- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Drug Addiction in Windsor, Ontario
Time marches on, things change, technology advances and fads come and go. Of all the things that have not changed in the world, the drug addiction and alcoholism have to be the most tenacious. Drug addiction has been growing and growing for decades now, each decade more prevalent than the last. Everywhere a person turns there are problems with drugs and alcohol. It’s very rare to find a person anywhere that has not been touched either personally or by a friend or family by the shadow of drug and alcohol abuse. Windsor, Ontario is not much different than any other city in Canada or the United States for that matter; it has its own battles, its own issues with drug and alcohol addiction. There is no place that does not.
Drug addiction and abuse are seen a lot in Windsor, Ontario; no person needs look any further than the archives of their local police force. Just recently in March 2011 there was an arrest by Windsor's police in which there was a drug confiscation of 2,600 bags of heroin and around $60,000 in cash. That being a singular incident among many would lead people to believe there may be a drug problem in Windsor. Even more to the point in 2007, just a few short years ago there was a drug bust of truly epic proportions. A tractor trailer carrying produce from California was stopped and routinely searched. Inside the trailer, intermingled with the produce, were 109 bricks of cocaine with an estimated street value of close to 22 million dollars. Note that these were Canadian truck drivers bringing this back into the country. This was not only a significant drug seizure for the Windsor Bridge, and Ontario but for Canada as a whole. Windsor Ontario is not untouched by the alcohol and drug problems facing the country. It would seem that the larger the city the larger the drug problem. This shows that Windsor, Ontario probably has a major problem with drug addiction.