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How Has Medication Been on the Rise in Canada?

Twelve years ago, I was working in a private facility as an intake counselor. I was getting the calls from families and addict to get help for drugs and alcohol addiction. The ratio of calls we were getting was about 60% of drug problems, 35% of alcohol addiction and 5% for people with addiction problems with medication.

In the last few years. The situation has totally reverted where our helpline is getting calls from people in trouble with a dependency to medicate. The worst of it is that people that did not have the predisposition for addiction get addicted as these medications are very addictive. More than most of the common street drugs such as cocaine, speed, etc.

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People get an accident or surgery. They prescribe painkillers and are not knowledgeable on the degree of dependence of these medications and are totally addicted to it.

The worst of it is they will need medical detox. Regular detox is not equipped to deal with such strong withdrawal symptoms.

We have found some really good medical detox that someone can be detoxed and free from these addictive medications.


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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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