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Edmonton – Government-Funded Outpatient Services

Edmonton Adult Counselling and Prevention Services

Alberta Health Services

10010 102A Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB T5J 0G5

Phone: (780) 427-2736

Note: Open Monday and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Intake/Assessment is available on a drop-in basis Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and Wednesday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Edmonton Youth Addiction Services

Alberta Health Services

12325 140 St. NW

Edmonton, AB T5L 2C9

Phone: (780) 422-7383

Note: for boys and girls 12 to 17 years of age. Drop-in Intake is Monday and Friday 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Call for office hours.

Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres

1 Poundmaker Road

St. Albert, AB

PO Box 34007

Kingsway Mall Post Office

Edmonton, AB T5G 3G4

Phone: (780) 458-1884

Toll-Free: 1(866) 458-1884


Note: has the Youth Addiction Treatment Program (YATP) for adults 18 to 24 years of age. YATP has enhanced mental health component program and is open to clients of all ethnicities. Clients need to be referred by AHS.

For government-funded outpatient listings in neighbouring municipalities such as St. Albert and Sherwood Park refer to the Alberta Outpatient Section in .

Edmonton – Private Practice Addiction Therapists

Fee-for-service or private practitioners included in this listing have indicated, through their listings on various professional certification websites, that their practice accepts individuals with alcohol and drug issues. Other criteria such as amount of direct addiction treatment experience, level of formal chemical dependency training, or the effectiveness of their preferred clinical approaches and techniques has not been considered. Therapists listed in this section charge a fee for service and are listed alphabetically. Readers are recommended to contact practitioners directly for further information. For a glossary of acronyms representing degrees, certifications, agencies, and disorders please refer to the glossary at end of this section.

NOTE: Additional listings in municipalities surrounding Edmonton such as Spruce Grove and Sherwood Park are listed in the Alberta Private Practice Outpatient section of .

Allen, Nicolas – MA, BPE

River Valley Counselling

1610 College Plaza

8215-112 St. NW

Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8

Phone: (780) 430-9224


Armstrong, Murray – MSW, RSW

Voice Dialogue Edmonton Clinical Services

10027 – 166 St.

Edmonton, AB T5P 4Y1

Phone: (780) 444-4399


Baird, Amanda – M.A., R.Psych

ARCH Psychological Services

Suite 1106, 13 Mission Ave

St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6

Phone: (780) 428-9223



Note: Speaks French.

Banszky-Hollis, Melinda – BA (Psych.)

Loussa Counselling Centre

#42, 9912 – 106 St.

Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5

Phone: (780) 478-4215


Becker, Cheryl – R.Psych.

8210-108 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 5T2

Phone: (780) 433-1666

Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling

Bianchini, Paul – M.A., R. Psych.

9505 79 St.

Edmonton, AB T6C 2S1

Phone: (780) 757-5535



Note: Works with adult individuals and couples using successful theoretical based treatments. Has experience with substance abuse and process addictions. Also has experience with stress, grief, depression and anxiety. Also specializes with law enforcement, lawyers, and medical professionals.

Block, Leslie – M.Ed., R.Psych.

Leslie Block & Associates

12145 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5N 3X9

Phone: (780) 423-2444


Canniff, James – Ph.D.

Jim Canniff & Associates

11503 – 124 Street

Edmonton, AB T5M 0K5

Phone: (780) 453-1873

Toll-Free: 1(800) 226-6433


Chalmers, Jim – MA

Cornerstone Counselling

#302, 10140 – 117 St.

Edmonton, AB T5K 1X3

Phone: (780) 482-6215


Cheaney-Dawe, Suzanne M. – M.A.

Blue Owl Psychological Services

10339-106th Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 1H8

Phone: (780) 488-0770


Deeter, Deborah – M.Sc., RMFT

Sunoka Counselling Services

#204 – 9670 142nd Street

Edmonton, AB T5N 2B4

Phone: (780) 886-3496

Note: works in the areas of addictions, chronic illness, sexual abuse, sexual orientation, concurrent disorders, relational problems, social problems and unresolved grief.

Duncan, Tami-lee – M.Ed., R.Psych.

ARCH Psychological Services

Suite 1106, 13 Mission Ave

St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6

Phone: (780) 428-9223



Furman, Keli – Ph.D.

8210 – 108 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 5T2

Phone: (780) 433-1666


Kauffman, Brad – MA

Compass Counselling

#200, 6732 – 75 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 6T9

Phone: (780) 462-7705


Keetch, Trisha – R.Psych. (Cand.), CCC

Criminal and Psychological Services

8219 108 St.

