Freedom from Drugs is Worth Fighting For
A person abusing drugs often sees no way out. The future does not look bright to him and he (or she) may think there is only one way to live -- on drugs. Some people think that once a drug abuser, always a drug abuser and that it is not possible to change. Some believe that there is no possibility of a life without drugs.
This kind of desperation can lead to a vicious cycle of continuing to do more drugs. An addicted person may just be using drugs to feel "normal," and the violent sickness of withdrawal from those drugs may be dreaded. Sometimes a person tries one or more rehab programs and fails, reinforcing the belief that they will always be "hooked."
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2012 report, about 230 million people worldwide, or 5 percent of the adult population, used an illicit drug at least once in 2010. Problem drug users number about 27 million.
While this and other reports state that illicit drug usage has been relatively stable in many parts of the world, it continues to rise in several developing countries. Heroin, cocaine and other drugs kill approximately two hundred thousand people each year, shattering families and bringing misery to thousands of other people. "Illicit drugs undermine economic and social development and contribute to crime, instability, insecurity and the spread of HIV," the 2012 World Drug Report says.
Finding Hope: It is Possible to Get off Drugs
But no matter how bleak the picture looks worldwide, it is possible to get off drugs. Even if one has failed at several rehabs before there is still hope. It takes the right program to get one back to lasting sobriety.
Narconon Helps People Get Clean and Sober
The Narconon drug and alcohol program can help a person, regardless of how long he has been addicted and how many other rehabs he has tried. For thousands of ppeople, Narconon has been the last rehab program they needed, as the large majority of its graduates go on to lead sober, productive lives.
Narconon has grown since 1966 to a large network of nearly fifty rehab centers and several other locations with drug prevention and education programs on six continents around the world. The Narconon drug and alcohol rehab program consists of eight unique steps intended to address the physical as well as the mental and emotional facets of addiction. It takes an average of three to five months for most people to complete the program at Narconon, but a person graduates from this program when they know how to lead a sober life, not when their time is up.
Terence Got Help and Got Clean at Narconon
Terence was able to quit using drugs with the help of Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma. He said that he was hopeless when he first arrived at Narconon and didn't see much of a future. He said he felt, "terrible, just completely empty and crashed. I was devastated when I got here. I felt horrible about all the things that I did. . . It was devastating to my whole family, everybody."
Terence came to Narconon after trying unsuccessfully to get clean at a dozen other rehab programs. He said after these earlier rehab experiences, he would go back to abusing crack cocaine.
The turning point for Terence came near the end of the Narconon program, when he said, "One of the steps allowed me to take responsibility for all the bad stuff I had done in my life. When I got all that stuff out, I felt great - I felt so much more aware and so much happier that I couldn't believe it." Terence added, "When I got done with the program, I felt wonderful!"
"Now," Terrence concluded, "I don't have the cravings, I don't have any of the problems that I had in the past and now I know how to deal with them. I have a family now. I actually am responsible and take care of life and take care of my family."
This can be the success of your family member. Narconon offers long-term, residential rehab in several locations around the US as well as in many other countries around the world. Contact us today.
- UNODC, World Drug Report 2012 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.12.XI.1) available online at: http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/ WDR2012/WDR_2012_web_small.pdf
- UNODC, The Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2012 (E/INCB/2012/1), INCB, available online at: http://www.unodc.org/documents/ southeastasiaandpacific//2013/03/incb/AR_2012_E.pdf