According to studies performed by the Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004, the total number of people ages 12 and older in the state of Virginia who used Heroin in the past year is 572,000. Of the 572,000, 94,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 219,000 past year Heroin users were of ages 18 to 25 and 259,000 were 26 and older. Total use of Heroin in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 73,000. 12,000 were ages 12 to 17, 34,000 were 18-25 and 26,000 were age 26 or older.
Looking for help with addiction to Heroin can seem an impossible hope. The reason is treatment for addiction doesn’t work and only ends in a lifetime cycle of relapse and recovery instead of being able to stop addiction and put it in your past. You want to build a fulfilling life, not a life lived around recovery and fearing your next relapse. There is a better solution and it’s not treatment—it’s non 12 Step.
Living in Virginia 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 Virginia do and keep on the treatment treadmill without results.
Relapse is a problem because treatment doesn’t work! Going back to treatment that didn’t work before is likely to have the same result of not ending addiction. Even worse, people who go to treatment over and over may actually binge more or even try combinations that can prove lethal. In 2014, 2,751 sought treatment. 77.3% or 2,127 relapsed after treatment for Heroin. So if the answer isn’t treatment—what does work? The totally non 12 Step approach of Saint Jude Retreats that has helped people from Virginia for over 27 years.
When treatment doesn’t work, a non 12 Step solution is an excellent and effective alternative. Saint Jude has been offering a completely non 12 Step solution to people from Virginia for over 27 years with proven results. Our non 12 Step approach focuses on freedom of choice, personal responsibility, self confidence, empowerment, and helping you build a concrete plan for pursuing real fulfillment in life. If you or a loved one is ready to stop Heroin addiction and break free of the cycle of relapse for good, call Saint Jude Retreats.
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 Virginia 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 Virginia find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.