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.
Finding help for Heroin addiction can seem overwhelming. Especially if you or a loved one has been to treatment before. You may have been told you will have to live in a cycle of relapse and recovery for the rest of your life. That’s simply not true! There is a solution to the treatment cycle-the non 12 Step solution.
People in California want to live independent lives and enjoy their freedom. Living with Drug addiction can seem to rob you or a loved one of choices as more of your life centers on Heroin. When people go to treatment, they are taught the cycle of giving up has only just begun and now they are giving up their lives to treatment rather than drugs. Neither solution is a good one. That’s why a non 12 Step approach that allows you to move permanently beyond addiction and focus on your life is such an important breakthrough option for people in California.
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 California alone, of the 38,285 people who look for help with Heroin addiction and go to treatment, 77.3% or 29,594 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.
When treatment doesn’t work, a non 12 Step solution is an excellent and effective alternative. Saint Jude has been offering a completely non 12 Step solution to people from California for over 27 years with proven results. Our non 12 Step approach focuses on freedom of choice, personal responsibility, self confidence, empowerment, and helping you build a concrete plan for pursuing real fulfillment in life. If you or a loved one is ready to stop Heroin addiction and break free of the cycle of relapse for good, call Saint Jude Retreats.
When in need of Heroin help you might find that most options available to you in California are basically all the same. All Heroin treatment centers and rehabs seem to offer a solution that is tied to an endless life filled with meetings and recovery.
Many people who call these Heroin centers, are convinced that addiction is a lifelong disease, treatable but not curable. The truth is that Heroin addiction is not a disease and that people do move beyond limiting habits without treatment or rehab
The St. Jude Retreats offers what no Heroin treatment or rehab center can, a Permanent Solution to Addictions. Why? Because we put the power right where it belongs, in your hands. We will not make excuses for continued failure or provide you with demeaning labels, but make you understand that you are an empowered individual who can change their life. But everything starts with a choice
Call St Jude's Today to find out why people turn to Saint Jude's after numerous attempts at treatment. We are here to Help, We are Here for You