New Brunswick Drug Rehab
There are only about 750,000 people in New Brunswick, with more than 125,000 of them living in Saint John. Finding a drug rehab program for people from New Brunswick can be difficult, but we can help.
Alcohol and Drug Use Rates in New Brunswick:
Alcohol – Heavy Frequent Use in Past Year (Canadian avg. 7.1%) 8.5%
Cannabis – Use in Past Year (Canadian avg. 14.1%) 11.1%
Cocaine/Crack – Use in Past Year (Canadian avg. 1.9%) not available
According to a recent Canadian National Survey, alcohol was used by approximately 80% of college students in areas that included New Brunswick. Only about ten percent of students were complete abstainers from alcohol, and about one-third of them reported a heavy drinking pattern.
Dangerous behaviors associated with alcohol abuse including risky sexual activity, altercations, assults, drinking and driving, and harassment have been recorded in New Brunswick.
By far, the most commonly used illicit drug in New Brunswick is cannabis (marijuana), which is uniform throughout Canada.
After marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drugs in New Brunswick were hallucinogens such as magic mushrooms, mescaline and PCP, and opiates. The past year use of any 8 illicit drugs excluding cannabis (i.e., cocaine, crack, amphetamines, heroin, LSD, hallucinogens, Ecstasy and party drugs.) remained stable overall between 1998 and 2004 for students throughout Canada.
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Drug Abuse in New Brunswick
- Among those criminal records related to alcohol/drug use, 73.1% (711/973) were attributed to alcohol use, 21.9% (213/973) were due to cannabis, and the crimes related to cocaine and other drug use accounted for the final 5%.
- 2001, a total of 23,160 criminal events were recorded in the City Fredericton Police Force statistics. 4.2% of them (973/23,160) were related to alcohol/drug abuse.
- On average, each year about 74 deaths related to substances abuse occur in the Province and about 9 deaths in the City of Fredericton, indicating that about 17 deaths in every 1000 deaths would be attributed to substance abuse.
New Brunswick Drug Rehabs
No one wants to be a drug addict or alcoholic; no one wants to be controlled by a substance and feeling hopeless. The drug addict’s family and friends most commonly ask these drug rehab questions: how could my son, daughter, father, mother, sister, brother or friend become a liar, a thief, someone who cannot be trusted? And why won’t they stop?
What you need to understand about drug addiction/drug rehab is that alcohol and addictive drugs are basically painkillers. Drugs chemically kill physical or emotional pain and alter the mind’s perception of reality. They make a person numb to the pain they want to be rid of, but drugs also make them numb to all other emotions, including happiness and life in general.
For a person to start taking drugs there must first exist an underlying situation of unhappiness, a sense of hopelessness, or physical pain. Since the substances that they are taking to ‘kill the pain’ are chemicals and toxic to the body, they actually add in creating depression. A good alcohol and drug rehab program will include detox, which aims at ridding the body and mind of the toxins accumulated by drug use.
Bodies need vitamins, minerals, oils and water to function properly; when they are deprived of proper nourishment they become very depleted. The vitamin deficiencies will cause the person to experience problems sleeping, depression, physical aches and pains, and severe mood swings.
New Brunswick Drug Rehab Centers
There are many different kinds of drug rehabs or drug treatment centers and drug rehab programs.
We will provide you with as much drug rehab information and drug addiction treatment information as possible including specific information about each type of drug rehab, and how to get into inpatient drug rehab centers that will work for all kinds of drug and alcohol addiction.
A good drug rehab typically will last for a minimum of 3 months or more. These give the person a much higher rate of success; there is no ‘quick fix’ for alcohol and drug addiction…
Completely drug-free rehabilitation is the only way to help someone overcome their drug addiction and get back their life and happiness. Substituting one form of addiction for another is not drug rehab and does not help the individual–it only makes money for the legal drug dealers and in fact adds to the existing problem.
Addiction can be overcome and we can help!