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Crack Cocaine Addiction, Treatment And Detox in Manitoba

Cocaine is on the rise in the province of Manitoba, and the crime rates are going up to match. Winnipeg is now the city with the fourth-highest rate of crime, linked to drugs in the country. That is two times higher than in Toronto. Not only is cocaine and crack cocaine on the rise in this province, but the addicts are getting younger and younger.

Alcohol used to be the drug of choice for this province, now with the increase of crack cocaine use, the rehabilitation facilities that used to help with the detox of alcohol had to begin accepting people who are addicted to crack. These facilities are rapidly trying to educate and train their staff to deal with the detox from crack cocaine instead.

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Detox from cocaine does not have the pain and vomiting that are common with detoxing from alcohol. Instead, most users crash sleeping for days at a time, and the staff needs to make sure that they are adequately nourished during the crash. The people detoxing from crack, often get cranky and sometimes a little violent when they are awake. Most addicts come into the program significantly underweight, and very malnourished as cocaine and crack cocaine are appetite suppressants. Any money that most addicts can get usually does not go to food, it goes to support their habit. The staff members need to get vitamins and minerals into the body and give the addict time to let the cocaine process out of the body. Usually, detox from crack cocaine takes three to five days.

Overcoming the addiction though can take much longer. Depending on how long and the amounts of crack cocaine used, the neurons in the brain could be damaged. The addict will also feel depressed. This is because they are used to being on a constant euphoric high. The habit can take years to break; detoxification is only the first step. Then one should find a drug rehab center in Manitoba to get fully rehabilitated.

Sources: http://www.sobriety.ca/



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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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