In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 3,744 or 15.1% of Texas's 42,040 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 3.6% state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 146,000 or 2.62% of Utah 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 the past year. Mexican black tar (MBT) heroin remains the primary heroin threat in north Texas. MBT heroin is readily available throughout north Texas. Based on intelligence, the greater Dallas Fort Worth area is a distribution point for MBT heroin shipped to the Eastern, Southeastern, and Midwestern United States. The average heroin purity level for the Dallas Field Division has gradually fallen for four consecutive quarters, from a peak of 67% to 15% during the first quarter of FY2007. Mexican black tar and brown heroin are routinely seized in south Texas. In recent years, the Houston Field Division has been identified as a transshipment point for kilogram quantities of Colombian heroin destined for the east coast. Small quantities of Asian heroin are sporadically encountered in south Texas, smuggled in via courier or seized from the mail. Within the last year, there has been a noticeable increase in the availability and purity of Mexican heroin in south Texas. Mexican black tar and brown heroin are routinely seized at the POEs in El Paso County. Black tar heroin has long been available in this region from sources in the Mexican States of Durango and Chihuahua. Heroin is most commonly smuggled in secret compartments in private vehicles and concealed on persons. The heroin is usually carried across the border by couriers, however there is a developing trend of heroin distributors crossing the border with their supply. Heroin availability has shown a steady increase over the past five years as evidenced by the increase in kilogram seizures and a steady decrease in price. Enforcement operations have significantly disrupted the availability of street level quantities of heroin in the area and briefly reduced the number of overdoses and overdose deaths. However, in part because heroin use is socially and culturally accepted in the area, the heroin issue consistently reappears.
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 Texas 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