 800-588-8717

    Health Link BC Website

    Province of Manitoba

    oba Resources…………1-855-662-6605

    Addiction

    Province of New Brunswick

    Campbellton………..506-789-7055

    Miramichi……………506-778-6111

    Fredericton………….506-453-2132

    Sussex…………………506-432-2090

    Saint John…………..506-674-4300

    Moncton…………….506-856-2444

    Edmundston………506-735-2092

    Horizon Health Network

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    Eastern Health……1-877-752-4980
    Eastern Health Website

    Western Health…….709-752-4980
    Western Health Website

    Northwest Territories

    Call  1 800-661-0844 or  867-873-7037

    Province of Nova Scotia

    Halifax Area, Eastern Shore,
    and West Hants……………..902-424-8866

    Toll-free number……………1-866-340-6700

    Province of Ontario

    Connex Ontario………..1-866-531-2600

    Connex website

    Province of PEI

    Provincial Services……….1-888-299-8399 – Provincial Addictions Treatment Facility Website

    Service Directory………….902-368-4120 – Service Directory Website

    Province of Quebec

    Montreal area………….1-514-527-2626

    Anywhere else…………1-800-265-2626

    Province of Saskatchewan

    Saskatoon centralized intake……….306-655-7777

    Regina………………..306-766-7970 or (6600)

    Yorkton………………306-786-0558 or 1 888-989-8444

    Saskatchewan Health Authority Website

    Yukon In-Province Help

    Call  1 866-456-3838  or  1 867-456-3838

     

     

    Source: https://www.ephpp.ca/healthcare-funding-policy-in-canada/