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Recently, Christian drug rehabs are admitting more teens who are addicted to heroin. Christian drug rehab center professionals believe the reason for the influx of teenage Christian drug rehab patients addicted to heroin is two-fold. First, Christian drug rehab center professionals say heroin is cheap, and second, it is easy to acquire.
Teenagers who were once using prescription pills to get high have found that heroin costs a quarter of the price in some cases, and they can find the killer opiate anywhere on the streets of major American cities and small U.S. towns. The heroin problem is driving more and more teens to either an early grave, or toward help at a Christian drug rehab or other type of substance abuse treatment center. Minneapolis is no exception to the rule.
One Minneapolis suburb is feeling the intense negative influence of one of the most deadly drugs on the planet—heroin. Shakopee, Minnesota, is just one of several Twin Cities suburbs that has seen an increase in the use of heroin among its teens. One teenager from Shakopee told a news reporter "everyone calls our town, H-Town, heroin town."
The county police chief describes the heroin as pure, cheap, and coming in by the truckload from Mexico. Teenagers in the town say they can buy a bag for about five dollars. Drug rehab experts believe the teenagers are trying heroin just for fun. However, the results are quick dependency. Not many teenagers realize how highly addictive heroin is.
Teenagers from Twin Cities suburbs are going to extremes to get their hands on more of the drug once they are hooked.
One local resident told police a burglar attempted to rob his house while his wife was in the shower. The owner of the home described the robber as a young, innocent looking kid. The teenager was looking for anything of value so he could buy heroin.
Anthony and Bryant Garrido, brothers, have been charged with breaking into at least 10 homes in Shakopee. Along with their friend, Camilo Ramirez, they stole valuable items, sold these goods at pawn shops, and bought heroin with the money.
Last year, forty six people overdosed on heroin in three surrounding counties. This amount of overdoses was three times as many as occurred in 2010. In Shakopee, no one has overdosed so far. However, the police chief expressed his concerns that an overdose in the small suburb of Minneapolis is only a matter of time. Christian drug rehab centers are gearing up for the time when teens in Minneapolis get smart and aim for getting clean rather than getting high.