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Date Rape Drugs Detox And Treatment In Northwest Territories

A date rape drug is any drug that makes rape or sexual assault easier to commit. Alcohol is often always involved because many of these drugs are mixed in with alcohol. Drugs such as GHB, ketamine, and rohypnol have no odor, taste, and no color, while also being easily dissolved in any liquid. Alcohol does amplify the effects of these drugs and also increases the chances of an overdose. These types of drugs are CNS depressants and are known for causing respiratory depression. The combination of alcohol and these drugs will increase this risk. Sexual assault is still a common problem throughout Canada, and even in parts of the Northwest Territories. Of every 100 incidents, only 6 of them are reported to the police.

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Statistically, this is around 2% of all the sexual assaults in Canada that end up being reported to the police. Approximately 11% of the women involved in these assaults suffer some injury, and over 80% of the victims are women. Close to 57% of aboriginal women have been sexually abused, and 60% of victims are under the age of 17. In many sexual assault cases, drugs are used to disable the person making the assault easier. GHB is a type of drug that acts on the central nervous system Definition of the word central nervous system and is a CNS depressant Definition of the word depressant that is prescribed to treat narcolepsy. The drug becomes dangerous when it is mixed with alcohol because the effects of the drug are amplified.

The effects of GHB happen within 15 to 30 minutes and can last 3 to 6 hours, and with large amounts, the drug use results in a coma leading to death. GHB will cause a person to throw up and will slow your heart rate and make it harder to breathe. Ketamine is a type of dissociative anesthetic and distorts a person's perceptions. The drug causes the user to become detached from their body and environment, and is also odorless, tasteless, and easily dissolved in liquids. The drug will increase your heartbeat, raise your blood pressure, and cause nausea. The effects of ketamine may last for 30 to 60 minutes or even longer, but this will depend on the amount that is being consumed.

Rohypnol is one of the most recognized drugs and is a type of benzodiazepine Definition of the word benzodiazepine that has no taste, color, or odor. When someone takes this drug, they will feel sleepy, confused, and weak while losing mobility and having trouble breathing. The effects of roofies are felt within 30 minutes of being drugged and can last for several hours. Both GHB and roofies are common recreational drugs and are often part of more significant drug problems for some addicts in the Northwest Territories. If you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction that involves these drugs, there are treatment options to help.

Addicts living in the Northwest Territories can access treatment services through community-based programs and some outpatient services in the territory. If an addict does require some inpatient drug treatment, they would have to travel to southern Canada. There are programs in Alberta and British Columbia that the territorial government works with helping residents get the treatment they need.

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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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