Oregon Drug Rehab Information
Substance Abuse Costs Lives Every Year in Oregon
Substance abuse is the nation’s number one health-related problem and the effects can be seen in Oregon. 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 Oregon that are suitable for your needs, please call 1-800-468-6933.
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When considering effective addiction treatment
locations are one of the factors to be considered.
Generally a rural location far from the addict’s usual environment is usually a better choice than urban and close to home.
As most drug rehab
facilities are not lock down facilities and can’t force someone to stay, the further away they are from familiar turf and easy access to drug sources the better.
Addicts will often second guess the decision to receive treatment, especially at the beginning.
This stems from cravings, guilt, and depression that cause them to want to run to drugs as the solution they always used before when these symptoms set in. When the logistics are more complicated than simply walking out the door and going to the nearest corner dealer it allows the time needed to think things through and most often keeps the addict in treatment
when he or she may otherwise leave.
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Narconon Arrowhead is not only a drug addiction
rehab, but is also a drug abuse
In reality these two are very similar with the main difference being degree of use.
If we understand drug abuse
as ‘the harmful and illegal non-medicinal use of drugs or alcohol’; and addiction
‘a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or other similar substances despite social, mental, and physical consequences’ we see that the line between the two is small at best.
Cravings, guilt, and depression resulting from drug or alcohol use are the common denominators between the two and ARE the points needing resolved if one is to achieve lasting sobriety from either abuse or addiction.
As an opiate, regular use of methadone causes physical dependency - if you've been using it regularly (prescribed or not) once you stop you will experience a withdrawal. The physical changes due to the drug are similar to other opiates (like heroin). If you are a woman using methadone you may not have regular periods - but you are still able to conceive. Methadone is a long-acting opioid; it has an effect for up to 36 hours (if you are using methadone you will not withdraw for this period) A Personal story of methadone withdrawal:
“I've been on both ends of withdrawals, heroin and methadone, every patient of methadone will always tell you the same, as I do; I can kick heroin anytime, but methadone that is something else. In 15 yrs of heroin addiction, I've kicked 3 times, 'cold-turkey'. In 10 years on methadone I've never kicked methadone.”
Cravings (both mental and physical) for increasing and continuing use of drugs and alcohol.
Guilt as a result of all the harm and damage done to self, loved ones, and others.
Depression resulting from failed hopes and dreams, and the feelings of being trapped in a vicious cycle with no escape.
These are the points that must be handled by a drug and alcohol rehab
center if that treatment
is to be effective and create change for a lifetime.
An effective drug and alcohol rehab
center knows there is much more to treatment
than merely getting someone to quit using. At Narconon Arrowhead we know there are only three paths available once addiction
has set in – jail, death, or sobriety. A drug and alcohol free life is possible without constant worry of relapse.
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