- Written by Marcel Gemme C.C.D.C
Prescription Drugs Detox and Treatment for Hamilton, Ontario
Abuse, use and addiction of prescription drugs are increasing at a rate that is alarming to both medical and criminal specialists. It is an especially scary rise among young people. Treatment facilities recognize that although prescription drugs are not street drugs and cannot be solely treated the same way, that they are an addiction that is hard to overcome without help. There are at least twelve drug rehab facilities or programs in Hamilton that specialise in prescription-drug addiction.
Usually most addictions start with someone being legitimately prescribed a narcotic due to injury. However, the young people of Hamilton often raid their parents, grandparents and neighbours' medicine cabinets with the purpose of finding drugs to get high off of. Today’s generation, also being nicknamed generation Rx, are causing more emergency-room visits due to prescription drugs then that of marijuana and heroin combined. Most deaths linked to drug overdose in Canada, are accidental, and caused by prescription drugs. This means generation Rx is playing a dangerous game. Teenagers assume because it is safe for grandma to take these pills it must be safe for them. They do not know the dangers of mixing prescription drugs nor that; grandma could very well be addicted too.
There are treatment facilities in Hamilton that specialize in younger people, and for prescription drugs. There is such a wide variety of options available to an addict and their loved ones, that it is best to take the time to phone either a professional intervention facility, or one that is not linked to any specific rehabilitation facility to ask questions and find out what the best option for you. The rate of failure for the average 28-day program, just picked at random is just under eighty percent. The odds of success go up when the addict is happy where they are.
List of Hamilton Prescription Drug Detox