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Nov. 25th, 2009

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Adderall Addiction

When a person arrives for drug treatment it really does not matter where the drug came from or if it was gotten illegally or legally. Addiction is addiction.

At Narconon drug treatment center, we have treated several people for Adderall addiction and even the ones who were taking it legally, knew in their gut that they were getting high.

In the end, the lesson learned is the same – there is no pill to make you smart and no drug that will make one happy. In fact, it is quite to the contrary – there are many drugs that will make you stupid and all of them can ruin your life.

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“College students between the ages of 18 and 22 were twice as likely to use the amphetamine drug Adderall nonmedically as those who had not been in college at all or were only part-time students, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Approximately 90 percent of the full-time college students who had used Adderall nonmedically in the past year also engaged in binge drinking in the past month, and more than 50 percent were heavy alcohol users, researchers reported. Students under the legal drinking age who used Adderall were also more likely to binge drink or engage in heavy drinking than underage nonstudents who had not used Adderall nonmedically.

Full-time college students who had used Adderall nonmedically in the past year were almost three times more likely to use marijuana, eight times more likely to use cocaine, eight times more likely to use tranquilizers nonmedically, and five times more likely to use pain relievers nonmedically, the survey found.

Prescribed for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and for narcolepsy, Adderall is classified as a Schedule II drug because of its high potential for abuse and dependence. However, it has become popular on college campuses as a study aid.

This article summarizes an external report or press release on research published in a scientific journal. When available, links to the sources are provided above.”

http://www.jointogether.org/news/research/summaries/2009/college-students-more-likely.html

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Breaking the Chains of Addiction

NARCONON REALIZATION



Here is another Narconon realization. Whether a person is abusing cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine or pot there is a road out. Narconon drug treatment is the new life program. 877-413-3073



“I am having the biggest win I have had yet by working with my buddy. To see him change right in front of my eyes is amazing. At first, he had had reservations about what objectives could potentially accomplish. Now he has begun to see the light and this is what I’ve really started to live for. To watch someone who was chained and beaten down by their addiction break free and climb out of the darkness makes my own light shine even brighter. So through other people’s recovery I find my own recovery strengthen.”

Nov. 18th, 2009

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EFFECTS OF PRENATAL METH USE

This article is not surprising, but it is frightening. Methamphetamine is incredibly addictive. Any pregnant woman who has abused methamphetamine, no matter their intentions should immediately get into effective drug treatment. Good intentions and will power are often not stronger than the pull of addiction. Good people go bad with methamphetamine and we can’t count on them to make ethical decisions.

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Pregnant mice given a single dose of methamphetamine had babies who suffered from developmental problems and impaired motor skills, according to a University of Toronto researcher.

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported March 19 that researchers believe that meth use releases free radicals in the brain, which can cause a variety of damage, including to DNA. Fetal brains have less ability than adult brains to counteract free radicals, said University of Toronto researcher Peter Wells.

In mice, the harmful effects of prenatal meth use appear to be permanent. Wells said it's not clear if the animal studies can be applied to human drug use, however. "It's very difficult to know the (troubles) that meth causes in humans because there's very little documentation about what they're exposed to," he said.

http://www.jointogether.org/news/headlines/inthenews/2007/single-dose-of-meth-can-hurt.html


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Drugs Play No Role In My Future

NARCONON REALIZATION

Here is another Narconon realization from a drug treatment student.

“I am to stay focused and forever going to keep myself in control and making my first priority my well being.


I know what I am today and not living in past memories of who I was, but who I am today. I am who I am.


All the things I was yesterday are not important today. I am a product of all that I’ve been but I’m that product living in the actual world today.


I am important and I need to address my needs first and if possible, help others along the way. By understanding I have control of me and everything I come into contact with, I can be sure that all that I connect myself with or get involved with will forever be a positive influence or connection to my own personal life.


Drugs play no role in my future – they remove my own importance and that I can never have again. I will not allow the drugs to pull me back inside my own head to the point that I do not even know who I am.


I know that from this day on I will always look to control me in a positive way by living in the present.”

Whether a person has abused heroin, pot, cocaine or methamphetamine, the Narconon program has something to teach them about themselves. Each lesson learned is a step closer to freedom.

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Crack Cocaine Addiction Comes To A End

An interview with a Narconon graduate with a 23 year crack history. Here is her story:

Where were you born and raised?


I was a heroin baby. My mom was a heroin addict and I was born addicted in the Bronx.

