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.
Thinking there is no way out of relapse for Heroin? Seeking another treatment program is likely to give you or a loved one the same or worse results. Research proves treatment doesn’t work. You can move beyond Drug addiction with a non 12 Step approach that offers a permanent solution.
Living in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island, 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.
If you’ve attended traditional treatment, or even just heard about 12 Step or treatment programs, you probably have been told that addiction is a life sentence to a cycle of recovery and relapse. Treatment would have you believe that so you will accept returning to treatment again and again, particularly after relapse. Treatment programs promise relapse as a certainty because their focus is abstinence alone. You are told to fear your “triggers” of use and any stress until your world is very small and centered on fighting off that inevitable relapse. Relapse is inevitable if you are relying on treatment’s limited help for change. In Rhode Island alone, of the 3,868 people seeking help for Heroin, 77.3% or 2,990 relapse in just one year. If treatment were the only alternative this would be terrible news but luckily there is a proven effective alternative.
While it’s clear that treatment doesn’t work from research and statistics, an effective solution is available. For over 27 years, Saint Jude Retreats has been providing an evidence based, effective completely non 12 Step approach to end addiction for people from Rhode Island and all over the nation. Saint Jude has worked with people struggling with all types of addiction, including Heroin, to help them to move confidently beyond addiction and get back to living their life, not their recovery. Our program focuses on helping people recognize their own options, freedom of choice, and empowering them to change while they strengthen the necessary life skills and write their own self directed plan for success. If you are ready to chase your hopes and dreams instead of the next fleeting high moment and you can commit to change, Saint Jude Retreats is for you! Call Saint Jude Retreats now and learn how you can get started on a road beyond addiction today.
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.