Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rally for New Detox Facility

Rally! It's Time To Take A Stand

Nov. 10, 2006
Wyandotte and Glenngary

Windsor needs a Medical Detox Facility. The Detox on the West End of Windsor is no more then a flophouse. It was built with no treatment in mind. It was built to take people off of the street and for that reason only. Crack Cocaine is getting out of hand, violence and crime is on the rise like never before. Kids as young as 16 are getting hooked to crack cocaine. These kids will soon be introduced to Aids, through the sex world of crack. Aids are not being monitored in this crack world. The Government has to step in and build a facility to help these people. The kids don’t have a clue what awaits them in the dark world of crack.

I believe, that most people, including most policy makers are presently unprepared to confront the significant challenges facing the public’s survival. I am further driven by a sense of urgency, as I believe that continuation of current trends in the drug/crack cocaine, population is growing. If we are to avert this drug problem, we must change our course, and our course can be changed only through education, and the Governments help.

Detox Centres are in the business of getting people off the immediate effects of drugs, medication or alcohol. Then what needs to be achieved at a Detox Centre is to get the person out of physical pain, and restore a standard sleeping schedule and proper eating habits. With counselling and then they may be ready for a 30/90-day program.

Sophia Martin