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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

General Regional Information
Emergency Services (including Crisis Lines)
Health Services (Including Mental Health)

QUICK FACTS

Population (2006):
Colchester
36,134
East Hants
21,387
Truro
11,765
Stewiacke
1,421
Indian Brook
1,014
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Canada, 2006

OVERVIEW

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.

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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

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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COLCHESTER EAST HANTS NOVA SCOTIA (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES

Colchester East Hants Suicide Line
Phone (902)896-2606
Note: open weekdays & Fri/Sat evenings

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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COLCHESTER EAST HANTS NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES

Colchester East Hants District Health Authority
207 Willow Street
Truro Nova Scotia B2N 5A1
Phone: (902)893-5554
Toll-free: (800)460-2110 (Toll Free within the province)

A list of Colchester East Hants Health hospitals provides contact information for these and other medical facilities in Colchester East Hants as well as mental health services .

A brochure outlines the services offered by the Colchester East Hants DHA.

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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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COLCHESTER EAST HANTS NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES

Addiction Services Colchester East Hants District Health Authority

East Hants Resource Center
Suite 150, 15 Commerce Court
Elmsdale NS B2S 3K5
(Off Park Street, Across from the Superstore)
Phone: (902) 883-0295

Truro Office
14 Court Street
Suite 205
Truro NS B2N 3H7
Phone: (902) 893-5900

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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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