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Having Trouble overcoming Heroin Addiction? Seabrook can Help.

Heroin Use in Boston Has Changed

Historically, heroin abuse has been viewed in America as a dirty and grungy habit. Injection, needles, and blood are the images that naturally come to mind when heroin is discussed. This has all changed. Heroin is more pure than it’s ever been and users are now able to snort it. It’s now cheap, easily accessible, and this new heroin has found its way into the mainstream. The appearance of the drug might have transformed, but the outcome of heroin addiction is still one of the most deadly drugs known.

In Massachusetts, the amount of opiate-related deaths in 2006 was five times the number it was in 1997. Boston, Massachusetts (MA) has historically been a hotbed of heroin use, and it’s only getting worse. The highly addictive nature of the drug makes breaking the habit even more difficult. According to a study done by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the survival rates for a heroin addict who goes into rehab are slightly lower than 50 percent. It then becomes obvious that any early signs of heroin use should not be tolerated and a user should seek help immediately.

There are a range of treatment options for heroin addiction offered at Seabrook. Seabrook is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center, located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey—roughly a 6 hour drive south of Boston, or about an hour flight. Through the use of medications and behavioral therapies, Seabrook patients are often able to stop using heroin and they can return to stable and productive lives.  Heroin use in Boston is a sad reality but there is still hope for addicts through the treatment programs at Seabrook.