The heroin epidemic is a growing problem in the United States. The epidemic affects all levels of the country, from the federal government down to the individual person. Many organizations, from federal agencies to television networks, are trying to spread awareness about the epidemic in hopes of educating and preventing further damages to the public. PBS aired a documentary called Chasing Heroin to aid this mission.
On February 23, Frontline PBS aired Chasing Heroin, a two-hour special that places this country’s heroin epidemic in a provocative light. Frontline takes a close look at LEAD (Law Enforcement Assistance Diversion), a program being implemented in Seattle, which serves as a collaboration between Law Enforcement and social work, which helps addicts get diverted from serving jail time for low-level drug crimes and over to case manager, which will assist them in finding a place to stay and receive treatment for their condition. It examines the efficacy of the “harm reduction” approach to treating addiction, which helps keep addicts safe until they are ready to get the help they need.
Chasing Heroin tells the stories of numerous addicts, their families and discusses that stigma that still exists towards addiction and how law enforcement is looking to make some serious changes to how they treat addiction moving forward. The report illustrates the depth of the heroin crisis and this country’s great need for governmental support for advancements in addiction treatment.
Treatment at Morningside Recovery
Morningside Recovery is among the leading addiction treatment providers in the country and offers a variety of addiction treatment services for clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. In addition to heroin addiction treatment, we also offer:
- Spice addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction rehab
- Kratom addiction treatment
- Benzodiazepine addiction treatment
If you or a loved are struggling with heroin addiction, please do not hesitate to call us. You may reach us anytime at 855-631-2135. Don’t let the stigma surrounding addiction prevent you from getting help. Call us today and get started on the path to recovery.