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Addiction is a pervasive disease that affects virtually all aspects of an addict or alcoholic’s life. It influences feelings, moods and thoughts. Further, it disrupts careers, family, relationships, and financial health. Addiction reforms the brain and changes how neurons send signals in the body. Therefore, seeking quality drug and alcohol addiction treatment for recovery is more than necessary. Rehabs in Saskatchewan, these days are not high-walled institutions of doom. They are places where people get well. The treatment centres we work within Saskatchewan have many amenities, activities, individual and group therapies, and licensed staff. 

Choosing the RIGHT Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Centre in Saskatchewan

How does one know what is a good treatment centre and what is not? Why are some treatment centres so much more expensive than others? What’s the difference between private and public treatment centres in Saskatchewan? Do I need to detox first? How long do you have to stay at treatment? Can I go to treatment in Saskewatchen? Rest assured at Andy Bhatti Interventions and Addiction Services we help people in Regina and Saskatoon sort through these questions and choose the RIGHT rehab facility and treatment centre that is RIGHT for you and your family. Just like how addiction affects everyone differently we believe there is no one size fits all for a recovery program either. We treat everyone as individuals and work diligently with you and your family taking into account your personal needs and wants before recommending any detox or treatment centre in Saskatchewan or elsewhere.

Understanding the Cost of Rehab

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The cost of addiction treatment varies between each centre, province and country. Some programs are free through the government but have long waitlists and no individual care and some cost thousands of dollars a day and are more like resorts or spas. No matter your budget, there is a centre for you and we can help you find it. The opportunity to heal is accessible to anyone if they know what resources can help them. There are also people who can help you find a way to pay for treatment as soon as possible. Some rehabs in Regina and Saskatoon offer financial aid, accept insurance or have financing options. Insurance is one of the most common ways of paying for rehab. The amount insurance covers depend on the insurer and what the health provider accepts. 

Factors to Consider When Deciding on the Type of Treatment Facility

If you are suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, know there is hope and help available to you. You are not alone. Many people recover every year from this illness. You can too. When seeking an alcohol or substance inpatient rehab facility in Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto or anywhere in Canada for that matter, it’s crucial to understand the causes and risk factors that play a role in treatment recommendations…

  • Medical history – Alcohol inpatient treatment is often recommended for people with a medical history of liver, breathing or health issues. The professionals at an inpatient treatment centre will be able to develop a treatment plan that safely and appropriately accommodates these medical conditions.
  • Substance use – When someone enters a treatment program, the substance being used plays a central role in determining their treatment plan. In some cases, an individual may struggle with an addiction to more than one substance and need a treatment provider who will closely monitor their health conditions. For example, mixing drugs and alcohol can lead to dangerous interactions and warrant the help of a medical professional who can provide assistance through every step of the recovery process.
  • Mental health – A person who is suffering from alcohol addiction and a co-occurring mental health condition may require an individualized treatment plan. Alcohol inpatient treatment centres have specialists on-site who can confront and treat both conditions in a way that best supports the individual’s recovery. A dual diagnosis treatment plan will use a variety of therapies to target all of the aspects of co-occurring disorders. Dual diagnosis support aims to reduce the risk of relapse by adopting a long-term view of recovery.
  • Age – An alcohol Inpatient treatment facility will offer specialized medical care for individuals based on age factors. Because people over the age of 60 may experience a more challenging detox phase, painful withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening if not treated properly. An inpatient treatment facility will have the medical supervision needed to support older adults in overcoming alcohol addiction.

Types of Addiction and Alcoholism Treatment and Costs

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The type of care offered by a rehab affects the total cost of getting clean and sober. Treatment types are also different for some addictions. There are many other factors that affect the cost of rehab in Saskatchewan, from medical care to amenities. The following are only estimates based on costs reported by studies and individual facilities (not all being in Saskatchewan). Sometimes travelling for treatment can bring the cost down as well.

