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Gamblers Anonymous (GA)
This is a US based referral service that lists NS as “international”.
The Nova Scotia Hotline Number is (902) 252-3132, listed on this page is an information line only and offers the locations and times of meetings, you can leave your first name and number and someone will call you back.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Area 82 includes Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and all local meetings (including online) are listed: area82aa.org/meetings
HRM also has its own website: aahalifax.org
Financial counselling is free of charge across Nova Scotia through Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. Financial counsellors work with people who have financial concerns or debt. They can:
- Help you work out a short term budget and debt management plan
- Suggest safe ways that you can talk with creditors
- Give you an idea of what to expect in dealings with debt collectors, banks, or creditors
- Talk you through some options
- Refer you to face-to-face financial or legal assistance
Kids Help Phone
Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. 1-800-668-6868.
Nova Scotia Health Authority Mental Health and Addictions Services – Central Intake line
If you would like to self-refer to NSHA’s Mental Health and Addictions services, call (toll-free) 1-855-922-1122.
For more information on gambling and treatment options in Nova Scotia, please go to mhaHelpNS.ca.
IWK Mental Health and Addictions Services (up to age 19)
If you would like to self-refer to IWK Mental Health and Addictions services, call (toll-free) 1-888-429-8167.
For more information on gambling and treatment options in Nova Scotia, please go to iwk.nshealth.ca/mental-health.
The Marguerite Centre supports women recovering from substance misuse and gambling addiction. Offers a long-term abstinence-based residential program focusing on the healing of mind, body and spirit. Self-referrals are accepted. *FEES MAY APPLY