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Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Drug Rehab Centers

The island of Cape Breton accounts for under 20 percent of Nova Scotia’s population, and the population is numbered to be over 130,000 people. The drug and alcohol rehabilitation resources that are situated throughout the province of Nova Scotia are also there to help people on Cape Breton Island. Drug treatment resources are already scarce throughout most of the Maritime provinces, and Nova Scotia is no different, but compared to other Maritime provinces it does have more to offer for addicts and their families. Residential and outpatient drug treatment programs along with detox centers are available in Nova Scotia.

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Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Drug Rehabilitation Centers

Cape Breton has the second largest population in the province of Nova Scotia; the latest census shows that the population is about 102,250. People in the province of Cape Breton need a lot of care and support since the numbers in addiction and alcoholism are on the rise. According to a few surveys conducted by the Canadian Addiction Survey, they have found that there was a significant rise in the use of prescription drugs in Cape Benton, Nova Scotia.

Drug Abuse and Dependency on prescription Drugs in Cape Breton

The number of teens falling prey to drug addiction and most importantly getting hooked onto prescription drugs in Nova Scotia is on the rise. In a survey that was conducted by the Canadian Addiction Survey suggested that there were 43.4% of those among the age group of 15 and over who have tried cannabis once in their life, while 13.4% have tried other drugs. From those who made use of other illicit drugs, including cannabis, 7.4% of them had fallen prey to some kind of harm. However, the number of people who used cannabis is as high as 86.6% in the whole of Nova Scotia to which Cape Breton contributes as well.

Police Raid Drug Houses in Cape Breton

The police of Cape Breton found that there were 26 houses that were suspected of selling and having people who consumed drugs. This is a huge number considering the fact that the population in this little province is just about nominal. Some of the drugs that were seized in these drug houses were cannabis, cocaine, other narcotics, and even prescription drugs like Oxycontin as well as Methadone. This alone goes to show that drug-related activity in the city which invariably increases the number of addicts.



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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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