Detox Outpatient detox ranges in price but most inpatient rehabs we work with include medically-assisted detox in the cost of a program. The exact cost of detox depends on whether it’s part of an inpatient program and the type of addiction being treated. Substances (including alcohol) with dangerous detox side effects require more careful monitoring, making the price higher.
Inpatient Rehab Some inpatient rehabs may cost around $6,000 for a 30-day program. Well-known centres often cost up to $20,000 for a 30-day program. For those requiring 60- or 90-day programs, the total average of costs could range anywhere from $12,000 to $60,000. 
Outpatient Rehab Outpatient programs for mild to moderate addictions are cheaper than inpatient rehab. Many cost $5,000 for a three-month program. Some outpatient programs, such as the program at Hazelden Betty Ford in the USA, cost $10,000. The price tag depends on how often the individual visits the centres each week and for how long. Some of these are also available through government funding, insurance, unions etc.
Medications The type of treatment and medications needed affects the price tag on rehab. Some people don’t need medication for their addiction. Medications most often treat alcohol and opiate addiction. It can cost several thousand dollars a year. Methadone is often used to keep heroin addicts from releasing and allow them to lead normal lives during and after treatment. 

The facilities we work within Saskatchewan and throughout the world are top-notch and specialize in addiction, trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders programs. The programs are clinically designed to address the individual needs of each of its patients. Highly trained and educated staff combined with the latest research in addiction medicine, we have developed tailored programs that will give each person the highest likelihood of success for long-term recovery.

Every treatment facility we work within Regina and Saskatoon shares the same medical and clinical structure and beliefs that include evidence-based practices. Additionally, our programs each have a different focus and community that is better able to support where the person is, and what they are struggling with. Whether you are a teenager, a woman struggling with trauma, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a man struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder, and more; we have a program and facility just right for you.

In short, we’re applying evidence-based treatment methods to help recovering individuals each day. Specifically, our team of professionals in Saskatchewan provides our patients with the skills and awareness needed for enduring sobriety success. Beyond withdrawal, we work with facilities that treat addiction along with its underlying roots. Hence, we proudly offer a long list of premier options, such as…

  • Medically Assisted Detox
  • Residential Treatment Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Teenage and Young Adult Rehabilitation
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis and Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
  • Mindfulness-Based Sobriety
  • Individual Counselling
  • Group and Peer Support Programs
  • Sports and Art Therapy
  • Yoga and Meditation


If you or someone in your family is struggling with alcoholism or substance use in Saskatchewan let us help you, break the addiction cycle for good. Call us today to find your fresh start and lasting happiness.

The Cost of Private Treatment Gives you 24/7 Support and Medical Care

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Substance addiction isn’t just a physical issue. Nonetheless, there are medical issues that can arise throughout rehab and into recovery. When you work with us in Saskatchewan to choose a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility you can expect 24/7 care and medical support. This can provide you with peace of mind, and it can also be comforting to your loved ones back home in Regina or Saskatoon.

During rehab, clients don’t always follow a set pattern. Sometimes, clients are up late at night and struggling with insomnia. Clients can also experience delayed or lingering withdrawal symptoms well outside of standard office hours. Private residential drug and alcohol treatment centres expect and cater to these unexpected issues by providing comfort, care, treatment and counselling whatever the time might be.

Benefits of a Private Inpatient Recovery Centre

Private inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centres (or private residential rehabs) provide many benefits. They allow clients to have structure and support 24 hours each day. There is constant supervision, and there are zero opportunities for relapse. As a result, these residential programs give peace of mind to clients as well as their families.

When clients participate in an inpatient rehab program at any of our accredited treatment centres in Saskatchewan or elsewhere, they are secure. Our locations are free from drugs and alcohol, which means that there are fewer opportunities for temptations. It is much easier to stay on track when there is around-the-clock accountability and virtually no access to drugs or alcohol in the first place.

The 24/7 support also extends to medical supervision. While clients are still managing their withdrawal, medical care may be necessary. During inpatient care, clients can be sure that their health and safety are a priority. Whether there are psychological concerns in the middle of the night or just discomfort in the evening, there are always medical professionals ready to help our residential patients.

Inpatient drug rehab centres also provide clients with structure. Having a daily routine means that there are fewer decisions to make each day. When the path to recovery is highlighted with a regular daily schedule, clients find it much easier to stay on track. Some of the healthy habits that develop as a result of residential scheduling could come in handy months or years after inpatient rehab officially ends.

Comfort! The best thing about private rehab is the level of comfort and extra amenities offered. We believe that a client’s stay at one of our centres is comfortable then they are more likely to stick with the program laid out. Comforts our centres can offer are private rooms, private therapy sessions, pools, massages, healthy meals and snacks, personal trainers, yoga, nature walks, leisure activities and sports (like tennis, horseback riding, karate, volleyball) and more. The options truly are endless.

