At Saint Jude's we have discovered that typical treatment is not necessary to stop someone from using heroin. In Arizona many people are seeking help as drug use is at an all time high. When somebody is told they are sick or an addict they feel as though they are suffering from an awful disease and must overcome a sickness. These thoughts leave them feeling helpless, powerless and dependent on a treatment to fix their supposed "heroin addiction." When an individual can understand that drug use is not an addiction they can come to terms and accept that in reality they can take control of their lives.
Mexican black tar heroin is the predominant type of heroin found in Arizona. Heroin is smuggled into Arizona primarily through Arizona's Ports of Entry by pedestrians or within hidden compartments in vehicles. When comparing the availability of heroin throughout Arizona, the Phoenix Metropolitan Area continues to remain the greatest area in the state for heroin availability. Over the last two years, the Phoenix Metropolitan Area has not witnessed any noticeable changes in the availability of black tar heroin. Arizona continues to witness a steady increase in the abuse of OxyContin. Oxycodone products are opiate agonists, like heroin and methadone. They are commonly prescribed to cancer patients, patients with chronic back pain, and patients recovering from surgery. Of these, OxyContin is heavily abused because it is available in high does and when ingested, it produces an intense high similar to heroin. According to surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 974 people or 2.1% of Arizona's 46,010 Drug and Alcohol abusers that admitted themselves into treatment for Heroin. Not including the 4310 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 130,000 or 2.86% of Arizona's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use in the past year. There were also studies that showed 4.3% of high school adolescents had used heroin at some point in their lives.
Are you or a loved one searching for treatment for Heroin addiction? Stop! Treatment doesn’t work for Drug addiction. In fact the number of people admitted for Heroin treatment were 4,082 in Arizona and keep climbing every year.
Living in Arizona you know the available options for help with Heroin are overwhelmingly treatment based. Since research shows treatment is not the most effective short or long term issue for Drug addiction, it’s time to look beyond treatment and starting thinking about leaving addiction and the fear of relapse behind. Relapse is key to understand so you don’t make the mistake so many people in Arizona do and keep on the treatment treadmill without results.
Relapse is a problem because treatment doesn’t work! Going back to treatment that didn’t work before is likely to have the same result of not ending addiction. Even worse, people who go to treatment over and over may actually binge more or even try combinations that can prove lethal. In 2014, 4,082 sought treatment. 77.3% or 3,155 relapsed after treatment for Heroin. So if the answer isn’t treatment—what does work? The totally non 12 Step approach of Saint Jude Retreats that has helped people from Arizona for over 27 years.
When you know that treatment doesn’t work, what effective option is there? Saint Jude Retreats has been helping people from all over the US, including in Arizona, to move past Heroin addiction and live a life free of fears of relapse. Our completely non 12 Step program provides you with decades of addiction science and research so you can finally put the myths of addiction, recovery, and relapse to rest. Our cognitive behavioral program will help you feel empowered to change the self limiting habits and beliefs that no longer work for you and exchange them for healthier options for a happier life. You’ll write a personalized plan with the goals and dreams that mean success in your life. You can truly end addiction easily, fearlessly, and forever—let us show you how today.
People from the State of Arizona 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