Archive for September, 2009

 

Heroin Deaths Spur Demand for Drug Rehab

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Low Price, High Potency Spike Heroin Deaths
Heroin: ‘It’s Our No. 1 Priority,’ Says DEA

September 22, 2009 – 

BOSTON — A lethal combination of rock bottom prices combined with a spike in the potency and availability of heroin on Massachusetts streets has led to a startling increase in the number of heroin-related deaths in recent years.

 NewsCenter 5’s Bianca de la Garza reported Tuesday that the state’s heroin crisis has spread from inner cities to tranquil suburbs. BOSTON — A lethal combination of rock bottom prices combined with a spike in the potency and availability of heroin on Massachusetts streets has led to a startling increase in the number of heroin-related deaths in recent years.

NewsCenter 5’s Bianca de la Garza reported Tuesday that the state’s heroin crisis has spread from inner cities to tranquil suburbs.
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Study Reveals Disturbing Trend in Heroin Use

Friday, September 18th, 2009

September 17, 2009
KHOU.com
By Brad Woodard

HOUSTON — A disturbing trend was revealed in a new study out of the University of Houston. It indicates that heroin use among aging Latino men is exposing others to potentially deadly infectious diseases.

At the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Michael Wheeler fights his demons one day, even one hour at a time.  He’s spent most of his life just a few blocks away in the shadows of the Houston skyline living, not as a free man, but as a prisoner of his addictions.
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Drug rehab helps people discover reason behind their taking drugs

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

” During the past week of my drug rehab, I have been able to examine my life and past indiscretions. Throughout the process I experienced several things. At times I felt guilty, sometimes I was angry at myself, sometimes I was saddened by my past behavior, and other times I laughed at how young and stupid I was, but overall I felt a major relief deep in my soul for letting that garbage go. It is off my chest. I can accept it for what it is, and it no longer has an effect on me. I can see that I was doing these things not as the real me, but as a clouded, frightened version of myself.

“I realized that a lot of the things I did stemmed from being insecure about myself, my purpose, and my future. I allowed drugs to cloud me to the point that I was numb to the world and told myself I didn’tcare, when deep down I really did care. This caused me a lot of pain and made me turn to more drugs I got caught in a vicious cycle. I let the fire and drive inside myself to do well and be the best person I can be get dim. I put on a good front so that people didn’t notice how I felt about myself and about life. I lost my self-confidence.

“Now I can see the real me. I feel good about who I am. I feel confident and happy. I am focused and determined to continue on this path. I wake up every morning excited and happy to be me and I look forward to the day. I feel like a weight has been lifted and that I can and willb e the person that I want to be.”
W.B.