In recent surveys preformed by The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 6,314 or 10.1% of Washington's 62,494 state residents admitted themselves into treatment for heroin. Not including the 16,208 state residents who admitted themselves into treatment for either opiates or more than one drug. Studies also show that 150,000 or 2.94% of Washington's citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment fort illicit drug and alcohol use in the past year. Surveys indicate that 2.6% of high school seniors polled had tried heroin at least one time in their lives. The most common type of heroin encountered in Washington is Mexican black tar heroin. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, which also traffic methamphetamine and cocaine, remain the primary source for black tar heroin in Washington. Black tar heroin is produced in Mexico and transported from distribution cities in southern California directly to western and eastern Washington.
The numbers keep growing every day for addiction to Heroin. You read it in the newspapers and see it on TV. Politicians keep talking about getting more money for treatment. The question is if treatment worked for Drug addiction, wouldn’t the number of people addicted to Heroin be going down?
Living in Washington 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 Washington, 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.
When you see relapse for what it is, you realize why treatment needs you to believe that your only options are recovery and relapse for the rest of your life. Since treatment focuses on abstinence without any real evidence based solutions, they expect to see people come back many times. In Washington alone, 7,260 people were admitted for Heroin addiction and 77.3% or 5,612 people relapsed in one year! Treatment fails you and then tells you to expect and fear failure in the form of relapse. They don’t address how to move beyond addiction or relapse but merely to avoid it. In contrast, a non 12 Step solution helps you get research based information on addiction and formulate the personal plan for you to leave addiction behind.
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 Washington 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.
People from the State of Washington call Freedom Model's everyday to learn more about how our Non 12 Step and Non Treatment programs differ from Heroin treatment and rehab.
It is important to understand that relapse is not a natural part of Heroin "recovery" because if you choose to stop using Heroin today; there is no scientific evidence that proves you need to admit to being an alcoholic to remain sober.
You can lead a life free from any substance, but first you need to make the choice and take responsibility for your actions. This might seem hard right now, but your choices will lead to a greater and more fulfilled life. Call Today 888.424.2626