In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 59,100 or 19.5% of New York's 303,095 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 89,075 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 1 million or 2.65% of New York's 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 their lives.
Heroin is readily available from Colombian and Dominican organizations operating in the New York metropolitan area. Most of the heroin available is of South American origin and Colombia-based traffickers bring some of the purest heroin in the world to the streets of New York, utilizing the same distribution methods and money-laundering techniques they perfected in capturing the cocaine market. In some cases, the same organizations are distributing both cocaine and heroin. Much of the Colombian heroin is smuggled into New York by couriers and ingesters arriving at JFK Airport, on direct flights from Colombia, or after stopovers in Central or South America, or the Caribbean. Colombian heroin trafficking organizations have also developed increasingly sophisticated smuggling methods, including use of cargo shipments, soaking heroin into clothing, secreting them in shoes, furniture, and golf bags, as well as chemically impregnating heroin into plastic, which is then molded into common shapes. The heroin is subsequently recovered using chemical extraction processes. In February 2006, the arrests of 22 Colombian nationals who were responsible for smuggling over 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States were announced. Members of this organization used varied and unique concealment methods to smuggle over 20 kilograms of heroin into the United States. One method included the use of pure-bred puppies that had heroin packets surgically implanted in them. In one instance, six puppies were found impregnated with a total of three kilograms of liquid heroin packets. Colombian heroin is also smuggled to New York via Mexico and then by vehicle from the southwest United States, similar to the cocaine route. The heroin trafficking and abuse problem is increasing in upstate New York. Dealers in upstate regions often buy heroin in New York City and then return to their home areas via auto, bus, or train. Currently, some of the high-purity products are finding their way directly to users who are often unaccustomed to the strength.
Did You Know?
In July 2006, BAZ MOHAMMAD, the first Afghan heroin kingpin ever extradited from Afghanistan, pled guilty to conspiracy to import heroin into the United States. President George W. Bush previously designated BAZ MOHAMMAD as a foreign narcotics kingpin under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, which authorizes the President of the United States to make such designations when he determines that a foreign narcotics trafficker presents a threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai authorized the extradition of BAZ MOHAMMAD to the United States in October 2005.
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.
It’s true that people in New York 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 New York 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 Freedom Model Retreats. You can finally get beyond not only addiction but also the lifelong fear of relapse promoted by treatment.
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, 79,350 sought treatment. 77.3% or 61,338 relapsed after treatment for Heroin. So if the answer isn’t treatment—what does work? The totally non 12 Step approach of Freedom Model Retreats that has helped people from New York for over 27 years.
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 New York, 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.
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 New York 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 Freedom Model's. We have helped many people from New York find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.