American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Drugs and Recovery: A Qualitative Study in Atlantic Canada
Jennifer Fredericks, Edith Samuel

Drugs have posed to be an ongoing struggle for many individuals in Canada today. This qualitative study of 14 drugs users in a small city in Atlantic Canada exposes their drug-taking experiences. Using qualitative methods, this inquiry focuses on the addiction process and on treatment, recovery and relapse. The analysis elaborates on the hopeless and forlorn lives of the participants. Findings also reveal that long-term care is expensive, costly, and inaccessible to the typical addict. The report recommends that government-funded long-term care be made available to recovering addicts so that they can circumvent relapsing into drug use.

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