Alberta’s addiction response
- Alberta’s addiction care system includes prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services. Learn more about the range of addiction care options.
- The Addiction Helpline at 1-866-332-2322 provides support, information and referral to services. The confidential, toll-free line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Opioid data helps us better understand the opioid crisis in Alberta and make informed, strategic decisions about how best to support individuals experiencing addiction.
Supporting the mental health of Albertans
Addressing the impact of COVID-19
- Online resources and virtual supports have been enhanced, including Kids Help Phone, the Mental Health and Addiction Help Lines, the Crisis Text Line, and 211 Alberta. This also includes launching Togetherall, a free, online network offering anonymous peer-to-peer mental health services.
- The Mental Health and Addiction COVID-19 Community Funding Grant Program is supporting community organizations to provide mental health and addiction recovery supports and services.
Budget 2022 is moving Alberta forward by building health system capacity, getting more Albertans working, and balancing the budget.
Provincial funding helped jack.org and Kids Help Phone create the Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub.
Available province wide, Alberta Health Services uses telehealth technology to provide treatment for opioid use disorder.
Nicholas Milliken was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Currie.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Milliken was a practicing lawyer and business owner in Calgary.
Mr. Milliken holds his juris doctor degree from the University of Saskatchewan as well as his Bachelor of Arts and bachelor of commerce from the University of Alberta.
An active community member and family man, Mr. Milliken lives in Calgary-Currie with his wife, Christine, and their young son. In his spare time he enjoys playing the drums and running.
Mr. Milliken was sworn in as the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction on October 24, 2022. He previously served as the Minister of Infrastructure.