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Weed Detox and Rehab in Nova Scotia

Last updated on: Monday, 8 January 2024

When searching for a drug rehab center in Nova Scotia for marijuana addiction, it must offer detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Marijuana addiction differs for each person, and drug rehab should be tailored to meet individual needs. Each type of drug needs a specific detox setting, either conventional or medical. Below, you will find a listing of drug rehabs in Nova Scotia for weed addiction. This includes inpatient rehabs, detox centers and outpatient facilities with accreditations and licensures such as Registered Canadian Charitable Organizations.

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List of Weed Rehab in Nova Scotia

The information below will help you how to find a rehab for weed 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

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 aim of the program is to provide treatment services. This includes weekly counseling and support and recreation programs.

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

Trust Factors

- Registered Canadian Charitable Organization

PO Box 1180, Lunenburg, NS
(902) 634-3991

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

Reviewed: 18 September 2023

NADACA, Eagles’ Nest Recovery House is a substance use treatment center. After examining the website, we found that the program offers wellness programs and inpatient treatment. Clients must be of Aboriginal decent, 19 years of age and must be drug free for 14 days or alcohol free for five days. In addition, there is access to online wellness programs.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Holistic
- 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

44 Eagles Nest Avenue, Indian Brook, NS
(902) 758-4277

Be Aware of the Risks and Use Responsibly

The province of Nova Scotia is letting its residents know to be informed, know the laws, understand the risks, and use cannabis responsibly. As of October 17, 2018, cannabis became legal all throughout Canada, and each province have developed particular regulations to ensure public safety and health. The cannabis laws are different within each province and territory.

Within the province of Nova Scotia, someone who uses cannabis must be 19 years of age, and this also includes persons that grow or possess cannabis in the province. When a person is under 19, and is caught with cannabis it will be seized, and they will be fined up to 150$ and restorative justice programs may be used. If someone is under 18 and is possession of more than five grams, it will be a criminal offence, and the individual will be prosecuted with a youth drug possession. If someone is over the age of 18, and is found with more than 30 grams of cannabis, this will be a criminal offence under the federal Cannabis Act. In order to protect youth, if someone is caught selling cannabis to someone under the age of 19 or involved with a cannabis-related crime, the individual may be fined up to $10,000.

The province of Nova Scotia has these rules and regulations in place to help protect those who are vulnerable, and ensure public safety and health in the province. It is also important for those who choose to use cannabis to be aware of where they can use it. The Smoke-free Places Act in Nova Scotia applies to the use of cannabis in public places. Someone who is in violation of this act, can be fined up to $2000, and each municipality may have passed different laws. Impaired driving laws may have stiffened and driving while under the influence of cannabis is illegal.

How to prevent child and teen use of cannabis in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will be the only retailer for cannabis in Nova Scotia, and it can only be purchased at designated stores or online. Legal cannabis will have an impact on the lives of the youth in Nova Scotia, because like alcohol, teens can still find a way to get the drug. It is important to talk with youth about cannabis, and to help them understand that the human brain is not fully developed until someone is 25 years old, and that children and teens are more vulnerable to the long-term effects, and the risk for dependency is increased. Cannabis will hurt the teen brain, and the regular and constant use of cannabis will impair brain development and lower the IQ, along with preventing the brain from reaching its full potential. Parents must provide their children with the facts, and explain to them how cannabis can impact their lives while in school.

There will be times where teens will be exposed to cannabis at social gatherings and will be offered the drug. Addiction is a problem for many teens in Nova Scotia, and many are not seeking out the right help they need. Many teenagers in Nova Scotia may not be fully aware of the risks. Parents must help their children understand that using cannabis at a young age will increase the likelihood of engaging in other risky behaviors, and regular use will lead to a dependency, which will cause poor performance in school, lower grades, and an increased risk for dropping out of school. Parents in Nova Scotia should start the conversation early and always be ready with the information, and always remember to be understanding and listen to your children’s concerns and questions.

How to help someone addicted to cannabis in Nova Scotia

Abusing cannabis is often part of a larger drug problem that will require the proper treatment and care to rehabilitate the person. The Center for Addiction and Mental Health has developed certain guidelines for lower risk cannabis use to help prevent addiction. However, an addiction can still occur, and this can lead to a problem that can become difficult to treat the longer it is left. When someone is addicted to cannabis in Nova Scotia, they can reach out to provincial resources such as help-lines, twelve-step programs, counseling services, and mental health services.

Throughout Nova Scotia are private drug treatment services, including detox programs, and this will include inpatient and outpatient options. Choosing the right type of treatment is important, if someone feels their cannabis use has gotten out of control, they may benefit from an outpatient treatment option or some type of counseling to help with the underlying issues. Treatment and rehab are important steps, and will help put a person back on the right track again.

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  • What is cannabis (marijuana)?

    Cannabis or marijuana refers to the dried flowers, leaves, stems, and seeds of the cannabis plant. There are over 100 different compounds in these plants, which include THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is a psychoactive substance that alters your state of mind.

  • How is marijuana used?

    Marijuana is used in a number of different ways. Generally, it is smoked as a joint in blunts, bongs, vaporizers, or pipes. Electronic vaporizers are the most common method among youth who use marijuana. Marijuana can also be extracted to make oils and concentrates that can be vaped or inhaled. Smoking these oils is known as dabbing.

  • Why does marijuana affect people differently?

    There are several factors that determine how marijuana can affect a person. Initially, it is the individual’s experience with the drug, their biology, sex, how the drug was taken, and how much was used. In addition, it depends on how often the drug was used and if it was used in combination with other substances.

  • Can a person become addicted to marijuana?

    Yes, cannabis with TCH does cause addiction and dependence. Someone who is addicted to marijuana struggles to stop taking the drug and does experience withdrawal symptoms. Individuals who begin to use marijuana before the age of 18 are increasing their risk of marijuana addiction. More people are using marijuana daily, and the potency of the drug has increased significantly.

  • How do you treat marijuana addiction?

    Marijuana addiction is treated with detox to manage the mild withdrawal symptoms. Although detox is not always needed because withdrawal symptoms are not severe. Following detox, rehabilitation may include outpatient or residential treatment followed by aftercare support.

  • 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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Sylvain Fournier is the Founder and CEO of Drug Rehab Institute established in 2010. He has been working in the field of addiction since 2005. His previous work experience includes six years of service in the field of addiction. As a Drug Prevention Specialist, he educated thousands of people through Drug Education Lecture to help them understand better how drugs can affect one’s life, health, mind, body, and future. He also worked as Legal Liaison Officer, Director of Admission and Director of Business Development and Public Relations Officer for a private drug and alcohol treatment center. Since 2010, he commits to identify and introduce addiction services determined to be clinically necessary for the patient and family. His main goal today is to make sure that families and individuals battling substance abuse get the help, assistance, and guidance that they need to break the chains of addiction and find the way to recovery. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute.

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