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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.

Canadian Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs South Shore Nova Scotia

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

QUICK FACTS

Population (2006):
Lunenburg
25,164
Queens
11,177
Chester
10,741
Bridgewater
7,944
Mahone Bay
904
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Canada, 2006

OVERVIEW

South Shore District Health Authority includes Queens and Lunenburg Counties. A map of Queens County and Lunenburg County shows the municipalities within these regions.

A summary of the 2006 Census for Nova Scotia shows this District Health Authority population in comparison to others. Bridgewater had the third highest growth rate in Nova Scotia with a 4.2 percent increase between 2001 and 2006 (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

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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PICTOU  NOVA SCOTIA (REGIONAL) EMERGENCY SERVICES

See Nova Scotia Emergency Services above.

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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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SOUTH SHORE NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES

South Shore District Health Authority
90 Glen Allan Drive
Bridgewater NS B4V 3S6

South Shore Health provides community and hospital-based services to the 60,000 residents of Lunenburg and Queens Counties, as well as residents of neighbouring communities in Shelburne, Annapolis and Kings counties.

South Shore DHA has three acute care 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.

SOUTH SHORE NOVA SCOTIA DHA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES

Addiction Services South Shore District Health Authority

For more information on Addiction Services programs and services please contact an office near you:

Bridgewater
Phone: (902) 543-7882

Liverpool
Phone: (902)354-3422

Lunenburg
Phone: (902)634-7325

Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton is the government-funded residential addiction treatment program for all of Nova Scotia.

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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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