Heroin is Becoming More Popular Again in New York City

Heroin is Becoming More Popular Again in New York City

Just when you think that Heroin was something out of the 80’s in NYC, it is back again.  According to the Daily News, police seized more than $300,000,000 worth of heroin in 2014!  That is right, 300 million dollars.  That is lot of heroin. In 2013, 420 people died of a heroin overdose.  This drug is cheap and easy to buy on the streets. However, it is highly addictive and often destroys a person’s life.  When someone begins to get hooked on heroin, they begin to feel like their life is out of control.  A special agent by the name of James Hunt said that we have never seen heroin in these high numbers even 30 to 40 years ago. We must look at the social times that we are living in today.  Crime is at an all- time high and people are looking for quick, instant relief from depression, anger, boredom, anxiety and the list goes on.  Heroin seems to be a drug that a lot of people in New York City are turning to for various reasons.  The cost is roughly between $10.00 and $25.00 a hit.  The price depends on its purity.  If you bought heroin 30 or 40 years ago, it was about 10% pure. In today’s 21st century world, it is often 70% pure. If a person is highly addicted to heroin, they can often spend around $150.00 to $250.00 per day.  Even though it is cheap to buy, a few purchases a day will drain a person’s wallet. Each time that an addict gets a hit of heroin, they constantly need more. Their...
Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Bergen County New Jersey

Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Bergen County New Jersey

You may have fine memories of Bergen County being your home of childhood recollections.  It is also the home of thousands of people addicted to drugs and alcohol. Every year, Bergen County New Jersey has thousands of people seeking help for their addiction.  Treatment centers across New Jersey receive phone calls from parents looking to get their child into a treatment program.  Treatment programs often are 7, 30 and 90 days programs.  If you have a child or a loved one that needs help, it is hard to find sometimes. If you live in Bergen County, you may find that a treatment center is not the same for every person.  Your child or loved one may be struggling with a combination of alcoholism, prescription drugs, cocaine and heroin.  You will need to find an addiction treatment center that deals with dual diagnosis.  If you have never been to treatment or know someone that has, you probably have a question about how it all works. After speaking with the admissions team, your loved one will first go through detox.  Detox usually lasts for around 7 days.  After this, they will attend an inpatient program that lasts anywhere from 30, 60 or 90 days.  You will be able to see your loved one transition from someone addicted to a substance to someone that is clean and refreshed.  A treatment program gives your loved one a transition.  You will find that treatment programs are available all over Bergen County to include: Dumont, Englewood, Hackensack, Paramus, and Midland Park, Closter, Glen Rock, Fairlawn and many others. Some of the drugs that are being...