She brought me to my grandmother’s house when I was six weeks old, stating that she was going shopping. She never returned and my grandmother and grandfather raised me. I had a great childhood with my grandparents. I went to Catholic School, did normal kid stuff and had plenty of love.

When did you first begin abusing drugs?


When I was 19 my grandfather died. I had a very difficult time with his death and I started snorting cocaine to try to get rid of the pain. Soon I was addicted. My life consisted of nothing besides work and getting high. Somehow, I managed to work as a dental assistant.

Later I became a bartender. My life consisted of working and spending the money I made on cocaine. For 15 years my life was bartending and hanging out with people who used cocaine.

When I was about 25 I started dating a bouncer at a bar. Our whole relationship was centered on getting high. One day when he was very high he robbed his friend’s house. A woman walked in and surprised him and he cut her throat. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. I was pregnant so I married him in prison. I stayed married to him during the 12 years that he was in prison and I got pregnant again.

The only time I was not getting high was when I was pregnant. I did not want my kids to be born addicted as I had been. I kept a clean house and got my kids to school but I was not really the mother that they needed because I was high all the time.

Four years ago I started smoking crack cocaine and life really started to go downhill. My husband (now out of prison) left me because of my addiction and took our daughter with him. During the next 4 years, I had only one friend – a crack smoker. I continued to do bartending, but started getting high at work. It had gotten to the point where I was high continuously.

How did you get out of this mess?

When I was high I used to go on the computer and look at different rehab centers. I would get depressed when I was coming down from the high and think I wanted treatment. I would feel better after a while and would decide that I did not need treatment.

In my internet searches I had come across Narconon of Georgia and even though I lived in New York, I carried that number around with me for a year. I thought it would be good to leave the state of New York.

One night I was living with my boyfriend who caught me with a crack pipe at 5 am. He threw me out of the house. He was throwing my clothes in the dumpster and because I had more crack on me, I really did not care. I just wanted to drive away and get high. I lived in my car for two straight days, getting high.

About 1 am I got a glimpse of myself in the mirror and started to cry about what I saw. I looked so bad that I didn’t even know who that person in the mirror was. I still had the number in my pocket and I knew that I had to make the phone call to Narconon.

I called and the person answering the phone assured me that she would do everything in her power to help me. She worked with my family so I could arrive to Narconon.

How did the Narconon program help you?

The sauna program completely helped me to get rid of my cravings.

The book work has helped me to develop people skills and taught me how to deal with my problems, rather than run away and get high

My family is thrilled. They are amazed at the changes that I have made and this means everything to me. The most important thing is that I have a relationship back with my children – they are happy and this means so much to me.

I have never had such faith in myself and I have a complete sense of peace. I know that I am going to make it and I have a whole new perspective on life.

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DRUG REHAB IN NORTH CAROLINA

The Director of Narconon of Georgia has been warning about the ease with which drug paraphernalia items are purchased at convenience stores for a couple of years after she easily bought several items herself . She later noted in a local publication:

“Simple items like coke cans, spoons, light bulbs and straws found in odd places around the home could signal drug abuse. Other paraphernalia items that I wanted to show, like crack pipes, blunts and scales I thought would be harder to get. My companion suggested that we could get everything we needed, including the “harder to get items” at a convenience store.”

In her research for an upcoming television interview she discovered that nobody was “minding the store” as she bought everything she would need to get high in a convenience store without anyone saying a thing.

When leaving the store there was apparent drug activity outside.

“Outside were a couple of guys who I thought were drug dealers. I could think of no other reason why they would be inclined to spend so much time milling around outside on such a beautiful night.”

While it may no longer be so convenient to purchase drug paraphernalia, effective drug treatment might be easier to obtain than most realize.

Narconon of Georgia Drug Rehabilitation services the entire southeastern United States. The program offers a non 12 step long term drug treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, substance abuse and chemical dependency for women and men. Narconon addresses cravings through a Sauna and Exercise Detoxification Program. Life Skills Training helps to prevent relapse with resultant 76% success rate.

Narconon of Georgia offers an effective drug rehab program for citizens of Charlotte and all of North Carolina. The Narconon program has a 76% success rate which is significantly greater than current treatment solutions offered in North Carolina. 877-413-3073

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CHARLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA CONCERNS WITH DRUG ABUSE

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina. Nicknamed the Queen City, it lives up to its name with a thriving downtown and numerous suburbs. The city also boasts many colleges and universities, attracting young people from all over the country.

As is the case in many college areas, where there are young people there is drug abuse and the “Queen City” is no different in this regard.

