Navigation Links
Crime, Drugs and Health Problems Face Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Date:7/14/2009

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The city of Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in all of Canada, and will soon be hosting the 2010 winter Olympics. Vancouver is recognized worldwide and has an international reputation for many things. Unfortunately, an all too recognized reputation is the growing drug problems facing Vancouver's downtown eastside. "Our drug rehab program http://narconon.ca/drug_rehab_program.htm) admits many people from that specific area in Vancouver," comments Nick Hayes, a representative of Narconon Trois-Rivieres. "The physical state that some of these people are in due to their intravenous drug use is sometimes very poor and requires some very intense rehabilitation." In 2004, the Justice Review Task Force reported that there were over 9000 intravenous drug users in Vancouver. In 2001, a Vancouver Coastal Health Study indicated there were 4700 intravenous drug users occupying the downtown eastside, and there were 12,000 in total throughout the lower mainland.

"Contracting infectious disease is one of the most dangerous aspects of intravenous drug use," said Hayes, "this is why the efforts made by needle exchange programs has made it somewhat safer for these users, but it's still important that treatment is the first option." The B.C. Center of Excellence in HIV/AIDS did a study on intravenous drug users and discovered that 62% were mostly men and 65% were Caucasian, all between the ages of 15 to 58. It was also reported that three quarters of these men have been to prison and two thirds of them were on welfare. Many people in Vancouver look at this as a crime problem, while others see it as a health problem, but the majority see it as both. Criminal activity and poor health are major problems facing many who live or operate in the downtown eastside. A 2003 study done by the Vancouver Police and Simon Fraser University found, out of 100 different users, half had said they spent $100 per day on illegal drugs, and 61% said they had committed crimes for drugs. For more information, visit the Narconon drug rehab website at, http://narconon.ca/, or call 1-877-782-7409.

(Ref: Works Cited Elaine O'Connor "The search for a vein of hope." The Province 6 July 2009: http://www.theprovince.com/news/search+vein+hope/1763612/story.html)

NARCONON is a trademark and service mark owned by Association for Better Living and Education and is used with its permission.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visithttp://www.ereleases.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Narconon
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International
2. CMPI to Host Hill Briefing Tomorrow on Follow-on Biologic Drugs for Media and Congressional Staff With Reps. Eshoo and Rogers
3. China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Acquires Drugstores in Beijing
4. The National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy Educate Tampa Seniors on Medication Management and How to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
5. Dry mouth linked to prescription and over the counter drugs
6. CMPI to Host Hill Briefing on Follow-On Biologic Drugs for Media and Congressional Staff with Reps. Eshoo and Rogers
7. Post-transplant combo can replace toxic immune-suppressing drugs in monkeys
8. New York Law Firm Files Lawsuit Against Manufacturer of Zicam Nasal Spray and Drugstore Chain That Sold Product
9. Heartburn Drugs May Contribute to the Problem
10. European Prices of 170 Best-Selling Drugs Averaged 40 Percent Less Than U.S. Prices in 2008
11. New Urine Drug Test to Detect for 6 Major Drugs, Now Available at Drugstore.com -- 'DrugConfirm' Is a New Revolutionary Urine Drug Test
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... patients, cancer centers and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts ... In making the announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... SunView ... customers and employees that are both engaging and easy to use. Coming off ... the software company revealed today its plans to roll out new AI-powered self-service ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... to continue to be a convenient service for Texas, they are expanding their presence ... will involve a hiring spree that will bring new jobs to the Dallas and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital health platform that pairs ... Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and returning investor Aspect ... consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply want to improve their ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... serve communities in and around the greater Phoenix metropolitan region, is announcing a ... , The mission of the Homeless Youth Connection is to promote community awareness ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016  EIP Pharma, LLC ( ... proof-of-mechanism for neflamapimod (previously code named VX-745), with ... clinical trials that demonstrated significant Alzheimer,s disease relevant ... treatment) and Study 303 (6-week treatment) are the ... Alzheimer,s Disease (CTAD) scientific conference in ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... ... The global chromatography market to grow at a CAGR of 5.42% during ... prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. ... coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- Economic growth in the United States will continue in ... in their December 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are ... in mid-2009, as indicated in the monthly ISM ® ... manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth in 2017, with ... the non-manufacturing sector indicates that 14 of its industries ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: