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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The Narconon program, unlike more traditional alcohol addiction
treatments, deals with both the physical and mental problems brought about by drug and alcohol abuse. Our goal is to assist the addict, both mentally and physically, to become a whole and sane person capable of dealing with life's many and varied challenges without resorting to drugs or alcohol.
The end result is a success rate that shows 70% of our graduates are still drug and alcohol free two years of completing the program. None of these solutions involves the use of any additional drugs or alcohol.
Any talk of drug addiction
or drug treatment
must include those who abuse
Alcohol acts as any other drug or toxin.
A small amount is a stimulant, a larger amount acts as a depressant, and given enough it can and will kill you dead.
acts as any other addiction; we simply give it its own name – alcoholism.
Helping those who abuse
alcohol involves cessation of use and withdrawal (often requiring close medical supervision in an alcoholics case), a full and complete detoxification
of the body, followed by life skills to confront, deal with and effectively remove the cravings, guilt and depression that goes hand in hand with those who heavily abuse alcohol.
How does Narconon Arrowhead compare to other drug and alcohol rehabs?
We are a long-term residential facility where the individual progress is measured by results and not time spent.
Unlike some drug and alcohol rehabs
we are a drug free facility.
This means no substitute mood altering drugs or substances used in an effort to alleviate some other drug.
We follow this up with a full detoxification
program designed to remove the actual stored quantities of drugs and toxins from the body. Many short term drug and alcohol rehabs
deal mainly in getting the person clean and teaching him how to live as an addict or alcoholic. Narconon Arrowhead deals with terminatedly handling the addiction
and giving the individual the skills, abilities, health, and personal certainty to live a drug free and productive life.
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.
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