Brief Detox Unit and Social Detox Unit

Location and Contact Information

201 Avenue O South

Saskatoon, Sask. S7M 2R6

Phone: (306) 655-4195

Fax: (306) 655-4196

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


Brief Detox Unit (BDU)

A 12 bed unit which provides a safe place to stay for a short period of time to rest and recover from intoxication or drug abuse.

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.

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

Admission criteria:

  • 18 years of age and older
  • Be medically stable (conscious)
  • Present no risk of harm to self or others
  • Voluntarily accept services

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 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 for up to 24 hours prior to a SDU admission.

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

  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Registered Nurses