Cocaine Use in Canada: 1% Of The Population Is Still Too ‘High’

Cocaine addiction, just like any other kind of drug addiction, is a psychological malady that results in the attachment to a particular substance.

While the rate of cocaine use in the Canadian population is low (~1%), there is no denying the problems it creates.

Unfortunately, Canadians who abuse cocaine fall victim to it’s tragic side effects, largely influenced by cocaine’s simultaneous function as both stimulant and depressant.


Simply put, stimulants are those substances that induce the body to be more active and energetic.


Depressants, on the other hand, are substances that relax the body’s senses. While these substances make you feel good when you take them in, they wreck havoc to the body’s systems particularly your neuro systems when they are taken in exceedingly large amounts.

Root Causes

Because cocaine addiction is said to have been, more or less, caused by emotional problems, successful rehabilitation can prove challenging.

Getting Help

Different treatment programs are offered in drug rehabilitation facilities that would cater to the needs of each participant. Depending on the degree of addiction, the age and other circumstances of the participant, Cocaine rehab in Canada can involve several approaches, each with differing results

1. Residential care

The person may stay in the rehab facility for several months as he participates in the counselling sessions and detox. The patient is also provided medications if he experiences withdrawal symptoms due to his abstinence to drugs. Residential care may be covered by insurance. Be sure to inquire about this with the rehab center and your insurance company.

2. Inpatient hospital care

This program is quite similar to residential care except for the rigorous hospital standards used for inpatient care. The detox process is also being focused on and medical problems are also better addressed.

3. Long term care

This is the follow up treatments done for patients who had been enrolled in the inpatient or residential programs. This would help the patient in continuous recovery and will minimize the possibility for relapse.

4. Outpatient programs

This is advisable for patients who cannot leave their normal life, who are highly motivated, can maintain abstinence at least for several days and those who has strong social support. There are at least three meetings per week for this program with about three hours per meeting.

5. Day Treatments

Day treatment programs are done similarly to the outpatient programs except that meetings are done five days a week for about four hours a day.

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