One of Canada’s known Maritime provinces is Nova Scotia, and its location is to the south of Prince Edward Island, and southeast of New Brunswick. It is known to be the most populated maritime province, having a population of just few figures shy of 1 million. It is however Canada’s second smallest province in land area.

With reference to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Nova Scotia has an abuse/addiction rate of 13.8%, which is higher than Canada’s average of 11% as a whole. Drug addiction and abuse is one of the major problems in Nova Scotia, and the good part is there are drug rehabs which are designed for this set of people to have their lives back.


The following are some of the proficient rehab services which are available in Nova Scotia:

  • Bailey and Associates
  • Dartmouth Community Based Services
  • Mi’kmaw Lodge Treatment Centre
  • Alcare Place
  • Choices Adolescent Treatment Programme
  • Halifax Centre of Hope
  • Outpatient Services Bayers Road, Halifax
  • Outpatient Services Beford Row, Halifax
  • We Care Home Health Services Halifax
  • Foundation for Youth Support- Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital


The first piece of information which these rehab services would require from you is, coming to terms with the fact that you are addicted and you need help. If you are not the addicted person in this case, and it happens to be any member of your family, or your friend. You would have to help them accept that fact.

Once that has been solved, then the drug rehab would step in fully to carry out the drug addiction treatment programme. Usually, the first phase of treatment is detoxification, and it basically involves the removal of harmful substances within the body, this is the phase where the individual is helped to overcome withdrawal symptoms.

Then, there is the inpatient and outpatient treatment service, in which the former involves complete monitoring and housing of the addict till he or she gets better, and the latter is meant for those whose cases of addiction are not chronic. Hence, for outpatient treatment service, the individual can go to work, and still come back for treatment during the day or at night.

There is also provision for aftercare services, which ensures that the individual does not relapse.

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