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How To Find Medical Addiction Treatment is a free online directory listing of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services located in Canada.

Canadian Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs Nova Scotia

Links to Other Nova Scotia Addiction Services

Quick Glossary of Residential Treatment Terms

Faith-based - programs with religious component (typically Christian). Prayer, scripture reading, or church attendance to may be required. Note that Salvation Army programs do not typically require religious participation in order to access services.

Native Treatment - programs funded by the federal (NNADAP) or the provincial government for Canadians who are of First Nation or Metis descent. Most native residential treatment programs are, however, open to the general public.

Primary Treatment - intensive program with individual and group therapy and trained counsellors. Length of stay can be up to 90 days but is typically 28 to 42 days. Primary treatment usually follows medical detox and can be followed by support recovery. Another term for primary treatment is inpatient treatment (typically in a hospital setting).

Secular - non-religious

Support Recovery - for people who have completed primary treatment but require a greater level of support than what is available at home. In support recovery, the amount of time allocated to actual therapy, level of supervision, and qualifications of staff varies but is generally less than primary treatment. There is some counselling but minimal. Lengths of stay are typically longer than 90 days and can be up to a year or longer. Some support recovery programs allow (or expect) clients to work or attend school, while some do not.

Youth Treatment - typically for individuals 13 to 18 years of age but may accept clients up to the age of 25.

READ THIS FIRST! A referral from a government-funded outpatient clinic or a physician is required prior to admission to a government-funded residential treatment facility. Therefore, please refer to the Nova Scotia outpatient section for a government outpatient clinic in your home community. Private residential treatment, however, does not typically require a referral prior to admission so contacting those programs directly is recommended

Nova Scotia Residential Addiction Services Listings by City


Antiginosh - Adult Primary Treatment

Recovery House Addiction Treatment Centre
Phone: (902) 863-5661
Note: this treatment centre is no longer in operation (last updated October, 2010).

Lawrencetown - Adult Primary Treatment

Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre
7608 Hwy 201 RR #1
Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0
Toll-free: 1(800) 676-3393
Fax: (902) 484-6091
E-Mail: or use email form on the website
Note: Co-ed private pay treatment program. For Adults 25+, must be sober for a period of time before admittance. 12 step program with additional therapies. Program lengths of 30, 45, 60, and 90days.

Middleton - Adult Primary Treatment

Structured Treatment Program
Addiction Services, DHAs 1, 2 & 3
Soldiers Memorial Hospital
462 Main Street
Middleton, NS BOS 1P0
Phone: (902) 825-6828
Note: this is a 28 day program.

New Minas - Adult Primary Treatment

Crosbie House Society
113 Cornwallis Ave.
New Minas, NS B4N 3M9
Toll-free: 1(866) 681-0613
Note: a 28-day private program.

Sydney - Adult Primary Treatment

Structured Treatment Program
235 Townsend Street
Sydney, NS B1P 5E7
Phone: (902) 563-2590   
Note: an intensive time limited group treatment service for clients who have successfully completed a withdrawal process. It provides bio-psycho-social assessment, education, counselling, and treatment
in collaboration with other components of the Addiction Services. Gender specific for clients 19 or older.

Upper Clements - Adult Primary Treatment

Searidge Foundation Alcohol Rehab
3289 Highway # 1
Upper Clements, NS B0S 1A0
Toll Free: 1(866) 777-9614
Note: a private-pay program for men and women. Program can be completed in a 30, 60 or 90 day period according to the specific needs and responsibilities of each prospective resident.

Dartmouth - Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Freedom Foundation
15 Brule St.
Dartmouth, NS B3A 4G2
Phone: (902) 466-0299
Note: a sober living facility funded by the United Way.

Frenchvale - Adult Support Recovery - Secular

Talbot House
1777 Frenchvale Road
Frenchvale, NS B2A 4E2
Phone: (902) 794-2852
Toll-Free: 1(877) 582-5268
Note: a program for men with a capacity of 18 clients and an average length of stay of 6-9 months (minimum 3 months).

Halifax - Adult Support Recovery - Secular

For more information on Halifax adult support recovery services visit the Halifax section of .

Lakeside - Adult Support Recovery - Secular

The Marguerite Centre
PO Box 1
Lakeside, NS B3T 1M6
Phone: (902) 876-0006
Note: a 12 bed, long-term residential facility for women in recovery from addictions and abuse.


Halifax - Youth Primary Treatment

For more information on Halifax youth primary treatment services visit the Halifax section of .


Eskasoni - Native Residential Services

Eskasoni - Native Adult Primary Treatment

Mi'Kmaw Lodge Treatment Center
70 Gabriel Street
Eskasoni, NS
Phone: (902) 379-2267
Note: houses 15 residents over a 35-day treatment cycle.

Shubenacadie - Native Residential Services

Shubenacadie - Native Adult Support Recovery

Eagles Nest Recovery House
PO Box 263
Shubenacadie, NS B0N 2H0
Phone: (902) 758-4277
Note: for those completing the Mi'Kmaw Lodge 35-day program, the Recovery House offers a transitional program to help recovering individuals.

Disclaimer: Inclusion or omission of an organization or agency in this database does not imply endorsement or non-endorsement by In no event shall 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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