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.
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?
If you’re looking for Drug addiction treatment in New York, you are probably aware of the growing problem. Most people choosing a traditional treatment path will follow the cycle of relapse and return to treatment over and over again in their lifetime.
What isn’t counted in the rates of Heroin addiction are how many of these admissions are people who relapse and return to treatment. Unfortunately, most people choosing traditional treatment will follow a cycle of relapse and return to treatment over and over again in their lifetime. Relapse rates for Heroin addiction are 77.3% or 61,338 real people who are on the treatment treadmill. Research shows clearly that treatment doesn’t work. If treatment doesn’t work, what can you or a loved one do to end the cycle of relapse for Drug addiction?
Relapse can seem scary if you don’t know what to do next. Instead of returning to treatment that didn’t work before, many people in New York look to Saint Jude Retreats for help with Heroin addiction. The reason is clear. With over 27 years of research and experience, Saint Jude Retreats offers a proven effective completely non 12 Step alternative to treatment and the fear of relapse. Saint Jude’s program is self-directed so your plan fits your goals and passions ensuring you are really invested in the outcome because you wrote it. Treatment programs give you a cookie cutter plan written by someone else who focuses on abstinence and not what happens after—the rest of your life! If you see addiction as a problem to overcome and not your identity, it’s time to come to Saint Jude Retreats. If you have believed that you can’t change, let us help you prove to yourself that you do have power to change. Our program focuses on cognitive behavioral change to help open up your world of options and make life worth living, not enduring. Come find out what a life beyond addiction, relapse, and recovery can look like for you. Call Saint Jude Retreats and let us help you start your new life now.
When in need of Heroin help you might find that most options available to you in New York are basically all the same. All Heroin treatment centers and rehabs seem to offer a solution that is tied to an endless life filled with meetings and recovery.
Many people who call these Heroin centers, are convinced that addiction is a lifelong disease, treatable but not curable. The truth is that Heroin addiction is not a disease and that people do move beyond limiting habits without treatment or rehab
The St. Jude Retreats offers what no Heroin treatment or rehab center can, a Permanent Solution to Addictions. Why? Because we put the power right where it belongs, in your hands. We will not make excuses for continued failure or provide you with demeaning labels, but make you understand that you are an empowered individual who can change their life. But everything starts with a choice
Call St Jude's Today to find out why people turn to Saint Jude's after numerous attempts at treatment. We are here to Help, We are Here for You