Drug Abuse is Hard on Families

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When your family member is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, it takes a huge toll on everyone. The whole family worries about their loved one, wonders where he is at times and even if he will live or die. The prevalence of drugs today makes this a major concern for many families.

The person who abuses drugs also suffers. He hurts the ones he loves or steals from them or lies to support his drug taking. Then he may use even more drugs to try to escape the guilt he feels for what he has done. He also may end up feeling really depressed and hopeless that he can change his situation. And he craves more drugs, keeping him trapped in this vicious cycle.

How Many People Use Drugs?

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that in 2011, 22.5 million Americans aged 12 or older were current illicit drug users, meaning they had used an illicit drug during the month prior to the survey. That is nearly nine percent of the population aged 12 or older. The illicit drugs included marijuana, hallucinogens, heroin, inhalants, cocaine (including crack), and prescription-type drugs, (pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives) used for non-medical purposes.

The Truth Comes Home

When that one person in eleven is someone in your family, the truth of drug abuse comes home and your loved one is in trouble. You need to find him or her effective help as soon as possible. Fortunately for tens of thousands of families, the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program was available when they needed rehab help.

Narconon Offers Safe, Effective Rehab

Narconon has been providing safe and effective rehab since 1966, when it was started by an inmate in an Arizona State prison. Since that time, Narconon has grown to nearly fifty centers on six continents of earth. The Narconon program is very effective and results in the large majority of its graduates going on to lead happy, drug-free lives.

The Narconon program consists of eight individual steps, each designed to help the person recovering from drug abuse. Physical as well as emotional or mental aspects are addressed so that a former drug user can fully recover from the cravings, guilt and depression of abusing drugs. He also learns many tools to help him maintain a drug-free life.

John Found His Answer at Narconon

When John first arrived at Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma he said his drug use had affected every area of his life, especially his family. He said he worried everybody. He had tried many different ways to quit before finally succeeding at Narconon.

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John said, "Nothing seemed to work until I came here and handled the cravings, the depression and the guilt. Also, there was a point where my outlook on life just seemed to change. It was like an instant moment when I could enjoy life again," John said.

After completing the whole program, he added, "My life right now is very stable, my future is very bright. I've got an outlook on doing whatever I put my mind to. . . My life has completely changed."

John concluded, "One of the great things about Narconon is it's results-based and they are going to give you as long as it takes to handle your problem. That gives you assurance that you are not cutting any corners. If you need to be here longer than three months or four months, they offer that for the individual. That is one of the safest things about Narconon, knowing you're going to get what you need to get."

Find out more of the details of the full Narconon program to see if it is the right program for your loved one. Contact us today.

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  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-44, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4713. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012. Available online at: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUH/2k11Results/NSDUHresults2011.htm
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