In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 414 or 7.5% of New Mexico's 5,487 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 1,228 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 53,000 or 3.43% of New Mexico's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 2.4% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives. Mexican black tar and brown heroin are routinely seized at the POEs in New Mexico. Black tar heroin has long been available in this region from sources in the Mexican states of Sinaloa, Michoacan, and Nayarit. In Albuquerque, Mexican black tar heroin is the most readily available and widely abused. The heroin is usually carried across the border by couriers. Northern New Mexico has a high availability of Mexican black tar heroin and is a major problem for local law enforcement agencies. An area north of Santa Fe known as the Espanola Valley is consistently rated by the U.S. Department of Health and other statistical reporting agencies as having the highest per capita heroin overdose death rate in United States. Local enforcement efforts have resulted in numerous arrests, however MDTOs routinely rotate their cell managers and other persons frequently making long-term enforcement operations difficult to pursue.
Throughout the course of life, people are often presented with many challenging situations. These situations can be stressful and difficult to deal with. People cope with life challenges a variety of different ways. Using alcohol or drugs is sometimes a readily available coping mechanism that people turn to. Using substances to cope may quickly begin to negatively impact a person's life. If this is the case, a residential drug rehab center can be a helpful option. A drug rehab gives individuals a chance to have some time away from the challenges of their every day life.
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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.