At the St. Jude Retreat Houses, lives are being changed every day. However, the work done in the Saint Jude Program is especially difficult in the current economic times; but the need is more compelling than ever. Many people find their patterns of heroin abuse have worsened as the economy has declined, and they need help more urgently. Cost is always a factor but nothing should be put before your health, at Saint Jude's you will receive positive reinforcement to help overcome all negative factors in your life, not just your heroin use.
In recent surveys completed in Missouri preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 2,017 or 4.6% of Missouri's 44,119 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 6,324 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 134,000 or 2.83% of Missouri's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 2.7% of high school students polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives. The evolving heroin situation in the St. Louis area, particularly the growing availability of higher-purity white heroin has become a significant concern to drug law enforcement in the area. Although Mexican black-tar heroin continues to be the most readily available type of heroin found in St. Louis, the higher-purity white heroin is encountered with increasing frequency. While low purity, Mexican black-tar heroin dominates the market, some high purity (64% and 69%) Mexican black-tar heroin has been noted in the recent past. The availability of heroin in Missouri outside of Saint Louis and Kansas City remains very limited.
When people look for help with Heroin addiction, they are looking to solve a problem now and forever. The rates of admissions for Heroin in 2014 were at 4,558 and they seem to climb every year. These numbers represent real people looking for a real, effective solution but not finding it.
When you live in Missouri, finding the right Drug addiction treatment can seem difficult. You know you want a program that works and will last. You know you don’t want to end up in a cycle of relapse and return.
Relapse is often spoken of an absolute certainty when discussing Heroin addiction. Unfortunately, most people who attend treatment not only are taught this but expect to experience it and it can then be a self fulfilling prophecy! Treatment promotes the idea of relapse because treatment doesn’t work. In Missouri alone, of the 4,558 people who look for help with Heroin addiction and go to treatment, 77.3% or 3,523 relapse. When you tell someone to expect what you have just given them to fail and then teach them it is their fault when it does, you have a return customer. Treatment focuses on abstinence and fear rather than helping people to recognize their own power to help themselves and move beyond addiction. Of course treatment fails but it is important to remember that doesn’t mean you or a loved one fails if relapse occurs. Instead it is time to look for a proven effective alternative that can work for long term success.
While it’s clear that treatment doesn’t work from research and statistics, an effective solution is available. For over 27 years, Saint Jude Retreats has been providing an evidence based, effective completely non 12 Step approach to end addiction for people from Missouri and all over the nation. Saint Jude has worked with people struggling with all types of addiction, including Heroin, to help them to move confidently beyond addiction and get back to living their life, not their recovery. Our program focuses on helping people recognize their own options, freedom of choice, and empowering them to change while they strengthen the necessary life skills and write their own self directed plan for success. If you are ready to chase your hopes and dreams instead of the next fleeting high moment and you can commit to change, Saint Jude Retreats is for you! Call Saint Jude Retreats now and learn how you can get started on a road beyond addiction today.
People from the State of Missouri call St Jude's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Heroin treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Heroin "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Heroin today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 1.888.424.2626