The Saint Jude Program promotes the truth about drug addiction and that is: the disease of addiction is a myth. There is no disease of alcoholism; there is no disease of dependency; and, there is no disease of addiction! This is just one of many areas where the Saint Jude Program departs from other Drug Rehab Facilities and why the Saint Jude Program is significantly more effective than the Residential Drug Rehab Programs treatment models in Nevada.
In recent surveys preformed in Nevada regarding heroin use, 470 or 4.9% of Nevada's 9,617 state residents admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. This survey was done by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. This survey was not including the 1,561 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 48,000 or 2.6% of Nevada's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 2.3% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives. Mexican black tar heroin remains the most prevalent heroin available in Nevada. There has been an increase of Mexican black tar heroin within the Clark County portion of the Nevada HIDTA controlled by Mexican nationals. Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations control the heroin trafficking in the state. These trafficking organizations continue to recruit Mexican nationals to live in the urban areas of Nevada to distribute heroin for the organization. User amounts of low purity black tar heroin remain readily available from these low-level suppliers and are most often distributed in open air markets. Mexican Brown Heroin is moderately available in Clark County and its distribution is also controlled by Mexican Nationals.
Over the last two decades people have called us with Heroin problems wondering if their addiction to Heroin was in fact a disease. The truth is that it is not. People from Nevada as well as many other states overcome Heroin problems every day without treatment and endless meetings.
If you want to live a life free from Heroin addiction please call St Jude's. We have helped many people from Nevada find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.