Searidge Drug Rehab


Searidge Rehab Foundation for Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery

Panoramic view of St. John’s harbour. Aerial shot. Rocky mountain face, large container ship docked, clear view of the downtown core, with mountains in the background. Bright blue fluffy clouds in sky.

Located in a quiet, scenic area of Nova Scotia, is the wonderful Searidge Foundation & Rehab for Drug Addiction. Searidge Foundation is located in an area that is world famous for their succulent seafood and delicious shellfish, similar to St. John’s, Newfoundland. Shucking contests can usually be found on a local poster indicating the date and time. Located just 2 hours south of Halifax, we strive to make the process of getting to Searidge from St. John’s effortless. We want the best for our clients, and we know that travelling can make the transition to a life of sobriety a little bit stressful. In our effort to eliminate as much stress as possible, we can have our driver pick you up anywhere in Nova Scotia. Whether you fly into the airport or take the ferry to North Sydney, we will be there to pick you up and make the rest of your travels as comfortable as possible.

Woman sitting across from counsellor during a psychotherapy session. Counsellors hand and pen & notepad visible.

Once you arrive at Searidge Foundation and step through our front doors, the possibilities for your future are limitless. Searidge Foundation clearly exemplifies the benefits of receiving drug rehabilitation treatment outside of your hometown. The type of environment you can expect at Searidge Drug Rehab embodies what the maritimes are fondly known for; friendly, welcoming, and non-judgemental. When you are away from all the distractions that may have been around in St. John’s, the chances of maintaining your sobriety greatly increase. Indeed, Searidge Foundation offers residents of St. John’s the opportunity to escape their life of addiction, by providing a safe haven and a chance to make plans to begin a new chapter of their life without reminders of their past. Furthermore, the distance between Newfoundland and Searidge Foundation allows for a degree of privacy, not achievable if one were to remain in St. John’s. Searidge Foundation has provided many residents of St. John’s with the support and treatment necessary to overcome addiction. Upon a patient’s return to Newfoundland, following their drug addiction treatment at Searidge Foundation, there is a comprehensive aftercare program to help them maintain their sobriety. The virtual and over-the-phone SMART recovery meetings offer accessible and convenient options for staying on track upon your return to St. John’s, Newfoundland. In addition, we always welcome visits from past alumni for Refresher Weekends. These are great opportunities to renew the skills you learned during rehab and share your success story.

Drug Addiction Rehab Treatment Options for St. John’s Newfoundland

Woman sitting at table holding prescription pills in open hand. Looks upset with self. More pills in packaging on the table with a glass of water.


P.O. Box 8713, Station 'A'
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1B 3T1
Phone: (866) 968-9450

Teen Challenge Canada is working towards opening the Atlantic Hope Women's Centre providing a residential rehabilitation program in Newfoundland and Labrador for women ages 18 and over who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction.

Referrals Only!

Recovery Centre

532 Charter Ave
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1A 1P7
Phone: (709) 752-4980

Recovery Centre is a Private rehab located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Recovery Centre specializes in the treatment of substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Opioid Treatment Centre

80 Charter Ave
Building 532 P.O. Box 13122
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1B 4A4
Phone: (709) 752-4478

The Opioid Treatment Centre is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and is administered by Eastern Health. The purpose of this centre is to provide a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, mainly through methadone maintenance, for individuals experiencing opiate addiction.

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Addictions Services – Eastern Health

P.O. Box 8700
1st Floor, West Block
Confederation Bldg
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1B 4J6
Phone: (709) 752-8888

The approach to treatment includes a variety of programs that focus on all needs, including physical, psychological, social and spiritual. There are detoxification services, residential and community-based services, and support for families affected by addiction. A range of community-based treatment and intervention services are offered.

Outpatient Counselling: There are 26 outpatient offices that offer counselling services across the province. Counselling may be provided in individual, family, or group sessions. An initial assessment will be completed to develop an individual treatment plan.

The Rowan Centre

Children and Adolescents Mental Health and Addictions
100 Forest Road (Southcott Hall, Dr. L.A. Miller Centre)
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
Phone: (709) 777-2200

The Rowan Centre offers addictions services to youth ages 12-17 who are struggling with substance abuse. This program aims to promote healthy development and positive growth while improving the quality of life for youth with addictions issues. They offer individual, group and family counselling, an intensive addictions day program, recreational therapy, education programs, and follow-up referral program for residential treatment.

