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I have completed the Narconon Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program! I feel so wonderful. I came here a broken spirit, not knowing who I was, what I wanted or where I was going. Through doing this inpatient drug rehab program, I found who I really am. I know who I am and I love the woman I realize I have become. I know what I want, which is to live drug-free, happy and free. I know where I am going. I am going to live a life which is productive, happy, healthy and drug-free. I will travel down this road forever. I have broken the grasp that the streets and drugs had on me. I am no longer enslaved, but free, like a baby bird. It is now time for me to spread my wings and fly! It is time for me to soar! Life is good! T.S.


Abuse and Addiction? Where is the line between the two and what is the difference? In terms of drug use, ‘abuse’ is the harmful or illegal use of non-medicinal use of drugs or alcohol. If we define addiction as a mental or physical dependence or drugs or alcohol we can see that the lines are often blurred. Many people feel Drug Rehab is only for those with an addiction. A comprehensive drug rehab such as Narconon Arrowhead will also address those with an abuse problem and in fact many people who feel they only have an abuse problem are in fact in the deadly grasp of addiction without realizing it. Drug abuse is always part of the addiction cycle. A quality rehab program is able to evaluate the underlying causes of substance abuse problems and help the abuser put workable solutions into place before their entire life crumbles around them. Narconon Arrowhead successfully helps the individual help themselves – no matter the stage of abuse or addiction.

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Addiction Rehab and Addiction

Addiction Rehab
Rehabilitate means to return to a previous condition or an improvement of even that. An addiction rehab that is truly effective will bypass restoring the individual to a previous condition and go straight for an improvement of even that. The reasoning is relatively simple. The previous condition obviously contributed to and led up to the drug abuse and addiction to begin with. If one is trying to insure a drug free productive condition that will last a lifetime than one better locate, address, and fully resolve those past factors that contributed to and let up to the addiction initially and then kept it going.


Drug Symptoms and Addiction

Drug Symptoms
Drug symptoms are various and quite numerous depending on what drug or what combination of drugs are being abused. One thing is clear however – when addiction exists the drug use controls the individual rather than the individual controlling the drug use. Some drugs stimulate, some depress, some hallucinate, and all of this can vary widely depending on the types as well as quantities being abused. At Narconon Arrowhead testing and interviews are done concerning drug symptoms, and are then done again and again. The story and the picture of the individuals addiction will then get clearer and clearer and the fog of addiction lifts more and more as the program is progressed through.


Drug Facts and Addiction

Drug Facts
There are common denominators between drugs though each may have its own effects and side effects. All drugs are essentially poisons with the amount taken determining the effect. A small amount of any drug will act as a stimulant (increases activity). A larger amount of any drug will act as a sedative (suppressing activity). A still larger amount poisons and can kill. This is true of any drug and only the amount needed differs. Drugs act to block of sensations, unfortunately this includes desirable sensations as well as unwanted sensations. Though sometimes of short term value in handling pain, they also wipe out ability, alertness, and greatly confuse thinking processes. At an addictive level drugs serve as major sources of numbing mental and physical sensation, while at the same time increasing unwanted attitudes, emotions, sensations, and pains, when attempts are made to cease use.


Addiction - Abuse and Addiction

Addiction - Abuse
Drug abuse occurs with any use of illegal substances and also occurs when prescription drugs are taken in excess of recommended dosages or for longer than prescribed. Addiction is the inevitable next step forward if drug abuse is not handled. Addiction is the compulsive seeking and use of drugs or alcohol despite adverse social, mental, and physical consequences. At this point the abuse of drugs goes beyond just impacting the individual and is severely impacting family, loved ones, finances and careers. When the individual moves from abuse to addiction the drug use controls the individual rather than the individual controlling the usage.


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