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Alberta’s government is helping everyday Albertans by launching RecoveryAccessAlberta.ca, a tool that will make it easier to find and access addiction resources. The Alberta Addiction Service Providers Association has partnered with the government to develop the online tool.
“RecoveryAccessAlberta.ca will be an invaluable resource for families, people with addiction, recovery coaches, service providers and others to help people navigate and locate help. Finding treatment and entering recovery can be a challenging time and RecoveryAccessAlberta.ca will make that process easier for everyone.”
Anyone can confidentially use the online tool to find a list of services that meet their unique needs, such as detoxification, addiction treatment, services that reduce harm, peer supportive housing, supportive recovery services and more. It’s important to be able to compare all available options and choose a program or service that fits with your unique situation and meets your individual needs.
Start your search today and get connected with the organizations and services you are interested in. Service providers will answer any questions you have and provide you with the assistance you need to make an informed decision regarding the next steps on your path to recovery.
“The Alberta Addiction Service Providers Association represents over 30 detox, treatment, harm reduction, peer supportive housing and recovery operators in Alberta. RecoveryAccessAlberta.ca will make finding addiction programs and services easier than ever before in Alberta.”
Alberta’s Recovery Plan is helping everyday Albertans access life-saving prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources. A $140-million investment over four years is supporting the addition of new publicly funded treatment spaces; the elimination of daily user fees for publicly funded residential addiction treatment; and services to reduce harm, such as the Digital Overdose Response system (DORS), the introduction of nasal naloxone kits and the expansion of opioid agonist therapy.
- Alberta’s government is investing in mental health and addictions:
- $140 million over four years to enhance the mental health and addiction care system and create more publicly funded treatment spaces. This funding includes $40 million specifically to support the opioid response.
- More than $53 million to implement more online, phone and in-person mental health and addiction recovery supports to make it easier for Albertans to access services from anywhere in Alberta during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- For anyone using opioids, naloxone kits are available free of charge at more than 2,000 locations across the province. The new Digital Overdose Response System (DORS) app will be expanding soon. Visit DORSApp.ca for more information and to sign up to be notified when it is available in your area.
- The Addiction Helpline, a 24-7 confidential toll-free service, at 1-866-332-2322, can provide support, information and referral to services. Treatment can also start right away by calling the Virtual Opioid Dependency Program (VODP) seven days per week at 1-844-383-7688.