SMART Recovery Meeting info Offered at Searidge Drug Rehab for those from St. John’s Newfoundland

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“SMART Recovery is an abstinence-based, not-for-profit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using. It includes many ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying. SMART Recovery is not a spin-off of Alcoholics Anonymous. No one will label you an “alcoholic”, an “addict” or “diseased” nor “powerless”, and if you do not believe in a religion or spirituality, that’s fine, too. We teach common sense self-help procedures designed to empower you to abstain and to develop a more positive lifestyle. When you succeed at following our approach, you may graduate from the program, or you may stay around to help others.

Searidge Drug Rehab offers a variety of aftercare programs to the residents of St. John’s that are attending Searidge Drug Rehab and was created to help ensure their sobriety is sustained. SMART recovery group meetings have proven to be incredibly beneficial to our Searidge alumni, one-on-one counseling, and group therapy are others that make up the comprehensive aftercare program offered in Nova Scotia. The residents that have traveled here from Newfoundland may find that the over the phone meetings offered to alumni may be the most logical and cost effective way to utilize the tools and support channels we offer in order to help them maintain a drug free life.

An iceberg sailing past a ship at Fort Amherst, St. John’s, Newfoundland

A huge benefit of the SMART recovery program that Searidge Drug Rehab offers is how we actively stay in touch with our clients. We are committed to our alumni at Searidge and provide them with Aftercare well past their graduation. We make sure to construct a plan that will work with their specific needs, current responsibilities and geographical location.

Searidge Drug Rehab Aftercare Program offers alumni unlimited access to private NNG forums for alumni to stay in touch with each other, they can receive inspirational Twitter messages if they would like, you would have the option to participate in refresher weekends at Searidge as well, if you are able to attend. There are also group or individual therapy sessions over the phone with staff from Searidge. And of course, virtual or in-person SMART Recovery meetings. The virtual and over the phone sessions with Searidge staff are especially beneficial to those who are returning home to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Annapolis Royal Masonic Lodge

Open Meeting
Tuesday 7:30pm
21 Church St
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
B0S 1A0

Narcotics Anonymous & Other Meeting-Style Rehab Therapy Sessions in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Therapy, Meetings, N.A, A.A, C.A, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcohol, Cocaine/Coke, Opiates/Heroin/Pills, Meth/Methamphetamine, MDMA/Ecstasy, Drugs, Drug Addiction, Rehab, 12 Steps, Treatment, Recovery, Sober Living, Higher Power

Before going to the meeting, confirm time and place.


Thursday: 8:00pm
Sunday: 8:00pm

St. Teresa's Parish
120 Mundy Pond Road
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1E 1V1


Tuesday 7:30pm
St. James United Church
330 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1B 1T9

Open to all - Discussion - Non Smoking


Friday 8:00pm
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1B 3V6


Saturday 8:00pm
100 Forest Road
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1A 1E3

Shelter & Temporary Rehab Services for Individuals Affected by Drug Addiction in St. John’s, Newfoundland

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THE WISEMAN CENTRE (Salvation Army Shelter)

714 Water Street
St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
A1E 1C1
Phone: (709) 739-8355
Fax: (709) 739-0330

MANDATE: To provide temporary emergency housing to socially displaced homeless individuals. Residents may range from Males aged 25 to 64 years of age and Women from 30 to 64 years of age

The Wiseman Centre has 16 shelter beds for men (ages 25-64) and 4 for women (ages 30- 64). Residents are required to participate in the Centre’s program component. While in the centre, all basic needs are provided, plus there is 24-hour security seven days a week.

Programs and services are available to residents and include Recreational Activities, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, access to a Mental Health/Addictions Outreach counsellor, Pastoral Care, as well as a social worker on site.

Drug Addiction Counsellors & Clinical Psychologists in St. John’s, Newfoundland

A row of colourful houses in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Lesley Vaters
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Bright Path Counselling
40 Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 102
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland & Labrador
Phone: (866) 337-4271
Specialties: Mood Disorders, Addiction, Marital and Premarital
License No. and State: 12586 Newfoundland and Labrador

Lesley is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and member in good standing with the BCACC. Lesley's training and education includes a Bachelor's Degree (BA) from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University.

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