Archive for April, 2010

 

New Form of Heroin Marketed Towards Teens

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

In the lst two years there have been 21 deaths among teenagers because of their addiction to “cheese”. “Cheese” is a combination of Mexican black tar and crushed over-the-counter pills like Tyleno P.M.s. Drug dealers are marketing this deadly form of heroin to teens who are more likely to experiment with something that they can snort rather than inject. Another reason why this drug is so temting to teens is because it is so cheap. Children can purchase a gram of cheese for as little as $10.

Unfortunately teens seem to be embracing this new drug trend. Recently, during a drug ed lecture given to an auditorium full of middle school children, ther presenter explained that the United States has the most drug users in the world – that comment was met with applause and cheering.

The only way to save these children is to enroll them in a long-term, effective drug rehab. While they may think that they are not heroin addicts, because they’re using “cheese”. The reality is that they are heroin addicts and they will eventually begin to use purer forms of heroin, possibly through a needle. For those who are currently struggling with a heroin addiction, they can attest to the fact that in the beginning they thought they had their habits under control.

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 for more information.

Prison Not The Best Solution For Heroin Addicts

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Heroin addiction goes hand in hand with crime. While bags of heroin are relatively cheap, usually $10/bag, a person’s habit often times skyrockets very quickly and they end up having to spend over $100/day. Heroin addiction also makes it hard for people to work. This is mostly because heroin withdrawals are so great that it makes it almost impossible to function in a normal environment. The withdrawal symptoms from heroin include; bone aches, insomnia, vomiting, nausea, hot and cold flashes, chills and sweating. One way that heroin addicts have found to fend off those withdrawal symptoms is to steal or commit other crimes in order to obtain the drug.

As most people would assume, a person who is constantly involved in illegal activities will end up in jail but is that really the best solution? While jail handles the immediate threat of more crimes being committed, it does not handle the person’s addiction. In fact, most people begin using either in jail, or as soon as they get released.

The only real way to handle a drug and alcohol addiction is to enroll in a longterm, drug rehab. If you or anyone you know is in need of help please call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650 for more information.

Heroin Hits Suburbia

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Heroin addiction, once considered a drug used by older people in dark ally ways has found a new market, suburbia. Not only has it creeped its way into middle America, but the average user is too young to drive.

Young teens across the country have ditched their Twilight books in favor of stamp bags filled with heroin bearing the stamp of the Twilight movies, another marketing ploy by Mexican and Columbian Drug Trafficking Organizations to appeal to younger consumers.

While officials have noticed the increase in teen heroin abuse, parents are a little slower to catch on. While it’s easy to remember back when you were a kid and the kinds of drugs that were available and the kinds of drugs your friends were using, that is quite different now. Instead of sneaking off to smoke marijuana, kids are sneaking off to do a shot of heroin.

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 for more information.