Crime and Drugs Often Go Hand in Hand
A common feature of drug addiction is criminal activity. Very often a drug addict will resort to crime in order to support his habit. Prisons are home to millions of people who were either arrested for sales or possession of drugs, the crimes they were committing to get money for drugs or other drug-related crimes.
In fact, it is estimated that more than sixty percent of inmates in prisons are there due to drug-related crimes. In 2009, the FBI reported more than 1.66 million arrests for violations of drug laws in the United States. And of more than 1.53 million arrests for drug law violations in 2011, eighty-two percent or 1.25 million were for possession of a controlled substance. Only eighteen percent were arrested for the sale or manufacturing of a drug.
Drug abuse contributes to many other crimes, including driving under the influence, theft, property damage, homicide and assault. At least fifty percent of people arrested for violent crimes are under the influence of illicit drugs around the time of their arrest, per the FBI. The total number of arrests for these crimes in 2009 was 13.7 million.
Whether involved in crime or not, when one has finally reached the point of trying to break the drug habit, he needs an effective drug rehab program, where he can be sure he will be safe and able to get off drugs.
Narconon Offers a Drug-Free Rehab Alternative
Finding an effective place to go to rehab can be a challenging task. Fortunately for many tens of thousands of former addicts, the place they found was one of the many Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. Narconon started forty-seven years ago as one program in an Arizona State prison to help inmates kick the habit. It now is comprised of more than fifty long-term rehab centers on six continents. The rehabilitation program at Narconon is so effective that seventy percent of its graduates remain drug-free for at least two years after completing the program.
The full, eight-phase Narconon rehab program includes methods of addressing both the physical, mental and emotional aspects of addiction. No other drugs are used to help one get off the drugs he had been addicted to. One who wishes to get off drugs starts with a short, relatively tolerable withdrawal period, followed by the unique Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. On this part of the program, one utilizes daily sauna time, along with moderate exercise and good nutrition to eliminate old, stored drug toxins that otherwise could make recovery difficult.
Life skills courses round out the rest of the Narconon rehab program. On these, a recovering addict learns those skills he will need to remain sober and make drug-free choices for the rest of his life. One graduate, Rob, described his experience at the Narconon Arrowhead rehabilitation facility in Oklahoma. He said it was the first time he had been in any rehab facility, and at first he was not sure of himself. But he soon began to feel comfortable in his environment, assisted by the people there who were "real nice."
When Rob talked about his life before he went to Narconon, he describes it as "chaotic." He had existed by robbing people, selling drugs, committing crimes and had been in and out of jail. He described his that past life as "just trying to get by." He talked about the Narconon program and said, "There's a part of the program where you do drills and exercises and that bring you back into present time. That helps you to realize what you did and helps you get over it."
When he finished the Narconon program, he said, "I can do whatever I want and I can have anything I want now. I feel I'm ready to take on the whole world." Rather than a life of continuing crime and drugs, with the help he received at Narconon, Rob found a new life in which he said he can be "productive and clean."
Find out more about the full Narconon program and all the locations around the world. Speak with a rehab specialist today.
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