Living on the Edge with Heroin
When one is desperate for his next hit of heroin, little else matters. One can only go two ways at this point. He is either going to get awfully sick from withdrawal symptoms or he is going to find more heroin to try not to be dopesick. The sad part is that the person is suffering from a very real problem. Without more of the drug, he will feel very ill indeed. With more of the drug, he is feeding his growing addiction. This repetitive cycle often ends unhappily. It can even mean death from an accidental overdose.
According to the most recent news media, heroin is now taking rapidly replacing prescription painkiller addiction in the suburbs. One of the reasons for this is tighter control of pharmacies and other clinics that were becoming known as "pill mills." Another reason is that one prescription pain reliever after another is being reformulated to make it impossible to abuse. As prescription opioids become more difficult to abuse, many who are already addicted to opioids are turning to heroin - a cheaper and often more accessible alternative.
News stories from the suburbs describe this new enemy that is taking the lives of many youths. According to a Milwaukee television news report, the impact of heroin abuse is "far-reaching - it is easy to get, highly addictive and many feel there's no end to this nightmare." One mother who lost her 26-year-old son to a heroin overdose tells other parents, "Live in the reality because it could be your child sucked into this addiction. It's the intelligent kids, it's the honor roll students like my son was that are taking that risk," she said.
Heroin is highly addictive. Some people can get addicted with only one dose and once that happens it's a very tough cycle to break.
Living on the Edge
After many failed attempts to help one of their loved ones, families sometimes adopt a "tough love" stance to try to get the family member to quit. This may result in kicking the person out of the home, cutting them off financially, or trying to force them to go to rehab. The result of this can be addicts who are literally living on the edge of society.
Wanting to get off drugs isn't about willpower, however. It requires a rehab program that offers the right techniques to enable a person to get clean and stay clean.
Narconon Offers Real Effective Rehab for Heroin or other Addicts
Luckily for many tens of thousands of former addicts, Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has been operating a highly effective program for more than forty-five years. Having started in one Arizona prison in 1966, the program has now grown to nearly fifty rehab centers all over the world. Their success rate of helping the addicted recover lasting sobriety is more than seventy percent. That shows the effectiveness of the Narconon program.
Luckily for Mitch S., he found the Narconon program at Arrowhead near Tulsa, Oklahoma before it was too late. He described his life before Narconon as always being sick. Whenever he starting coming down off heroin, he'd feel sick so he continued to take the drug to "feel well." He said that Narconon made it real easy to get off drugs, although as he walked in the door, he was the sickest he'd ever been. He said the withdrawal at Narconon was nonetheless the easiest withdrawal he'd experienced. In the middle of the program, during the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, Mitch said he finally stopped having drug dreams, and he finally had hope.
After completing the entire Narconon program, Mitch said Narconon has completely changed his life for the better. He said, "I got in touch with my mind and my body better. It's awesome. I feel like I've been reborn."
Success like this can be the result for your loved one. He does not have to live with heroin or other drug addiction. With the help of a Narconon program, long-lasting recovery is possible. Find out all the details at www.narconon.org.
- Reviews of the Narconon Melbourne drug rehab program by graduates
- Parent of an ex-drug addict reviews the Narconon program
- Review of Narconon Sweden by a graduate from Norway
- Review of Narconon Arrowhead, by a graduate and his mother
- Opiate Abuse Leading to Heroin