Drug Rehab Centers in Nova Scotia

When searching for drug rehab in Nova Scotia, it is ideal to attend a facility that offers detox, therapy, and aftercare support. However, finding a rehab center that meets individual needs can be challenging. Below is a listing to help you or your loved one make an informed decision about a suitable treatment program.


List of Rehabs in Nova Scotia

This is a list of different drug rehabs in Nova Scotia. This list is not complete. Use the menus on both sides to find specific categories. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

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Commitment to Quality

DrugRehab.ca's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at [email protected]. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services. This email is used for administrative purposes only and should only be used if you have questions about the content on the website. For help for yourself or a loved one please call the helpline or fill out the contact form above.

Drug rehab centers in Nova Scotia include detoxification, inpatient treatment, outpatient programs, and various addiction recovery services. Drugrehab.ca provides an extensive directory listing of these services.

When you first contact drugrehab.ca, you are speaking with a qualified professional. We then refer you to suitable resources in the province based on your information. No one form of substance use treatment is ideal for every person. The treatment you are referred to must meet your recovery and rehabilitation goals.

In addition to our extensive directory listing, Nova Scotia Health provides mental health and addiction services. Generally, these are subsidized programs and contact information for different 12-step support groups. Our experience has been that resources within the private sector have proven to be more successful, even in other provinces. However, there are excellent options available across the Maritimes.

Different Types of Treatment in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia province has a few private substance use treatment programs available. Our qualified addiction specialists can also help a person find treatment outside of the province if that’s what they want. There are many benefits that come with private drug rehab – here are some of them:

  • With private treatment, you can get the help you need right away, while with government-funded programs, there are often waiting lists.
  • If a person can afford to go away for treatment, it can help the process since they will be outside of the environment that may have contributed to their addiction in the past.

Substance use is a problem throughout the province, and there are different forms of treatment available. According to the Nova Scotia Health Authority, there are 42 programs available to help with alcohol & drug use in one way or another and which can provide care to adults, seniors, and adolescents. DrugRehab.ca also has a listing of the various treatment services in Nova Scotia, including:

  • Holistic Treatment
  • Outpatient Programs
  • Detoxification Services
  • Addiction Meetings
  • Aftercare Programs

Finding the program that is right for you can be a challenging task. If you are looking for help with a substance use problem, take a look at our directory or call one of our certified counselors.

Nova Scotia Substance Use Statistics and Information

According to the Nova Scotia’s Opioid Use and Overdose Framework:

  • There were 53 acute opioid overdose deaths in 2016 only.
  • Four of these fatalities involved illicit fentanyl, and three involved U-47700, which is another synthetic opioid.
  • The Nova Scotia Police identified illicit fentanyl on multiple occasions during this year.

The framework also looked at opioid misuse as a health & social issue that is complex and that has a lot of contributing factors, including:

  • Opioid prescribing practices are problematic.
  • Unemployment, poverty, and homelessness.
  • Gaps in access to addiction & mental health services.
  • The pain management training of health professionals.

Based on the Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms:

  • In 2017, substance use cost the province over $1.4 billion.
  • This problem cost $461 million to the healthcare system and $251 million to the criminal justice system.
  • Opioids alone cost Nova Scotia $139 million in 2017.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority understands that alcohol & drug use is a real problem in their community. They have dedicated a website to Mental Health & Addictions which provides information on the different locations that provide services for residents. Additionally, online tools are made available for employers to use in their work environment or for personal use.

Ask a professional

Nova Scotia has different ways to locate drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. Provincial addiction services in Nova Scotia are available. It is recommended that individuals or their families contact their Addiction Services office locally or out of town. Private drug rehab centers are easily found through an internet search. There are programs in the province and out of the province.

The cost of drug rehab in Nova Scotia varies. Drug rehab programs offered by the province are free of charge and covered by provincial healthcare. The cost of private drug rehabilitation or detox ranges between $5,000 and $30,000. There are different ways to pay for drug rehab, including medical financing, payment plans, pooling resources, or increasing the line of credit.

Yes, opioid recovery programs offer opioid maintenance therapy for individuals with an addiction to opioids. Recovery options exist in the central, eastern, northern, and western zones. The process includes assessment, treatment planning, relapse prevention, and supportive counseling.

Yes, a court-monitored drug treatment program is known as a drug court program. It is there to offer alternative criminal sentences for people charged with crimes directly related to their opioid addiction. The program is available for anyone 19 years of age or older who lives in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

This depends on individual situations. There are limited drug rehabilitation and detox programs in the Maritime provinces because of smaller populations. Some addicts and their families find better treatment options outside of the province. It can be better for rehabilitation and recovery when treatment is done in an unfamiliar environment.

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 [email protected].


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.

Sylvain Fournier


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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