Medically Supported Detox

It takes courage to take that first step.

What is Medically Supported Detox?

The Thorpe Recovery Centre’s (TRC) Medically Supported Detox supports clients through the initial stages of recovery. Research demonstrates that it is crucial for the successful treatment of a

Suboxone Detox Treatment

With the rise in opioids (fentanyl, heroin, morphine) use, comes with a greater need for assistance to detox. Unfortunately, opioid withdrawals are difficult and many clients are unable to withstand


How Long is Detox?
Medically Supported Detox is typically 7 – 10 days; but can vary depending on the substance and progress of the client.

How Do I Get Into Detox?
There are two methods of accessing a bed at TRC: an Alberta or Saskatchewan healthcare funded bed, or fee-for-service bed. Due to a small number of funded beds at the facility, there typically is a wait for treatment.

What Happens After Detox?
For a comprehensive continuum of care, we highly recommend transitioning into the TRC Residential Addiction Treatment Program. Although effective for early stages of recovery, Medically Supported Detox does not prepare the client for life in recovery in the same as a 42 day treatment program.

How Can I Prepare?
We recommend all attendees prepare for Detox by attending Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and/or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12 Step or other support groups prior to attending.

Suboxone Detox Treatment

During their stay in Medically Supported Detox, clients are expected to participate in the scheduled programming each day. Programming includes lectures, process groups, counselling, and other therapeutic activities designed specifically for individuals in the early stages of recovery. Topics covered include the following:

– PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms
– Mindfulness
– Grounding Techniques
– Stress and Anxiety Management
– Meditation
– Spirituality
– An Introduction to Step 1 of the 12 Steps
– Art Therapy
– Recovery Planning
– Group Sharing

“For as much as one can appreciate or enjoy detox. I appreciated my time at Thorpe.”

– Detox Client, 2016

“I was able to reclose my pain in a healthy safe manner I desperately needed.”

– Detox Client, 2017