In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 656 or 2.9% of Wisconsin's 22,823 state residents admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 4,796 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 122,000 or 2.86% of Wisconsin's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 2.4% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office records show that heroin abuse has stabilized in Wisconsin over the past few years. Most heroin use is concentrated in the Milwaukee and Racine areas. Rising levels of purity give users the option of snorting the drug rather than injecting, an option that may appeal to younger users. West African traffickers are the sources of Southwest Asian heroin available in Milwaukee, while South American heroin is distributed primarily by Dominican traffickers. The availability of brown heroin remains low, and black tar heroin is rare in Milwaukee.
The Saint Jude Program is an example of a residential drug rehab program. This program is a six week social-educational program using a non twelve step approach. The program provides the beneficial structure for the individual while teaching choice to the individual as they prepare for a life free from substance abuse. When looking for a drug rehab it is important to educate yourself about the differences each program has to offer. Be aware of your individual needs or concerns, make a call, ask lots of questions and choose the best option for you or your loved one and begin the life free from substance abuse.
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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.