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Crack Cocaine Addiction, Treatment And Detox Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. It is the 19th largest city in Canada with about three hundred thousand people living in it. Cocaine and crack cocaine are responsible for half of all emergency-room visits in this city. This beautiful province seems like it should be able to escape the ugliness that is crack cocaine, but even in Halifax, there is a problem with it. Cocaine comes in many forms, but the two most common are powder (also referred to as snow, blow or powder) and the crystallized form called crack. Crack cocaine is even more addictive than its powdery cousin.

Cocaine is an illegal substance that is smuggled into the country in various ways. Security is getting better at finding it at border crossings, but obviously, it cannot catch it all; the way cocaine has to get into the country is a large part of why it is a very expensive drug.

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About two hundred people each month in Halifax request help regarding crack cocaine and cocaine addiction. Halifax is only equipped to handle about eighty-five to a hundred of these patients every month. That means half of all the addicts that request help have to find other ways or go somewhere else to get help. This does not even include the number of addicts in Halifax that do not want help, at least not at this point in their lives. The population would also need a lot more drug rehab facilities in Halifax in order to keep up with the demand.

Detox facilities seem to have a problem in Halifax with keeping their doors open. Often times they stay in buildings that for one reason or another get torn down. That means about two hundred addicts, in one month, have nowhere to go while waiting for it to reopen in another building. However, it is important for the cocaine or crack cocaine addict not to give up, same with the families and friends. If the drug addict decided to become drug-free, they will find the right treatment and detox to make it. There are toll-free numbers for all residents to call at any hour of the day or night, to get started on the road to help.

References: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/drug-detox-programs-shut-down/Content?oid=963182
http://canadiandrugrehab.ca/drug_rehab_treatment.html