Alcohol is Most Damaging of Drugs
In a recent study in England, researchers found that alcohol was more damaging than other drugs that most people think are far more harsh. Three British researchers looked at substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. They analyzed how addictive these drugs were and how harmful to health. They also analyzed other issues like environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in causing families to break up and economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison costs. Then they ranked them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole.
Alcohol ranked higher in overall damage done than any other drugs. They found heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were most likely to kill people. When considering broad social effects of these drugs, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the most lethal. Overall, the researchers found that alcohol was the most harmful drug, with heroin and crack cocaine coming in second and third.
When one is a heavy drinker, he may not believe he has a drinking problem. It seems that about half of alcoholics are "functioning addicts," who go about a normal daily life on the surface. Under that façade, however, are people who really need help to turn their lives around and get sober again. The downward spiral of addiction eventually catches up with almost all addicts or alcoholics. If someone you love is trapped in addiction, it is vital that you get them effective rehab help. If you are unable to convince them of the need to go to rehab, perhaps an interventionist can help you. Many families seek the help of a trained person to convince their loved one to get help.
Narconon Can Help an Alcoholic or Addict Kick the Habit
When one finally decides to get help, it is fortunate that there are fifty Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers located on six continents. With the full eight-phase program provided at Narconon, it is possible for an addict or alcoholic to completely turn his life around. The program is residential and long term, more than ninety days, which has been shown to be the most effective period for a rehab program. At Narconon, one is permitted to take as long as needed to get through each part of the program at his own pace. For many, this period of time may be three to five months. Since the program addresses both the physical and the mental or emotional aspects of addiction, it has a very high success rate. In fact, seventy percent of those who graduate recover long-lasting sobriety at Narconon centers around the world.
John found Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma before it was too late. He was able to kick his alcohol habit and he talked about his life. He said before he got to Narconon he was very depressed and drank all the time. He said he was a very unhappy person. His family had tried to help him for many years, but he was unwilling to have their help. He said that for six months before coming to Narconon, he almost never talked to his family.
When John got to Narconon Arrowhead, he said everyone there was very accepting of him and he started to get comfortable when he went through the withdrawal part of the program. He said his favorite part of the program was the sauna (the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program.) When he completed that step he said he felt alive again and young again and ready to start dealing with his issues.
Then he went on to the life skills portion of the program and upon completing that, John said that he restored his relationship with his family which is now excellent and he added that now he has a lot of friends. He concluded, "I feel great since completing the whole program. I love waking up every morning. This was the greatest choice I've ever made."
This can be the happy ending for your loved one who suffers with alcohol or other addiction. Find out all about the Narconon full, eight-step drug and alcohol rehab program. Call and speak with a counselor today.
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