Freedom Treatment Center Sees an Increase In Heroin Abuse in Michigan

Freedom Treatment Center is a Michigan drug and alcohol addiction facility that harbors acute awareness of drug trends throughout the state. One recent trend the center has noted is the increase in heroin abuse, with a recent law enforcement bust netting 15 grams of the drug from a key Michigan supplier.

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“Heroin abuse and the drug trade may keep hitting Michigan pretty hard, “but our addiction recovery programs can hit even harder when people are willing to embrace the new way of life we offer them.”

Albion, MI (PRWEB) February 17, 2013

Freedom Treatment Center has an insider view of alcohol and drug addiction due to its recovery programs, but the center has also been keeping its eye on the trend hitting hard outside the facility, that of increased heroin abuse.

“Heroin is an opiate that can lead to rapid addiction,” said Freedom Treatment Center Executive Director John Walser. “Our facility can help people overcome their addiction to heroin using all-natural methods that fortify and cleanse the body, which are much-needed steps to eradicate all traces of such a dangerous and potentially lethal drug.”

Part of the danger of heroin comes from its current level of high availability. The center has seen heroin’s abuse increase as larger quantities of the drug are filtered into the state, taking the place of the previously high levels of prescription drugs that used to be on the market. Types of commonly abused prescription drugs were those in the opiate category. Law enforcement and community efforts against prescription drug abuse helped bring those numbers down by bringing down the levels of availability, but those who abused opiates are now readily able to turn to heroin to fill the gap.

“Law enforcement is taking care of the legal end of the spectrum when it comes to getting heroin off the streets,” said Freedom Treatment Center Senior Director Dominick Assante. “Our recovery program can help people overcome the addiction end of the spectrum by providing help that can ultimately result in a lifelong recovery from heroin or other drugs.”

In addition to an increase in heroin abuse, the center has also recognized an increase in the use and abuse of methamphetamine throughout Michigan. This drug, too, is becoming more widely available, especially throughout rural areas of the state. The meth trend has been moving out of urban areas and filtering into more rural zones, also filling the gap left by the paucity of prescription drugs.

“Heroin abuse and the drug trade may keep hitting Michigan pretty hard,” Walser said, “but our addiction recovery programs can hit even harder when people are willing to embrace the new way of life we offer them.”

Located in a semi-residential pocket of Southern Michigan, Freedom Treatment Center provides the soothing and safe environment and assistance so vital for helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Treatment begins with a natural detoxification and continues with counseling, education and lifestyle changes that help ensure an ongoing and successful recovery.


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