Archive for February, 2010


Heroin Addict Being Charged With Murder

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Most people have heard of heroin dealers being charged with homicide when the person they sold heroin to dies. However one court has decided to prosecute a woman who injected another person with heroin and then died. 

Karen Metz, 29, faces life in prison after her best friend, Stevie May died of a heroin overdose. Both women had a heroin addiction prior to that fateful night, however Metz did inject May with the heroin, which she then died from. 

Drug and alcohol addiction has the ability to take a person’s life in a matter of seconds, as was the case with Stevie May back in 2008. For those that are suffering from a substance abuse problem they need to check into a drug rehab program. Please call Narconon Louisiana for more information at 866-422-4650.

Two Charged With Homicide After Heroin Overdose

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Erin J. Brown and Kip R. Joyce were charged with homicide after officials found the body of William D. Javaux after he overdosed from heroin. Reports indicated that the three friends traveled to St. Louis and bought heroin. As they drove back to Granite County Javaux overdosed in the car. Brown and Joyce laid William’s body on the floor of their trailer where he later died. Brown and Joyce put his body in the trunk of their car and ditched the body on the side of the road. Police identified Kip and Erin by fingerprints found on the body. The two are currently in jail awaiting trial.

Heroin abuse has the ability to take a person’s life in the blink of an eye. For those who are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction, effective drug rehab is the only way to go. Narconon Louisiana is a long-term, inpatient facility that boasts a 76% success rate. If you or anyone you know is in need of help please call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650.

Heroin and Fentanyl is a Deadly Combination

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Heroin laced with fentanyl is often times a lethal combination. Fentanyl is most often used by doctors for anesthesia or pain management in cancer patients. Lately drug trafficking organizations have began mixing heroin with fentanyl to improve the potency of the heroin. However, this new mix of heroin is providing more than a good buzz, it’s killing its users.

A recent news story involving a heroin addict in search of a better high has caught the attention of many people – because what they are seeing is the limitless lengths drug and alcohol addiction will take someone. 

In 2008, scrub tech Kristen Parker was caught with needles in her pocket. She was fired immediately. What investigators later found out was that she had been stealing fentanyl filled needles, injecting them, and replacing the used needles back on the carts for patients to use. In addition to this, Parker was positive for Hepatitis C. It is suspected that at least 35 patients have been infected by Hepatitis C from using the dirty needles left behind by Kristen Parker.

Effective rehab for heroin addiction would have prevented this tragedy from ever occurring. If you or anyone you know is in need of help please call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650.

Actor, Leaf Garret, Arrested For Heroin Possession

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Actor, Leaf Garret was arrested in an LA subway station for felony possession of black tar heroin on Friday, February 5th. The former teen idol, who had previously been charged with possession in 2006, admitted that he had heroin in his shoe when police confronted him. In 2006 he declined drug rehab and spent time in jail. This time Garret should be ordered to enroll in a rehab in order to handle his heroin addiction.

Narconon Louisiana is a long-term, inpatient facility that is designed to help people handle their addictions. Unlike most rehabs, Narconon Louisiana does not subscribe to the idea that addiction is a disease. Instead, clients work one on one with a counselor to figure out what problems drugs were a solution for. Once that problem is isolated and handled, clients no longer feel the need to resort to drugs as a way to get through life.

If you or anyone you know is in need of help for a drug or alcohol addiction please call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650.

Heroin Becoming Purer and Cheaper

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Over the years heroin has become cheaper and purer according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This means that heroin addicts, who traditionally don’t have a lot of money, need to spend less to get higher. The outcome of this is that there are more overdoses and more people looking for a cheap high. In a world where heroin abuse is on the rise, addicts need to enroll in successful rehabilitation in order to break free from their addiction.

Narconon Louisiana is a long-term drug rehab that handles addiction differently than most rehabs. Instead of believing that addiction is a disease, Narconon Louisiana focuses on what problem drugs were a solution for. With a 76% success rate, Narconon Louisiana proves that people can shed their addiction and lead a sober productive life without surrendering to addiction.

Heroin addiction is lethal  and it needs to be handled immediately. Narconon Louisiana can help. If you or anyone you know is in need of help please call Jeff Lukas at 866-422-4650.