Posts Tagged ‘drug rehab’

 

Marijuana and Heroin in Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Just this last year there was one of the biggest marijuana busts in the history of Chicago Police Department.  The detectives said they were watching a certain suspect because he was going to several meeting that indicated some drug dealings.  They stopped him for questioning and found one bale of marijuana in his car.  This 35 year old lived in Lyons.  The detectives followed him to his home and that is where they discovered 5,525 pounds of marijuana.  That’s right there were 224 more bales of marijuana stashed in his home.  This is a street value of more than $20 million.  The Chicago Police Department detectives kept the investigations up and found that this 35 year old had loaded these bales into his home through a printing company warehouse that was attached to the back of his house.  They also concluded that these drugs originated in Mexico and they were packaged for distribution once they arrived in Chicago.  This young man was charged with the highest-level felony, a Class X, for manufacturing and delivery of cannabis.  He could be jailed up to 30 years.  A high price to pay to deal in drugs.

Chicago residents know that dried flowers, seeds and leaves of the Indian hemp plant are called marijuana.  “Cannabis” describes any of the different drugs that come from Indian hemp like marijuana and hashish.  Doesn’t matter what the name of it is this drug is a hallucinogen which is a substance that distorts how the mind perceives the world around it.  And this drug is affecting the communities in and around Chicago. There is a chemical inside cannabis known as “THC”.  It all depends on the strength of the marijuana you have as to the amount of THC it has.  Now we know that marijuana is plentiful in Chicago.  The hemp plant was grown for use as a hallucinogen more than 2,000 years ago.  This plant is where the cannabis drugs like marijuana and hashish are made from.  Cannabis can contain well over 400 different chemicals with the main one being THC.  The amount of THC will determine the strength of the drug.  When this plant is grown the weather and soil determine the percentage of THC in the plant.  Developers are now using modern farming techniques for strains of cannabis that have much higher levels of THC.  1% in 1974 and 4% in 1994 was the levels of THC.  In 2008, levels reached 9.6%.  These drugs came from Mexico so we do not know where they were grown.  It is only a good thing that they are off the streets.

Drug rehabs in Chicago, Illinois should be prepared for an increase in drug abuse.

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Heroin and Prison in New York City, New York

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Just recently there was a study done and it was led by Sungwoo Lim of the New York City Department of health and mental Hygiene.  They looked at 155,000 people released from New York City jails over five years and what they found was that former inmates were twice as likely as other city residents to die of a drug overdose or homicide.  Those risk were especially high in the first two weeks after release and that is five to eight times greater compared with other New Yorkers’ risk during the same two week period.  It was also found that some other inmates had elevated risks of suicide that was including whites and people who had been homeless before going to jail.  All of these finds did appear in the American Journal of Epidemiology and they are in line with studies from other parts of the US and in the UK and Australia.  With all of these studies they have come up with the idea that there is a need for more programs.  They are suggesting mental health counseling and drug abuse treatment to be offered in jail and then something to help them in the community after they are released.

A fact that has been noted just recently is that more than half of Americans behind bars have symptoms of some type of psychiatric disorder, ranging from schizophrenia to major depression.  Most of these inmates meet the definition of drug or alcohol dependence.  It is also very interesting that only one fourth of these inmates receive mental health treatment while incarcerated.

Dr. Josiah D. Rich, said, “The largest mental health facility in New York City is Rikers Island.  A little over 2 million Americans are incarcerated, the majority being black and Hispanic men.  But many more flow in and out of jails each year.  Some are there for days, others for weeks to months.  When they come out, they may find that life is very different.  You may not have a job; you may not have an apartment.  Your social relationships may be up in the air.”

There is a huge problem with addiction to opiates which include not only illegal drugs like heroin but also prescription medications like Oxycodone and hydrocodone.  These addicts go to jail get off the drug for a few months when they go home they get back on it at a high rate and then they overdose.  That might explain the increased risk of drug related deaths in this study.  Overall, 1,149 of those people died after release; 219 were drug related deaths and 219 homicides.  There were 35 suicides among former inmates.

Rich said, “Ultimately, the best course will be to get more of those people into treatment, rather than a long stint in jail.  The answer is to figure out how we can stop incarcerating so many people.”

New York City drug rehabs could help people before they end up in a life of crime.

That would seem to be the answer.  Most of these inmates got into trouble because of their drug abuse.  The ultimate solution is to help people get off drugs and give education to all as to not do drugs in the first place.

