Alberta’s drug and alcohol addiction problems in cities like Edmonton and Calgary and also in places like Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna, British Columbia. – Options Okanagan Treatment Centers in Kelowna, British Columbia treating opiate, fentanyl and alcohol addiction and recovery.
The province of Alberta has a lot of different drug rehab centers to choose from. One possible approach to picking one out is to consult with the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. This agency is charged with directing the government’s various treatment programs operating in the province. Though government-funded rehab centers do good work, they’re also chronically short of space and resources. Patients can spend quite a while on a wait list before being admitted to a government facility.
Fortunately, government programs aren’t the only addiction resource available in Alberta. There are many excellent drug rehab centers that are privately owned and operated. Many patients find these centers to be a more convenient way to kick off their journey towards overcoming addiction. Private drug rehabilitation centers in Alberta are especially well-suited to handling tougher addiction cases and for helping patients who have problems with relapsing.
Government-run rehab programs rely – perhaps too much – on the assistance of others around an addict. As an example, many centers start by looking for a family member who will take responsibility for the patient and deliver him or her to the rehab center in a sober state. This isn’t such an easy hurdle for many addicts to pass. Alberta’s private rehab institutions are more flexible in accommodating their patients’ needs. By working with these programs, loved ones can get their addicted relatives into the care of qualified, trained, and experienced rehab specialists as quickly as possible.
Alberta’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Problems : Carfentanil, Fentanyl, Heroin
The recent rising economic tide in the province has brought prosperity and growth to many communities. Calgary, Edmonton, and many smaller cities have enjoyed an economic renaissance. This change has not been entirely positive; increasing affluence has presented Alberta communities with new social challenges. The latest statistical studies show a sharp upswing in a number of illicit drugs found in the province. This has led to a corresponding increase in the demand for effective rehab treatment.
Besides growing in numbers, Alberta’s population of addicts is also shifting towards new drugs of choice. The abuse of carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin, crystal meth (methamphetamine) is growing particularly dangerous in Alberta. This highly addictive stimulant has dramatic negative effects on the human nervous system. Symptoms of long-term abuse can include schizophrenia, paranoia, violent outbursts, and permanent brain damage.
This is just one of the many sorts of problems being addressed by Alberta’s private drug rehab programs. As with most cases of addiction, the odds of successfully treating the problem go up dramatically when the course of treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. The best private rehab centers excel at just this sort of treatment customization.
Regional Variations in Addiction in Alberta
Alberta is a vast region, and it would be dangerously reductive to assume that its citizens are dealing with the same sort of addiction challenges throughout the province. In fact, there are variations from community to community and a broad north to south split in the illicit drug scene. Addicts in the southern portion of the province are predisposed to drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and crack. Though these drugs are also available in the northern part of Alberta, they are not the drugs of choice as they are in the south. Edmonton and the communities around it are particularly prone to methamphetamine addiction. The drug problems to be found in the Fort McMurray area are unique and distinctive thanks to the region’s huge influx of transient oil workers.
We have also seen a recent a fairly universal increase in the number of prescription medication abuse cases recorded throughout Alberta. Powerful pain-killing medications (e.g. Carfentanil, Fentanyl, COxycontin, Percocet, and others) can cause rapid and severe physical dependency. The process of detoxing off of prescription painkillers is particularly challenging for most addicts.
Alcohol addiction is the one constant that challenges residents throughout the province. It is, by all measures, the most pressing drug problem in Alberta. This is why the province’s many alcohol addiction treatment centers are perpetually busy places.
Alberta’s drug problems are intimately linked to the province’s problems with gang activity. The high number of addicts in the province creates a tempting market for the sale of illegal drugs. This represents a vast opportunity to turn a profit in the illicit drug trade, and multiple gangs vie with each other to meet the population’s need. This competition frequently turns violent, giving Albertans another serious criminal problem to contend with.
Law enforcement officials estimate that the province is home to more than fifty different gangs, all of which rely wholly or partially on illegal drug sales to fund their activities. Cocaine is the most heavily-traded drug and the one that offers the most profit potential. Calgary by itself accounts for a huge annual toll of unsolved violent crimes with clear gang and drug connections. (Drive-by shootings are a particularly troublesome problem for the city.) Thousands of innocents are negatively – and sometimes fatally – affected by this constant violence.
Alberta concentrates more on criminal prosecution and policing than on early intervention when it comes to dealing with drugs and gangs. Drug rehab centers can and should be seen as a potent tool for solving social problems as well as personal ones. Treating addicts and helping them turn away from drugs reduces the overall demand for illegal drugs and the amount of gang violence taking place. If you yourself need help with a drug addiction or you have a friend or relative who needs help, we’re ready to help you locate the rehab center that will best fit your situation.
Get in touch with Options Okanagan as soon as possible to talk about what we can do for you. Once you pick up the phone, you will be on your way to starting a new life for yourself.
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Our unique and distinctive Opiate Drug and Alcohol treatment program allows men and women to come in from Calgary as well as Edmonton as we offer airport pickup.
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