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Crack Cocaine Addiction, Treatment And Detox in British Columbia

British Columbia, slowly but steadily is becoming the place to go for rehabilitation from any drug, including crack cocaine. With crack cocaine use in its own province higher than the Canadian average of 1.9 percent, at about two and a half percent they have a vested interest in pursuing cocaine rehabilitation.

Due to the warm climate and the fact that British Columbia is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, often homeless people in Canada migrate there. Victoria, a city in British Columbia is often the first city in all of North America to experiment with something outside the box regarding drug treatment. They often lead the way for the rest of Canada and the United States to follow. They were first to come up with safe needle exchange for addicts, cutting down on hepatitis Definition of the word hepatitis C and HIV. They were also first to come up with methadone maintenance. Still with all that, deaths from overdose continue to rise in this province; they were up tenfold from 1998 to 2003, and still on the rise. More than 400 deaths happen a year, and while not all of them are crack related, cocaine takes more than its fair share of lives in British Columbia.

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For a resident of British Columbia who is addicted to crack cocaine, there are many options available to them. There are over fifty drug rehabilitation and treatment facilities in British Columbia and most of them are covered by the provincial government at least in part. Not all are inpatient facilities though, and usually, someone who is addicted to crack cocaine must be an inpatient for their own health and safety, not to mention vastly increase their chances of success at becoming clean. Crack cocaine is not an easy addiction to overcome, but there are people in British Columbia willing to help those who wish it.


The information below will help you on how to find a crack cocaine 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 Detox Centers in British Columbia


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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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