Saskatchewan Addiction Help

If you live in Saskatchewan, chances are you have in some degree been exposed to drug and alcohol abuse. In a city of approximately 1 million people, there are tens of thousands that are struggling with drug addiction. The most commonly used illegal drug in Saskatchewan is marijuana (cannabis). Following marijuana as the most abused illegal drugs are hallucinogens such as magic mushrooms, mescaline and PCP, and opiates.

Maybe you are addicted to drugs, or maybe it is a friend or family member. Whoever it is, find help today. There are many options available for drug addiction treatment.

Are You or a Loved One in Saskatchewan Addicted to Drugs?

Addiction is characterized as the continued use of a substance even after you are aware of its negative and dangerous effects. The path to addiction can begin in many different ways. In many cases, it starts with experimentation. You wanted to give it a try just this one time. Maybe all your friends were doing it or maybe you felt overwhelmed by the problems in your life and wanted an escape. At first, taking drugs seems to make things better. You feel more carefree and are enjoying life in a fuller capacity. But then you begin obsessing about the drug. You can’t stop thinking about it and are consumed with getting more.  Before you know it, a dangerous full-fledged addiction has formed.

Or, maybe you innocently began taking drugs with a prescription to treat pain or a condition. You received the prescription from your doctor, so it has to be safe, right? The problem is, as time goes on you can develop a tolerance to the drug where you need more and more to achieve the same effect. You begin taking them more often and at a larger dose than your physician prescribed. When the prescription runs out too early, you do whatever it takes to get more. You steal from a friend’s medicine cabinet, buy them illegally on the internet, or visit multiple doctors to obtain more prescriptions. You are obsessed with the drug and feel you just can’t function without it. What started innocently has now taken control of your life.

Drug addiction can begin in many different ways but is always a short-term fix with long-term consequences.

What Should I Do If I’m Addicted To Drugs?

The first step to overcoming drug addiction is realizing that you have a problem and actively seeking and accepting help. Many people make the decision to quit and then try to accomplish this goal on their own. Studies show that this is rarely successful. If you are serious about ending your addiction to drugs, you need the help of trained professionals. There are many options in Saskatchewan for drug rehab including outpatient and inpatient programs. The highest success rate for completely overcoming drug addiction is to complete a residential inpatient program and then receive follow-up treatment and support to help you from relapsing.

How Do I Find A Drug Rehab Center?

If you live in the Saskatchewan and are looking for treatment for drug addiction, call our toll-free number today. Our trained counselors can speak with you about the options that could be right for you. Do not put this off another day. With help, you can overcome your addiction and get your life back. We are available 24 hours a day so call now.