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Substance Use Assessment in Nova Scotia

Last updated on: Monday, 25 September 2023

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.

Reviewed: 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 with addiction. Potential clients must be of Aboriginal decent, 19 years old, and be alcohol free for five days and drug free for 14 days.

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
- First Nation

Trust Factors

- 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
(902) 379-2267

Reviewed: 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 weeks within a residential setting. The program does everything possible to expediate admissions.

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

Trust Factors

- Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

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

113 Cornwallis Ave., New Minas, NS
(902) 681-0613

Reviewed: 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 who stay for one year. It offers life skills programs, relapse prevention programs, and one on one counseling. In addition, there is access to AA and NA meetings.

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

Trust Factors

- 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
(902) 423-8076

Reviewed: 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 prevention. The prices are listed on the website, and sliding fee scales may be available.

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

People Served

- Adults

Medical Staff: Peter B. Snelgrove, MA CCAC

Suite 2A-1687 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS
(902) 824-6392

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  • 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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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. 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. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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