Do most heroin addicts overcome their addiction?
The first step is getting the addict into treatment, and this is done with the help of a certified interventionist. Effective rehabilitation for heroin addiction includes medical detox, long-term residential care, and aftercare treatment. Newman Interventions has access to extensive resources to help the family find a program that will work for them and their loved ones. In 2016, close to one million Americans reported using heroin in the past year, per the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Much of this trend is driven by young adults aged 18 to 25, and over 170,000 young adults in 2016 used heroin for the first time. Struggling with addiction at this age requires lengthy treatment and help. Addiction can be overcome with proper treatment. However, it is always a combined effort from the addict and treatment center working together. Therefore, it is important to take time prior to the intervention to locate a suitable drug rehab program.
Heroin Abuse in the United States
The impact of heroin is felt all across the country and affects local regions from coast to coast. Heroin is a highly addictive opioid and the first time someone uses it they can become addicted to it. According to the Centers for Disease Control heroin use has been increasing in recent years. Men and women in most age groups at all income levels are becoming addicted to the drug. Per the CDC in 2017, over 15,000 people died from heroin overdose. This was a rate of almost five deaths for every 100,000 Americans. Between 2010 and 2017, heroin-related overdose deaths increased five-fold, and in 2017 males between 25 and 44 had the highest heroin-related death rate. If you feel your loved one is abusing heroin, you should reach out to Newman Interventions for help. Our certified intervention team will help your family save your loved one’s life. Heroin addiction is dangerous, and there is never a bad time to intervene and get them the help they need.
Scope of heroin use in the USA – Sept 10/19
Heroin overdose data – Sept 10/19