For many people, drug use amounts to a few puffs from a joint and maybe an occasional drink at a bar. But for others, this is not where drug usage stops. It is all too easy for many people to obtain drugs. Due to this easy accessibility and other societal factors that encourage one to take a pill for "whatever ails you," drug abuse is skyrocketing out of control.
Because of the highly addictive nature of opioids, addiction to prescription painkillers has become a nationwide epidemic. Widespread use of drugs like OxyContin, hydrocodone, methadone, Vicodin and other opioids is the cause of triple the rate of unintentional overdose deaths in the past seven years alone.
For sixteen states in the US, the legalization of medical marijuana has also led to greater availability of this drug. In Colorado, where it has become a big legitimate business, marijuana dispensaries are listed in online directories and are found on street corners, many even close to schools.
Fortunately for anyone who wishes to kick the drug habit, Narconon provides effective help in the form of an alternative drug and alcohol rehab program. Narconon was founded in 1966 by William Benitez in the Arizona State Prison. Since that time, it has grown to a network of more than fifty Narconon drug and alcohol rehab centers on six continents of the world, plus dozens of Narconon drug education centers. The success rate of Narconon graduates of staying sober and drug-free is 70% worldwide, one of the highest rates of any drug rehab program.
The success of Narconon is because it successfully addresses the problems of an addict: guilt, depression and cravings. The Narconon program begins with a withdrawal period, where the recovering addict is closely supervised and assisted by a Narconon staff member. He will be given plenty of good nutrition, rest, and assistance somewhat like a gentle massage to help ease the aches and pains of withdrawing from the substances his body has become accustomed to.
After this relatively tolerable period of withdrawal, the person begins the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. On this part of the Narconon program he can handle drug residues lodged in the fatty tissues of the body that can be involved in the triggering of cravings for more drugs, even years after he has stopped taking them. This step requires following a strict regimen including good nutrition along with nutritional supplements and engaging in daily moderate exercise and sauna time. The person who completes this phase of the program has now detoxified his body. Most people who complete this part of the program say they experience far fewer or no more drug cravings at all, and have a renewed optimism about the future. Many people also report they have the ability to think more clearly.
The next step involves the student studying on several life skills courses on which he can learn many vital skills for making drug-free decisions. He also learns a common-sense moral code to guide his future actions. These courses are practical, useful knowledge which he can use for future success.
Colorado Treatment Most Often for Alcohol Abuse
For Colorado, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, alcohol is by far the primary substance that leads to treatment admission. About eighty percent of all treatment admissions in the State of Colorado are for alcohol-related abuse. This percentage has remained steady over the ten years from 1999 to 2009.
One problem is that alcohol abuse has often become intertwined with other substances being abused, as demonstrated by an article in the Denver Post, which read, "Disgraced former sheriff violated probation with booze, officials say." Even law enforcement officers can become addicted to drugs. The former Arapahoe County Sheriff, Patrick Sullivan, had violated terms of his probation. The Sheriff had pleaded guilty in April to possession of methamphetamine and soliciting a prostitute.
Narconon Colorado Offers Needed Rehab Program
When one wishes to change their drug abuse pattern, there is Narconon Colorado just north of Fort Collins, Colorado. Here, in a comfortable homey atmosphere in a quiet neighborhood, one can take the time needed to focus on recovery. Narconon Colorado provides the eight-phase Narconon program that is so successful in helping people recover their sobriety. An average person may take from three to five months to recover, but there is no set time period with Narconon. Each person progresses at their own rate so that when they go home, they have had the time to repair the life that was damaged by addiction.