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What Is the Life Expectancy of a Crack/Cocaine Addict?

There are a lot of people that are addicted to crack or powdered cocaine in British Columbia. Not many people can actually just casually use crack cocaine. They eventually end up with crack or cocaine being the center of their lives and really running their day to day lives. Some statistics show that some crack users will not live over five years after having started the heavy addiction. This is a very short lifespan but crack cocaine especially is so addictive that a person will do just about anything to get the drug, which often gets them into dangerous situations, which could and sometimes do end their lives.

The most common cause of death for heavy crack users in British Columbia is, first of all, overdose. This is not surprising as a person could easily take way too much crack when the addict is on the high, they do not have as much control and are not as aware of just how much drugs they take. Another common way for crack users to die is for them to get stabbed. Some of them also get killed by drug dealers for different reasons. So just being in the crack-cocaine business or a crack user puts the person at risk. There are also many accidents that happen because the person who does cocaine or crack can develop the illusion that he or she is invincible, that nothing can hurt them.

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So it is not just the drug itself that reduces the lifespan of addicts, it has a lot to do with the environment and setting that the drugs lead them to. In order to avoid this, it is best to get a person into drug rehab in British Columbia before he gets to that point.



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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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