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Crosbie House Society is a nonprofit rehab located in New Minas, Nova Scotia. Crosbie House Society specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Crosbie House Society Focus:

Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism Treatment Center

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

What does Crosbie House Society offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Crosbie House Society Highlights:

The recovery treatment program at Crosbie House focuses on the mending of the mind, body and spirit Providing the atmosphere of a home rather than a treatment centre. The Society’s residential facility and grounds are situated in the Annapolis Valley and create a private and serene setting. Many of the Crosbie House staff are recovered. Their propose is that everyone leaves the treatment with a clearer mind, more healthy body and re-kindled spirit.
After a 28 day stay at the Crosbie House Society, they provide continued support and aftercare through its staff, volunteers and a large network of alumni who have completed the program at Crosbie House and resumed healthy and productive lives. Old alumni help newest members of Crosbie house through the transition into a life free from active addiction. The Program Addiction changes the brain in fundamental and long-lasting ways. Recovery is real and sustainable for a lifetime when you understand the nature of this disease. Crosbie House Society believes the key behavioural changes to find sustained recovery is; honesty and breakdown of the denial system; recognition of the need for change; acceptance of the tools for change and willingness to utilize these tools on a daily basis.
The program combines intensive treatment with relapse prevention, family care and lifelong alumni programs to address all aspects of the disease of addiction. The cornerstones of programs are individual and group counseling, with counseling specific to each client’s drug or behaviour of choice; psycho-educational video study and discussion; workbook activities & seminars to introduce the steps to recovery; in-house and community recovery meetings ; familiarization with post treatment resources, including resources specific to family-related addiction issues; and relapse prevention support.
Crosbie House offers seasoned counsellors that have extensive experience treating all forms of addiction amongst a diverse population. Providers have faced the disease of addiction themselves – bringing with them a deep and authentic understanding of the continuous journey of recovery. The rigorous core program content is delivered from Monday through Friday. Week-ends are time to rest and practice new behaviours. Activities include time for discussion, assignment completion, an Alumni meeting, exercise and relaxation. In all cases a weekend plan is developed with the primary counsellor and can include a home visit after the second week.
Crosbie House is an abstinence based addiction centre offers a 28-day treatment program renowned across the country for its methods and high success rate. Over the course of four weeks the Centre provides one on one sessions with addiction specialists and physicians as well as extensive group therapy sessions. Crosbie House believes in 12 step recovery meetings.
Residential Area
Sober living home or Halfway house