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.
The numbers keep growing every day for addiction to Heroin. You read it in the newspapers and see it on TV. Politicians keep talking about getting more money for treatment. The question is if treatment worked for Drug addiction, wouldn’t the number of people addicted to Heroin be going down?
Living in Missouri you may be wondering if there is any treatment that works for addiction. The simple answer is treatment doesn’t work. While numbers increase for Drug addiction in Missouri, helping someone overcome Heroin is really about looking for a non 12 Step program as research shows this approach to be an effective long term solution.
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 Missouri of the 4,558 people who sought treatment for Heroin, 77.3% or 3,523 relapsed. The good news is that treatment is not the only option and a proven effective alternative exists.
When Heroin addiction, relapse, and recovery seem to rob your life of meaning and hope, there is an effective alternative—the original and completely non 12 Step program at Saint Jude Retreats. Rather than focusing on your recovery, we help you focus on your life beyond addiction so you can leave fear, worry, and shame in your past. It’s time to let go of addiction and learn to live life again on your own terms with an approach based on decades of research on addiction and cognitive behavioral change. You will unlearn the myths promoted about addiction and recovery as you embrace your true power to change and grow. You’ll also build a personalized concrete life plan to pursue the dreams and goals that matter in your life. As you invest in a new purpose filled life, your ability to move beyond addiction will become easier and your fear of relapse can finally disappear. Let us help you find the life you left behind and walk fearlessly into a bright future. Call Saint Jude Retreats today and let us show you how
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