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Healthcare workers in Hamilton have noticed a disturbing trend, they say there’s an increase in the number of meth addicts seeking help. Crystal meth is one of the most addictive and deadly drugs, which is growing in popularity.

“I lost everything. I lost everything and I’m just trying to get it all back.” Tim is a recovering drug addict. The 38 year old Hamilton father says he had it all, a family, a good job and then he became addicted to crystal meth.

Staff at social service agencies across Hamilton said they have noticed a significant increase in the number of people addicted to crystal meth. At St. Joes Healthcare the number of men who are seeking help for their addiction has tripled in the last 2 years.

“It’s a drug that we don’t know as much about. It’s a drug that is a little more new to the field and we haven’t got it figured out how best to work with men to help them stop using that and women to help them stop using that and what it is that we can do to make it possible for them to not be using that substance any longer.” Says Debbie Bang from St. Joseph’s Healthcare.

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