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Old 24 December 2017, 04:49 PM
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My brother works in addictions in Vancouver, and has for years. He and I talk quite a bit about it (it's a world I have zero experience in, and he has built his career around it) and I brought up this thread topic.

He said that it is common among the workers in the industry that it takes on average 16 times for an addict to be placed into recovery (which comes before rehabilitation) before any treatment sticks. The addict most often falls back into addiction or dies before treatment can take.

One of my cousins in Toronto hit exactly the 16 mark before recovery took and he is now 18 months sober. But I do find it hard knowing that it takes 16 times before half of the people have taken to recovery. It is a bit of a discouraging number.
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