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Substance Use Assessment in Nova Scotia

Last updated on: Tuesday, 5 March 2024

When receiving an assessment or evaluation in Nova Scotia to determine a substance use disorder, you or your loved one should receive multiple treatment recommendations. We have put together a listing of organizations that can provide assessments. Also, most of them have addiction services which can be helpful to have everything in one facility. This listing also includes facilities with accreditations and licensures such as Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations.

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List of Drug and Alcohol Assessment

The information below will help you how to find a drug and alcohol addiction assessment 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.

NADACA – Mi’kmaw Lodge

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

NADACA Mi’kmaw Lodge is a residential drug rehab program. After examining the website, we found that the program offer a 35 day treatment cycle. It helps individuals and families struggling…

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Interventionist
– Outpatient
– Residential
– Residential Long-Term
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Drug Prevention and Education
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Substance Abuse Peer Counselling

People Served

– Adults
– Co-Ed
– First Nation

Accreditations

– Official Canadian Substance Use Treatment Centres for First Nations and Inuit
– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

Medical Staff: Kolby Bernard, CAC II | Prevention Counsellor
Wekatesk Augustine, CAC II | Adolescent Education/Accreditation Coordinator

70 Gabriel Street, Eskasoni, NS

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Evidence-Based Approach
– Holistic
– Private Rehab
– Relapse Prevention
– Twelve-Step
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Co-Ed
– Men
– Women

Professional staff: Our team of credentialed counselling therapists, program facilitators, and support staff have experience in helping individuals recover and maintain sobriety. | Certified Canadian Counsellors (C.C.C.)

610 Myers Point Road, Head of Jeddore, NS

Crosbie House

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
– Co-Ed
– Family Programs

Accreditations

– Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

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

113 Cornwallis Ave., New Minas, NS

Alcare Place

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Alcare Place is a substance use treatment center for men. After examining the website, we found that it helps men ages 19 and over. The program can accommodate 11 residents…

Rehab Settings

– AA Meeting
– Assessment
– NA Meeting
– Residential
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Holistic
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Twelve-Step

People Served

– Adults
– Family Support
– Gender-Specific
– Men

Accreditations

– Partnered with the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness

Medical Staff: Betty (MacDonald) Wallace, BSW | Executive Director
Maria Lupe, RN

1374 Robie Street, Halifax, NS

Evolution Addiction Counselling

Date of Review: 18 September 2023

Evolution Addiction Counseling is an addictions counseling service. After examining the website, we found they offer substance abuse assessments, addiction treatment plans, addiction counseling, addiction treatment aftercare support, and relapse…

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Benzo
Cocaine
Marijuana
Methadone
Meth
Opioids
Suboxone

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Aftercare
– Relapse Prevention
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Families
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Twelve-Step
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Adults

Medical Staff: Peter B. Snelgrove, MA CCAC

Suite 2A-1687 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS

Rehab Settings

– Assessment
– Outpatient
– Sober Coach/Recovery Coach
– Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

– Drug Prevention and Education
– Drug Test
– Substance Abuse Counselling
– Substance Abuse Counselling for Individuals
– Virtual Counseling for Addiction

People Served

– Family Support

Professional Staff: Adam Lewis is a Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor | Owner

Suite # 242, 121 Orchard Street Berwick, NS

Ask a Professional

  • Are assessments mandatory before I go to a drug rehab center?

    External assessments before drug rehab are not always needed, but it depends on the facility. Public drug rehab programs in each province often require patients to receive a referral or assessment before treatment. Generally, once you enter a drug rehab program, the facility performs its own assessment to determine your recovery pathway.

  • What happens if I disagree with the initial assessment and want a different method?

    Ultimately, it is your choice regarding what drug rehab program you want to attend, unless there are limited options. Assessments are not always perfect but purely a recommendation of treatment based upon the information you provide to the healthcare provider during your initial visit.

  • Can an assessment act as an intervention to help someone who does not recognize they have a problem?

    Yes, it could; for example, most health care professionals give their patients drug and alcohol use assessments to help them determine if their drinking and drug use are problematic. They use different types of questionnaires to accomplish this, and based on the answers, they can make recommendations.

  • Why is an assessment or evaluation necessary?

    Generally, it is needed to ensure treatment approaches are individualized and the patient receives the rehabilitation they need for their addiction and underlying issues. No one form of drug rehab is suitable for every person.

  • Are there ongoing assessments during rehabilitation?

    Yes, drug rehab centers of all sorts provide ongoing assessments to ensure their clients are on track with their sobriety. This aims to determine if any changes are needed with their treatment plan. Individualized approaches are necessary for successful rehabilitation.

  • 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.

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