While drug addiction may not be apparent at first glance of a loved one, after spending some time with them you will realize they have changed drastically. Unfortunately heroin abuse has increased significantly over the past decade. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 4 million people in America over the age of 12 have tried heroin at least once. [Ref: https://nsduhweb.rti.org/]
The statistics of heroin use continue to rise year after year. Even though the statistics only show those who are able to admit their dependency of heroin, it is an increasingly large number. Many do not think they will be the ones who become addicted to drugs and only try to drug once, but even after one time of using heroin you will probably want to try it again.
The quantity of heroin inside the United States has increased because it is cheaper than prescription pain killers and the restrictions the law has put on prescribing narcotic pain killers. Since pain killers are no longer as easily accessible, more and more heroin is being smuggled into the nation to replace pain killers. This is going to eventually lead to heroin seemingly falling out of the sky because there will be so much in the nation substituting prescriptions.
Heroin Use Worse Amongst Younger Users
Many of the adolescents and even adults are saying they could have never imagined snorting or shooting up heroin in place of popping a pill, but they all have moved up the drug totem pole to heroin. The reason behind the switch is that pills are not readily available anymore and heroin is becoming much easier to find on the streets than any of the other drugs.
Parents need to watch out for their children possibly abusing drugs as well. This is for the reason that many reports show children as young as 12 years old have tried heroin and many of these adolescents are now addicted to the drug. Becoming addicted to heroin is as easy as driving a car. Depending on the purity of what you receive, you can become addicted and experience withdrawal symptoms just after using heroin two times or even one time.
Adolescents see a drug as something “cool” or a “way to escape reality.” This is precisely what they are doing. Your child is trying to escape the world they are living in and turn to drugs as a solution. They do not see the consequences in using a drug once in awhile.
Adolescents just view abusing drugs as a recreational activity and way to “feel free.” Once your child discontinues using heroin, they begin to realize they do not feel so well and either realizes there is a problem or look for more heroin to escape the pain.
One of the main issues with an increase in heroin use with a younger generation beginning to use at much earlier ages than ever seen before is these adolescents feel as if they are invincible and will continue to do more and more heroin. These adolescents do not think of the consequences and definitely do not think of overdosing from the drug or ending up in jail
Narconon Of Vista Bay Services Can End Heroin Addiction
Narconon of Vista Bay Services is a long term, residential drug rehab that achieves a high success rate with heroin addiction. The facility has been treating addicts for many years and achieves a 76% success rate for permanent sobriety.
Unlike NA, Narconon has a program that addresses both the physical and mental aspects of addiction. For more information on Narconon of Vista Bay services call us today.