Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Michigan Teen Heroin Abuse

With its widespread availability, relatively lower costs and the decreasing stigma attached to its usage, more and more teens are relying on heroin to obtain dangerous highs at potentially fatal costs.

According to the Michigan department of community health, the state is currently witnessing a surge in heroin use with the number of individuals seeking treatment in state-sponsored programs doubling since 2003. In addition to these alarming statistics, the number of people who sought treatment through state programs for abusing this drug has gone over 10,000 in the last three years.

With more and more fatalities and heroin related casualties, authorities believe that the key to prevention is none other than education. Many parents of heroin victims and school officials are seeking to educate teens by promoting awareness campaigns by shedding light on the many dangers and consequences of heroin usage by showing the devastation of drug abuse.

In addition to the steps being taken by families and school administrators, Michigan legislators are pushing for a state law that would require drug dealers to register their addresses in order to publicly identify dealers and promote public safety; a method that is currently utilized for sex offenders.

Many hope that the actions taken towards minimizing and potentially eliminating heroin-usage will reduce teen fatalities in the near future.

Inspirations for Youth and Families, aka Inspirations Teen Drug Rehab, urges parents to stay informed about the new trends in teen drug addiction and keep vigilante of your teens friends and whereabouts.

If you suspect your child is abusing drugs, seek professional help and remember these three C's: that 'you didn't Cause, can't Control and can't Cure' your child's problems. But you can and must stay informed, take charge and seek help if you suspect you child is abusing drugs. The earlier you act upon your child’s addiction problems the better off your child will be.

We at Inspirations understand the unique challenges of being a parent. If you have any questions, please know that we are here to provide you with support and guidance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions free of charge about teen drug rehab, teen substance abuse, adolescent addiction, teen behavior, or other related matters. We suggest you to visit our website to keep yourself up to date with the new trends in teen drug abuse, addiction and recovery.

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