In many areas of the country, drugs have become not just epidemic in terms of the public health impact, but also seem to be epidemic in increasing crime rates as well. Crime and drugs seem to go hand in hand in many parts of the country and the world. In fact, some areas are identified as high-crime drug trafficking areas by law enforcement and California has many of these areas.
People involved in drugs must find different ways to maintain the habit. When a person cannot support his habit through a legitimate job, or he loses his job due to the effects of his physical addiction, crime is often the answer. And when one has had a personal family member or loved one who suffers from the devastation of drug abuse and also has had jail time, it is heartbreaking for everyone involved. The only real hope of turning this trend around lies in effective drug education to prevent the abuse in the first place and effective drug abuse rehab treatment programs when one is already addicted. Fortunately, in California and numerous other locations around the world there are Narconon drug and alcohol rehab centers which offer effective help.
Narconon Program Offers Alternative to Short-Term Rehabs
Narconon offers an alternative to the usual 29-day rehab programs often found in US cities. The reason that many of these programs are planned for just a month is that is usually when the insurance to pay for them runs out. In a Narconon rehab center, one stays as long as needed to achieve full recovery. This means that the person is treated as a whole person, needing to learn how to live a drug free life. The actual long-lasting sobriety rate for Narconon graduates is 70% from any of the more than fifty drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world.
The reason for this success is the comprehensive approach to drug rehab used in each Narconon center all over the world. At Narconon, one begins with a tolerable withdrawal period, followed soon after by the unique Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. This allows a person to help his body eliminate many of the drug residues that are left behind even years after drug abuse has stopped. These residues bond to the fatty tissues of the body and remain there. It has been shown that these residues can be involved in triggering cravings for more drugs. However after the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, most people report no more or far fewer cravings for drugs, and a new, refreshed outlook on the world around them. Many report they have an ability to think more clearly and can focus more easily on a task at hand.
When the person completes this step of the full eight-step Narconon program, he is ready to study on several courses which help him to maintain a drug-free life from here on. He has the opportunity to refocus his life for the future, this time without the need for drugs as an escape.
Drugs and Crime in California land Many in Hospital ERs
Drug-related crime occurs in Southern and Northern California cities and towns, and illicit drugs are widely available there to both young and old. Central California is known as a major center of methamphetamine that is distributed across the state and to other regions. Daily, more people fall into the trap of drug addiction and often drug-related crime. In 2008, nearly half of California's population aged 18-20 had used alcohol in the past month and more than a quarter of those ages 12-20 had done so.
In addition, San Francisco hospital's Emergency Departments were called on to save the lives of nearly 30,000 people who had problems with drug abuse in 2009. This is a much greater rate of drug emergencies than in the rest of the country.
While this rate has actually improved in San Francisco over the past five years, it still is higher than the national rate. Cocaine and stimulants are the chief drugs sending San Franciscans to the ER. Marijuana and heroin admissions to Emergency Room are lower in San Francisco than in the nation overall.