In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 3,391 or 27.8% of Rhode Island's 2,735 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 13,904 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 28,000 or 3.06% of Rhode Island' s citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 3.5% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in the past year. Heroin is widely available in Rhode Island and can be purchased in nearly every town and city. Heroin is available in Rhode Island at very high purity levels. Most of the heroin in Rhode Island is Colombian heroin, however in 2007 the Providence Resident Office seized black tar heroin for the first time. Rhode Island has also seen an increase in heroin overdoses. This is because some heroin distributors are mixing fentanyl with heroin making it much more potent. Dominican, Colombian, and Puerto Rican traffickers continue to dominate the heroin trafficking market in Rhode Island. The Dominican Traffickers network the most among the various ethnic groups and they control the street level distribution of heroin. Heroin is typically transported by courier to Providence via airplane, train, and automobile for distribution. Heroin is sold at the retail level in bags, bundles, browns, and bricks. Kilogram quantities of heroin are available in Rhode Island.
Are you or a loved one searching for treatment for Heroin addiction? Stop! Treatment doesn’t work for Drug addiction. In fact the number of people admitted for Heroin treatment were 3,868 in Rhode Island and keep climbing every year.
Living in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island do and keep on the treatment treadmill without results.
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 Rhode Island of the 3,868 people who sought treatment for Heroin, 77.3% or 2,990 relapsed. The good news is that treatment is not the only option and a proven effective alternative exists.
While it’s clear that treatment doesn’t work from research and statistics, an effective solution is available. For over 27 years, Freedom Model Retreats has been providing an evidence based, effective completely non 12 Step approach to end addiction for people from Rhode Island and all over the nation. Freedom Model has worked with people struggling with all types of addiction, including Heroin, to help them to move confidently beyond addiction and get back to living their life, not their recovery. Our program focuses on helping people recognize their own options, freedom of choice, and empowering them to change while they strengthen the necessary life skills and write their own self directed plan for success. If you are ready to chase your hopes and dreams instead of the next fleeting high moment and you can commit to change, Freedom Model Retreats is for you! Call Freedom Model Retreats now and learn how you can get started on a road beyond addiction 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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island find a solution to their problems. We are here to show you how life has so much more to offer.