Professor Dame Carol Black says there is a critical need for addiction treatment services for non-opiate addicted people in England. This includes specialist rehab treatment for people with powder cocaine addiction. Speaking at Help Me Stop Winchester, an intensive non-residential rehab service in Hampshire, Professor Dame Carol Black explained some of the headline findings from her drugs review – including around supply and demand of powder cocaine, as well as the upsurge in cocaine use amongst teenagers and young adults.
Powder Cocaine Addiction in England is Not Going Away
Professor Dame Carol Black says: ‘I am delighted to be here with you today. When the invitation came, I thought it was so wonderful that there was going to be a service that really focused itself on the non-opiate addicted person. This is a growing need. And I’m sure you’re all aware that the biggest increase in cocaine taking, that’s powder cocaine in this country, is in the 19 to 24 year olds, and then the 16 to 19s. That is something that we all should worry about.
‘Remember that every time somebody takes their cocaine for a party on a Friday or Saturday night, they drive a really awful international trade because the cocaine is coming from South America, delivered entirely, I think the police are here, they’ll correct me if I’ve got this wrong, but mainly by Albanian gangs who are really vicious, unpleasant gangs. And it, therefore, is driving partly our county lines. It’s pulling vulnerable children into those dreadful lines.
‘And so, what we talk about is, if you like, recreational drugs aren’t recreational at all, they can be quite dangerous. So, this whole area of non-opioid addiction, or at least drug taking, is a huge problem. And I’m sure, and if you’ve read my report, will know that it is totally not dealt with in our present system.’
Why We Need Specialist Addiction Treatment for Non-Opiate Drugs and Alcohol
Help Me Stop Managing Director, Chris Cordell, lays out the extent of problem drinking and cocaine use in this country. With most statutory addiction treatment services targeting heroin and crack cocaine users, the needs of millions of people who have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs like powder cocaine are not being met in Government-funded services. Help Me Stop provides the most affordable intensive rehab for addiction in the UK.
Chris Cordell said: ‘There’s 8.4 million people in the UK that are drinking a problematic level. So we’re not short of people out there. Drug misuse has gone through the roof. 23 kilograms of cocaine is used in London every day. Every day. There’s more cocaine used in London than the combined cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona and Berlin. That’s how bad it is. And London isn’t untypical in that situation. Bristol, Manchester, they’re all going through the same problems. So, you know, drugs and alcohol are rife in the UK, and services like ours need to meet these people’s needs, because they’re not getting met anywhere else.’
Get Intensive Non-Residential Rehab for Powder Cocaine Addiction
If you’re using powder cocaine regularly, including if you know you can’t stop taking cocaine, then please get in touch as soon as possible about treatment. Help Me Stop provides intensive private rehab for cocaine addiction at the most affordable price possible. Our face-to-face rehabs in London and Hampshire, and our Online Rehab, successfully treat powder cocaine addiction. Find out more here about the signs and symptoms of cocaine addiction.
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