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.
You might have come to this page because you or someone close to you is struggling with Heroin Addiction. Maybe Heroin is not the only substance they are choosing to use and the combination of them is causing great pain to you or to your immediate loved ones. Please understand that there is a better life waiting for you. You may have attended a Treatment Center for Heroin in New Mexico and are still have difficulties leaving this life style behind. Please know that we understand. St. Jude's has been helping people in this situation for over two decades and we have created a model that will give you the freedom to choose which path you want to take. The responsibility lies within you, you are not dependent on Heroin to lead a happy life, but in your ability to take responsibility of your own actions.
So if you are seeking a Heroin Rehab or Treatment in New Mexico please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.