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Mental Health and Addiction Services: Adult Services – Brief and Social Detox Units

Provided by: Saskatchewan Health Authority: Saskatoon Health Region

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Service Description

Brief Detox Unit:

  • 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.
  • An alternative to overnight incarceration or admission to emergency rooms for intoxicated people who do not require emergency care.
  • Addiction counselling is available.

Social Detox Unit:

  • Following a stay in the Brief Detox Unit, clients may choose to attend the Social Detox Unit to enter a recovery-focused program.
  • An inpatient unit where clients often begin or reconnect with their recovery process.


Adults ages 18 years and older; must: be medically stable (conscious), present no risk of harm to self or others, and voluntarily accept services.

Application Process

Clients can self-refer by walk-in or phone. An assessment may be required prior to admission.



Business Line: 306-655-4195

Hours of Operation

24/7 hours

Service Website




Coverage Area

Saskatoon Health Region

Languages Offered


Saskatoon: Brief and Social Detox Unit


201 Avenue O South
Saskatoon SK  S7M 2R6

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Street parking available.

Location Info

Hours of Operation

24/7 hours


Wheelchair access - designated parking spaces; Wheelchair access - lowered elevator buttons; Wheelchair access - front or side or back doors; Wheelchair access - ramps; Wheelchair access - washrooms (at least one)

Hotline: 8-1-1

HealthLine: 24/7 Professional health advice or mental health support.

Business Line: 306-655-4195



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