Alcohol and Drugs Become a Way of Life
When one uses alcohol and drugs daily, he may not really see that life can be any other way. It may seem like that is how life is always going to be. When one is addicted, drugs or alcohol simply take priority over everything else. Even if one's family is suffering or one continues to lose jobs due to being drunk or on drugs, an addict cannot simply change his priorities. Drugs and alcohol control his thinking; he doesn't have control over his life any longer.
In order to regain control, an addict has to have the right tools to overcome his addiction. Unfortunately, the news is full of sad stories of those who have lost control and not found effective rehab in time to save their lives. According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD), alcohol kills six times more young people than all illicit drugs combined. The common factor in many accidents, homicides, and suicides is alcohol. By the time American youngsters have reached the age of 18, NCADD estimates they have seen a minimum of 100,000 beer commercials on television. Most high school students say that it is fairly easy to get alcohol if they want it.
Here are a few more eye-opening facts from the NCADD:
- Nearly half of all traffic fatalities are related to alcohol.
- About 79,000 annual deaths in the US are attributed to using excessive alcohol.
- Alcohol has been linked with greater risk of trauma, including automobile and bicycle accidents, falls, self-inflicted wounds, sports-related injuries, injuries at recreational events, and interpersonal violence.
- Heavy drinking is a contributing factor to illness in each of the top three causes of death: heart disease, cancer and stroke.
- Untreated addiction is more expensive than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined.
- A fourth of all emergency room admissions, a third of all suicides and more than half of all homicides and reported domestic violence incidents are alcohol-related.
When someone addicted to alcohol or drugs wants to kick the habit and overcome his or her addiction, it is essential that he find an effective drug and alcohol rehab program.
Narconon Provides Effective Help for Any Addict
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program offers effective help for addicts and alcoholics who want to conquer their addictions. Their comprehensive, holistic, drug-free, eight-phase program is so effective that seventy percent of Narconon program graduates remain drug-free for at least two years after completing the program. This is one of the highest sobriety rates among all drug rehab programs. The program at Narconon addresses the addict's physical cravings for more drugs or alcohol as well as helping him to make the transition from living mostly in the past to living in the present.
After he has completed addressing the physical aspects of addiction, the student at Narconon studies several life skills courses which help him learn how to handle people and situations that may have led him into drug abuse. He will be able to learn tools he can use to guide his future decisions and actions and help him remain drug-free.
Sandra talked about her experience that resulted in her going to Narconon Arrowhead in Oklahoma. She said she had used alcohol and crack cocaine for twenty-seven years, most of her life. She was about to lose her family, had lost many jobs and said drugs and alcohol had destroyed her.
When she came to Narconon, Sandra said her favorite part of the program was a phase of the program that taught her how to get out of the past and get her attention on the present. She said completing that step helped her see things differently.
After completing the whole program, Sandra was very grateful. She said she has her family and herself back now. She remarked, "I'm free. I don't have to do drugs any more. I used to always think I'd have to be drinking and do drugs all my life. But today, you don't have to. Going through the Narconon program has been great for me."
Find out how your loved one can win his or her battle with drug and/or alcohol addiction with the help of the Narconon program. There are nearly fifty locations of Narconon rehabilitation centers around the world where one can regain control of his/her life. Speak to a rehab specialist today.
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- http://www.alcoholanddrugabuse.org/news/headlines/ NCADD, US Department of Health and Human Services