Outpatient Rehab San Francisco
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: San Francisco Drug Rehab
In San Francisco there are many who suffer from heroin addiction. Heroin is processed from morphine which is extracted from the seed pods of the poppy plant. It is usually injected, snorted/sniffed or smoked. Abusers of the drug take great risks every time they use since they never know how potent the drug is or what it may be cut with. Injection of the drug gives the user a rapid onset of euphoria that lasts about 7-8 seconds and tends to be the most predominant method of heroin use among those who are seeking treatment. Heroin addiction is killing people everyday and Narconon’s premier facility Narconon Arrowhead located in Oklahoma wants to help save those lives and we have been since 2001 when we opened are doors.
There are thousands of treatment types offered through out the U.S to help those who are addicted. Finding the right treatment for you or your loved one can be a challenge especially if your not sure what to look for. People always want the easiest quickest fix for just about everything these days but, when we are talking about addiction it’s not an over night quick fix. When a person is addicted to heroin or any other drug they are physically, mentally and emotionally addicted the drug. Everything about the persons life revolves around getting and using drugs. The individual can no longer make rational decisions for themselves or others. They become unreliable in all aspects, unable to be counted on for anything. Mothers and fathers leave their children alone and children run away from home, communities and families fall apart and it’s all because of addiction. One way we can help change this cycle is by getting educated and educating others.
In San Francisco 1367 heroin addicts were entered into a 21 day outpatient program some of which were on vouchers. The program study compared voucher IDU’s (intravenous drug user’s) to non-voucher IDU’s on pre-treatment needle sharing, demographics and the rate of returning to treatment. The program study was useful in learning something’s about the patients but did it help them recover from their heroin addiction? The answer is 77 percent returned to treatment again for heroin addiction. The problem here is that these individuals were seeking help and the program failed them. Why, well it never really addressed the addiction. Remember addiction is physical, mental and emotional and all three of these aspects must be handled completely for the addict to achieve real success.