Heroin Abuse Rising in Charlotte North Carolina

Heroin-related arrests in Charlotte have surged. Officials worry about an increase in drug related violence.

Charlotte, NC 6/16/2009 03:04 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Black tar heroin is on the rise in Charlotte.  Heroin has been around in many forms; since the earliest times, it is a very potent drug which causes rapid addiction.

Heroin produces a euphoric feeling of well being where the drug addict has no worries or cares, other than to score his next hit of the drug. Black tar heroin is one of the most potent and dangerous forms of the drug.

Reports of heroin abuse in the Charlotte area have continued to rise, according to the DEA heroin seizures increased 77% last year in North Carolina. Addicts say black tar is easy to find in Charlotte. And at $12.50 a dose, it's about half the price of other available forms.

Heroin seizures have risen 233 percent – from 214 grams in 2005 to 714 grams. A little under a 10th of a gram is considered a single dose.

The U.S. Department of Justice's 2009 National Drug Threat Assessment listed Charlotte as one of 230 cities where Mexican drug traffickers "maintain drug distribution networks" to sell cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines and heroin.

Thousands have died in Mexico as drug cartels fight for routes into the United States.  The violence is starting to spill over into U.S. controlled areas. Other U.S. cities where cartels have been active have seen an increase in murders and kidnappings.

Narconon is offering effective rehab for those affected by the growing drug problem in Charlotte and elsewhere in North Carolina.  Narconon has had great success in treating addiction in all of its forms. 

Narconon of Georgia is a non-traditional drug abuse treatment program which was founded in 1967 whose mission also includes drug education and working with children.  The Narconon  program provides body detoxification through a sauna and exercise program that helps eliminate or reduce cravings.  Then the client learns those life skills essential to success in life and the ability to stay clean.

 For more information on drug rehab, contact us at 1-877-413-3073.

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