In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 16 or 0.2% of Tennessee's 7,378 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 1,267 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 125,000 or 2.56% of Tennessee' s citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 0.4% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in the past year. Heroin use in Tennessee is limited to a very small number of long-time users. The heroin trafficking situation has been very stable in the state for the past six years, though an increase in heroin availability and highway interdiction was reported recently. In addition, no great change in the demand for the drug is indicated by other factors in Tennessee. Texas and New York are the main sources of Mexican Black Tar and Southeast Asian heroin in Tennessee.
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?
Living in Tennessee you know the available options for help with Heroin are overwhelmingly treatment based. Since research shows treatment is not the most effective short or long term issue for Drug addiction, it’s time to look beyond treatment and starting thinking about leaving addiction and the fear of relapse behind. Relapse is key to understand so you don’t make the mistake so many people in Tennessee do and keep on the treatment treadmill without results.
Most people think of relapse as a slippery slope to ending sobriety. Treatment has worked hard to get that idea across because it not only places fear in people if they use again but it promotes the idea of relapse as an inevitable part of a lifetime cycle of relapse and recovery. At first glance, this seems plausible especially when you become aware that in the state of Tennessee of the 743 people who sought treatment for Heroin, 77.3% or 574 relapsed. The good news is that treatment is not the only option and a proven effective alternative exists.
If treatment doesn’t work and relapse is so prevalent, how can anyone hope to end Heroin addiction? The answer is in seeking the original completely non 12 Step alternative that has been helping people with Heroin and other types of addiction for over 27 years at Saint Jude Retreats. Our program has helped people to end not only addiction but the fear of relapse. People who come to Saint Jude Retreats don’t live in recovery, they live their lives. By concentrating on debunking the myths of addiction treatment with proven research and help with cognitive behavioral change, people can move beyond addiction to focus on pursuing their dreams and goals unencumbered by the fear of relapse. Let us prove to you how beautiful life can be again when relapse and recovery are fears of the past. You can write your own plan to move forward in life with the goals and passions that mean the world to you! Call Saint Jude Retreats to learn how you can end addiction for good and really start living life every day.
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 Tennessee 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