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Prescription Drugs Detox And Treatment in Alberta

The boom in Alberta's economy in 2008/09 caused a boom in drug activity, including that of prescription drugs. This boom caused the province to be so overwhelmed with drug addiction that now it is taking weeks just to get the first assessment done. Treatment at the best residential facilities is now limited to a maximum stay of twenty-one days. This is hardly sufficient for most addicts who need a three-month stay to have a chance to succeed.

The most cost-friendly drug rehab still costs an addict $15 a day. Over three weeks, fifteen dollars add up to the cost of three hundred fifteen dollars. Which may not seem a lot to most, but is a huge amount to an addict with no friends or family to help pay for it.

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Only one drug rehab treatment facility in all of Alberta offers longer treatment options. This fifty-day program, though is usually only available to those with higher-paying jobs, and great insurance. It is thousands of dollars more in fees then Alberta Health Care is willing to pay. This program is more suited towards street drugs than that of prescription drugs, but it does accept both.

Alberta almost seems divided into two parts. The northern part has a higher frequency of street drugs, while the southern part favors the prescription-drug Percocet and other pain killer narcotics. The problem in getting help is that one part of Alberta is not equipped in dealing with the other. The red tape and wait have most addicts frustrated before they even start. It is best to call a professional intervention team to find out where to go, and how best to proceed. They will either help by doing an intervention or get you started by pointing you in the right direction.

References: http://www.canadarehab.ca/drug_rehab_alberta.html



The information below will help you on how to find a prescription drugs detox center in Alberta. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

List of Alberta Prescription Drug Detox Center


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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