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Prescription Drugs Detox And Treatment in Newfoundland

Newfoundland is Canada's easternmost province with among the highest rates of drug addiction problems in the country, including prescription drugs. Prescription drugs are the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in North America. Just because it is a prescription that someone is addicted to, does not make it safe.

With these numbers, there is still only one detox center, and three residential drug rehab programs in all of Newfoundland. However, there are many community-based programs, including a youth program for early intervention. None of these community programs seem quite adequate for a severe addiction though, most addicts need at least three months in a program to thoroughly detox and start a new life.

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There are twenty-six outpatient counseling offices throughout the province of Newfoundland. These offices will do a group or private therapy. They will also council families of addicts and recovering addicts. They will decide which type of counseling is best for the recovering addict at the beginning of the program, through an initial assessment.

In St. John's there is a nonprofit program called Recovering Addicts Fellowship Team. Any recovering addict or their family can call RAFT to seek support through their program. They offer a drop-in program as well. Most of RAFT's activities are family-friendly as they work to get a recovering addict back together with their family and create a support group for them.

If you believe you or a loved one has an addiction to prescription drugs, a good place to start is with your doctor. If you do not want to talk to your doctor, there are toll-free crisis lines you can call; they will tell you what you need to do next to get help. Most of these programs require a referral from a doctor however, and spaces are limited. If you need more information on private or government-funded prescription drugs detox and treatment facilities, call us and we will help you.

Source: http://www.sobriety.ca/

The information below will help you on how to find a prescription drugs detox center in Newfoundland. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

List of Newfoundland Prescription Drug Detox Center


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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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