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.
You have taken the time to seek help because of your "addiction" to Heroin. You might be looking at rehab centers or treatment centers in Rhode Island and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose St Jude's as your program, at least let us tell you one thing. You and only you can make change possible. You are not diseased, and your current circumstances do not need to dictate the course of your life from this moment forward. When you can call a Heroin treatment center you will most likely talk to a caring person, but with the wrong message, being that addiction is a disease. Remember that no matter what you decide... you can change