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.
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.