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Heroin Addiction Treatment In Nova Scotia

The biggest problem with living in a smaller province like Nova Scotia is that if you have a drug addiction to a substance like heroin, getting treated for that addiction can be a little more complicated. The reason for this is simply the lack of heroin addiction treatment programs available in Nova Scotia compared to other parts of Canada.

Before the heroin addict makes any plans they need to see if they have health insurance. If they do, they should read over the policy and find out if drug rehabilitation is one of the treatments that the plan covers. If it is, the heroin addict should probably consider a private facility instead of a government-funded program. The private facilities almost always have an available bed, provide longer residential rehabilitation programs, and usually include skill classes that are designed to help assimilate the addict with the real world.

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If the addict does not have an insurance plan that covers a stay in a private residential treatment program, then they are going to have to contact a government-funded program. There is nothing wrong with the government programs, except for the fact that in Nova Scotia, they can have a substantial waiting list. The government-funded heroin addiction treatment programs include a detoxification phase, a twenty-eight-day stay in a residential facility, and an outpatient rehabilitation program. Ideally, the heroin addict should complete all three phases, however, if they live in a remote area of Nova Scotia, there is a good chance that they will not be able to find an outpatient rehab program that is close to their home. In that case, they need to join up with a peer support group as soon as they are released from the residential program.

Resource: http://www.nida.nih.gov/infofacts/heroin.html

The information below will help you on how to find a heroin rehab center in Nova Scotia. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

List of Detox Facilities in Nova Scotia


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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