Heroin Abuse & AddictionHeroin was developed to be a safer painkiller than morphine but it is, itself, highly addictive and has long been one of the major addictive drugs, across the globe. And the heroin epidemic continues to grow.
In the 2011 Survey on Drug Use and Health by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, it was estimated that 607,000 persons per year used heroin in the years 2009-2011, compared to 374,000 during 2002-2005. Similarly, the estimated number of new heroin users increased from 109,000 per year during 2002-2005 to 169,000 per year during 2009-2011.
Heroin is highly addictive. Addicts are at continued risk of overdosing which may prove fatal as the drug can impact vital bodily functions such as breathing and heart beat. Further, as addicts desperately search for the next fix, they may go to extremes such as the sex trade to raise money or share needles to inject the drug. The consequence is that heroin addiction is often accompanied by physical illness such as sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS as well as by infections from the use of unclean needles.
Harm reduction approaches attempt to lessen the risk to heroin addicts by distributing clean needles and moving the addict over to a different drug. While the reasons for such efforts can be understood, it is undeniable that these actions still leave the addict chained to his next fix, still leave the person struggling with the devils of addiction.
The Narconon Program, as delivered at the Narconon Freedom Center in Michigan, is different. Our goal is to free the person from the trap of addiction and enable him or her to live a successful, happy and drug-free life.
Heroin Rehabilitation at Narconon Freedom Center
For nearly 50 years, Narconon has saved those who were thought lost to addictive drugs, including heroin. The Narconon program is a precise, step-by-step regimen that addresses all aspects of addiction to assist individuals to overcome its adverse effects for themselves and those around them.
Our program consists of:
• Drug-free Withdrawal. This step includes 24-hour personal care and supervision.
• Detoxification. The unique, drug-free New Life Detoxification removes lingering drug residues from the body which can reduce or eliminate drug cravings.
• The Objectives. Narconon has specifically tailored procedures help you to become stable in the present, rather than dwelling in the past.
• Life Skills Training. This step helps you to develop the necessary tools for a successful drug-free life.
The goal is a drug-free life and our success is measured in our ever-growing number of graduates who now lead new lives free from drugs.
Contact Narconon Freedom Center today for help. Call us at the toll-free number at the top of this page.