In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 201 or 3.3% of West Virginia's 6,043 state residents admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 1,208 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 39,000 or 2.53% of West Virginia's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 3.6% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives. Both the demand for and the availability of heroin are very limited throughout West Virginia. Small enclaves of long-term heroin addicts exist, who rely on one another to procure supplies of heroin from secondary source cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore. The heroin sold in West Virginia typically retains the street/brand name and packaging of the Philadelphia or Baltimore-area supplier.
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?
It’s true that people in West Virginia value their independence and freedom. If you or a loved one live with Drug addiction, you know how Heroin can seem to rob you of your freedom and life choices. Choosing treatment can feel like your only options are to be a prisoner to the drug or to the treatment program. Finally, people in West Virginia have another, more effective option that restores freedom without fear of relapse and without having to dedicate yourself to working a program-the non 12 Step program at Saint Jude Retreats. You can finally get beyond not only addiction but also the lifelong fear of relapse promoted by treatment.
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 West Virginia of the 491 people who sought treatment for Heroin, 77.3% or 380 relapsed. The good news is that treatment is not the only option and a proven effective alternative exists.
When Heroin addiction, relapse, and recovery seem to rob your life of meaning and hope, there is an effective alternative—the original and completely non 12 Step program at Saint Jude Retreats. Rather than focusing on your recovery, we help you focus on your life beyond addiction so you can leave fear, worry, and shame in your past. It’s time to let go of addiction and learn to live life again on your own terms with an approach based on decades of research on addiction and cognitive behavioral change. You will unlearn the myths promoted about addiction and recovery as you embrace your true power to change and grow. You’ll also build a personalized concrete life plan to pursue the dreams and goals that matter in your life. As you invest in a new purpose filled life, your ability to move beyond addiction will become easier and your fear of relapse can finally disappear. Let us help you find the life you left behind and walk fearlessly into a bright future. Call Saint Jude Retreats today and let us show you how
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 West Virginia 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