If you or someone you love needs a New York heroin rehab, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602.

 

Camden officials seek to prevent another heroin overdose disaster

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Camden, NJ police authorities don’t want a repeat of 2006. That’s when more than heroin-related deaths reached disastrous proportions, with over fifty people dying in a short timespan.

Now in 2011, more than a dozen people have been sent to the hospital by heroin sold on the streets by the names of “Hellfire,” “Hellraiser,” and “Pure Hell”.

In 2006, part of the problem was that the police broadcasted a warning about the dangerous heroin. That warning was taken by drug users as an indicator that a purer form of heroin was being sold on the streets of Camden. Users flocked to the location, and overdosed by the dozen.

Now police are trying different tactics, spreading the word through the needle replacement clinics and other communication lines that get word to addicts quickly but in a way that will be listened to.

Police suspect that “Hellfire” is laced with a painkiller and this may be causing a drug interaction.

If you or someone you know needs help with heroin, call our hotline now at 1-877-340-3602. Our New Jersey heroin rehab services have been helping addicts for years.

What You Don’t Know About Heroin Could Kill You

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

An estimated 9.2 million people are addicted to heroin worldwide. And anywhere from 153,000 to 900,000 of those heroin addicts are living in the United States. Why are so many people flocking towards a drug that killed over 16,000 people last year? The answer is simple – they do not know the facts.

The Bayer pharmaceutical company first created heroin in 1898. Heroin’s original uses were to handle tuberculosis and morphine addiction, however, people soon became addicted to the heroin instead. Since 1898 heroin has affected millions of families and it is no wonder why. In 1898 the vast majority of the public was unaware of heroin’s lethal and addictive traits and shockingly most people even today are unaware of just how deadly this drug really is.

Heroin comes from the poppy plant. After the drug is extracted from the plant it goes through a chemical process and is shipped overseas – usually from Afghanistan – and into the hands of drug dealers. These drug dealers then “cut” the heroin. Cutting a drug, means adding some sort of substance or substances to increase the amount of weight. For instance on gram of pure heroin can be turned into two or three grams of heroin when dealers add things like; strychnine, fentanyl, Tylenol PM’s, rat poisoning, dry wall or various other powder like substances. Unbeknownst to addicts, the amount and type of cut they ingest may lead to organ failure, brain damage or overdose deaths.

Despite the popular belief that a person has to ingest heroin three days in a row in order to become addicted, most addicts will admit to being hooked after just the first use. It is not hard to tell if someone has a heroin addiction. After just a few uses, their entire demeanor changes. A person under the influence of heroin will usually have a blank expression, waxy complexion, dark circles under their eyes, sunken cheeks, severe weight loss and poor hygiene.

One of the biggest reasons why heroin addiction is so lethal is because it is so hard for addicts to break away from the drug. Often times they continue abusing heroin because they are scared of the painful withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms that include; insomnia, hot and cold sweats, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, severe cravings, chills, body aches and muscle cramps.

The fear of experiencing these withdrawal symptoms propels young heroin addicts int a lifetime of abuse. If you or anyone you know is in need of help for a heroin abuse problem please contact a drug rehab immediately. Do not let this epidemic destroy your loved one.

The information in this article was provided by www.drugfreeworld.org.

Why Are Methadone Clinics Privately Owned?

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

While it is admirable for someone to venture out on their own and start a business, it is questionable when that business is a methadone clinic. Methadone, the powerful drug that replaces heroin and is supposed to allow addicts to live their life without the burden of a heroin addiction, may not be the miracle drug hoped for. In fact, more people are dying from Methadone than any other drug replacement therapy available to addicts.

Interestingly, when a person is prescribed Methadone they often do not get off of it. This is due to the abnormally painful and drawn-out withdrawal symptoms experienced when Methadone is stopped. While Methadone was never meant to be a permanent solution to heroin abuse, some wonder if the business side of Methadone clinics is getting in the way of the health of the patients. Because in the end, it is just smart business to keep as many people on Methadone as possible.

Methadone either replaces one addiction for another or adds one addiction to another. This is not the only treatment option for a heroin addiction. Long term treatment centers can be used by heroin addicts where they are given the opportunity to live their life without any drug.

Before committing yourself to a lifelong dependence on Methadone, reserach all the options so you can enroll in an effective heroin rehab. Remember, the few months it takes to complete drug rehab, is a small amount of time compared to a lifetime of Methadone maintenance.

