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The best evidence from the heroin clinics in Europe is that about five percent of heroin addicts will decide to quit each year. By the end of ten years, about half will have quit. They report that this is the result no matter what mode of treatment is applied. Therefore, they pursue the goal of keeping the heroin addict alive by providing them heroin under a medical plan until they decide they no longer want to be an addict.

See The Liverpool Heroin Clinics at the related link.

For a good understanding of heroin, its effects, and the problems associated with it, read The Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs at the related link.

There is a great chance of them recovering. They need to go to a clinic that specializes in addics that way they won't hurt so much. When anyone comes off of a drug their bodies will hurt. But they will be okay. They need to go to a clinic so they will have people around them that are going through the same thing as well as counselors to talk to when they need someone. The hard part about recovering is going back home. That is where it all started. They need to distance themselves from the people who sell it to them. And alot of the times those people are their "friends."

If the addict is serious they have a great chance of coming off the drug and the above poster is right when they say clinics and the people in these clinics will be there to help you through the process. The pain of coming off some drugs isn't as hard as it once use to be so don't be afraid. Remember, you're stronger than you think!

I was told in rehab that only 10% of heroin addicts actually fully recover and do not suffer from relapse. I still do not have a friend that has gotten clean and stayed that way. Good Luck to you and all you know with this problem.

Only 3% of addicts entering treatment, actually complete that treatment and remain clean.

I quit heroin. I used a variety of different opiates for many years and began injecting heroin for a few years. I went in and out of rehab facilities. When I finally had enough, I went through a rehab, an extended rehab, halfway house, then a sober house and continued treatment in a 12 step program. I have been clean over three years, but it was very difficult. I do not know the stats, but I think anyone is capable of getting clean.

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