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Opiates Detox And Treatment In Quebec

The Current State of Opioid Abuse in Quebec

Like anywhere else where these drugs are used and abused, opioid addicts can gain access to these drugs illegally. The on-going opioid epidemic in Canada has impacted every province, including Quebec, and countless people die each year because of an opioid overdose. Since 2017 in Montreal, the number of opioid-related overdose deaths has been higher than what experts had expected. Many of these deaths are related to fentanyl, but all types of opioids can be blamed for overdose deaths. Cities like Montreal, have always had a bad reputation for heroin abuse, but pharmaceutical-grade opioids have gradually become more predominant within the province. Each year, more people are dying in Quebec because of opioids, and many of these deaths occur because of prescription opioids.

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Some of the commonly used prescription opioids include oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl, and codeine. These drugs are often used to treat varying levels of pain, but unfortunately, these types of drugs can be purchased illegally. Un-used prescription opioids are often re-sold or stolen and sold to addicts. In too many other circumstances in Quebec, opioid dependency happens with a prescription that has been taken longer than required. Opioids are dangerous drugs and will cause severe physical and psychological dependencies. Anyone struggling with an opioid abuse or dependency problem in Quebec should contact Drug Rehab Services for help to locate a suitable treatment center. With the proper withdrawal management or a medically supervised detox, an addict can safely go through the withdrawal pain.

Is opioid treatment effective?

Treating an opioid dependency or addiction is difficult because of the physical cravings the drugs create. Most opioid users fear to stop to use the drug because of the withdrawal pain, and will often turn to drugs such as methadone, suboxone, or buprenorphine to manage the cravings. Medication based treatment should not always be considered a long-term solution to help treat the problem. The ideal situation should be to become completely drug-free, but this is not always the case. Medical detox or a withdrawal management program in Quebec will help addicts or someone who is dependent. After detox, long-term inpatient care is the best option, and Drug Rehab Services can help addicts, and families find the best possible options.


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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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