Huge Heroin Bust In Chicago

Friday, August 13th, 2010

A $10,000.00 a day heroin business was taken down this week in Chicago. Authorities found almost 17 pounds of heroin in a drive shaft in a black Jeep Cherokee. Additionally, this is the same car, and the same owner who, a few weeks ago, was found with $250,000.00 floating in the gas tank.

This bust will eliminate a huge market for heroin abuse in the city. But what happens when they get the new shipment in? What happens when a new dealer comes onto the block with a better connection? The flow of heroin may be plugged today, but it won’t last.

The only real way to stop this billion dollar a year business is to eliminate the demand. If we handled the addicts there would be no one buying the heroin in the first place. The only real way to handle a heroin addiction is to enroll in an effective drug rehab. This will allow the addiction to get permanently handled, without the constant need for drugs. Heroin abuse does not have to continue.

Man Arrested After Shooting Up Heroin – Infant Son Taken To Hospital

Friday, July 30th, 2010

An Indiana man was arrested this week after police witnessed him continuously smashing a stroller carrying his 10 month old son into the sides of many buildings. Upon getting questioned, the man admitted to recently shooting up heroin, and even had blood trickling down his arm from using a needle. Police arrested the man and took his son to the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Unfortunately, the only real way this man is going to get the help he needs is if he enrolls in a drug rehab center, one such center is called Narconon Louisiana. This long-term, inpatient center is known for permanently handling addiction, this is based off of their 76% success rate.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with a heroin addiction please call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650 for more information.

Heroin Addicts Reach A New Level Of Desperation

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

You cannot make stories like this up – heroin addicts in some parts of the world are injecting each other blood in an attempt to avoid withdrawal symptoms. While most people would find this shocking, it does illustrate the mindset of a heroin addict.

Heroin addicts will do anything to avoid the painful withdrawal symptoms that heroin is so infamous for. Withdrawal symptoms include; vomiting, insomnia, body aches, cramps, headaches, chills, hot and cold sweats, anxiety, depression and severe cravings.

Not only is this almost a fool-proof method of contracting HIV, it is something that can be avoided with effective drug rehab. Heroin addicts need to enroll in rehabs like Narconon Louisiana, which has a 76% success rate for permanent recovery.

Narconon Louisiana does not subscribe to the idea that addiction is a disease. Instaed clients work one on one with a counselor to figure out what problems drugs and alcohol were a solution for in the first place. Once that problem is isolated and handled clients no longer feel the need to resort to drugs like heroin, as a method of getting through life.

If you or anyone you know is in need of help for a heroin addiction please call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650 for more information. Help is available.

Chicago Leads The Nation In Heroin Addiction

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Most people would assume that New York or L.A. has the worst heroin problem in the nation, however, Chicago has taken the unfortunate prize in that race. The city’s hospitals reported the most heroin related E.R. visits than any other city in the United States and things seem to be getting worse. Why is it that we cannot handle the heroin addiction in our country? Why is it that despite all the effort by law enforcement and all the precautionary efforts made by parents that children are becoming addicted to this lethal drug?

Heroin is one of the most dangerous drugs on the market. It only takes one time, one batch that is purer than usual, to kill someone. The only real way to handle this problem is to enroll in a long term, drug and alcohol rehab center. One such center is Narconon Louisiana. Located just outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this drug rehab 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 like heroin are a solution for in the first place. Once that problem is isolated and handled, clients no longer feel compelled to continually abuse this drug.

The only wrong thing to do is nothing at all. Don’t let heroin kill you or someone you love. Call Narconon Louisiana at 866-422-4650 if you or someone you know is in need of help for a substance abuse problem. Help is available.

Car Bombings, Terrorist Attacks and Heroin Abuse

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

While most families who have a loved one in Afghanastan are fearful that they will be killed in the line of duty, some families are starting to wonder if an even bigger fear is that their loved one will come back home with a heroin addiction or even overdose from the drug that is so popular in Aghanastan. Fears may be more heightened now, after an Australian soldier was found to have overdosed from a large amount of strong heroin.

While the army has started drug testing it’s men, there is no denying that they are stationed in the heroin mecca of the world and that some do succomb to temptations.

The only real way to handle a heroin abuse problem is to enroll in a drug rehab that will address the underlying reasons for addiction in the first place. If you or anyone you know is in need of help for a substance abuse problem please call 866-422-4650 for immediate help.