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Cocaine Treatment In Canada

In Canada, cocaine has been less popular with the arrival of prescribed medication such as painkillers, club drugs, etc. It's still a major problem regardless of the fact that it is less popular.

Treatment for cocaine can be done on an outpatient basis in the case of mild addiction. A residential setting is more appropriate in the case of severe abuse of the drug. The treatment for cocaine addiction does not have to be done in a specialized setting as it does not require medical staff to detox the person from it.

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Where can I find a cocaine treatment?

There are several places where you can find a cocaine addiction detox or rehab in Canada. There are different settings such as residential drug rehab, outpatient drug treatment, etc. Is a detox needed? With all these different types of drug treatment programs, it can become confusing as to which one is the best for the individual. One of our counselors can do an assessment and give you the best option for cocaine addiction programs for you or someone you love. Let us help you.

What is cocaine?

Cocaine was once a popular drug throughout Canada, but in the recent decade, the popularity of the drug has been on the decline, and the rate of cocaine use among the Canadian population is roughly under 1%. Today, the cocaine use in Canada is often concentrated among high-risk populations, and of course the weekend warriors or recreational users of the drug. Cocaine is a white powder, and its creation starts from the leaves of the coca plant to make the powder that is used, which in turn creates crack cocaine. Powder cocaine can be snorted through the nose, or it can be injected and freebase cocaine or crack cocaine can be smoked. Some addicts would also mix cocaine with other drugs such as opiates, and inject the mixtures, which does increase the risk for an overdose. When cocaine is used, it will cause increased energy, alertness and euphoria, along with an increase in body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. Cocaine addicts are often agitated, paranoid, and the drug will continually suppress an appetite. A cocaine overdose will involve heart failure, seizure, or respiratory suppression, and large quantities have to be snorted or smoked to cause an overdose. Most cocaine overdose deaths occur because other drugs were involved such as alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines. The long-term use of cocaine is dangerous and will lead to weight loss, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, nasal and throat damage, cardiovascular problems, hallucinations, and seizures. Contact Drug Rehab Services for immediate help, if you or someone you know is struggling with a cocaine addiction, or if you have questions about what to look for.

Who is using cocaine in Canada?

Cocaine is a Schedule 1 drug as defined by the Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and possession, trafficking, and production of the drug will result in criminal charges and jail time. By the year 2013, only 0.9% of the general population in Canada who were age 15 and older, reported using cocaine in that year, which was down from the previous year at 1.1%. Within the Canadian population that were age 25 and over in 2013, only 0.6% used cocaine in that year; however, the use among youth and young adults who used cocaine that were ages 15 to 24, was 2.4% of the population within that year, with 20 to 24-year-olds making up the larger percentage. Within Canada, cocaine use since 2008 has steadily been on the decline but does still rank in the top three most-used substances behind alcohol and marijuana among the general population of Canada. Drug Rehab Services can help families, and cocaine addicts find suitable cocaine addiction treatment programs, youth treatment centers, and counseling services for anyone struggling with cocaine addiction. Today, the heavier cocaine use in Canada is primarily among the high-risk populations, such as the homeless, street-involved adults and the youth within urban centers. Surveys that were done between 2010 and 2012 found within the high-risk population that those who had injected drugs in the past six months; 64% of them had injected cocaine before the age of 16. Youth drug addiction is an on-going problem within Canada, but there are youth substance abuse treatment services throughout the country, and Drug Rehab Services can help families who have youth or teens struggling with an addiction. Among street entrenched, and recreational drug users in 2013, cocaine was the second most commonly used drug; for example, in Winnipeg, over 20% of street-entrenched adults was using cocaine, and within Toronto and Montreal, it was over 60%. Within Winnipeg, 40% of recreational drug users were using cocaine in 2013, and over 75% of recreational drug users in Vancouver were using cocaine. The cocaine use among street-involved youth in 2013 was over 40% in cities like Regina and reached over 60% in cities such as Halifax and Winnipeg.

Treatment for a Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine can be a divesting drug, and even more destructive when it is used with other drugs such as alcohol, opioids, or benzodiazepines. Cocaine addiction can be effectively treated, and Drug Rehab Services can help addicts find the proper addiction treatment programs, counseling services, support groups, detox, and therapy they may need. Most cocaine addicts will not think there is an issue; however, the average long-term cocaine user will have spent an enormous amount of money that will subsequently begin to cause significant problems within his or her life. Most cocaine addicts start with the recreational use, and will later progress into heavier use because the drug can offer a way to avoid the many problems, they may be facing in life. Depending on the type of addiction or the severity of use, families may want long-term or short-term residential treatment, outpatient drug rehabilitation is not always effective for cocaine addiction, but a substance abuse assessment can be done to determine the severity. Drug Rehab Services will help those who are looking for help be in contact with the proper treatment services they need for cocaine addiction.