In 2011, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 1.6 percent) had used heroin at least once in their lives. It is estimated that about 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it. Ref. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin
Drug Treatment also know as Rehab is a very important part of recovery from Heroin Addiction. Heroin addiction does not discriminate based on gender socioeconomic status or gender. Opiate detox is one of the hardest of all and can be fatal.
Nearly half of young people who inject heroin surveyed in three recent studies reported abusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin. Some individuals reported taking up heroin because it is cheaper and easier to obtain than prescription opioids. Ref. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin
Don't wait until it is too late. People of all ages die every day of this disease. There is hope, your addiction to this drug CAN be arrested. There are many addicts that we have worked with that are on the road of recovery (living and enjoying life without the use of drugs). It is easier for an addict to follow the footprints of another recovering addict. Some of our staff members are also sober for years and in recovery after being slaves to Heroin.