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About Ledgehill Women’s

Here at Ledgehill For Women, we are passionate about women’s recovery from all types and forms of addiction. We believe that the highest caliber of care in the journey to recovery begins with other women who have a unique place in the world. Regardless of whether your addiction is with alcohol, drugs, gambling, food or something else, sometimes the best place to start the road to recovery is with other women.

Thus we strive to create a safe space for women to explore their own transformations, and hence create a more meaningful life. Transformation begins with the power of connection to both staff and our other clients.

Through our focus on the inter-relationship between mind, body and spirit, clients learn to follow an integrated path to addiction recovery. Using powerful tools such as mindfulness techniques, stress and anxiety reduction, and the learning of self-compassion and self-care, we provide the vital experience which allows our clients to heal and make lasting positive changes in their lives.



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We believe our facility speaks for itself. If you need to recover from drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, or any other vice, our facility will help you feel comfortable throughout your journey with us. Browse our gallery of images and videos below.

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Addiction Treatment in Nova Scotia

Ledgehill EHN Canada offers men’s-only and women’s-only addiction treatment facilities

We address chemical addictions, such as alcohol, drugs, and behaviour addictions, such as gambling and sex. It is common to suffer from more than one type of addiction. It is also common to experience anxiety and/or depression along with addiction – our programs are built to address these possibilities. If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction with underlying mental illness or trauma, Ledgehill EHN Canada provides evidence-based treatment in a peaceful, gender-separate environment.


Our Addiction Treatment Program

Our holistic program includes healthy lifestyle coaching, such as integrating fitness, awareness of nutritional needs, yoga, enjoying the natural environment and most of all learning to have fun in healthy ways. We offer creative space to explore elements like art and music therapy. Our skilled clinical team provides a variety of courses, and clients receive educational programming to support their recovery on various levels. We encourage women to challenge themselves in new ways while restoring their inner strength. That is why the importance of living a balanced and healthy life is at the forefront of our daily program.

We have transition specialists who help women navigate various social supports, offer advocacy and can help women to access opportunities to achieve new goals. For clients with con-current disorders we recommend a minimum of 60 days. We offer longer stays for women who have more complex needs, or who require a safe space to strengthen their skills and further prepare them to embrace sober living.

Beautiful & Secure Environment

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Annapolis valley, Ledgehill Women’s is in a natural setting, apart from distractions and temptations of a busy confusing world.

Private and Semi-Private Rooms

We believe people need the best possible environment to support their recovery, including special space for rest and relaxation. That is why we offer private or semi private rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

Comprehensive Addiction Therapy

Each of our clients receive individual and group therapy based on a variety of therapeutic approaches, depending on that client’s needs. The therapies are based on a combination of evidenced based, values based and contextual therapies delivered by our clinical team.

Medical & Psychological Consultations

As part of our holistic approach to treatment, we recognize that women have specific medical and psychological needs. The professional women on our team are all highly skilled in the many facets of addiction and provide an atmosphere of support particularly suited for our women clients.

Delicious Nutritious Meals

Our chefs, in consultation with a nutritionist, work to provide high quality, nourishing meals, making sure that the specific needs of each of our clients in recovery are met.

Medical Detox

Detox is medically supervised by our on-site full time nurses. This is all coordinated by our medical team. For certain cases, we make use of medical aids to render the process much easier and safer. For opiate withdrawals we can use Suboxone, and for Benzodiazepine withdrawal we follow the Ashton protocol. Alcohol withdrawal is medically supervised and medication is given to eliminate the risk of seizure and stroke. We take every measure to ensure that this first, important stage towards drug addiction recovery is a comfortable and safe one.

Aftercare Training

We recognize the many diverse needs of women, and that is why we create individually tailored recovery plans, designed to help support their unique journeys. The first three to six months following treatment can be a very vulnerable time, so aftercare is the key to a successful and lasting recovery. We provide additional support after our clients leave Ledgehill Women’s, and we maintain contact contact with them so that we can address and deal with the issues that might arise that lead to their addiction.

Professional Intervention Services

In consultation with those who know, care about and want to help an addict the trained staff at Ledgehill help choose the best intervention method for the situation.

This could include a confrontational intervention which forces an addict to confront the consequences of their addiction – how it affects others (this type of intervention is usually a surprise to the addict); an invitational intervention where the addict is invited to participate in the process and a collaborative meeting is held; or a hybrid system.

Intervention is usually conducted with family and friends but could also be done in the workplace with colleagues. There is no one size fits all. The goal is always to have the person suffering from the addiction (be it to alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction etc.) leave the intervention with a commitment to attend rehab.

Often, the addict chooses to leave the intervention with the interventionist and head directly to rehab. Sometimes there is a period of detox or supervision until a rehab stay starts. In either case our trained counselor comes to you, helps plan the meeting and attends and leads the discussion. An intervention can be helpful even if the addict refuses to attend or participate.

The type of addiction, circumstances of the addict, age and family situation etc. are all taken into account when planning an intervention. With many years of intervention experience we know the best ways to create a positive outcome from what is initially a difficult and emotionally charged experience. Addiction is difficult. Its affects radiate out to negatively affect many around the addict during addiction but similarly when an addict is finally able to get the help they need to overcome an addiction everyone around them is “healed”.



Our fees are all-inclusive. We do not sell additional services to our clients when they come to Ledgehill Women’s. Everything needed for your treatment is included in the price. The only money you will need to bring is for personal expenditures.

All women receive the same care and professional level of treatment.

Some insurance providers and employers cover or subsidize treatment at Ledgehill Women’s. We have partnered with iFinance Medicard to offer you two affordable monthly payment options. Applying is quick and easy!

Call us today and we can have a confidential discussion.