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Crack Cocaine Addiction, Treatment And Detox St. John's, Newfoundland

St. John's is the capital city of the province of Newfoundland. This city has almost a third of the province living within it, approximately two hundred thousand people. With almost thirteen percent of the province addicted to some sort of drug, it is shocking to find out there is only one treatment center in the whole province. This province is among the ones with the highest addiction ratio, and unfortunately, crack cocaine or cocaine addicts who want help often have to wait years to get onto another waiting list to get any help.

With only one detox facility and three residential facilities in Newfoundland, anyone in St. John's with crack cocaine addiction, often choose to travel to other provinces instead to get help recovering from their deadly addiction. The drug on the streets is most commonly cocaine and crack cocaine, though meth has its place as well with cocaine addicts. It has been noted in St. John's that a lot of people thinking they were buying either cocaine or ecstasy ended up buying and becoming addicted to meth.

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In 2010 it was noted that cocaine and crack cocaine trade, use and addiction had spiked rapidly. This is being credited to the oil field high-paying jobs and influx of money into a province that used to be noted for having none.  Police have noticed the amount of cocaine and crack cocaine recovered during a few busts are significantly more as well. Dealers are keeping up to nine times the amount they used to on hand, to keep the addicts coming back for more. Addicts in St. John's are saying it is easier to get their hands on cocaine and crack cocaine then it is to find marijuana.

If you need help, or if you know a loved one that is using crack or cocaine, time is of the essence to get them help. With the life that a cocaine addict leads, they either end up dead or in jail, it is simply just a matter of time. Calling an agency not affiliated with any rehabilitation center in St. John's is a great place to start, they will give you the options and help you through the red tape.

References: http://canadiandrugrehab.ca/StJohns_drug_rehab.html

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