Crack Cocaine Addiction, Treatment And Detox in Ottawa, Ontario
Cocaine and crack cocaine are a problem in almost every part of Canada. Ottawa even though it has the parliament grounds standing in it, is no exception to this rule. Any city big or small can be a drug dealer’s paradise if the people are willing to pay for the product. With Canada’s largest city Toronto, only hours away from Ottawa, the drug industry is booming in the province of Ontario.
The most common street drug in Ontario is cocaine in its crystallized and more potent form of crack cocaine. It is so widely spread throughout the province that the people of Ottawa, even those with very little money can get their hands on it.
The first thing someone who is an addict who wants help needs to do, is to get assessed. There are many assessment programs in Ottawa, some free and some not. The purpose of the assessment is to get the crack addict into the best program possible for them, increasing their chances of success. Crack addicts almost always have to be treated as an inpatient. The cravings and detox are too severe to manage on one’s own, and with going back into the same environment that they once got high in, they stand almost no chance of succeeding on their own.
There are twelve assessment facilities and eight inpatient drug rehabilitation facilities in Ottawa. Each of these is equipped to deal with someone who is high on crack cocaine, and help them through the process of detox. Usually, addicts that come in are very malnourished since cocaine is an appetite suppressant and any money that the addict did raise went to feeding the cocaine habit. They require medical supervision as they detox and recover.
There are also Canada wide toll-free numbers that someone who needs help getting off crack cocaine can call at any time, day or night, and speak to someone. If it is an emergency, calling a distress line, or even going to the hospital is another option available.