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Prescription Drugs Detox And Treatment in British Columbia

British Columbia is the most western province of Canada; they have done some extensive studies on the use and abuse of prescription drugs in their province. Studies are showing that prescription-drug addiction is more common in smaller towns, then in the larger cities of B.C. Patients in their forties and fifties being that of the highest risk in these towns.

The problem seems to stem from the smaller towns, having more jobs such as mining and mill working. The employees who work there have a higher chance for injury and most likely started off being prescribed an addictive narcotics for pain relief. The province is now urging doctors to take care when prescribing addictive drugs, and also to make a plan at the beginning about coming off the prescription. It is important that the patients know that they cannot safely stay on these drugs for a long period of time.

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There are approximately thirty-seven drug rehab treatment facilities in British Columbia. Most are provincially funded at least in part. British Columbia has almost no wait to get into a detox center for addicts in immediate need. The ones which are sometimes two-day wait, still have a lower waiting period than any other rehab facilities in the rest of the country. However, sometimes, two days can feel like a lifetime to someone addicted to prescription drugs.

Long term facilities exist through the Salvation Army; however, this type of program is not a detox program, but rather a clean-living environment. This style of living supports a recovering addict while they get back on their feet, and get a job while staying sober. If someone who is addicted to prescription drugs feels that this option would be best for them, calling the Salvation Army is the first step. They may require you to go through prescription-drug detox first, but they do try to help everyone.

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



The information below will help you on how to find a prescription drugs detox center in British Columbia. 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 British Columbia 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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