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Success Story from Narconon Arrowhead's Drug Rehab

Today, I feel so successful in the changes Iíve made since I came to Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab. I remember when I first came here. I had no confidence in myself whatsoever. I never thought Iíd learn anything more than I already had. I never even thought Iíd ever finish this drug rehab program but I did. Iíve learned and had so many gains from doing the entire program! Iím glad I put all my effort and time into my own case, because it helped me really take a look at why I did some of the things I did and Iíve made major changes in my life and I really feel ready to begin a new life!! Iím very proud of myself! L.D.

Alaska Drug Rehab Information

Alaska Drug Rehab and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Information

Substance Abuse Costs Lives Every Year in Alaska

Substance abuse is the nation’s number one health-related problem and the effects can be seen in Alaska. Drug and alcohol addiction is the root cause to many other societal problems and it costs our country up to $500 billion each year, in addition to the thousands of lives lost, broken homes and drug-related crime.

Most addiction treatment centers have a limited success rate, where the majority of the clients relapse. This is not the case with Narconon Arrowhead. In fact, approximately 70% of the graduates of our drug and alcohol rehab remain drug free.

To find out if there are any drug rehab treatment or counseling facilities serving people in Alaska that are suitable for your needs, please call 1-800-468-6933.

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Methamphetamine Addiction and Addiction

Methamphetamine Addiction
Addiction is a chronic, relapsing condition, characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and drug use which is accompanied by functional and molecular changes in the brain. In addition to being addicted to methamphetamine, chronic methamphetamine abusers exhibit symptoms that can include violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, and insomnia. They also can display a number of psychotic features, including paranoia, auditory hallucinations, mood disturbances, and delusions. The paranoia can result in homicidal as well as suicidal thoughts. With chronic use, tolerance for methamphetamine can develop. Users may take higher doses of the drug, take it more frequently, or change their method of drug intake. In some cases, abusers forego food and sleep while injecting as much as a gram of the drug every 2 to 3 hours over several days until the user runs out of the drug or is too disorganized to continue. Chronic abuse can lead to psychotic behavior, characterized by intense paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and out-of-control rages that can be coupled with extremely violent behavior.

 

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Drug Rehab Clinic and Addiction

Drug Rehab Clinic
Generally speaking a clinic is a medical facility (usually out-patient) which specializes in a particular condition or area of medicine. A drug rehab clinic would be a medical facility that more often than not offers services directed at the cessation of drug or alcohol use. This is an important part of addiction recovery but is far from the entire story. Many drug rehab clinics use other drugs and medications in an attempt to handle the drug the individual is having problems with i.e. methadone clinics, etc. While it is sometimes medically necessary to wean a person off of their drugs of addiction or alcohol with the use of medication it is the minority of cases. This of course would need to be decided by competent medical professionals and professional medical advice should be heeded. Long term use of replacement drugs or medications is not the answer to creating drug free productive lives.

 

LSD and Addiction

LSD
LSD is one of the most potent, mood-changing chemicals available. LSD effects are extremely unpredictable. It could be a racing distorted high all the way to severe paranoid and suicidal low. LSD can create severe neurosis and psychosis which can sometimes become permanent. In the 1950ís the western intelligence community was experimenting with LSD as a possible chemical weapon with researchers noting that ĎLSD is capable of rendering whole groups of people, including military forces, indifferent to their surroundings and situations, interfering with planning and judgment and even creating apprehension, uncontrollable confusion and terrorí. Experiments continued along these lines until LSD was banned in 1967.

 

Drug Addictions and Addiction

Drug Addictions
Mental as well as physical dependence both fall under the label of drug addictions. These occur when one no longer feels able to control their use despite harm or damage being caused to self or others. There is sometimes the mistaken idea that unless a drug or substance causes physical addiction it is not addictive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mental drug addictions can be just as debilitating to the individual as physical ones, at times even more so. The surge in violence and suicide among our young people and adolescents trying to break free from the traps of prescribed anti-psychotics and anti-depressants are all too obvious examples. Drug addictions are not confined to street drugs or illegal substances, but are crossing age, race, economic, and education levels. Drugs are never the near cure-alls they are increasingly being made out to be in the advertising arenas.

 

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