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Canadian Alcohol and Drug Rehab Programs South West Nova Scotia

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

QUICK FACTS

Population (2006):
Yarmouth
10,304
Clare
8,813
Argyle
8,656
Digby
7,986
Barrington
7,331
Shelburne
4,828
Saulnierville
884
Lockeport
646
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Canada, 2006

OVERVIEW

South West Nova Health District Health Authority includes Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties. Maps of Digby County , Yarmouth County , and Shelburne County show the municipalities within this region.

A summary of the 2006 Census for Nova Scotiashows this District Health Authority population in comparison to others.

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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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SOUTH WEST 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 WEST NOVA SCOTIA (REGIONAL) HEALTH SERVICES

South West Health
60 Vancouver St.
Yarmouth NS B5A 2P5
Phone: (902)742-3541

A list of South West Health hospitals provides contact information for 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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SOUTH WEST NOVA SCOTIA (REGIONAL) ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHAB SERVICES

South West Health Addiction Services

Offices that provide addiction services:

Barrington Passage
Suite 208 Causeway Professional Centre, #29 Highway 330,
Barrington Passage NS B0W 1E0
Phone: (902) 637-1432

Digby (Digby General Hospital)
75 Warwick Street
Digby NS B0V 1A0
Phone: (902)245-5888

Shelburne (Roseway Hospital)
Phone: 875-8645
Box 610
Shelburne NS B0T 1W0
Phone: (902) 875-8645

Church Point
General Del.,
Saulnierville NS B0W 2Z0
Phone: (902) 769-3419

Yarmouth (Yarmouth Regional Hospital)
60 Vancouver St
Yarmouth NS B5A 2P5
Phone: (902) 742-2406
Note: has medical detox.

A brochure on South West District Health Authority Addiction Services provides contact information for all services in this region.

A brochure is available with additional information on the residential program available to all residents of Western 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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