Most Drug Rehabs are 12-step disease model. Majority of the help they provide is ineffective and there are no studies to back the disease model. In the last five years, there has also been an increase in the number of drug rehabs who claim to be "holistic". These drug rehab clinics have simply repackaged the disease model by calling the problem a "choice based dependency." Dependency, although sounding much less intimidating than "disease," means the same thing! Heroin is something you chose to do, if you are confused about this statement call one of our family consultants and learn why.
In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 27,623 or 16.2% of California's 170,299 Drug and Alcohol abusers that admitted themselves into treatment for Heroin. Not including the 19,597 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 861,000 or 3% of California's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use in the past year. There were also studies that showed 2.8% of high school adolescents had used heroin at some point in their lives. The increased availability of high purity heroin that can be snorted allows a new, younger population to use heroin without a syringe and needle. Drug treatment specialists stated that these new heroin users ingest large amounts of heroin and become quickly addicted. Law enforcement officials normally encounter ethnic West African and Southeast Asian nationals in the distribution and transportation of Asian heroin. California does not have any noticeable heroin abuse in its Asian communities. Reports that high purity Colombian heroin is now available in the counties surrounding Los Angeles is supported by the recent seizure of 200 grams of Colombian heroin by law enforcement in Ventura County.
Is Heroin addiction a problem for you or a loved one? You’re not alone. When it comes to Drug addiction, the numbers seem to climb every year.
Living in California 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 California do and keep on the treatment treadmill without results.
Most people think of relapse as a slippery slope to ending sobriety. Treatment has worked hard to get that idea across because it not only places fear in people if they use again but it promotes the idea of relapse as an inevitable part of a lifetime cycle of relapse and recovery. At first glance, this seems plausible especially when you become aware that in the state of California of the 38,285 people who sought treatment for Heroin, 77.3% or 29,594 relapsed. The good news is that treatment is not the only option and a proven effective alternative exists.
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 California 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.
Many California Heroin treatment centers will make you believe that the only solution to your problems is in fact Heroin treatment. This is not true. People overcome Heroin every day without treatment and without addiction professionals dictating how their lives should be lived.
At Saint Jude's We have developed a program that is based on more than two decades of research. This research proves that people have the inner ability to change their thinking and actions accordingly... this means that people can, just with the power of choice, change their behaviors permanently.
If you are in California and currently seeking a rehab or treatment center for Heroin, please Call St Jude's to learn how you can change your life forever without demeaning labels and endless meetings