Frequently Asked Questions

How long is your waitlist?

We admit residents on a triage basis, not first-come first-served. That means, when we admit a new client we assess the severity of her situation, and/or the likelihood of recovery with and without treatment.

That being said, typically a client will wait between three to six months. Occasionally, a client may wait only a few weeks, or sometimes it could take longer than 6 months because Adeara is a long-term program with women staying an average of 12 to 18 months.


How many kids can I have in my care at Adeara?

Usually, women will have up to two children, but occasionally Adeara can accommodate up to three children on a case-by-case basis. It depends on the physical space in the suite available, as well as space in our transportation vehicles for programming.


Can I be on methadone or subaxone while at Adeara?

No. Adeara does not currently have the medical support required to facilitate these treatment styles.


Can my kids come with me to Adeara right away?

This is up to our clinical team to determine, on a case-by-case basis. Typically, a stabilization period of 30 to 90 days is preferred before children are in full-time care of the mother.


Who pays for the program?

Our hearts are to make our programming accessible to all; so, we have created a funding structure that helps eliminate out-of-pocket pricing.

Adeara clients are put on income support through Alberta Works (if they are not already on another form of funding, ie. AISH, EI, Income Support) to cover a basic monthly rent of $545 to $1,118. This will help cover the cost of your suite, but does not cover the full cost of Adeara’s recovery program. The rest of the cost is covered by the generous donations of Adeara supporters, Adeara fundraisers and any received grants.


Are residents able to work during treatment?

No. Residents are required to attend full-time in-depth programming while at Adeara.


Am I able to have my car at Adeara?

No. Transportation will be provided to you when needed, or public transit will be available.


Can I bring my pet?

No, due to Alberta Health Regulations.

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