With a population of less than 123,000, Thunderbay certainly sees their fair share of drug activity, if not more. When citizens take to reading their morning paper, they are likely to be greeted with not only news of local sports, but of drug activity and arrests. The sad part is; those reading the paper probably know at least one person involved (directly or indirectly). Drug use and addiction is not a non-personal issue. It affects everyday people in their everyday lives. That is because and alcohol abuse knows no income guidelines, occupations, age limits, or ethnicity.
Drug addiction is everywhere, and until friends and loved ones step up and take action, it will continue. Drug addicts rely on the “loyalty” of their family and friends. They use and manipulate that loyalty so they can continue the drug use without interruption or interference. In order to stop the madness, however, loved ones must set boundaries, confront the addict, and perform an intervention if necessary.
Taking a stand against drugs and drug addiction is paramount to ending the drug problem in Canada and around the world. Drug busts that happen to strangers in Thunderbay today may very well include one of your own in the near future. Getting information about the effects of drugs and drug use is something every citizen should be doing. Yes, drug addiction will affect every citizen of Thunderbay in one way or another. Being aware of the situation, as well as being educated on what to do about it may very well save your own life one day.
There are drug treatment centre facilities across Canada which offers prevention and educational material as well as rehabilitation services. Thinking about sending a loved one to rehabilitation may not be pleasant at first, but they will thank you once they are living drug-free. The alternatives to rehabilitation are incarceration, and death, which makes the choice a bit easier. Living with the knowledge that any drug related crime mentioned in the paper may involve one of your own is even more frightening than rehabilitation.
Narconon has a center nearby Ontario. Narconon is a rehabilitation program which has been proven to be effective since 1966. In fact, there have been 1000s and 1000s of addicts around the world who have recovered from addiction with the help of Narconon. It is a long term, comprehensive, alternative drug treatment program which treats drug addiction physically, mentally and spiritually. There is a wealth of information available on any of the Narconon websites, and there are always trained counselors available to answer questions.
Thunderbay, as well as all Canada communities can no longer afford to wait out the drug situation. It has hit home, and will continue to do so. The person making headlines today regarding drugs may very well be one of your own tomorrow. Action is vital to preventing and ending drug addiction and all substance abuse and it is often a family member or friend who first takes that action.
For more information about the Narconon program, please call 1-877-782-7409.