Outpatient or Inpatient? Is it Worth The Cost?

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Some individuals may not want or need inpatient drug treatment. However, it is the ideal choice for many. Anyone who has relapsed in the past may want to consider residential addiction treatment as a way to overcome drug and alcohol abuse once and for all. Inpatient rehab is also a good choice for anyone who doesn’t have a strong support system at home. Although Outpatient programs can be incredibly effective and a little less expensive, they aren’t as beneficial. You may end up relapsing and having to enter a residential treatment facility anyways which would cost more in the long run if you try both methods. 

Independent clients who are going home each night to an empty house on their own might enjoy having a 24/7 support system so that they feel less lonely. Those with families at home (even healthy and supportive families) will still have the stressors that come with living with family and still dealing with day-to-day life issues. Removing themselves entirely from their home environment so they can focus solely on their recovery is a safer bet.

Those with severe drug addictions or alcohol dependencies may also want to consider inpatient drug rehab centres. The more severe the drug addiction, the harder recovery will be. To find your way to sobriety, it makes sense to take full advantage of the resources available. Inpatient programs offer a schedule full of treatment, addiction therapy services and peer support available around the clock.

What to Look for in a Private Rehab or a Residential Treatment Centre

An effective private residential alcohol or drug treatment program in Saskatchewan or elsewhere will provide 24/7 medical supervision to support a safe and comfortable detoxification process. Residential rehab will also help you learn how to manage your addiction without temptation and build a toolbox to support your new skills throughout the remainder of your recovery journey. For residential alcohol or substance abuse treatment to be successful, certain elements must be included in the program. These include…

  • Accredited and trained staff
  • Individually focused treatment plan (no one size fits all)
  • Evidence-based clinical practices
  • Around-the-clock supervision
  • Research-based treatment
  • Healthy food
  • Safety precautions
  • Medical detox
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Comfortable surroundings
  • Relapse prevention programming
  • Post-treatment or after-care preparation and support

What Factors Into the Cost of Addiction Treatment?

There are several factors that affect the cost of rehab. Some of the predominant factors include…

Type of centre – There is a big divide in the price of inpatient and outpatient programs. The costs of inpatient programs are higher because the costs of housing and intensive care are higher.
The cost of these programs also depends on the length of the program and location. A centre in a province with a higher cost of living, like British Columbia, can be more expensive.

Treatments Offered – Some people don’t need medical detox when they start rehab. Cocaine users usually don’t experience dangerous withdrawals when they stop using, so there is no technical detox other than being monitored. But alcohol and heroin users often experience intense withdrawals during detox and usually need medication. Those requiring more medical care tend to pay more for rehab. Certain therapies like professional counselling also affect how much you could pay.

Amenities – The amenities offered by a rehab don’t come for free. Amenities may include massages, acupuncture, swimming pools, tennis courts, large individual rooms or award-winning chefs. Luxury rehabs typically frequented by executives or the rich and famous are expensive because of amenities. Luxury centres can cost tens of thousands of dollars per month. While most rehabs aren’t this expensive, more amenities do mean a higher price tag.

The True Cost of Addiction

In the long run, private rehab is not nearly as expensive as drug and alcohol addiction. Alcohol and drug users are more likely to skip work and switch jobs more often than sober individuals, which has a negative impact on income. The price of drugs, legal problems, health issues and loss of productivity at work all add up over time.

An alcoholic who drinks a 12-pack a day consistently for a year spends over $5,000. This cost doesn’t include potential legal issues that can cost thousands more. It’s harder to estimate the price of illicit drug addiction, but it can be much higher. Some former heroin users have reported spending tens of thousands of dollars on their addiction.

The financial costs of addiction are only part of the equation. They don’t include the personal costs of relationships, dignity and meaningful life.

Finding Care Close to Home In Saskatchewan

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The private facilities we work within Regina and Saskatoon offer top-notch support from expert and compassionate staff. We’re standing by to answer any questions that you might have and to aid you in finding the tools, courage, and support that you need to begin walking on your journey towards sobriety, happiness, and health. Call us today at 1-­888-988-5346 and we can meet with you or your family within 24 hours.