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Nov. 6, 2020 – “For the first time in Alberta’s history, publicly funded addiction treatment will be extended to all Albertans,” says Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan.
“Previously, people struggling with addiction could only access residential addiction treatment if they received Alberta Supports or paid privately. We are giving all Albertans – regardless of their financial situation – the opportunity to recover and build a better life. Recovery is for everyone.”
The old Residential Addictions Treatment program was accessed by approximately 200 people on Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) supports and 2,500 on Income Supplements every year.
Albertans struggling with addiction can call the Addiction Helpline at 1-866-332-2322. The toll- free line offers help 24/7.