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Rehab Programs in Rochester, New York

August 13, 2011


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Rochester is the third most populated city in the state of New York, with a total population of 210,565 according to the 2010 census. According to the U.S. Internal Renvenue Service, Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest regional economy in New York State. Rochester is known as The World’s Image Centre, The Flour City, and The Flower City. Rochester was ranked as the sixth “most livable city”, it is also has the top ranking for overall quality of life among U.S. metros with populations of more than 1 million and the area’s public schools are rated as sixth best nationwide.

According to Forbes, In 2010 Rochester was rated as the 3rd best place to raise a family. Rochester is home to many acclaimed universities and is an international center of higher education, as well as medical and technological development. Rochester is also the site of many important inventions and innovations in consumer products.The city is home to huge corporations such as Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox. These corporations conduct extensive research and manufacturing in the fields of industrial and consumer products as well as keep Rochester’s economy continue to grow.

Heroin poses a threat to Rochester and throughout New York State

Heroin is a growing threat to the state of New York due to its increasing availability. Heroin is transported into New York from source countries by air, land, and water. Colombian DTOs and criminal groups control the transportation of South American heroin into New York, as well as the distributions on heroin. Ethnic Chinese criminal groups are the primary transporters of Southeast Asian heroin into New York.

Heroin abuse is becoming overwhelming for the state of New York. The number of heroin-related treatment admissions to publicly funded facilities in New York increased steadily from 29,279 in 1997 to 35,314 in 2001 according to TEDs data. The number of heroin-related treatment admissions per 100,000 population in New York was 199, it drastically exceeded the number  nationwide of 105 in 1999. New York’s emergency department admissions was also drastically higher than nationwide with 127 per 100,000 in New York and 37 per 100,000 in the United States in 2001.  According to DAWN mortality data, in 2000 there were 194 heroin-related deaths in the New York. New York State police are doing all they can to stop the trafficking and distribution of Heroin in the state with seizures of 2,011 kilograms of heroin from 1998 through 2001, according to FDSS data.

Heroin abuse

Heroin is a synthesized from of morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. It is typically injected intravenously, smoked, taken orally or threw a suppository.  Heroin is used as a recreational drug for the transcendent relaxation and intense euphoria it induces. The drug is highly addictive and develops a tolerance quickly, requiring more of the drug to reach the same effects as when first used. The withdrawal syndrome from heroin, cold turkey, may begin within 6 to 24 hours of discontinuation of the drug. Withdrawal symptoms may include: sweating, malaise, anxiety, depression, akathisia, priapism, extra sensitivity of the genitals in females, general feeling of heaviness, cramp-like pains in the limbs, excessive yawning or sneezing, tears, rhinorrhea,insomnia, cold sweats, chills, severe muscle and bone aches, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and fever.

Heroin Addiction Treatment in Rochester NY

Treatment for heroin addiction typically begins with medically assisted detoxification to help patients withdraw from the drug safely. Medications such as clonidine and buprenorphine can be used to help lessen symptoms of withdrawal. Then behavioral therapies to help get to the rout cause of the addiction as well as teach the addict how to prevent a relapse after leaving the treatment program. If you are ready to quit using Heroin and start on the road to recovery contact a Rochester rehab program today…

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