Edmonton, AB T6E 5T2

Phone: (780) 433-1666


Note: specializes in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Addictions, Eating Disorders and Women�s issues including Post Partum and Self Esteem. She also works with health and wellness and life counselling with young adults.

Kirchen, Magdalena – Lic.Phil. I

Consulting Psychology Associates

302 – Kingsway Mall

Edmonton, AB T5G 3A6

Phone: (780) 474-0341

Toll-Free: 1(800) 313-6605


Leighton, Belinda

Catholic Social Services

8212 – 118 Ave.

Edmonton, AB T5B 0S3

Phone: (780) 471-1122 


Lucki, George F. – M.Phil.

Arch Psychological Services

#39, 9912 – 106 Street

Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5

Phone: (780) 428-9223


Note: Also speaks Polish.

Marusiak, Christopher – M.Ed., R.Psych.

Marusiak Psychology

151, 10403 – 122 Street

Edmonton, AB T5N 4C1

Phone (780) 436-6881 ext 224

Phone: (780) 975-0444


Matheson, Mona – M.Ed.

Matheson Counselling & Mediation Services

111 Haddow Close

Edmonton, AB T6R 3W3

Phone: (780) 437-7414

Meiers, Gary J. – Ph.D., R.Psych., LMFT

10009 85th Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB T6E 2J9

Phone: (780) 433-2269


Meyer, Marliss – Ph.D.

Cornerstone Counselling

#302, 10140 – 117 St.

Edmonton, AB T5K 1X3

Phone: (780) 482-6215


Muller, Joy – Ph.D.

12911-97 Street

Edmonton, AB T5E 4C2

Phone: (780) 433-2225

Paterson, John G. – Ed.D.

845 Education South

U. of Alberta

Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5

Phone: (780) 492-3701


Peacock, Terry – M.A.

Peacock & Peacock Registered Psychologists

Suite 202, 10432, 123 St.

Edmonton, AB T5N 1N7

Phone: (780) 488-4040

Phillips, Lynda Joline – Ph.D.

10443 – 85 Ave,

Edmonton, AB, T6E 2K2

Phone: (780) 431-1831

Pierzchalski, Ann – M.Ed.

Shift Intuit

Marketplace Callingwood Professional Centre

#225 – 6650 177 Street

Edmonton, AB T5T 4J5

Phone: (780) 758-7277


Puchyr-Chartier, Bailey – M.C.

ARCH Psychological Services

Suite 1106, 13 Mission Ave

St. Albert, AB T8N 1H6

Phone: (780) 428-9223



Riediger, Al – Ph.D., R.Psych.

ARCH Psychological Services

#39, 9912 – 106 St

Edmonton, AB T5K 1C5

Phone: (780) 428-9223



Sanford, Melodie -MA, R.Psych

Insight Psychological Inc.

Square on 23rd Ave.

#203 9148-23 Ave.

Edmonton, AB T6N 1H9

Phone: (780) 461-1717

Toll-Free: 1(888) 311-3501


Note: specializes in gay/lesbian issues, depression, sexual abuse/sexual assault, relationship/ marital counselling, psychological assessments, and more.

Schmolke, Christina, R Psych.

Centre for Family and Health Psychology

602- 10216 124 Street

Edmonton, AB T5N 4A3

Phone(office): (780) 421-1747


Note: Christina specializes in addiction (including sex and love addiction), grief and loss, mental health and relationship issues. I currently provide individual counselling over the phone and in person.

Stolte, Michael – MA, CCC, R. Psych.

CHVB Psychological

#206, 10240 124 Street

Edmonton, AB T5N 3W6

Phone: (780) 424-0123

Toll-Free: 1(888) 424-0126


Note: Treats depression, anxiety, autism, post-divorce, high conflict families, and addictions. Works with children, youth, adults (including couples).

Sussman, Paul S. – Ph.D.

Sussman Psychological

9508 Riverside Drive

Edmonton, AB T5N 3M6

Phone: (780) 424-5592


Glossary of Common Acronyms in Psychotherapy (Degrees, Certifications, Agencies, Disorders, etc.)

