Canada Feeling the Effects of Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has hit all fifty states in the United States and now our neighbors in Canada are also reporting a serious spike in opioid related deaths, with more than 14,000 in the last four years and more than 17,000 hospitalizations during the same period of time. The biggest problem seems to be fentanyl, a synthetic drug with powerful effects, that is very often combined with heroin. There are likely multiple reasons for this severe increase in deaths and hospitalizations in Canada, including street drugs being tainted with toxic substances that are deadly and the significant increase in the number of opioid prescriptions written to Canadians.
Barriers to Resolving the Opioid Crisis in the US and Canada
Opioid overdose is devastating for the individual as well as their families and their communities. Like the opioid crisis in the United States, there are many barriers in Canada for resolving this crisis once and for all. Resolving this crisis will hinge on reducing the stigma associated with drug addiction, training our medical providers, first responders and law enforcement, increasing the regulations around getting these drugs included and improving the fragmentation of care for those who are addicted to opioids. Opioid treatment must be made available to all health facilities, not just specialized health clinics.
Right now, Canada has increased overall funding toward the crisis. They are providing increased support to rural communities and all hospitals across the country and making naloxone kits available to all hospitals. Clearly, more work needs to be done to combat the negative stigma that comes with this addiction.
Stop the Addiction Cycle Once and for All with our Rapid Opiate Detox Program
Advanced Rapid Detox is a rapid opiate detox center that can help individuals regain control over their lives and stop the cycle of addiction once and for all. Our medical team has developed a successful and effective rapid opiate detox procedure. This procedure is safe and fast (3 days) and the procedure occurs in a brand new, state of the art health facility in Michigan. You will be placed under light sedation so that your body can safely and comfortably complete the detox process. You have your own private room and can be confident that you can begin your new life without having to depend on heroin, pain pills, Suboxone® or Methadone. After your 3-day Opiate Detox, our medical team will follow you with our long term aftercare program. If you are interested in learning more about this program offered by Advanced Rapid Detox, call our team anytime, 24/7, at 800-603-1813.