Heroin addiction can be easy to overlook if you are not familiar with the signs. You might notice that something is wrong with your friend or family member, but you could just as easily mistake the problem for a bout of the flu or a bad mood that passes.
There are many drug rehabs around the world, but what makes Narconon unique is its approach to full recovery from addiction. Many other heroin rehab programs employ synthetic opioids that prevent withdrawal pains and sickness but do not bring the freshness and clarity of a fully drug-free life.
How does heroin addiction start? Usually by one person who already uses heroin telling a non-user that they really need to try this drug. It might start out with smoking because most people attach less stigma to heroin used this way.
948,000 people used heroin in 2016, a sharp increase from 404,000 in 2002. More than two million are addicted to the abuse of pain medication. For some people, there’s no difference between these two. If they can’t get one kind of drug, the get the other.
The Washington Post just published an article that could be predicting a terrifying trend. According to an April 6th article, Mexican farmers are pulling out their marijuana crops and planting heroin poppies instead.
On the Boston Globe website recently, there were three articles that, taken together, illustrated the difficult situation we’re in with regard to this addictive, destructive drug.
The growing heroin problem in this country is overwhelming public health departments. Not a day goes by that I don’t see a news article about a state or county that is trying to come to grips with overdose deaths and drug trafficking.
Heroin is making a major comeback, and it has spread to the suburbs and become common in communities throughout the U.S. and across all socioeconomic strata. The reason for this is tied closely to the news that prescription drug abuse is on the decline.
From Seattle, a report has just come out that illustrates the migration from prescription pain pill abuse to the use of heroin, with deadly results. This is a tragic trend that has been seen in every corner of our country. In New England, the effect of this migration has been particularly brutal.
Probably the very best reason to keep young people from ever starting to use the gateway drugs (alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana) is because of how easy it is to migrate to the use of heroin.