ACOAAdult Children of Alcoholics

ACT – Acceptance Based Therapy

ADTR – Academy of Dance Therapists certified by the American Dance Therapy Association

BPHE – Bachelors of Physical Education

BRI – Board Registered Interventionist certified by Association of Intervention Specialist Credentialing Board

BScN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CAC – Certified Addictions Counsellor certified by Canadian Council of Professional Certification

CBT – Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

CCC – Canadian Certified Counsellor certified by Canadian Counselling Association (CCA)

CEAP – Certified Employee Assistance Professional certified by Employee Assistance Professionals Association

CGC – Certified Problem Gambling Counsellor certified by Canadian Council of Professional Certification

CHt – Certified Hypnotherapist certified by the Professional Board of Hypnotherapy

CMAT – Certified Eating Disorder Therapist certified by International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Therapists (IITAP)

CSAC – Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor

CSAT – Certified Sex Addiction Therapist certified by International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Therapists (IITAP)

CTS – Certified Trauma Specialist certified by the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)

DBTDialectical Behavioural Therapy

DH – Diploma in Hypnotherapy

DKATI – Diploma of Kootnai Art Therapy Institute

D.Min. – Doctor of Ministry

DTR – Dance Therapists Registered certified by the American Dance Therapy Association

EAP – Employee Assistance Program

EFAP – Employee and Family Assistance Program

EFTEmotion Focused Therapy

EFTEmotional Freedom Technique

EFT-ADV – Certified Emotional Freedom Technique certified by the Gary Craig Foundation

EMDREye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

FIPAFellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association

ICADC – International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor certified by Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)

MA – Master of Arts

MC – Master of Counselling

MCFDMinistry of Children and Family Development is responsible for government programs targeting children and youth in the province of BC

M.Div. – Master of Divinity

M.Ed. – Master of Education

MIMotivational Interviewing

MNLP – Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming

MOHBC Ministry of Health

MPCP – Master Practitioner of Counselling Psychology certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

MRPC – Registered Master Professional Counsellor certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

M.Sc. – Master of Science

MSW – Master of Social Work

MTSC – Masters of Theological Studies & Counselling

NLPNeuro Linguistic Programming

OCDObsessive Compulsive Disorder

PACSPeace Arch Community Services

Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy

Psy.D. – Doctor of Psychology

RAS – Registered Addictions Specialist certified by Breining Institute in California.

RCC – Registered Clinical Counsellor certified by British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors

RMFT – Registered Marriage and Family Therapist certified by American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

RMT – Registered Massage Therapist certified by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC)

RN  – Registered Nurse

R.Psych. – Registered Psychologist

RPC – Registered Professional Counsellor certified by Canadian Professional Counsellors Association.

RPT – Registered Play Therapist certified by Association for Play Therapy

RRP – Registered Rehabilitation Professional certified by Vocational Rehabilitation Association

RSW – Registered Social Worker

SAP – Substance Abuse Professional certified by United States Department of Transportation (DOT)

SFBTSolution Focused Brief Therapy

SRT – Self Regulation Therapy certified by Canadian Foundation for Trauma Research and Education 

TATTapas Acupressure Technique

TFTThought Field Therapy

TIRTraumatic Incident Reduction

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Edmonton Withdrawal Management Services (Detox)

Addiction Detoxification

Alberta Health Services

10302 – 107 Street NW

Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2

Phone: (780) 427-4291

Fax: (780) 422-2881

Toll-free: 1(866) 332-2322

Note: This is a 42 bed medical detox for adults 18+. 26 beds are for men. 14 beds are for women. 2 beds are for special needs circumstances.

Edmonton Youth Stabilization

6705 – 120th Ave NW

Edmonton, AB T5B 0C7

Phone: (780) 422-7383 (Assessment and Referrals)

Phone: (780) 644-3627 (direct)

Fax: (780) 643-6804

Website: Edmonton Youth Stabilization

Note: for youth between 12 and 18 years of age. Clients must be assessed at 12325 140 St. NW then referred to this detox. This is a co-ed 4bed social detox centre. If clients need medical supervision for withdrawal youth will be referred to a hospital or other location and after 5 days will return to this centre to continue detoxing.

George Spady Centre

10015 105 A Avenue NW

Edmonton AB T5H 0M5

Phone: (780) 424-8335

Fax: (780) 426-1203


E-Mail: use the form on the “contact us” page


Note: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, year round. Has 27 beds, 21 for men and 6 for women. Non-medical setting.

Edmonton Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Important! If a resident of Alberta is considering methadone for the first time or is currently on a methadone program outside of Alberta and is moving/temporarily locating to the province of Alberta, that individual must first meet with and addiction medicine specialist at one of the Methadone Clinics below. The addiction medicine specialist at the methadone clinic will then refer the individual to the nearest physician licensed to prescribe methadone. At this time, no list of Alberta-based methadone prescribing physicians is available to the public. For more information visit theAlberta Health Services Opioid Dependency Program website.

Edmonton Adult Counselling and Prevention Services

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Opioid Dependency Program

Main Floor

10010 102A Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB T5J 3G2

Phone: (780) 422-1302

Note: Provides outpatient methadone therapy.

