You'll find Addiction Services offices in communities throughout the province. Depending upon where you live, the office nearest you could be located in a professional centre, in the mall, or in another healthcare facility. The goal is to make it as easy, and as discreet, as possible for you to get help.
If for any reason you would prefer to visit a location outside your community, you can do that, too.
Some people, particularly women, can face special challenges when trying to get help. These include being at risk of violence, and having poor support for recovery, such as access to childcare and transportation. Our women's services can help you overcome these barriers so you can get the treatment and attention you need.
Just check this map to find the addiction services and support closest to you.
The first step to getting help is to pick up the phone and call your:
In Nova Scotia, an entire range of addiction services are provided free of charge through Nova Scotia's District Health Authorities and the IWK. No one will know you called or came in and your information will be kept in strictest confidence.
Are you the family member, friend, or significant other of someone who has a problem? Even if that person refuses to get help, help is available for you. Call and get the support you need.
No doubt you're wondering what happens after you pick up the phone and call. The help you receive can take many different forms, depending upon the change you want to make and what risks you are facing. It could include:
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Page last updated 2011-10-19.