In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 59,100 or 19.5% of New York's 303,095 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 89,075 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 1 million or 2.65% of New York's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 1.6% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives.
Heroin is readily available from Colombian and Dominican organizations operating in the New York metropolitan area. Most of the heroin available is of South American origin and Colombia-based traffickers bring some of the purest heroin in the world to the streets of New York, utilizing the same distribution methods and money-laundering techniques they perfected in capturing the cocaine market. In some cases, the same organizations are distributing both cocaine and heroin. Much of the Colombian heroin is smuggled into New York by couriers and ingesters arriving at JFK Airport, on direct flights from Colombia, or after stopovers in Central or South America, or the Caribbean. Colombian heroin trafficking organizations have also developed increasingly sophisticated smuggling methods, including use of cargo shipments, soaking heroin into clothing, secreting them in shoes, furniture, and golf bags, as well as chemically impregnating heroin into plastic, which is then molded into common shapes. The heroin is subsequently recovered using chemical extraction processes. In February 2006, the arrests of 22 Colombian nationals who were responsible for smuggling over 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States were announced. Members of this organization used varied and unique concealment methods to smuggle over 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States. One method included the use of pure-bred puppies that had heroin packets surgically implanted in them. In one instance, six puppies were found impregnated with a total of three kilograms of liquid heroin packets. Colombian heroin is also smuggled to New York via Mexico and then by vehicle from the southwest United States, similar to the cocaine route. The heroin trafficking and abuse problem is increasing in upstate New York. Dealers in upstate regions often buy heroin in New York City and then return to their home areas via auto, bus, or train. Currently, some of the high-purity products are finding their way directly to users who are often unaccustomed to the strength.
Did You Know?
In July 2006, BAZ MOHAMMAD, the first Afghan heroin kingpin ever extradited from Afghanistan, pled guilty to conspiracy to import heroin into the United States. President George W. Bush previously designated BAZ MOHAMMAD as a foreign narcotics kingpin under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, which authorizes the President of the United States to make such designations when he determines that a foreign narcotics trafficker presents a threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai authorized the extradition of BAZ MOHAMMAD to the United States in October 2005.
When people look for help with Heroin addiction, they are looking to solve a problem now and forever. The rates of admissions for Heroin in 2014 were at 79,350 and they seem to climb every year. These numbers represent real people looking for a real, effective solution but not finding it.
Living in New York 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 New York, 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.
When you see relapse for what it is, you realize why treatment needs you to believe that your only options are recovery and relapse for the rest of your life. Since treatment focuses on abstinence without any real evidence based solutions, they expect to see people come back many times. In New York alone, 79,350 people were admitted for Heroin addiction and 77.3% or 61,338 people relapsed in one year! Treatment fails you and then tells you to expect and fear failure in the form of relapse. They don’t address how to move beyond addiction or relapse but merely to avoid it. In contrast, a non 12 Step solution helps you get research based information on addiction and formulate the personal plan for you to leave addiction behind.
Saint Jude Retreats is a completely non 12 Step solution that really works! When most people in New York think of ending addiction, they don’t want to sign on for a lifetime of treatment but they have been told that is the only way. Saint Jude’s Non 12 Step is the solution because it ends the cycle of relapse and helps people move confidently forward in life beyond addiction. By focusing on freedom of choice, personal responsibility, empowerment, and building a concrete plan for pursuing real fulfillment, Saint Jude Retreats can help you or a loved one with an effective self-directed approach. Isn’t it time you or your loved one ended their cycle of pain and stopped throwing precious time and money away on treatment that doesn’t work? Call Saint Jude Retreats today for the only truly non 12 Step solution to relapse.
Many New York Heroin treatment centers will make you believe that the only solution to your problems is in fact Heroin treatment. This is not true. People overcome Heroin every day without treatment and without addiction professionals dictating how their lives should be lived.
At Saint Jude's We have developed a program that is based on more than two decades of research. This research proves that people have the inner ability to change their thinking and actions accordingly... this means that people can, just with the power of choice, change their behaviors permanently.
If you are in New York and currently seeking a rehab or treatment center for Heroin, please Call St Jude's to learn how you can change your life forever without demeaning labels and endless meetings