Alberta Alcohol Treatment for 24-year-old Female

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Alcohol Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

In May, Spencer* called us looking for public alcohol treatment programs in Edmonton, Alberta for his 24-year-old Girlfriend. The first issue Spencer and his girlfriend would need to resolve is getting an Alberta Health Services (AHS) card, so we started by giving him information for the closest health services offices:

Alberta Health Services

How to register webpage:

In person: Albertans may register for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage and update their information at participating registry agent office locations across the province, free of charge.
Telephone: 780-427-1432 (Edmonton) Monday–Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed statutory holidays.
 Toll-free in Alberta, dial 310-0000 then 780-427-1432.
Fax: 780-422-0102 (Edmonton)
Mail: Alberta Health
Attention: Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan 
P.O. Box 1360, Station Main
Edmonton, AB T5J 2N3
Email*: For general information or non-personal questions regarding Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan, email

In order to access public alcohol treatment, Spencer’s girlfriend would need an assessment after she received her AHS card number. We gave him information to an AHS assessment office in Edmonton:

Alberta Health Services

10010 102A Avenue NW
 Edmonton, AB T5J 0G5
Phone: (780) 427-2736
Note: Open Monday and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Intake/Assessment is available on a drop-in basis Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and Wednesday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Because his girlfriend was currently in the process of withdrawing, he felt she did not need detox services. We skipped straight to giving him potential options for female alcohol treatment in Alberta:

1. Henwood
2. Poundmakers Lodge (First Nations program in Edmonton)
3. Aventa (Calgary young adult 90-day treatment for women)
4. Youville (Calgary)

After providing a few residential treatment programs, we also gave Spencer the hotline phone number for AHS Addictions (1.866.332.2322), formally known as AADAC (Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission), in case he wanted to research other provincially funded treatment programs.

Lastly, we also suggested he use this list of questions when researching treatment options for his girlfriend.


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