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Ledgehill for Women Treatment Centre

Core Addiction and Mental Health

Many women who experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault, or childhood trauma experience depression and anxiety later in life, and ultimately turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. And since many women experience these earlier instances of violence at the hands of male partners and family members, it may be hard to open up and share the experiences in the presence of other men.

That’s why we offer a safe space for women to focus on their recovery with a cohort of other women who understand where they are coming from.

Program Info

A program designed to help women recover long-term

  • 7608 Hwy 201 RR #1 Lawrencetown, Annapolis County NS, B0S 1M0 Canada
  • Inpatient
  • Varies
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Treatment from a passionate team

Ledgehill for Women offers the same evidence-based treatment programs available at all EHN Canada facilities. But this unique space was created based on demand from our patients. Women were asking for a space of their own to recover, to bond with other women, and to feel comfortable sharing their stories.

At Ledgehill for Women, our professional and compassionate team, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors, kitchen staff, and security staff, are all here to offer a space that is comfortable and safe.

Ledgehill’s Core Addiction and Mental Health Program uses an evidence-based approach for treating alcohol and substance use disorders, as well as for treating concurrent mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We use therapeutic modalities that help individuals develop more constructive thoughts and behaviours, including Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness.

And for patients who require detox, we use medication assisted treatment (MAT) to minimize their withdrawal symptoms and help them detox as safely, comfortably, and quickly as possible. Each patient’s treatment begins with an intensive onsite diagnostic assessment that includes medication evaluation and management.

This program offer:

  • Individual and group counselling by registered therapists
  • Gender-separated facilities and therapy
  • Doctor support
  • Medical staff on-site 24/7
  • Science-backed therapy, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Detox support
  • Medication assistance when needed

A Day at Ledgehill for Women, our facility in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia

Recovery takes commitment and structure. That’s why every day at Ledgehill for Women (including weekends and holidays) is carefully scheduled to provide individuals with the greatest opportunity for recovery. This is what a day at Ledgehill might look like.


After starting your day with a healthy, chef-prepared breakfast, you’ll attend an inspiring lecture from others in the recovery community. Your morning will wrap up with a therapy session.



You’ll heal from the inside out with an invigorating workout and nutritious lunch. Then you’ll spend your afternoon bonding with the other women at Ledgehill and learning new skills for recovery.



Enjoy dinner in the dining room with your peers, and then explore the beautiful grounds of our facility in picturesque Lawrencetown. Before enjoying free time, you’ll receive specialized support by attending an AA and/or NA meeting.

This is Ledgehill for Women

In serene Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Ledgehill for Women provides the space our patients need to talk, share, and connect, without judgement. This sense of shared experience can often provide the added support and sense of community they need to recover long term.

Related Programs

Looking to help a loved one struggling with addiction or another mental illness? EHN Canada offers a variety of evidence-based, inpatient and outpatient treatment programs at our treatment centres around the country.