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Brief & Social Detox

Accessing Services:

Brief Detox Unit (BDU):

Clients can self-refer to the Brief Detox by walk-in or phone.

Admission criteria:

  • Be medically stable (conscious)
  • Present no risk of harm to self or others
  • Voluntarily accept services

Social Detox Unit (SDU):

Is a recovery based program focusing on the management of physical withdrawal symptoms while engaging in a recovery process.

Case management is provided, focusing on goal setting and treatment planning. 

Who Do We Serve?

We provide services for adults 18 years of age and older.  

"desire or faith for a better
future when you can't see the way"

Services Offered:

Brief Detox Unit (BDU):

 The Brief Detox Unit (DBU) is a 12 bed unit which provides a safe place to sleep for individuals under the influence of alcohol or drugs where they can be supervised until no longer intoxicated from their alcohol or substance use. 

The BDU is an alternative to overnight incarceration or admission to emergency rooms for intoxicated people who do not require emergency care.

The BDU is an opportunity for brief intervention where clients are monitored (vital sign/observed) for approximately 12 hours by an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  Addiction counselling support is also available.

Following a brief stay in the BDU, clients may choose to attend the Social Detox Unit to enter a recovery focused program.

Social Detox Unit (SDU):

Is a recovery based inpatient unit where clients often begin or reconnect with their recovery process.  Clients may self-refer to schedule an admission to the SDU.   Upon admission, clients are assessed to determine the appropriate detox services.  If clients are intoxicated upon arrival they may be supported through the Brief Detox Unit first.

Service Providers:

Our multidisciplinary team consists of a variety of professionals which includes:

  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Registered Nurses

Location and Contact Information:

201 Ave. O. South
Saskatoon, SK.  S7M 2R6

This facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Street parking available.

Last Modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 |
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