The mission of Haymarket Center is to aid people with substance use disorders in their recovery by providing comprehensive behavioral health solutions.
Dr. Dan Lustig, VP of Clinical Services at Haymarket Center, was interviewed this week by FOX News Chicago about the new CDC report that shows the increase in heroin use in the last decade, only reinforcing what we know from our patients at Haymarket.
While heroin use more than doubled among whites, it has seemed to level off in other racial and ethnic groups. It grew among different income levels, and in different parts of the country. And the rate of heroin use doubled in women, which is a more dramatic rise than what was seen in men.
At the Haymarket Center in Chicago, we are seeing the same problems as across the country, and maybe even worse due to Chicago being a hub for heroin distribution. “It's a chronically relapsing condition. It takes six to seven different treatment attempts, dosages of treatment before a person reaches a period of sustained recovery,” Dr. Lustig said.
See the full Fox News 32 Report here.