We need to invest in tools that educate individuals on the dangers of addiction to all substances – including but not limited to heroin – so they can make the right choices, and help others do the same.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) July 03, 2014
In its new blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is focusing on the flood of heroin entering the US.
The new blog post highlights that, while prescription opiate drug abuse continues to run rampant across the country, many people are switching to heroin because of its relatively lower cost and increased availability. Some eye-opening statistics include:
- 3.8 million people admit to having tried heroin.
- Over 600,000 people need heroin addiction treatment.
- Over 14% of people entering rehab call heroin their “drug of choice”
- Nearly 33% of high school seniors say that heroin is easy to obtain.
- Over 80% of heroin users are younger than 26 years old.
“These numbers are shocking, and we need to do everything we can to stem the tide and stop the heroin flood that is ravaging our cities and communities,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “And while we need to make treatment available to those who need it, we can’t simply focus all of our resources on reacting to the epidemic. We need to invest in tools that educate individuals on the dangers of addiction to all substances – including but not limited to heroin – so they can make the right choices, and help others do the same. Together, we can turn back this flood!”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Heroin Addiction: Flooding the United States in Waves” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/heroin-flooding-united-states-waves/
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/.