What is Addiction?

Addiction is a dependency on any substance to such an extent that it has detrimental effects on a person’s health. There are many types of addictions: alcohol addiction, drug addiction and addiction to many club drugs or other illicit drugs. A large number of pharmaceutical drugs also fall into this category. Of all the substances mentioned above, street drugs have more serious and fatal addiction and continue to affect a large portion of Canadians.

Drug rehab centers in Canada work to help people get rid of drug dependency. There are many types of drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine and a host of club drugs that have a devastating effect on people’s physical, emotional and psychological health.

What is Addiction

Club drugs or ecstasy (MDMA) is extremely popular among college students. Other than MDMA, GHB, ketamine, PCP and steroids are other popular club drugs. Drug rehab centers in Canada provide addiction treatment to drug addicts and strive to help them develop long-term abstinence from drugs. A complete rehabilitation involves improving the user’s physical and emotional well-being so that relapse chances are minimized. Programs for recovery and treatment methods are developed to help the addict get his life back.

One of Canada’s most common drug abuse types is prescription pain killer drugs like Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Morphine, and Dilaudid.

There are two avenues to prescription drug abuse. One is the legal user who is given one or more prescriptions to combat a medical problem but gets hooked on the painkiller (or other prescription drugs). Eventually, he no longer needs the drug for medical reasons but has become enamoured of the good feelings it gives him and craves that high. The person may turn to illicit sources to obtain more pills even after his doctor no longer deems the pills necessary for medical purposes. Alternatively, he may engage in “doctor-shopping,” visiting plural doctors and faking a complaint to get more prescriptions.

The other avenue is people obtaining pills strictly for recreational purposes. They, too, may doctor-shop, faking pain (or other medical conditions) to obtain prescriptions, or they may go right to “the street” and buy their supplies from drug dealers.

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, our counsellors are there to help and guide you to find the best addiction treatment for your need. 1 877-909-3636