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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.
Colchester East Hants Nova Scotia Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs
Colchester East Hants Health District Health Authority includes Colchester and East Hants County. Maps of Colchester County , and Hants County show the municipalities within this region. Note that West Hants is part of the Annapolis Valley District Health Authority so visit the Capital Health DHA for health service in West Hants.
A summary of the 2006 Census for Nova Scotia shows this District Health Authority population in comparison to others. Colchester County had the fourth largest growth rate in Nova Scotia (1.5 percent). Truro and Steiwacke had positive growth rates of 2.7 and 2.4 percent respectively.
NOVA SCOTIA (PROVINCE-WIDE) EMERGENCY SERVICES
Police, Fire, and Ambulance
Suicide & Crisis Lines
Adult help line
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.
Public Health Services
Unit 4, 201 Brownlow Ave.
Problem Gambling Help Line
Refer to the Gambling Addiction Treatment section for a list of gambling addiction treatment resources.
COLCHESTER EAST HANTS NOVA SCOTIA (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES
Colchester East Hants Suicide Line
Note: open weekdays & Fri/Sat evenings
Source: Centre for Suicide Prevention
GOVERNMENT OF NOVA SCOTIA (PROVINCE-WIDE) HEALTH SERVICES
Department of Health
PO Box 488
Halifax NS B3J 2R8
YellowPages.ca has a directory of Nova Scotia Hospitals.
A map shows the 9 District Health Authorities (DHAs) in Nova Scotia.
COLCHESTER EAST HANTS NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES
A brochure outlines the services offered by the Colchester East Hants DHA.
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.
COLCHESTER EAST HANTS NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES
East Hants Resource Center
Suite 150, 15 Commerce Court
Elmsdale NS B2S 3K5
(Off Park Street, Across from the Superstore)
Phone: (902) 883-0295
14 Court Street
Truro NS B2N 3H7
Phone: (902) 893-5900
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 .
Programs that treat the physical aspects of alcohol and drug misuse such as withdrawal management (detox), addiction medicine, drug testing and methadone maintenance. For more information see the Medical Section.
Programs offered once or twice a week with, typically one to three hours per session and are either government-funded (free) or private (ranging $50 to $200 / hour depending on therapist qualifications). Meals and accommodation are NOT provided. For more information see the Outpatient Section.
Programs that provide counseling, meals and accommodation. Primary Treatment (usually 30 days) is intensive therapy followed by Support Recovery (usually 6 months or longer) where clients learn to transition back to society. Government-funded residential treatment is usually no cost or $50 per day but requires a referral from a family doctor, medical detox or government-funded outpatient clinic. Private treatment can range from $200 to $500 per day and does not require a referral. For more information see the Residential Section.
Meetings are social gatherings for people who desire to stop drinking (AA, LifeRing, etc.), drugs (NA, CA) or have a loved one that is struggling with alcohol or drugs (Al-Anon, Nar-Anon). These groups are NOT therapy. For more information see the Meetings section.
Trained professionals that assist families with family members who refuse to get help with an addiction. Fees are not covered by the government and can cost hundreds of dollars up to $5000 (plus travel expenses) depending on the interventionist. For more information see the Find an Interventionist section.