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Canadadrugrehab.ca is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.

Capital Health Nova Scotia Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs

  1. South West
  2. Annapolis Valley
  3. South Shore
  4. Capital Health
  5. Cumberland
  6. Colchester East Hants
  7. Pictou County
  8. Guysborough Antigonish Strait
  9. Cape Breton
General Regional Information
Emergency Services (including Crisis Lines)
Health Services (Including Mental Health)

QUICK FACTS

Population (2006):
Halifax
372,679
West Hants
13,881
Windsor
3,709
Hantsport
1,191
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Canada, 2006

OVERVIEW

The Capital Health District is one of nine health districts in Nova Scotia. The Capital Health District consists of the Halifax Regional Municipality and the western portion of Hants County in Nova Scotia. A map of Halifax County show the municipalities within this region.

A summary of the 2006 Census for Nova Scotia shows this District Health Authority population in comparison to others. Halifax County exhibited the strongest growth at 3.8% and 40.8 percent of the total population of Nova Scotia resides in Halifax Metro (source: Statistics Canada, Census of Canada, 2006).

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NOVA SCOTIA (PROVINCE-WIDE) EMERGENCY SERVICES

Police, Fire, and Ambulance                                                                     
911

Suicide & Crisis Lines

Adult help line
Phone: (902)562-4357

Kids Help Phone counsellors provide children and adolescents with immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Toll-free: (800)668-6868

Suicide Line
Toll-free: (800)784-2433        
Note: Crisis centre phone numbers for Halifax, New Glasgow and Sydney.

FEED Nova Scotia
Phone: (902)421-1188

Teen Helpline
Public Health Services
Unit 4, 201 Brownlow Ave.
Dartmouth NS
Toll-free: (800)420-8336

Problem Gambling Help Line
Toll-free: (888)347-8888

Refer to the Gambling Addiction Treatment section for a list of gambling addiction treatment resources.

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CAPITAL HEALTH HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES

Metro Help Line
Halifax NS B3H 2C9 
Phone: (902) 421-1188
Note: available to residents of Metro Halifax, all ages. Offers information, referrals, lay counselling, and crisis and suicide intervention. Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., daily

Source: Centre for Suicide Prevention

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GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA (PROVINCE-WIDE) HEALTH SERVICES

Department of Health
PO Box 488
Halifax NS B3J 2R8
Phone: (902)424-5818
Toll-free: (800)387-6665

YellowPages.ca has a directory of Nova Scotia Hospitals.

A map shows the 9 District Health Authorities (DHAs) in Nova Scotia.

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CAPITAL HEALTH HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES

Capital Health Halifax Health
Halifax NS

A list of Capital Health Halifax Health hospitals shows the locations of these medical facilities as well as mental health services .

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GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA (PROVINCE-WIDE) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES

In Nova Scotia, Addiction Services is provided through the nine District Health Authorities (DHAs). These services include drug, alcohol and gambling education, prevention and treatment. DHAs are administered by the Nova Scotia Department of Health.

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CAPITAL HEALTH HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES

Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services

Central Intake
Phone: (902)424-8866
Toll-free: (866)340-6700

CHOICES Adolescent Treatment Program
O'Brien Hall
5217 Morris Street (corner of Morris and Barrington Streets)
Halifax NS B3J 1B7
Phone: (902)470-6300
Toll-free: (888)830-9595
Note: CHOICES Program helps adolescents aged 13-19 deal with problems around substance abuse and gambling. We offer counseling/support to help you make changes and improve your life.

Read the strategic plan for Capital Health has Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services.

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB PROGRAMS BY MUNICIPALITY

Type of Service

Each listing here provides alcohol and drug treatment services that are either medical, outpatient or residential:

Due to the lack of available detoxification services, you may have to travel outside of your municipality for assistance.

If you require residential alcohol and drug rehab, you may need to travel outside of your municipality to find a program that provides the right combination of length of stay, treatment philosophy, suitable peer group, staff training, etc. Wait lists are also common so looking outside of your region may help you locate a program with a shorter waitlist.

Since outpatient visits are typically provided on an ongoing basis for a few hours each week, try to find a service provider that is within a reasonable driving distance from your home community.

Source of Funding

Providers may be government-funded, government-subsidized or privately-funded (fee for service):

Government-funded programs typically have either the provincial ministry of health or local health authority somewhere in name of the organization. Also, the vast majority of hospitals in Canada are government-funded.

Government-subsidized providers receive major funding from the government in addition to donations and other revenue streams such as thrift stores (Salvation Army is an example). For the most part, government-subsidized programs are typically non-governmental organizations with an independent management team and board of directors.

Privately-funded providers include physicians in private practice even though under Canada's universal health care policy, the government is billed for services rendered to individual Canadians. Although some privately-funded drug and alcohol rehab services exist in Canada, the vast majority are either government-funded or government-subsidized. Please note that privately-funded providers listed in canadadrugrehab.ca may be for-profit or not-for-profit. Since no distinction between for-profit and not-for-profit is made in canadadrugrehab.ca, visitors to this website that require additional information should contact the service provider directly.

How to search in this section:

1. This section is listed alphabetically by municipality. Scroll down to the name of the municipality or use the quick links at the top of the page
2. to find a provider by name (company name or professional's last name) click the Control (Ctrl) key and, while holding it down, click the 'F' key
3. A "Find" window will pop up. In the space type in the name, avoiding use of first name or other words that could narrow down your search too far

Disclaimer: Inclusion or omission of an organization or agency in this database does not imply endorsement or non-endorsement by canadadrugrehab.ca. In no event shall canadadrugrehab.ca be liable for any decision or action taken in reliance on information provided by this referral service. Any questions regarding an alcohol and drug rehab program listing should be directed to that organization. If you believe you need immediate assistance, please call 911 or your local crisis hotline .

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