We would be grateful and honoured if you would like to donate the foothills centre. We understand that people have strong connections to Foothills Centre. We have created a space in our yard to memorialize those lost to addiction.

Serenity Circle

Serenity: the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.

The Serenity Circle is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, a testament that even in the face of heartbreak, healing is possible. Here memories are enshrined, and the stories of lives lost become a beacon, reminding us that every journey is precious, every battle worth fighting. In the embrace of the Serenity Circle, we find a solemn vow to turn tragedy into triumph, to honour the past while forging a future illuminated by hope, compassion, and the unyielding belief that recovery is within reach for all.

The Serenity Circle stands as a profound and poignant memorial, a sanctuary of remembrance for those whose lives were tragically claimed by the shadows of drug overdose.

Those wishing to donate in memorandum may do so by purchasing one of the following items to be included within the Serenity Circle.

  • Adirondack chair
  • Name Plaque
  • Planter

Those interested in memorial donations please contact the Executive Director, Val Campbell via email [email protected].

You may also donate items that greatly impact the quality of lives for clients during their stay. Suggested items are:

  • Pajamas
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Socks
  • Smoking Cessation Patches
  • Smoking Cessation Lozenges


Who can use Foothills Centre detox?

Anyone who is requiring detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs and is over 18 years of age.

How do I get in to Detox?

The person who wants to enter the detox program must call our centre and complete a phone interview. Once that interview is complete and upon bed availability, arrangements will be made for admissions.

How long will I be in Detox?

The general stay is 7 to 10 days. Each person will be assessed on an individual basis should a longer stay be required.

What should I bring with me?

  • toothbrush, toothpaste
  • shampoo, conditioner
  • body wash
  • hair brush and/or comb
  • 4 or 5 changes of clothes. (Laundry gets done on site during your stay.)
  • small amounts of money
  • only the absolute essential jewelry

All valuables will be placed in lockup for safekeeping.

What should I NOT bring?

  • Scented products such as perfumes, colognes, and body sprays
  • Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives and blades
  • Clothing promoting any type of alcohol, drug, or gambling
  • Electronics, such as cell phones, TVs, cameras, computers, pagers, video games, DVDs, radios, CD players, iPods/pads, MP3 players, etc.
  • Work-related materials such as reports, projects, and papers
  • No bedding or towels

What will I do while I’m here?

  • Attend daily group sessions
  • Attend daily scheduled AA and CA meetings
  • Interact with other clients and staff
  • Abide by resident requirements

Is there a fee to attend detox?

No, detox is covered through your Alberta Health Care.