The number of people becoming addicted to prescription painkillers is growing at an alarming rate. And Tulsa residents seem to be the "poster children" for painkiller addicts.
Nationwide, sales of opioid pain relievers quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than half of all fatal overdoses involved a "cocktail" of several prescription drugs.
Due to the large number of unintentional overdose deaths involving a prescription painkiller, the CDC has now labeled it an epidemic. From 1991 to 2007, the death rate from drug overdoses tripled. Prescription drugs accounted for most of the increase. Unfortunately, Tulsa fit right into this pattern.
When one is addicted to prescription drugs or any other drugs or alcohol, one must decide to change his (or her) drug habit if he is to get help. Once he decides to find help, it is essential that he find an effective rehab program for a long-lasting result. Not all drug treatment programs are equally effective.
Narconon Provides Highly Effective Rehab Worldwide
Narconon has more than fifty locations around the world where they offer a highly effective drug and alcohol treatment program. The success rate of seventy percent of Narconon graduates who have gone on to lead sober, drug-free lives tells of the effectiveness of the program. The reason for this effectiveness is that the Narconon drug and alcohol rehab treatment program addresses the three main issues that all addicts must deal with. These are: cravings, guilt and depression.
The Narconon program starts with withdrawal, which most report is relatively tolerable because of the nutritional support and one on one work with the Narconon staff. This is followed by a time on the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, a unique strict program including sauna time, moderate exercise and nutritional supplementation. The statements from people finishing this part of the program talk about how they feel fresh and new again, and ready to face the world with much more optimism about their future. Many cases also report no more cravings for drugs and at least far fewer cravings are reported by the majority of people after finishing this part of the eight-step program.
Then one is ready to learn several life skills courses on the comprehensive Narconon program. These teach the recovering addict how to make smarter choices and lead a life without the need to resort to drugs as an escape. He has a chance to address the issue of guilt on the course which allows him to take responsibility for his past mistakes. When one is finished with these courses, he or she is able to make drug-free decisions and is ready to follow his/her carefully drafted plan for a drug-free future life. There is also an extensive follow-up after completing the program to address any issues that the person may need assistance with.
Tulsa Residents Admitted More Often to Treatment for Prescription Painkiller Abuse
Tulsa residents are being admitted to treatment programs for abuse of prescription painkillers even more often than Oklahomans in general and the US population as a whole. The prevalence of non-medical use of prescription painkillers during 2008--2009 ranged from 3.6% in Nebraska to 8.1% in Oklahoma, making the State of Oklahoma first in the nation for prescription painkiller abuse. Eighty percent of the victims of accidental overdose deaths there were caused by these readily available prescribed medications.
Narconon Arrowhead Offers Calm Place for Oklahomans to Recover
Narconon Arrowhead is surrounded by Arrowhead State Park, located on the shores of Lake Eufaula, near McAlester. There are 217 acres of land around the lake, including a lovely drive that circles the lake. Here, one is able to take in the calming scenery and serenity of the wooded grounds, while he takes the time he needs to fully concentrate on recovery from drug addiction to any type of drug or alcohol. The Narconon Arrowhead facility offers separate accommodations for those going through withdrawal, with hotel housing later on in the main hotel in a semi-private room with lots of space and views of the lake.
Call a rehab specialist to find out more about Narconon Arrowhead.