At the Freedom Model we have discovered that typical treatment is not necessary to stop someone from using heroin. In Arizona many people are seeking help as drug use is at an all time high. When somebody is told they are sick or an addict they feel as though they are suffering from an awful disease and must overcome a sickness. These thoughts leave them feeling helpless, powerless and dependent on a treatment to fix their supposed "heroin addiction." When an individual can understand that drug use is not an addiction they can come to terms and accept that in reality they can take control of their lives.
Mexican black tar heroin is the predominant type of heroin found in Arizona. Heroin is smuggled into Arizona primarily through Arizona's Ports of Entry by pedestrians or within hidden compartments in vehicles. When comparing the availability of heroin throughout Arizona, the Phoenix Metropolitan Area continues to remain the greatest area in the state for heroin availability. Over the last two years, the Phoenix Metropolitan Area has not witnessed any noticeable changes in the availability of black tar heroin. Arizona continues to witness a steady increase in the abuse of OxyContin. Oxycodone products are opiate agonists, like heroin and methadone. They are commonly prescribed to cancer patients, patients with chronic back pain, and patients recovering from surgery. Of these, OxyContin is heavily abused because it is available in high does and when ingested, it produces an intense high similar to heroin. According to surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 974 people or 2.1% of Arizona's 46,010 Drug and Alcohol abusers that admitted themselves into treatment for Heroin. Not including the 4310 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 130,000 or 2.86% of Arizona's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use in the past year. There were also studies that showed 4.3% of high school adolescents had used heroin at some point in their lives.
When people look for help with Heroin addiction, they are looking to solve a problem now and forever. The rates of admissions for Heroin in 2014 were at 4,082 and they seem to climb every year. These numbers represent real people looking for a real, effective solution but not finding it.
Living in Arizona you may be wondering if there is any treatment that works for addiction. The simple answer is treatment doesn’t work. While numbers increase for Drug addiction in Arizona, helping someone overcome Heroin is really about looking for a non 12 Step program as research shows this approach to be an effective long term solution.
Relapse is a serious issue and all the more so as treatment not only ignores dealing with it but instills an expectation and fear of relapse in those who go to treatment. It’s not uncommon for people to be told while in treatment to expect to be back for more treatment when they fail. In only one year in Arizona, 4,082 people sought treatment for Heroin addiction and 77.3% or 3,155 people relapsed. On the one hand treatment tells you that you are the cause of relapse yet they never give you information or help to move beyond. A more effective long term solution is a non 12 Step program that not only gives you accurate information on addiction but also helps you write a solid plan for meeting the goals and dreams of your life. At Freedom Model Retreats, we start with addiction but that’s just the beginning.
When you know that treatment doesn’t work, what effective option is there? Freedom Model Retreats has been helping people from all over the US, including in Arizona, to move past Heroin addiction and live a life free of fears of relapse. Our completely non 12 Step program provides you with decades of addiction science and research so you can finally put the myths of addiction, recovery, and relapse to rest. Our cognitive behavioral program will help you feel empowered to change the self limiting habits and beliefs that no longer work for you and exchange them for healthier options for a happier life. You’ll write a personalized plan with the goals and dreams that mean success in your life. You can truly end addiction easily, fearlessly, and forever—let us show you how today.
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 Arizona and wonder what the best option for you is. Even if you do not choose Freedom Model'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