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.
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?
If you’re looking for Drug addiction treatment in Texas, you are probably aware of the growing problem. Most people choosing a traditional treatment path will follow the cycle of relapse and return to treatment over and over again in their lifetime.
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 Texas of the 6,083 people who sought treatment for Heroin, 77.3% or 4,702 relapsed. The good news is that treatment is not the only option and a proven effective alternative exists.
Saint Jude Retreats’ completely non-12 Step program has both higher rates of success with stopping addiction now and proven long term success of ending Heroin addiction for good. For over 27 years, we’ve worked with people just like you who were tired of the treatment treadmill and wanted a real solution. By combining freedom of choice, empowerment, and personal responsibility with acquiring life skills and building a personalized plan for your goals and dreams, you can finally leave Drug addiction and relapse behind. If you want to end the cycle of relapse for yourself or a loved one, call Saint Jude Retreats today.
You might have come to this page because you or someone close to you is struggling with Heroin Addiction. Maybe Heroin is not the only substance they are choosing to use and the combination of them is causing great pain to you or to your immediate loved ones. Please understand that there is a better life waiting for you. You may have attended a Treatment Center for Heroin in Texas and are still have difficulties leaving this life style behind. Please know that we understand. St. Jude's has been helping people in this situation for over two decades and we have created a model that will give you the freedom to choose which path you want to take. The responsibility lies within you, you are not dependent on Heroin to lead a happy life, but in your ability to take responsibility of your own actions.
So if you are seeking a Heroin Rehab or Treatment in Texas please call St. Jude's to learn how our Alternative Programs can give you an opportunity to create lasting change.