December 15, 2010
December 13, 2010
Help is available. Alcohol addiction doesn’t just affect the alcoholic. If you are tired of the mental and physical toll of alcoholism and you are ready to get help, contact our Narconon Cocaine Abuse site and start living again. Or view the Narconon main website for more details.
December 8, 2010
According to Narconon news sources, over fourteen million citizens of the United States are alcoholics. Still, the amount of individuals who are harmfully affected by alcohol addiction is even more astounding. From husbands and wives to children to employers and higher crime rates or alcohol related mishaps and fatalities, there is essentially no one who is unharmed by alcoholism. Regardless of how ugly this may seem, the truth is, there is a way out of drug and alcohol addiction.
It begins with being educated and deciding the best road to recovery. This can be an intimidating assignment. Take solace, you are not alone; this is the place where we come in. With facts and figures from thousands of facilities around the nation, we are here to deliver you the resources you need to find material about drug and alcohol addiction and to find a recovery program that meets your needs so you can overcome your addiction.
If you want to find one of the best alcohol recovery programs in California, call us. Every family and every individual is unique and we can match individual needs throughout our multiple facilities. Also, while we know that most who go into recovery have confessed their problem and desire for help, some need intervention and we can assist you in finding a program that can provide this as well. We will give you all the tools necessary in making this difficult time, less challenging. We are positive that we can assist you in finding the best place for you to get a new start on life.
Effective treatment means effective recovery. Help is available from our Narconon California alcohol and drug recovery program. Alcoholism doesn’t only affect the person who is addicted. If you are tired of the mental and physical toll that living with an alcoholic causes and you are ready to get assistance and relief, contact any of the Narconon drug and alcohol centersand get your life back.
November 30, 2010
Drug use (and abuse) during the twentieth century has changed immensely. As new substances have been brought in into the world, public desire has changed between a amount of legal and illicit drugs. With these popularity changes have come shifts in cultural tolerance, legal permissiveness, and abuse rates among the population.
Drugs Throughout The Years:
Scores of illegal drugs are ingested each day around the country. There are five that have been used the most during recent years. Studying these drugs based on their number of users paints a vivid image of the magnitude of public popularity, as well as an unmistakable snapshot of the last for years of abuse.
A necessary compliment to the sheer number of users is the percentage of people using these illicit drugs in our country. The most terrifying trend that is visible in this information is the increase in the amount of users over the course of the last few decades. Between 1979 and 2010, the total number of illegal drug users has more than doubled. Also, the percentage of users (as a percent of total population) rose over 14%. So, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, almost half of the United States population has used illicit drugs at some point in their lives. Based on the most current survey data, we can see that marijuana is definitely the most popular drug used, making up almost half of all users throughout our country.
The Big 5: Five Major Drugs in the Twentieth Century
Right now, more than forty percent of the United States population has tried marijuana. The drug has seen its largest increase in popularity since 1979 in the last 5 years. Marijuana is believed to be not as "illegal" as other drugs. Steps towards legalization have been taken in several states throughout the country. One particular case of this is Colorado’s attempt to legalize the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. The amendment lost by a margin of 60-40, similar to Alaska’s attempt in 2004.
Cocaine/Crack Cocaine Abuse
Cocaine became illegal, or “a controlled substance”, in 1970. The use of cocaine reached an all-time high in the late 1990’s when “crack cocaine” was introduced. Crack was sold primarily in poorer, inner city neighborhoods. It continues to be used by an increasing percentage of the citizens of our country, indicating that cocaine is still gaining popularity, in rock and powder form. To find out about effective treatment for cocaine abuse, visit Narconon Cocaine Abuse Treatment.
First commercialized as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough suppressant by Bayer, at the turn of the twentieth century, heroin rapidly turned into a recreational drug for the masses. Established as an illegal substance in the United States in 1970, the drug is believed to be one of the most habit-forming out there. Since 1979, heroin has been used consistently by the people in the United States. With the need for heroin, the need for Narconon Heroin Rehab is becoming greater than ever.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drugs have less information than the former three drugs, primarily because of the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987. Prior to this act there was very little known information, due to the lack of regulation. But, since the act was put into effect, knowledge of the abuse of prescription drugs has been widespread. As a matter of fact, prescription drug use has grown at a quicker rate than any of the other major illegal drugs. Becoming more common is the need for average adults to attend a Narconon Prescription Drug Rehab.
