The Nova Scotia Department of Health provide Addiction Services in each of its eight District Health Authorities. Addiction Services provide counselling and education services on an out-patient basis, based on a model of prevention and harm reduction, but do not run any full-time residential programs.
Residential treatment is provided by the Crosbie House Society, a registered charity which offers Monday-Friday programs with clients returning home each weekend. The programs are based around a 12-step approach promoting abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre is the only facility in Nova Scotia offering full-time seven-days-per-week addiction recovery programs.