Heroin Addiction in AL
Since 2007, there has been a rise in heroin addiction and heroin-related deaths in Alabama. In Jefferson County alone, in 2007 there were seven heroin-related deaths, this rose to thirteen in 2008 and sixteen in 2009. Heroin use can be found across every socio-economic demographic in the state. Disturbingly, the biggest rise in heroin use is found in teenagers. The relative inexpensiveness of heroin in comparison to other drugs, and the prevalence of painkillers which are a gateway drug to heroin, are thought to be the primary causes of this rise. Painkillers like oxycontin or vicodin have the same opiate properties as heroin, so heroin is no longer thought of as a foreign, or frightening, drug. Heroin users gain tolerance to the drug extremely quickly. Once addicted to heroin, it is very hard to break the habit. This is why it is vital to seek treatment for heroin addiction early. Do not wait until it is too late. We do not want you to become the latest number in a statistic or the newest headline in the newspaper.
If you have started using heroin, browse the treatment facility options our website. It is not too late to stop! To begin your treatment or just to talk to a professional, please don’t hesitate to call one of the facilities on our website. Gain control over your addiction today.
Heroin Addiction Facilities in AL