In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 3,391 or 27.8% of Rhode Island's 2,735 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 13,904 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 28,000 or 3.06% of Rhode Island' s citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 3.5% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in the past year. Heroin is widely available in Rhode Island and can be purchased in nearly every town and city. Heroin is available in Rhode Island at very high purity levels. Most of the heroin in Rhode Island is Colombian heroin, however in 2007 the Providence Resident Office seized black tar heroin for the first time. Rhode Island has also seen an increase in heroin overdoses. This is because some heroin distributors are mixing fentanyl with heroin making it much more potent. Dominican, Colombian, and Puerto Rican traffickers continue to dominate the heroin trafficking market in Rhode Island. The Dominican Traffickers network the most among the various ethnic groups and they control the street level distribution of heroin. Heroin is typically transported by courier to Providence via airplane, train, and automobile for distribution. Heroin is sold at the retail level in bags, bundles, browns, and bricks. Kilogram quantities of heroin are available in Rhode Island.
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 3,868 and they seem to climb every year. These numbers represent real people looking for a real, effective solution but not finding it.
Finding the right help for Heroin addiction in Rhode Island can be done. Treatment isn’t the answer with its high rates of relapse. In addition, treatment teaches you to live a life devoted to preventing addiction instead of leaving it behind you. It’s impossible to end addiction when you spend your time thinking how to make your life smaller to avoid it. You are, in essence, putting the addiction at the center of your life and in charge of what you do and don’t do. Leaving Heroin in charge of your life is a recipe for relapse.
Relapse is used by treatment to get people to come back over and over again. Research has shown that treatment doesn’t work. In fact, 2,990 or 77.3% people relapse every year with Heroin addiction. Traditional treatment even teaches that everyone is on an endless cycle of relapse and recovery to justify the rounds of treatment they offer. If you or a loved one is ready to change and live their life, it’s time to get off the treatment treadmill.
When treatment doesn’t work, a non 12 Step solution is an excellent and effective alternative. Saint Jude has been offering a completely non 12 Step solution to people from Rhode Island for over 27 years with proven results. Our non 12 Step approach focuses on freedom of choice, personal responsibility, self confidence, empowerment, and helping you build a concrete plan for pursuing real fulfillment in life. If you or a loved one is ready to stop Heroin addiction and break free of the cycle of relapse for good, call Saint Jude Retreats.
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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.