Narconon Cocaine Rehab Services
Cocaine has been used in the U.S. and other countries since the late nineteenth century. By the 1880s in the United States it was freely prescribed by physicians for such maladies as exhaustion, depression, and morphine addiction and was available in many patent medicines. After users and physicians began to realize its dangers and various regulations were enacted, its use decreased, and by the 1920s that epidemic had abated.
From those early days, cocaine's addictive properties were well-known, but the drug remained legal until 1970 in the United States when it was classified as a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (meaning that it has high potential for abuse, but can be administered by a doctor for legitimate medical uses, such as local anesthesia for some eye, ear, and throat surgeries).
Another cocaine epidemic actually began in the United States in the 1970s and peaked in the mid-1980s. Again the drug was at first considered harmless despite its Schedule II classification. With the latter epidemic and its accompanying crack epidemic (beginning in 1985 and peaking in 1988) violence in crack-infested neighborhoods increased dramatically. Young people with few other opportunities were lured by the power and money of being crack dealers; most carried guns and many were murdered in drug-gang wars that ensued.
And twenty years later, in 2009, nearly two million people were still reported to be using the drug in the U.S. and more than 12 million people in Europe.
After years of proof of its highly addictive nature, it is vital that people who are addicted to this drug find a safe and effective way to get back to a drug-free life. Narconon cocaine treatment centers around the world have been helping cocaine users for 45 years to kick the habit, and kick it for good. Narconon Drug and Alcohol Rehab centers in 50 countries around the world provide a safe, holistic, drug-free solution to addiction, and one that will enable a former drug user to stay clean for the rest of his life. The Narconon program format, a long-term program of more than 90 days, conforms to the format that the US National Institute on Drug Addiction recommends as most likely to result in Rehab success.
Narconon starts the rehab process with a withdrawal from drugs that is aided by generous amounts of nutritional supplements that help to calm the body and support healthy mental functions. After the withdrawal symptoms grow less, the recovering addict will begin the New Life Detoxification Program, which includes moderate daily exercise, supervised time in a dry heat sauna and more healthy nutritional supplements. These will assist the body to detoxify and rid itself of the residues from drugs stored in the body’s fatty tissues. Once this is done, many program participants report fewer cravings for the drug and some say the cravings are gone altogether at the end of this part of the program.
The remaining steps of the program can take from three to five months, and include one-on-one counseling, training in communication and other interpersonal skills, and recognizing the trap that one fell into that led to the situation of drug abuse in the first place. These include training in life skills on how to make healthy decisions, choose friends and co-workers, and communicate better with friends and family. By the end of the program, each recovering addict has the opportunity to chart his future course of how to live his life without the use of drugs.
The Narconon rehabilitation program for cocaine addiction has been helping tens of thousands of addicts put themselves back into control of their lives for more than 40 years. The founder of Narconon was an inmate in the Arizona State Prison system who used an early form of this recovery program to help heroin addicts get and stay clean after they were released.
That program significantly expanded during the following 45 years, and is now so successful that seven out of every ten people who go through the program remain drug-free and sober after returning home. It is possible to have a successful, productive, drug-free life, even after years of cocaine abuse.
To find out more about Narconon, or to get help for you or someone you love, please call Narconon at the number above, now!