What We Do

What We Do

At Foothills Detox Centre, our approach to healing is centered on empowerment through knowledge and comprehensive care. We believe in offering up-to-date insights into alcohol, substance, and gambling addictions, ensuring our clients are well-informed on their journey to recovery. Our dedicated team provides unwavering support and maintains a safe environment throughout the detoxification process, a crucial step toward healing and independence. By focusing on the individual needs of each client, we aim to facilitate first steps toward addiction recovery and prepare them for the next steps in their journey, whether that involves further treatment or reintegration into society. Our mission is to illuminate the path to a healthier, addiction-free life, with every service tailored to foster resilience and recovery.

  • Provide current information on alcohol and substance addictions.
  • Provide support and safety during the detox process.
  • Assist clients with the first steps away from the harmful effects of alcohol and substance use.
  • Prepare them for further treatment, or reintegration into society.


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 Provincial Health Care, and even those with no coverage are free to attend.