Heroin Addicts Lost in Addiction

Drug Rehab Graduate Richie

When one has lost his way and has wound up addicted, he cannot see the damage he has caused to himself, his family and other people who care about him. This is particularly true of heroin addicts. They are utterly lost in their addiction. The latest trends in heroin abuse show a disturbing increase in heroin usage among young people. Many say this is a result of the epidemic in prescription opioid painkillers. As those drugs have become more difficult to obtain, more young people are turning to heroin to feed their opiate addiction. The trend of increasing heroin abuse in the suburbs has been the topic of several news stories around the country.

According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, significantly more people had a substance abuse issue with heroin in 2011. In fact, the estimated number of persons with heroin dependence or abuse nearly doubled in just four years, increasing from 214,000 in 2007 to 426,000 in 2011.

A recent article from NBC News confirms that the biggest problem seems to be the connection between prescription painkillers and heroin. Their report stated that the "opiate high that teens seek from drugs such as oxycodone (the actual drug contained in OxyContin brand pills) may also be obtained from heroin, which is much cheaper, easier to buy, and offers users a more intense high."

A spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy said, "It's hard to talk about the heroin problem without talking about the prescription drug problem." Given the dramatic increase in the past ten years of prescription drug abuse, the link between opioid pills and heroin is even more frightening.

How to Help Your Addicted Loved One

Anyone who becomes addicted has lost control of himself and his life. He is controlled by the drive to get more of the substance of his addiction. He usually is not able to ask for help to get free of this addiction. However, his family and friends should take fast action to save their loved one's life. Knowing where to turn for effective help can be a challenge.

Narconon Provides Effective Rehab for Addicts to Regain Control

Fortunately for tens of thousands of addicts around the world, the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has been there to help them regain control of their lives. With nearly fifty rehab centers located in several states of the US plus more than a dozen other countries, one is able to find a Narconon residential rehab center on six continents of the Earth. The program offered at Narconon rehab centers is very thorough, addressing both the physical and mental or emotional aspects of addiction.

One begins at Narconon with a relatively tolerable withdrawal program, soon followed by a unique sauna detox program on the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. Once one has completed these steps, he is ready to move on to the life skills portion of the program. Here he can learn skills that he can use to maintain a drug-free life.

The program is so effective that more than seventy percent of its graduates worldwide recover long-lasting sobriety at Narconon.

Richie described his life before coming to Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma as hopeless and miserable. He said he had tried numerous other programs to kick his alcohol and heroin addictions and nothing seemed to work for him. He wondered what was wrong with him that nothing worked. Finally, his sister went online and found the Narconon program. He said she saved his life by helping him arrive at Narconon Arrowhead.

Richie said his biggest win was he regained control over his life, something he had lost to addiction. He said he had been in a state of confusion prior to Narconon and had lost total control of his life, being unable to live productively any longer.

After completing the full program at Narconon, Richie said, "It saved my life. I would recommend it to anyone. Now I can achieve anything I want to achieve in life. That is simply amazing. Narconon gave me the tools to have self-control, to be a dad, a brother and a good son. It is amazing. It truly saved my life."

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  • http://www.samhsa.gov/data/nsduh/2k11results/nsduhresults2011.htm#5.5
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-44, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4713. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012.
  • http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin
  • http://dailynightly.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/06/19/12303942-painkiller-use-breeds-new-face-of-heroin-addiction?lite

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