Get Help Now!  

  800.815.3910 

  Available 24/7   

The road to recovery starts here! Trusted, confidential help available 24/7. Speak with an addiction treatment specialist anytime. Please call us now at 800-815-3910!




Heroin Relapse

by Donna

I am looking for relapse statistics for heroin, that I can quote for a school paper, can you direct me in the right direction?

Thank you in advance.

Comments for Heroin Relapse

Click here to add your own comments

Relapse part of disease of addiction
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Donna,

Many people will say that heroin use is characterized by relapse. An addict uses heroin, begins to experience withdrawal symptoms and then is compelled to use again, i.e. relapse.

So one could argue that the relapse rate for heroin addiction is 100%. The disease of heroin addiction is defined by relapse because no one wants to continue to use heroin.

Another interesting statistic about heroin addiction is that once addicted only 30% of addicts recover from it, the rest die from the disease, because they OD, commit suicide or from a car accident.

I would c]direct you to the NIDA site:

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

It is a great site for information about heroin addiction.

Debbie


Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or story? It's easy to ask your question or submit your story. How? Simply click here to return to Heroin Drug Addiction.





and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8






Recent Articles

  1. What should I do?

    Feb 17, 18 04:01 PM

    I been with the father to my children for going on six years. When we began to go out I never knew he did drugs. Once we started getting serious I moved

    Read More

  2. Looking for meeting in Parma, OH

    Feb 17, 18 03:34 PM

    Hi, Looking for meetings for myself and my mother. My son has been battling heroin for past 5 years and we are looking for support. He has been in and

    Read More

  3. Adolescent Substance Abuse

    Feb 16, 18 08:45 AM

    Adolescent Substance Abuse Questions provides answers to some of the difficult but commonly asked questions about drug addiction.

    Read More


Follow on Twitter or Google+