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.
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.