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Detox Centers in Nova Scotia

Last updated on: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

When searching for a detox center in Nova Scotia for drug addiction, it should focus on the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. Choosing the right one is not always easy. On this page, we have a list of conventional detox, which means the person does not get medical supervision. This listing also includes facilities with accreditations and licensures such as Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations. Contact one of our placement specialists if you’re unsure whether this is a good fit.


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List of Detox Centers

The information below will help you how to find drug detox centres 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.

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Crosbie House is a recovery and addiction center. After reviewing the website, we found that the program offers individual and group counseling specific to the client. The program lasts four…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Detox
– Residential
– Residential Short-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Drug Prevention and Education
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Services for Employees
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Group Counselling
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Family Programs

Medical Staff: David Saunders, MD | Medical Director
Jim Rafferty, MD | Medical Consultant

113 Cornwallis Ave., New Minas, NS

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Foundation for Youth Support, Fisherman’s Memorial Hospital is a substance use treatment program. After reviewing the website, we found that the program helps teen ages 13 and 19. The primary…

Rehab Settings

– Detox
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Peer Counselling

People Served

– Adolescents
– Family Support

PO Box 1180, Lunenburg, NS

Ask a Professional

  • Should a detox program be considered rehabilitation?

    It is a form of rehabilitation, but it is not anything that is well-rounded and would address underlying issues. Detox is the first step before entering an outpatient or residential drug rehab program. It should not be considered counseling but a place to withdraw from drugs and alcohol.

  • Is it necessary to attend a detox program before drug rehab?

    It depends on the situation. Suppose you are still under the influence of drugs and alcohol, then detox is necessary to manage withdrawal symptoms. Some drug rehab programs require you to be sober for one or two weeks before entering the program. Detox is necessary to treat withdrawal symptoms, for example, alcohol, opioids, or illegal street drugs.

  • Is withdrawal management the same as a detox?

    Withdrawal management is a form of detoxification that deals with managing withdrawal symptoms associated with opioid or alcohol addiction or prescription drug addiction. This involves the process of managing dangerous withdrawal symptoms that require medication to ease withdrawal pain.

  • How is medical detox different from clinical detox programs?

    Medical detox programs utilize withdrawal management or medication-assisted treatment to alleviate dangerous withdrawal symptoms. It is different because medical detox programs are medically supervised, whereas clinical detox centers do not provide the same services.

  • Is medical detox needed for every type of substance use disorder?

    No, medical detox is generally only needed for severe drug dependence, such as with alcohol, pain medication, or benzodiazepines. Medical detox is not necessarily required for cocaine or methamphetamine addiction because withdrawal symptoms are not always dangerous or severe.

  • Are medications used in detox programs?

    Yes, in a medical detox program, medications are used to alleviate difficult and painful withdrawal symptoms. Medications are also used to taper individuals off of particular drugs. Medications are not meant to be permanent but only used in a medical setting to treat difficult withdrawal symptoms.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at N.hayes@drugrehab.ca.