Anyone who is familiar with the pain of drug abuse knows it is not just the physical addiction which is the problem. There is also the agony of losing loved ones and the emotional toll on the drug user as well. Actual recovery from addiction involves handling all these components: guilt, depression and cravings.
Drug addiction and the tendency for drugs to take over a person's good judgment present a large problem for many who have not yet been able to make a decision to quit. In Detroit, there are some unique challenges. There are more drugs such as marijuana and cocaine on the streets, and many of them are sold by gang members who are also drug dealers.
On the other hand, full recovery from addiction is possible with the help of the Narconon program. The component parts of the Narconon program include:
- A full, drug-free withdrawal, in which a person is supported both nutritionally and personally by a Narconon staff member;
- A unique drug detox called the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program that uses time in a sauna combined with moderate daily exercise and a strict regimen of nutritional supplements to flush out old drug toxins that can help trigger cravings;
- A thorough life skills education which helps each person learn how to find relief from guilt, how to recover his own personal integrity, how to restore his own sense of right and wrong and much more.
Luckily for Detroit, there is one of the largest and most effective Narconon drug and alcohol rehab centers in Albion, Michigan, just about an hour south of Lansing: the Narconon Freedom Center.
When one has decided to quit taking drugs or alcohol, it is imperative that he can depend on the program he chooses to help him fully handle the addiction, so he is no longer dependent on any drugs. In the Narconon program, no substitute drugs are used to help wean one off the addictive drugs. Nor are any follow-up meetings required as the focus is on providing each person with the skills needed to maintain that drug-free life from that point forward. Seventy percent of Narconon students who complete the full eight-phase program go on to live drug-free and sober lives. This is one of the highest success rates among drug and alcohol rehab programs anywhere in the world.
Illicit Drug Use in Detroit Highlights Need for Effective Rehab
According to the 2008 US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Detroit has a significantly higher rate than the rest of the state or the nation for illicit drug use. In Detroit, 13% of the population were current drug users, compared with 9% for Michigan and 8% nationally. This city also has a higher rate for marijuana use.
Detroit's Gang Violence and Drugs Go Hand in Hand
Another serious issue is the gang violence which seems to characterize Detroit, sometimes called the "murder capital of the nation." It seems that drugs and gangs go together in Detroit in a more pronounced way than in other cities. Gang violence is so severe in many parts of the Detroit metropolitan area that many residents fear for their safety. Local newspaper headlines continuously carry stories of gang-related and drug-related shootings and other types of gang violence, much of it motivated by battles over drugs and gang turf wars.
Narconon Freedom Center Offers Hope for Michigan and Beyond
The Narconon Freedom Center in Albion offers hope and help for those in Michigan or other states who wish to get rid of their drug habits for good. This center can handle 100 residential students at any given time and is staffed by forty people; some are on-site registered nurses. Their facility is a huge, comfortable 58,000 square foot building, situated on ten acres populated by deer and other wildlife.
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