Narconon Meth Rehab
Methamphetamines may be newer than oldtimers heroin and cocaine, but they are, in fact, abused by more people around the world. There is a severe methamphetamine addiction problem in the United States. In 2009, 1.2 million Americans age 12 and older had abused methamphetamine at least once in the year prior to being surveyed. But in fact the majority of abusers of this drug live in Asia, and number about 38 million in all of Asia.
In the US, more than 6,000 Meth labs were found in 2008. Unfortunately, all it takes to make this highly addictive drug are some chemicals that are commonly available and can even be found at a local Wal-Mart, hardware or pool supply store, plus pseudoephedrine. The last is a decongestant commonly found in over-the-counter cold medicine.
Meth users are often too dysfunctional to care for themselves or their children, and many of their children are neglected so badly that in many cases broken families and sometimes death even ensues. The Meth user is prone to depression and sometimes even suicide. Meth also leads to other serious health-related issues. It causes heart problems as well as increased blood pressure and body temperature because of the strong stimulant effect of the drug. Long-term use can lead to mood disturbances, violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, insomnia, and severe dental problems. All users, but particularly those who inject the drug, risk infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. It can also cause paranoid and even psychotic episodes that can lead to a whole array of other problems for society and the individual.
However, even after years of Meth abuse and including those users who have drifted away from their families, it is still possible to find help that can enable one to get and stay clean. It takes a very effective drug rehab program to accomplish this.
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has been helping meth addicts to recover for many years. Narconon was founded in 1966 and now has more than 140 rehabilitation or drug prevention centers worldwide. The drug addiction recovery protocol is so effective that seventy percent of graduates of the Narconon program stay clean and sober after they go home, fully recovered from their previous abuse of methamphetamine, heroin, alcohol or prescription drugs.
The Narconon program begins with much needed nutritional supplementation, and starts the addict on the road to recovery by rebuilding his body with good food, minerals and vitamins. These are often so lacking that just these supplements will help the addict experience a milder withdrawal. Additionally, the recovering addict is given much staff attention at this stage, and many are given physical assists (much like a gentle massage) along with orientation exercises to help the user focus on the world outside. Interestingly, most addicts report fewer symptoms of withdrawal and find this stage more tolerable than other programs they may have tried.
After this stage, the recovering addict is going to experience a very deep detox in the Narconon New Life Detoxification program. There, he will spend some time each day in a dry-heat sauna and also follow a very specific regimen of nutritional supplements and exercise. The effect of this program is that a drug user's body is able to flush out residual toxins of past drug use. At this service's conclusion, most addicts feel much less or no cravings for the drug at all. It is quite common now for the recovering addict to be able to face the world around him without the fog of the drugs he had previously been looking through.
The program continues with five more stages, called courses, because at Narconon a recovering addict is seen and treated as a student, who needs to learn life skills in order to make healthier decisions and choose a drug-free life. The following courses do just that. These include a course on personal integrity, one on handling life's ups and downs, and one on building up one's own moral code, based on a common-sense guide. There are even courses to improve the recovering addict's communication skills, so he can repair damaged relationships with his family and friends. He also learns how to help others along the way.
It may be a dismal situation to have to live with a meth addict. It may seem they are lost, and the person you knew and loved is permanently gone. But they can come back through the Narconon drug rehabilitation program.
Get help now for yourself or your loved one. Call Narconon at the phone number above, and speak to a meth rehab counselor now. Your call is confidential.
- National Survey on Drug Use and Health (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Web Site).