Metro City Medical Clinic

Phone: (780) 429-3991

Panorama Medical Clinic

Phone: (780) 471-4434


Edmonton Services for HIV/AIDS & Other Communicable Diseases


Phone: (780) 424-4106 ext. 210

Note: covers Edmonton north to Grande Prairie.

Edmonton Addiction Medicine Services

Balachandra, Krishna – MD

PO Box 307 Stn. Main

Edmonton AB T5J 2J7

Phone: (780) 342-5473

Note: Dr. Balachandra is a psychiatrist and certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). A referral is required.

Els, Charl – MBChB, FC Psych

154 Meadowlark Shopping Centre NW

Edmonton, AB T5R 5W9

Phone: (780) 429-4761

Note: Dr. Els is a psychiatrist. A referral is required. Speaks English and Afrikaans.

Forster, Ian Donald – MD

154 Meadowlark Shopping Centre NW

Edmonton AB T5R 1C7

Phone: (780) 429-4761

Note: Dr. Forster is a family doctor. No referral is required.

Hinton, Marnie – MD

9942 108 St. NW

Edmonton AB T5K 2J5

Phone: (780) 342-7944

Note: Dr. Hinton is a family doctor. No referral is required.

Rahaman, Omar Sharif – MD

154 Meadowlark Health Centre

Edmonton AB T5R 5W9

Phone: (780) 429-4761

Note: Dr. Rahaman is a family doctor. No referral is required.

Ryan, Dan – MD

2835 Mill Woods Road NW

Edmonton AB T6K 4A9

Phone: (780) 450-4550

Note: Dr. Ryan is a family doctor in general practice. No appointment required.

Virani, Hakique – MD

10419 102 Ave. NW

Edmonton AB T5J 0B4

Phone: (780) 429-3991

Note: Dr. Virani is a community medicine specialist. Appointment required. Speaks English, Gujerati, and Kachi.

Wong, Nick Neng Lih – MD

10010 102A Ave NW

Edmonton AB T5J 0G5

Phone: (780) 422-1302

Note: Dr. Wong is a family doctor. No referral is required.

Edmonton Primary Care Mental Health & Addiction Services

Edmonton North Primary Care Network

Phone: (780) 473-7131

Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network

Phone: (780) 701-5393

Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network

Phone: (780) 735-7641

Edmonton West Primary Care Network

Phone: (780) 702-6860

Note: Provides mental health and addiction services for Albertans who do not have access to a family doctor.

Edmonton Medical Monitoring Services

Health at Work Services

We Care Home Health Service

Suite 500, Capilano Centre

9945-50th Street

Edmonton, AB T6A 0L4


Toll-Free: 1(877) 468-3994


Edmonton Addiction Medicine Specialists

Els, Charl – MB ChB FCPsych MMedPsych ABAM

University of Alberta

154 Meadowlark Health Centre <no space>

156 St and 87 Ave.

Edmonton, AB T5R 5W9

Phone: (780) 932-7217


Forster, Ian – MBChB, MRCS, LRCP, CASAM

Lifemark Health Institute

154 Meadowlark Health Centre

Edmonton, AB T5R 5W9

Phone: (780) 429-4761

Toll-Free: 1(800) 493-5446

Note: Dr. Forster is also an expert on chronic pain management. This particular location of LIfemark specializes in the treatment of chronic pain.

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Al-Anon Information Service of Edmonton (AIS)

PO Box 1375

Edmonton AB T5J 2N2

Phone: (780)433-1818 (24 hours)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Edmonton Area Alcoholics Anonymous

#8, 11041 – 105 Ave. NW

Edmonton AB T5H 3Y1

Phone: (780)424-5900

Note: has a meeting list for Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

Christians in Recovery

Note: meetings in Edmonton.

Cocaine Anonymous

Northern Alberta Area Cocaine

PO Box 64035

11528-107 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5H 0Y7

Phone: (780)425-2715

Women for Sobriety

Edmonton, AB

Phone: (215) 536-8026 (U.S.)

Fax: (215) 538-9026



Note: This is a female only support group. Please email or call to find out the current local moderator in this area.


Nar-Anon Edmonton

St. Paul’s United Church

11526 76th Avenue

Edmonton, AB


Narcotics Anonymous

Edmonton Area Narcotics Anonymous

Edmonton Public Library

#615, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square

Edmonton AB T5J 2V5

Phone: (780)421-4429

The Support Network

400 – 10025 106 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4

Phone: (780)482-0198


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EDMONTON – Adult Primary Treatment

Henwood Treatment Centre

18750-18 Street NW

RR6, LCD 1

Edmonton, AB T5B 4K3

Phone: (780) 422-9069 (general office)

Phone: (780) 422-4466 (admissions)

Website: Henwood Treatment Centre

Note: Co-ed program. 19 days. Clients must be 5 days sober prior to admittance.

