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Crack Cocaine Addiction, Treatment And Detox in Quebec

Drug addiction is everywhere it seems. No corner of the world is being left untouched. The provinces of Canada are no different. Quebec has its own problem with crack cocaine. Nearly one-fourth of Canada's population resides in Quebec. The Canadian usage of crack cocaine is 1.9%, in Quebec, it's 2.5%, almost double. That is a very significant number. There are almost in total 220,000 people in Quebec that require help with their addictions. Between the government-run facilities and the private residential facilities in Quebec, they can at anytime help up to 6,400 people. Despite the depressing numbers, there is some treatment hope.

Crack cocaine is a seriously psychologically addictive drug. The euphoria that comes about from smoking crack cocaine is quite intense and almost instantaneous. Herein lies the problem, one of them anyway; the reward system for the behavior is very fast. This euphoria from crack gives a person intense feelings of confidence and power as well as a feeling of great physical strength. It also increases the heart rate and blood pressure which creates a scenario wherein heart attacks, stroke, and respiratory failure are possible. Crack cocaine targets a chemical in the brain that, in effect, traps the pleasure centers and doesn't let them quiet down.

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There are almost 200 places in Quebec to receive forms of treatment and detox for crack cocaine addiction. Unfortunately, almost half of them are outpatient programs and in the cases of crack addicts, this very rarely has any real positive effects. There are drug rehab treatment facilities in Quebec that have been beneficial in helping people deal with their addictions. These centers have residential programs. They offer places where a person can go and focus on their crack-cocaine addiction recovery in a peaceful, tranquil setting, away from the bustle of modern-day life.


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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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