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Alcohol Treatment & Drug Rehab Programs: Alberta

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I. ONLINE RESOURCES

Websites Specific to Alberta Rehabilitation

Alberta Health Services (AHS) - Addiction & Substance Abuse

Adults, Workplace Substance Abuse and Alberta Rehabilitation

Alcohol Use and the Alberta Workplace 1992-2002 (September 2003) was a study that provided data on substance use and gambling in the Alberta workplace. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 0-7785-2897-9.

Employee Assistance Programs in the Alberta Workplace (September 2003) summarizes a study that shows  employers ad union representatives reporting increased availability of employee assistance programs (EAPs) since 1992. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).  ISBN 0-7785-3228-3.

Illicit Drug Use and the Alberta Workplace 1992-2002 (September 2003) shows an increase in the use of cannabis in the workplace between 1992 and 2002 but other drug use remaining relatively constant. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 0-7785-3221-6.

Impacts and Costs of Substance Use in the Alberta Workplace(September 2003) studies employer perceptions of employers/unions about effects and report incidents due to substance use. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

Tobacco Use and the Alberta Workplace 2002(September 2003) shows that 30 percent of Alberta workers smoked or used tobacco within the past month. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 0-7785-3222-4.

For more information on workplace substance abuse see the Workplace Substance Abuse section.

ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN ALBERTA

National Release of the Cost of Substance Abuse in Canada, 2002 Study: Alberta Fact Sheet estimates that, in 2002, the cost to Alberta was $4.4 billion. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA).

Policy, Methamphetamine and Alberta Rehabilitation

Co-ordinated Alberta Response to Methamphetamine (April 2006) highlight the five strategic priorities identified in the Alberta Drug Strategy: (1) leadership and accountability, (2) partnerships and community capacity, (3) information and research, (4) continuum of services, and (5) legislation and regulation. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

Fighting Back - Report and Recommendations is a province-wide, holistic approach to stop the abuse and negative effects of meth in Alberta. Government of Alberta.

For more information on methamphetamines see the Crystal Meth section.

Pregnant Mothers Who Drink Alcohol and Alberta Rehabilitation

AADAC's Enhanced Services for Women(2006) is an initiative designed to better reach women who need help for a substance use problem, and to provide additional support to them while they are in treatment to better ensure success. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

For more information on help for pregnant mothers see the Special Populations section.

Research and Alberta Rehabilitation

Canadian Addiction Survey 2004: Alberta Report - Executive Summary (May 2005) focuses on the 2004 CAS results for the subsample of Albertan respondents, including information on the prevalence of alcohol and illicit drug use, trends in the prevalence of substance use, patterns of substance use, etc.
Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) ISBN 0-7785-3869-9.

Teens, Alcohol and Alberta Rehabilitation

Alcohol Use Among Alberta Youth (January 2007) is a report highlighting the results of a 2005 youth survey. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 0-7785-5125-3. For the full version refer to Alcohol Use Among Alberta Youth: The Alberta Youth Experience Survey 2005.

Teens, Club Drugs and Alberta Rehabilitation

Understanding the Youth and Young Adult Perspective of Raving in Alberta (December 2004) highlights the results of research on the rave scene in Alberta designed to help practitioners to refine services to youth. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 0-7785-3291-7.

Teens, Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act (PChAD) and Alberta Rehab

Evaluation of the Services Provided Under the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act (PChAD) (September 2007) highlights results of the evaluation of this act, which came into effect July 1, 2006. The act gives parents or guardians another way to help youth who will not voluntarily seek treatment. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 978-0-7785-6245-0.

Teens, Tobacco and Alberta Rehabilitation

Tobacco Use Among Alberta Youth (January 2007) is the results of The Alberta Youth Experience Survey to measure alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use among Alberta students in grades 7 through 12. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 0-7785-5129-6.

Teens, Treatment Admissions to Alberta Rehabilitation

AADAC Youth Clients: April 2006 to March 2007(September 2007) shows the number of youth who received youth services at AADAC for their own use of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs or gambling. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

Women and Alberta Rehabilitation

Where to Get Help: More Information(2003) lists programs for women with substance use problems that reside in Alberta. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC). ISBN 0-785-2721-2.

Women working toward their goals through AADAC Enhanced Services for Women (ESW): Summary Report (March 2006) is a report summarizing the outcomes of women involved in its Enhanced Services for Women (ESW) program. ESW’s mandate is to provide an enhanced level of addiction services to women. Services are intended primarily for pregnant women. Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC).

For more information on services for pregnant women see the Special Populations section.

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