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Prescription Drugs Detox And Treatment In Quebec

With the most well-known drug rehabilitation center (Heritage Home) located in Quebec, you wouldn't think there would be a problem for residents of this province to get admission. However, a quarter of Canada's entire population resides in Quebec, making the waiting lists here, as long as anywhere else.

Prescription drug addiction does not discriminate, although people do. Those with higher incomes are less likely to be thought of as having a prescription drug addiction, and because of that fact, more likely to obtain their drugs from a doctor, either by doctor shopping or by lying about the seriousness of the pain. It's not just loved ones and family members that abuse prescription drugs, it could very well be your teacher, your boss, or a member of your church. Prescription drug addicts don't always even know that they are addicts until it is too late. The brain changes over time as more and more of these drugs become consumed.

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Approximately one hundred thousand people in Quebec are addicted to some sort of drug; prescription drugs are a major part of those numbers. The types of rehab and detox vary throughout the province, and the rest of Canada, the most commonly used type being substituting another safer drug in the place of the one the person is addicted to. The problem with this method is that just about all drugs are stored in the fatty cells of a person's body. So while the urine test will come back clean, the addict is still facing cravings. A heritage home, located just outside of Montreal, uses a sauna approach to remove the chemicals stored in the fat cells, increasing the chance of success rate.

Before starting any rehab or detox program, it is best you talk to a professional about which type is best for you. If a residential drug rehab program in Quebec is deemed best, you may have to make the hard choice about which location to go to. Sometimes staying close to family is great, and other times, its just temptation to leave the program.

References: http://www.sobriety.ca/



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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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