Edmonton – Adult Support Recovery – Secular

Jellinek House

11229 – 100 Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB T5K 0J1

Phone: (780) 488-1160

Fax: (780) 488-5984



Note: Clients must have completed primary treatment within the last 5 years, be sober for the past 30 days, and be following the AA/NA/CA 12steps.

McDougall House

11070-108 Street NW

Edmonton, AB T5H 3A9

Phone: (780) 426-1409

Fax: (780) 429-3459

E-mail: or use the form on the “contact us” page of the website.


Note: Women only. 12step – 90 day program. Clients must have completed primary treatment within the last 6 months. Clients must complete an in-person interview to determine suitability. Must be 7 days abstinent prior to admission.

Our House

22210 Stony Plain Road NW

Edmonton, AB T5S 2C3

Phone: (780) 474-8945

Fax: (780) 479-2271



Note: 12step Program for men 18+. Clients must be 7 days sober prior to admission. Long term treatment for 9-13months.

Oxford House

#8 10704 108th St.

Edmonton, AB T5H 3A3

Phone: (780) 455-5517 (office)

Intake: (780) 975-5975 (Chuck)

Intake: (587) 708-3642 (Richard)

Email (men):

Email (women):


Note: Gender separate houses for 18+. A minimum of 2 12step meetings are required per week. Clients must be 3-7 days sober prior to admission.

Recovery Acres Society

6329 118 Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB T5W 1G2

Phone: (780) 471-2996

Fax: (780) 477-1578


Website: Recovery Acres

Note: Men 18+. Up to six months for treatment. Clients must be a minimum of 5 sober prior to admission.

Edmonton – Adult Support Recovery – Faith-Based

Alpha House

Catholic Social Services

#2 – 11830 83rd St.

Edmonton, AB T5B 2Z3

Phone: (780) 473-5957

Phone: (780) 913-5220

Fax: (780) 473-7650

Website: Alpha House

Note: Gender Separate housing for 18+. Clients must attend a minimum of 2 meetings per week. Client must be 5 days sober.

Anchorage Treatment Program

Edmonton ARC

Salvation Army

9611-102 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5H 0E5

Phone: (780) 429-4274

Fax: (780) 421-7307

Website: The Anchorage Addictions Program


Note: Men 18+. 12step program. Clients must be a minimum of 5 days sober prior to admission. Program is 6months in length.

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Please note that Alberta has Protection of Children Abusing Drugs (PChAD) Program: Protective Safe House Assessment and Detoxification (Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary). This program allows parents/guardians to apply for a court appointed apprehension and confinement order if their child’s use of alcohol/drugs is likely to cause significant psychological or physical harm to themselves or others. This order would permit a child to be taken to a protective safe house to begin detoxification, allow counsellors to assess the child and offer treatment recommendations to follow once he has been discharged from the program. An addiction counsellor will help children and families find the best treatment match for their needs, and will help put together an individualized treatment plan that best suits a particular child and family. For more information and to find an addiction services office near you, please call the 24-hour Helpline at 1-866-332-2322 (Alberta only). Source: Treatment Services for Youth page, Alberta Health Services website.

Edmonton – Youth Primary Treatment

Edmonton Addiction Youth Services

12325-140 Street NW

Edmonton, AB T5L 2C9

Phone: (780) 422-7383


Edmonton – Native Primary Treatment

Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres

1 Poundmaker Road

St. Albert, AB

PO Box 34007

Kingsway Mall Post Office

Edmonton, AB T5G 3G4

Phone: (780) 458-1884

Toll-Free: 1(866) 458-1884




Crystal Meth andEdmontonRehabilitation

A Community Stakeholder View of Crystal Meth in Edmonton: Trends, Strategies, Challenges and Needs (February 2004) Social Development Working Group of the Safer Cites Advisory Committee, City of Edmonton.

Research andEdmontonRehabilitation

Drug Use in Edmonton (2001-2002) highlights the use of alcohol and drugs in Edmonton, law enforcement, drug rehabilitation (treatment), and mortality rates. Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU).

Injection Drug Use in Edmonton’s Inner City: A Multimethod Study (August 2003) summarizes the rationale, objectives, methods, and results of a multimethod research project designed to describe the injection drug use of inner city Edmonton. Addiction and Mental Health Research Laboratory, Center for Health Promotion Studies and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta. ISBN 1-55195-180-0.

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