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Drug Addiction In Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has its hands full when dealing with alcohol and drug addiction problems. Nova Scotia alone has approximately thirty thousand people at any one time that are willing to undergo treatment for drug addiction. The stats say that for every person out there that is wanting help, there are two more out there that are not willing to admit they have a problem. When you think of those facts, the numbers in Nova Scotia can be quite shocking.

Nova Scotia does not seem to favor one substance more than any other though. While some provinces have an obvious trend towards one or two forms of drugs, Nova Scotia’s population has access to them all. Crack cocaine, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, marijuana, and prescription drugs can all be found on the streets. Drugs seem to be everywhere, and if people know where to get what they are looking for, it comes quite easy to them. However, in buying any form of drugs, you are almost surely supporting organized crime.

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People can tell what is being used on their streets by the numbers the police report during an arrest. No one has twelve thousand ecstasy pills in their house, for the purpose of consuming them all. Those were intended to go into the general population of this or another Canadian province. Police made the arrest of three people, living in a condo, and found that massive stash of pills. It has been reported that the drugs were being created there, for an organized-crime group in British Columbia. Many were found with the Olympic logo on each of the pills.

Another arrest in a small town of Nova Scotia led police to confiscating four pounds of marijuana and six kilos of cocaine powder. They found the drugs after following a group known for trafficking illegal drugs on the streets.

As can be seen with those examples, drug trafficking and drug addiction are both very present in Nova Scotia.

References: http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Justice/2010-02-03/article-777796/RCMP-arrest-three-people,-seize-12,000-ecstasy-pills-in-N.S.-drug-raid/1
http://www.drugaddictiontreatment.ca/drug-addiction/nova-scotia-drug-rehab-programs.html
http://www.addictionenders.com/drug_rehab_novascotia.html
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ns/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/Feb0311_093706-eng.htm#tphp

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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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