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    The Program
    concerned parents with teenIf you are seeking help for yourself or for a loved one, you should be educated on the subject of addiction and/or abusing drugs, medication and alcohol in order to make an informed decision about the correct treatment option. The following facts and information are provided to fulfill this need. We hope you find it helpful. If at any point you have further questions, please feel free to call us (877) 340-3602.

    The bottom line is that drugs destroy millions of lives every year. A study in Europe by the Institute for Prevention of Alcoholism and Other Addictions found that 55% of those who use ecstasy suffer negative consequences:
     

    55% feeling of losing control
    50% anguish, fear
    49% fatigue and bad mood
    45% depression, sadness
    36% problems with family, friends,
            spouse or others

    33% disagreeable hallucinations
    32% anguish or paranoia
    24% sick feeling, fainting
    15% problems at work or at school
    8% problems with the police
    If you're wondering if ecstasy is addictive, many people believe so. But the bottom line is that there are real dangers associated with using ecstasy. According to Ecstasy: The Truth About the Enemy Behind the Mask:
    DANGER No. 1: Most ecstasy is only 40% pure so there is always a risk that any pill or gelatinous capsule of ecstasy may have been “cut” (combined) with other drugs such as heroin or cocaine, which are addictive.
    DANGER No. 2: One has to continually increase the amount of the drug one takes in order to feel the same effects. Users say the effect of ecstasy is greatly reduced after the first dose. And as a person takes more of the drug, the negative side effects also increase.

    Because the desired effect from using the drug diminishes, a person often then tries other drugs which are even more dangerous and do cause the user to become addicted.
    DANGER No. 3: Users feel there is sometimes a need to use other drugs such as heroin or cocaine to help cope with the mental and physical pain that results after one “comes down” from ecstasy; 92% of those who take ecstasy also abuse other, even harder drugs. A person often then tries other drugs which are even more dangerous and do cause the user to become addicted.
    DANGER No. 4: The false idea that a person only feels good with ecstasy leads to a desire to take it more often than just at raves and techno parties; 67% of those who use the drug want to continue taking it, despite having bad experiences.
    While it's all fine to look at drugs or alcohol as the culprit destroy one's life, simply put, if an individual is basically happy with their life and has the ability to identify and solve problems where they exist, they are far less likely to abuse drugs. Drug abuse is a symptom of other underlying problems. The individual abuses drugs in an attempt to relieve themselves of the underlying problem. Of course the underlying problem goes undetected as their chronic drug use consumes the life of the abuser and the loved ones affected by his or her detrimental and chaotic behavior.
    One of the facets regarding long term drug use is that the brain adapts to the presence of drugs and makes adjustments chemically. Because of the chemical changes in the brain due to the constant use of drugs, when a chronic drug abuser attempts to halt his/her drug use, the brain signals the individual that the substance is needed to function. This is a major cause of drug cravings both physically and mentally.

    All drug abusers experience drug cravings for some period of time after ceasing drug use. Drug cravings will diminish over time as the individual discontinues the use of drugs and alcohol and the brain function returns to normal. This process can take several months.
    Narconon
    DrugAbuseSolution.com websiteThe Narconon® program, first established in 1966, is unique. It is a proven get off and stay off drugs program. In addition to becoming drug-free, a Narconon graduate knows how to communicate, live a clean and ethical life, help others and contribute considerably to his family, friends and society at large.

    The key to the success of the Narconon program is the Drug Rehabilitation Technology developed by author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard. This methodology has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people around the world to rid themselves of the need for drugs and to regain control of their lives.

    Mr. Hubbard developed exact techniques to deal with the physical and mental problems brought about by drug use. None of these solutions involves the use of any drug.

    The Narconon program is packaged in a series of standardized steps which are done in an exact sequence. These techniques and learning programs help the individual withdraw from current drug use, get into communication with others and the environment, remove the residual drugs from his body, gain control of himself and his environment and reach the point where he can take responsibility, not only for himself, but others as well. The program also addresses and handles the reason why the individual started using drugs in the first place and arms him with the knowledge and certainty he needs to lead a happy, drug-free life.


    For more information about the Narconon Program, fill out our free online assessment or visit the official website: www.DrugAbuseSolution.com.
     

    The Life Cycle and Mechanics of Addiction Part I

    By Gary W. Smith

    Executive Director
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    Whether a person is genetically or bio-chemically predisposed to addiction or alcoholism is a controversy that has been debated for years within the scientific, medical and chemical dependency communities. One school of thought advocates the “disease concept” which embraces the notion that addiction is an inherited disease, and that the individual is permanently ill at a genetic level, even for those experiencing long periods of sobriety.

    Another philosophy argues that addiction is a dual problem consisting of a physical and mental dependency on chemicals, compounded by a pre-existing mental disorder (i.e., clinical depression, bipolar disorder or some other mental illness), and that the mental disorder needs to be treated first as the primary cause of the addiction.

    A third philosophy subscribes to the idea that chemical dependency leads to permanent “chemical imbalances” in the neurological system that must be treated with psychotropic medications after the person has withdrawn from their drug of choice.

    The fact remains that there is some scientific research that favors each of these addiction concepts, but none of them are absolute. Based on national averages, addiction treatment has a 16% to 20% recovery rate. The message is pretty clear that these theories are just that, theories, and we have a lot more to learn if we are to bring the national recovery rate to a more desirable level.

    There is a fourth school of thought which has proven to be more accurate. It has to do with the life cycle of addiction. This data is universally applicable to addiction, no matter which hypothesis is used to explain the phenomenon of chemical dependency.

    The life cycle of addiction begins with a problem, discomfort or some form of emotional or physical pain a person is experiencing. The person finds this very difficult to deal with.

    Here is an individual who, like most people in our society, is basically good. He has encountered a problem that is causing him physical or emotional pain and discomfort that he does not have an immediate answer for. Examples would include difficulty “fitting in” as a child or teenager, puberty, physical injuries such a broken bone, a bad back or some other chronic physical condition. Whatever the origin of the difficulty is, the discomfort associated with it presents the individual with a real problem. He feels this problem is a major situation that is persisting. He can see no immediate resolution or relief from it. Most of us have experienced this in our lives to a greater or lesser degree.
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