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Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program

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Substance Abuse & Addictions

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health organization, integrating specialized clinical care with innovative research, education, health promotion and policy development in dealing with areas such as alcohol and other drugs, depression, problem gambling, schizophrenia and child, youth and family resources.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse provides access to a range of information and analysis relating to substance abuse issues, and connects Canadians to a broad spectrum of networks and activities.

National Anti-drug Strategy is a drug prevention campaign aimed at discouraging youth from using drugs and is part of the Government of Canada's overall National Anti-Drug Strategy. It is a youth-friendly source of up-to-date, relevant and interactive information geared at raising awareness of illicit drugs and their negative effects.

Addiction Services offices are located throughout Nova Scotia to help individuals, families and communities with problems created by the harmful use of alcohol, other drugs and gambling.

International Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of recovered lawyers and judges carrying the message of recovery within our profession. Their purpose is to act as a bridge between reluctant (in denial) lawyers/judges and Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Alcoholics Anonymous International Site provides information about the worldwide organization, including quick facts, e-newsletters and services, and how to contact your local branch.

The Canadian Assembly of Narcotics Anonymous is universally recognized as a dynamic and reliable resource for NA services and information. This link offers meeting information in Nova Scotia.

The Red Road Project aims to help Aboriginal youth break away from the cycle of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

IWK Mental Health & Addictions Central Referral Service can help those under 19 get an appointment for mental health and addictions services. Your family doctor, other health or education professionals can make a referral on your behalf. If a health care or education professional completes the referral form and sends it in, you will still need to call in and book an appointment time.

CaperBase.com provides youth with information on drugs, alcohol, addictions and more. 

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