Narconon Review: Arrowhead

Drug Abuse Lessens Your Potential

When a person has become trapped in alcohol or drug abuse, he does not realize how much his potential is diminished. The world looks vague and indistinct to him and he can focus only on getting and using more drugs. He does not take into consideration the effects that he is creating on his family or friends. The family of an addict knows how poorly that person can perceive what is really going on around him. Because he is not able to think and act quickly, he may become the cause of accidents.

Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol or Drug Abuse

Nearly thirty people died every day of 2010 in motor vehicle crashes that involved an alcohol-impaired driver. That amounted to 10,228 Americans who were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, or 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths. In addition to those drinking and driving, people using drugs such as marijuana and cocaine were involved in about 18 percent of motor vehicle driver deaths. According to the CDC, these drugs were often used in combination with alcohol. That means that nearly half of all traffic fatalities involved either drugs, alcohol or both.

When Your Family Member Needs Help

When it is your family member who has a drug or alcohol problem, it is essential to get help for him or her before he becomes or causes another fatality. The family usually has to find a rehab location and sometimes has to convince the person that he needs to go to rehab. Although it may seem obvious to you, the person is still seeing the world through drugs, and may not recognize how vital it is that he regain his sobriety.

Narconon Helps Families and Drug Users

The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has been helping drug and alcohol users regain sobriety for more than forty-six years. In that time, it has grown to nearly fifty residential rehab centers on six continents. The Narconon program is highly effective, resulting in a majority of its graduates achieving lasting sobriety, even long after finishing the program.

Parts of the eight-step Narconon program include helping the recovering drug user to handle the physical as well as the emotional and mental aspects of drug abuse. He will go through a relatively tolerable withdrawal period, which is soon followed by a deep and thorough drug detoxification on the unique Narconon New Life Detoxification Program.

The person will also do some exercises to help him become more aware of his present environment and help him to perceive it correctly again. This is important, as recovering true perception is an important part of rehab and his recovery program.

Then he will study four courses to help him learn skills he will need to maintain his sobriety. He will gain actual experience applying what he learns while on these courses as he learns how to start making up the damage to those he may have hurt while using drugs or alcohol.

Amber Recovered Who She Really Was at Narconon

Rehab Graduate Amber

Amber arrived at Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma to recover and safely get off drugs. She said, "When I first got here, I was feeling sad, depressed, alone and very angry." She added, "I didn't like anything about myself or anyone around me. I had created horrible effects on my family and my friends. My family didn't trust me. They were worried about me and scared."

Amber said that she was withdrawn from her friends and family and didn't want to be around them at all.

When she completed the Narconon program, her life and outlook had completely changed. She said, "I went through amazing change on the program, where I realized that everything I was doing was not who I am. And that I am a good person and can do wonderful things."

This could be the success of your loved one.

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety; Impaired Driving: Get the Facts. Available online at:
  • Countermeasures for Drug-Impaired Driving. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Report, 2003. Available online at:

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