Methamphetamines, or “Crystal Methamphetamine”, has been used legally and illegally since World War II. The use of this drug peaked around 1980; the drug was manufactured and distributed legally until 1986. The drug can be made illicitly with non-prescription drugs, which has contributed to rising levels of usage throughout the years. Efforts by the federal and state governments to stop its usage have lately been more productive with the passing of the Patriot Act in 2005. For more info on kicking meth see: Narconon Meth Abuse Rehab.
November 22, 2010
The Narconon Vista Bay Holistic Treatment Program Q and A
There are many methods for drug and alcohol treatment available today. Sadly, many of those methods outside of Narconon are rigidly dictated and leave no room for individual concerns, desires or difficulties. The majority of substance abuse treatment programs follow a strict 28-day treatment stay and no matter what the state of the client after those 28 days, they are discharged. Another drawback of traditional drug rehabilitation is the increasing trend toward using mood stabilizers or anti-depressants as a means for staying clean whether the client really needs to be medicated or not.
Holistic drug and alcohol rehabilitation takes a different approach. Facilities like Narconon Vista Bay use a number of highly progressive and comprehensive treatment methods that have helped thousands to overcome addiction and alcoholism. The following frequently asked questions will help to illustrate why holistic drug rehab from Vista Bay works.
What is a “Drug Free” Approach?
The Narconon program is a completely drug-free program. What this means is that there is no drug-for-drug or replacement therapy in our treatment methods. Vistabay drug rehab treats our clients with physical detoxification, vitamin and nutrition therapy and exercise in order to restore imbalances that have been caused by substance abuse. We have found that although many of our clients come in exhibiting symptoms of depression, anxiety or paranoia, these symptoms are merely a by-product of their addiction. Through patience, attention and the therapies mentioned above, most people snap out of these mental states without the need for any additional prescribed medications.
How does Holistic Treatment Work?
Holistic drug treatment follows a very simple and easy to understand philosophy, that all aspects of what it is to be human are interconnected and in order to full rehabilitate an individual, the whole person needs to be treated. This means that we do not treat only what is obviously affected by addiction, rather, we methodically treat the physical, mental and social aspects of the client to ensure that nothing which could lead to a relapse down the road is missed.
Physical treatment involves fully detoxifiying the individual with the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. This program involved intense dry heat sauna sessions designed to remove all of the toxins from the body so that physical cravings triggered by drug residuals don’t threaten a client’s sobriety. This program has the added benefit of rehabilitating many other physical ailments that have nothing to do with a person’s addiction.
The mental aspect of holistic drug rehabilitation is achieved through cognitive therapy. This method of therapy helps the client to realize many things that they have been unaware for years or even their whole life. Concepts such as control, living in the present, self-confidence and personal responsibility are restored giving clients a new perspective and ability to rationally view and react to the world around them.
Social rehabilitation is achieved by teaching life skills that are built around applying the holistic philosophy of interconnectedness to life. Clients are shown how every decision and action has impacts on every area of life. They are then taught how to evaluate their behavior in order to create the most positive outcome for themselves and those around them.
What sort of Aftercare Does Narconon Vista Bay Offer?
Narconon Vista Bay understands the difficulties that people face once they have completed a drug addiction treatment program and are re-entering their lives. Because of this, Narconon has counselors who have a sole purpose of communicating regularly with our graduates and offer assistance for any difficult or unforeseen situations. In the event that a graduate is having extreme difficulty and appears to have missed something in their Narconon program they may be brought back to the facility for a review program to ensure that they are fully capable of living a drug and alcohol free life.
Choosing the right method of drug rehabilitation is a serious decision, even a life or death decision. This is why the Narconon program is centered on this holistic philosophy and designed to uncover and treat anything that could potentially lead to relapse. For more information on Why Narconon Vistabay is the right program for you, contact an intake counselor at 800-556-8885.
November 15, 2010
Lately it seems as though the main news stories are always about a celebrity entering rehab or getting arrested. Charlie Sheen, Lindsey Lohan, Paris Hilton. The list is endless, and it’s seems to be increasing daily. Does addiction and entertainment go hand-in-hand? When addiction hits home it is no laughing matter. It’s not just another news story. It is a frightening ordeal. You need facts and real solutions, not empty promises.
A popular method of Addiction Treatment is trading one drug for another. This is where a clinical staff “combats” the effects of the withdrawal from one drug by administering the patient another drug. There is another approach that is safer and more effective. It is a holistic approach that cleanses a person’s system of drug residues while offering an easy step-by-step way to happiness that helps a person learn positive, life-changing behaviors which will arm him with the knowledge and purpose to lead a happy, addiction-free life.
