Donate

We would be grateful and honoured if you would like to donate to 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. 

Admissions

If you or someone you know needs help navigating the path to recovery, find out how to get started on our admissions page. 

Our Program

Our program offers a comprehensive approach to substance misuse recovery, combining group sessions with individual support to foster understanding, direction, and self-awareness. It’s designed for adults facing the challenges of detoxification, providing essential tools and guidance for the journey ahead.

About

Foothills Detox Centre is a medically supported adult Detox Program in southern Alberta. For 45 years we have offered a safe haven for individuals seeking to withdraw from substance abuse. With a team of expert staff and a rich history of compassionate care, we’re here to support your journey to recovery. Learn more about our commitment to healing and hope.

FAQ's

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.