A Treatment Center Alumni Shares His Story of Hope and Recovery
Most Christian drug rehabs are well aware of the heroin problem ravaging cities like Baltimore, Boston, Newark, and Philadelphia. But, not many Christian substance abuse treatment centers have targeted their efforts to save drug addicts from the little known town of Espanola, New Mexico.
Perhaps it is time Christian drug rehabs began to take a closer look at this tiny city with a population of around 10,000 people. Christian substance abuse treatment centers might be surprised to know that Espanola consistently ranks among the top cities in the nation with heroin overdose deaths.
Christian drug rehabs will benefit from knowing that this mostly Hispanic community records around 42.5 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people, compared to the national average of 7.3 drug-related deaths per 100,000 people.
Deborah Busemeyer of the New Mexico Health Department certainly would welcome any help Christian substance abuse treatment centers could provide to the small New Mexican town. "We are trying to tackle this on a number of fronts," she says, "It is certainly concerning that some of our counties are harder hit than others."
The reason behind the extreme drug problem in Espanola when compared to other cities in New Mexico is baffling, but it is very real. The reality for Espanola’s citizens is a death toll that is unimaginable, frightening, and seemingly never going to get any better. Christian drug rehabs can help by promoting the value of drug treatment for the people of the tiny Hispanic community whose town is being over run by heroin dealers and