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.

 

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/