Mi’kmaw Lodge

70 Gabriel Street, Eskasoni, Nova Scotia
Phone (902) 379-2267 | Fax (902) 379-2412

a new way of living

A quiet peaceful setting overlooking the Holy Family Parish and the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake.

The Lodge houses fifteen resident clients over a 35-day treatment cycle. Facilities include a modern kitchen and dining area, treatment rooms, therapy room, chapel, client resource room, client bedrooms, kitchenette, exercise room, and a large meeting and recreation area.

about the mi’kmaw lodge

Mi’kmaw Lodge has, over the last several years, assisted individuals and families to deal with the devastating effects of chemical addictions. A great many clients have passed through our doors since we opened in 1986, and we are proud of our record of achievement. Our staff have witnessed many changes in the addictions profile over the years as we have moved from alcohol addiction to soft drugs, then to hard drugs, and prescription drugs. Also, we have many clients who face dual addictions. Mi’kmaw always strives to keep abreast of new developments in the addictions field so that we can provide a quality program for the people we serve. Our treatment programming is always designed with the client in mind, and much of the programming in place today is a result of input from the people we serve.

mi’kmaw lodge background

Nestled at the foot of the Eskasoni Hills, overlooking Holy Family Parish and the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, Mi’kmaw Lodge is the picture of peace and tranquility. Built in 1986 by local Eskasoni tradesmen, the Lodge houses 15 residents over a 35-day treatment cycle.

admission criteria

  1. Be of Aboriginal decent (Must have status band #).
  2. 19 years of age or older.
  3. Must have a total abstinence of FIVE (5) days from Alcohol and FOURTEEN (14) days from drugs such.
  4. We do accept clientele that are on medically prescribed medications in our in-patient treatment program based on the case management team’s approval of appropriateness.
  5. You must complete a pre-admission form.
  6. You must have an assessment completed and scored.
  7. You must get a medical clearance form completed and signed by a Registered Nurse or a Doctor.
  8. Court dates must be moved to after the treatment completion (Family Court is exempt).
  9. All financial arrangements must be made prior to entering the program.
  10. All medical appointments must be moved to after the treatment program.

The client must have the willingness to participate in all wellness activities.


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