Two areas of drug abuse causing concern are black tar heroin, provided by Mexican gangs, and prescription drug abuse (legal and illegal).

While the availability of drugs has increased, the availability of drug treatment has not, increasing the number of drug addicts needing, but not receiving effective treatment

The numbers of drug users serving time in the state prison system has risen, while the arrests made against the actual suppliers has not risen significantly. Without demand reduction, provided by effective drug treatment, drug trafficking and the attendant violence are likely to increase.

Officials are already worried that the violence associated with drug trafficking may increase in the Charlotte area.

It is time to do something different than simply continuing to fund more law enforcement activities to stem the flow of drugs entering the area.

Narconon of Georgia, servicing the eastern United States, offers an effective drug rehab program for citizens of Charlotte and all of North Carolina. The Narconon program has a 76% success rate which is significantly greater than current treatment solutions offered in North Carolina.

Narconon of Georgia Drug Rehabilitation, founded in 2001 is a non-traditional drug treatment program. The program offers a non 12 step long term drug treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, substance abuse and chemical dependency for women and men. Narconon addresses cravings through a Sauna and Exercise Detoxification Program. Life Skills Training helps to prevent relapse with resultant 76% success rate. 877-413-3073

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Realizations Achieved From Drug Treatment Program

NARCONON REFLECTION

Here is a Narconon student’s reflection, written with the hope that others will read it and reach for help. No matter the drug – heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, pot or any other drug of abuse, Narconon program can help bring about those realizations that will help a person become drug free and happy.

“This course has taught me to be more aware and to appreciate the joy and pleasure of having all my senses. They are a gift. I have eyes to see the beauty that is in creation. Colors are alive and objects and people are live to me.


I have ears to hear beautiful sounds and hands to touch and to write, cook and draw with. I have feet to run!


I have taken for granted these gifts to me. Right now I write this in appreciation of the gift of my senses. It is as if I have been reborn!”

Narconon drug treatment is the new life program. Find your life now. 877-413-3073

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Heroin Addict Talks of Drug Addiction Recovery

Heroin Addiction Treated Successfully.

Heroin Addiction Recovery

Heroin addiction, as many people realize, is difficult to kick. Faced with sever withdrawals, the addict often finds it easier to simply keep using heroin, despite the risks of overdosing, contracting HIV or hepatitis, or being caught by police.

After becoming addicted, the person is reduced to using just to feel normal, not so much to get high.

Unfortunately, many people who have unwittingly become drug-addicted to prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin or Percocet, soon find themselves getting heroin. The reason? Heroin is much, much cheaper.

Aaron, a former heroin addict who graduated from the The Atlanta Recovery Center Drug Rehab Georgia three years ago, talks about the long road to recovery.

Life of a Heroin Addict

Interviewed by Mary Rieser, Executive Director, Aaron tells his story:

“I was born in 1978 in Columbus, Ohio to a single mom who did everything she could to give me a good upbringing. She worked a lot of hours but spent good quality time with me. She taught me right from wrong and was a good friend. I wanted to be a rock star when I grew up and got very accomplished at the guitar. I practiced all the time.

For the full story http://news.wooeb.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=140121&ret

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Parents Prevent Drug Abuse Enforcing Clear Rules

Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention.

Children Less Likely to Use Illegal Drugs If Parents Enforce Clear Rules

Drug abuse and drug addiction are one of many things that parents have to worry about when raising their children.

“Parents are often worried about their child’s grades, who their friends are, and making sure they grow up right,” comments Mary Rieser, Executive Director of Narconon Drug Rehab in Georgia. “While helping children with their school work can help with grades, and telling them about the birds and bees gives them information they will need growing up, many are at a loss on how to prevent drug abuse. But recent studies have shown that by simply setting and keeping enforced clear rules can cut the risks almost 500%.”

Youths whose parents set clear rules for them are less likely to report using illicit drugs, according to data from the 2008-09 PRIDE Survey. Middle and high school students, whose parents set clear rules for them, “a lot” or “often”, were less likely to report using illicit drugs in the past year (12% and 21%, respectively) than students whose parents never set clear rules (49%). Similar results were found for having parents who punish them for breaking these rules. Previous studies have found that youths living in households where parents kept track of their whereabouts and set curfews were less likely to report heavy drinking (see CESAR FAX, Volume 17, Issue 31).*

*Source: CESAR FAX, Center for Substance Abuse Research, University of Maryland

For the full story http://news.wooeb.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=139082&ret

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