According to studies performed by the Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2003 and 2004, the total number of people ages 12 and older in the state of Virginia who used Heroin in the past year is 572,000. Of the 572,000, 94,000 were between the ages of 12 and 17. 219,000 past year Heroin users were of ages 18 to 25 and 259,000 were 26 and older. Total use of Heroin in the past month, according to the same survey, by people ages 12 and older is 73,000. 12,000 were ages 12 to 17, 34,000 were 18-25 and 26,000 were age 26 or older.
Is Heroin addiction a problem for you or a loved one? You’re not alone. When it comes to Drug addiction, the numbers seem to climb every year.
Living in Virginia 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 Virginia do and keep on the treatment treadmill without results.
If you’ve attended traditional treatment, or even just heard about 12 Step or treatment programs, you probably have been told that addiction is a life sentence to a cycle of recovery and relapse. Treatment would have you believe that so you will accept returning to treatment again and again, particularly after relapse. Treatment programs promise relapse as a certainty because their focus is abstinence alone. You are told to fear your “triggers” of use and any stress until your world is very small and centered on fighting off that inevitable relapse. Relapse is inevitable if you are relying on treatment’s limited help for change. In Virginia alone, of the 2,751 people seeking help for Heroin, 77.3% or 2,127 relapse in just one year. If treatment were the only alternative this would be terrible news but luckily there is a proven effective alternative.
If treatment doesn’t work and relapse and recovery is not the only option for addiction, what does work? For over 27 years, people in Virginia have turned to Freedom Model Retreats for help with Heroin and other types of addiction and for good reason. With a completely non 12 Step research based program that focuses on debunking the myths of addiction, you can finally put away your fears of a life surrendered to a cycle of relapse and recovery. Our program helps you invest in a life plan you write with concrete goal planning so you can pursue the dreams and passions you may have thought lost until now. Through a program of cognitive behavioral change, you’ll find more effective life skills to help you manage the ups and downs of life and enjoy a happy fulfilled life. Take back your freedom of choice and put addiction away in your past—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 Virginia 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