The key is a holistic treatment program for Drug Addiction which addresses the whole person, including the reasons, thought processes and methods of addiction, not just the chemical dependency. The Program at Narconon - Vista Bay does exactly that. Through the program, the substance abuser undergoes a New Life Detoxification Program where all the drug residues and toxins are cleansed from his body. He will also learn to communicate effectively with others and define a set of personal ethical standards to become a responsible and contributing member of the community. If that sounds like a tall order, it is, but Narconon - Vista Bay has a highly trained staff which is there to help every step of the way. Our Program is very successful.
The Program starts out with detoxification in a social setting where clients, called “students,” take part in a non-medical, drug-free program of prescribed exercise, sauna and vitamin and mineral supplements. This first step serves to remove the student from the negative environments that encourage substance abuse; it discontinues the use of alcohol and other drugs, and it begins the process of ridding the body of all toxic drug and alcohol residues. Students are closely monitored throughout the process and staff members keep track of withdrawal symptoms, vital signs and even hours of sleep and food and fluid intake. The staff offers techniques to improve comfort, reduce symptoms, and increase awareness. Students don’t move through the rest of the program until they are completely free of the physical symptoms of acute withdrawal.
Once the student completes The New Life Detoxification Program, he progresses on to a series of classes designed to examine his old behaviors, thought processes and lifestyle choices that led to addiction. In the process, the student will learn new ways of thinking and living, with a focus on personal responsibility. Each student takes an active part in creating his own recovery plan. This Program is tailor-made for each student. It is highly personal, with staff members working with each student through group and individual activities. The student will work through a series of “courses” which teach him important life skills, and encourage him to create his own set of values and ethics based on social “norms.”
The Program at Narconon – Vista Bay does not stop there. Our focus is on effective and addiction-free reentry to society. The reentry plan is a therapeutic contract that the student creates which will specify the strategy that he will be applying once he returns to society. The first step of the reentry program is an assessment of the student’s participation in the detox and life course processes. Next, the focus is on involving family and loved ones, and establishing healthy relationships. The third step is helping the student evaluate and understand the availability of drug-free individuals in their community, as well as resources for drug-free groups, further establishing healthy, addiction-free social behaviors. This is also the stage where work experience, skills and assessments of vocational abilities are done and an action plan is created for seeking further training if needed, and ultimately, employment. Next, students make plans to engage in volunteer work and finally, the plan addresses housing, transportation and financial needs.
When the graduate leaves Narconon, he is fully prepared to enter his new life, addiction free. But the care doesn’t stop there. Staff members from the Department of Success follow up on a regular basis, ensuring the graduate has continued support. Should the graduate not move successfully into his new life, the staff will be on hand to help, and they will address each situation individually. In serious cases, the graduate is encouraged to return to the center to work through the difficulties.
With the Narconon Program, you aren’t going to find a cookie-cutter answer to Addiction Treatment. Instead you will find the most effective drug rehab program in the world, with a program that saves lives, doesn’t kick their participants out if they aren’t “cured” in 28 days, doesn’t replace one addiction with another, but instead treats the whole person, body mind and soul, in a non-sectarian, non-judgmental environment. What is the end result? A graduate who has successfully achieved the goal of the Narconon Vista Bay Program: A drug free individual contributing to society and leading a happy, drug-free life.
November 12, 2010
The Narconon program utilizes an all-natural holistic method for treating drug and alcohol addiction. Narconon Vistabay has successfully graduated thousands of clients who have gone on to lead successful lives no longer dependent on substances of any kind.
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, holism is defined as:“Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.” A more concise definition of holism and holistic medicine comes from The Canadian Holistic Medical Association: “Holistic medicine is a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship among all those involved, leading towards optimal attainment of the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects of health. It emphasizes the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. Holistic medicine focuses on education and responsibility for personal efforts to achieve balance and well being.”
The holistic approach embraced by Narconon is based on the fact that the entire individual needs to be rehabilitated. Too many treatments only focus on what is acutely affected by addiction, leaving many issues unresolved and potentially creating a situation in which the individual is prone to relapse. For anyone who suffers from addiction, this comprehensive treatment method is a Godsend. An additional benefit of holistic drug and alcohol treatment is the fact that substances in the form of maintenance medication, mood stabilizers or anti-depressants aren’t introduced as a substitute for narcotics. Through thorough physical, mental and social rehabilitation, former addicts are able to effectively live without any substances. Vista Bay Rehab has seen countless individuals learn this technology and go on to have happy, healthy and successful lives.
Narconon Vistabay offers freedom from addiction and the opportunity to live a better life than many addicts and alcoholics ever thought possible! Contact one of our Intake counselors today for more information.