Monthly Archives: November 2011

Drug Rehab Narconon Arrowhead Facility

Here are some photos and success stories that we would like to share with our readers.

Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab Facility 

One of the top non-traditional treatment programs in the world. It is also
the home to the Narconon International Training Center. This is where
Narconon staff from around the world come to train and become educated in
the Narconon Program drug rehab techniques and theory.

Arrowhead Road View 

Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center is located in
the center of beautiful Arrowhead State Park. The park is known for being
well taken care of, clean, full of wild life such as deer, and is truly a
enjoyable location for the Narconon facility and it’s clients. Located
approximately 13 miles from the nearest town it is a beautiful and remote
location that gives clients on the rehab program time to concentrate on
their treatment and not the worries of city life.

Arrowhead State Park 

You also have the changing of the seasons at Narconon Arrowhead. A
beautiful time to be out doors and to really take in the beauty of ones
surroundings. Taking a walk. Going for a jog. The clients of Narconon
Arrowhead are able to get outside, enjoy the sun, and get an opportunity to
extrovert from the stresses of their lives and their addiction.

Narconon Arrowhead Ariel View 

The aerial view of Narconon Arrowhead drug and alcohol rehabilitation
center gives a overall perspective of the grandness and beauty of this
facility. On the shores of Lake Eufaula in Canadian, Oklahoma and nestled
in the center of Arrowhead State park, this center is a stunning location
that beacons to be enjoyed.

As part of the Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program
one of the techniques applied is called as “Assist”. An Assist is like a
light massage that is given to a client when they have an illness or an
injury in conjunction with medical treatment. Assists can greatly speed
healing and recovery time. This technique is often found to bring great
relief to the client.

Narconon Student’s Success Stories

When I first came into sauna I was sluggish and really just tired all the time. Now that I have done the sauna program that has all changed. I know that my body has gotten rid of all the toxins and now I feel like a new man. When I look in the mirror, I think Wow; I can see a tremendous difference in the health of my skin and body. I walk around with a smile on my face all day with a great attitude on life. My communication with others is also great. I talk with confidence of what I’m saying because my mind is so clear. When I wake up in the morning I am ready for the day and that hasn’t been the case in years. Now, I just have an overall better outlook on life. Also, my thought process has really improved. When someone asks a question I have an answer right away without the delay that has been plaguing me for years. CW

My major thing was dealing with my depression over my father’s death. I have been miserable over that for at least two years, but when my mind cleared I was able to appropriately grieve and move on. Then, I noticed my body inside and out feels clean. Before, I could take a shower and not feel completely clean. Now, I walk around and know I am clean. I know I have achieved my end phenomena in sauna because my outlook on the future is amazing. I live for each day instead of looking behind me. TP

I feel I have already gained a lot by coming to Narconon. I have met many people who have shared my same problems. By meeting these people, it woke me up inside and let me share their problems instead of blocking everyone out with drugs. My story with drug use began like everyone else. It helps me know I’m not alone. I can’t wait to call someone a year from now and tell them I have been drug-free for a year. It seems a long way off away right now, but I know it is just around the corner. MW

Marijuana: Far from the Harmless Drug Many Would Make it out to Be

Marijuana Far From Harmless

If you believe all the campaigners associated with medical marijuana, cannabis is the most benign of substances. Since it is now legal for people prescribed medical use in sixteen states in the US and has been decriminalized in several other countries, how harmful can it be?

What are the Facts in the Matter?

A recent analysis of studies finds that when it comes to driving, marijuana use makes it more than twice as likely that a driver will have an accident. This compilation and analysis of risk from marijuana use was recently published in Epidemiologic Review and was cited in USA Today. If the marijuana user had also been drinking, there was an even greater chance of an accident. In recent years, the universal trend among drug users has been toward poly-drug use or consumption of more than one drug at a time.

The authors of the study in Epidemiologic Review noted that a large US survey estimated that more than 10 million Americans had driven while under the influence of illicit drugs in the year prior to the survey and that testing of drivers who die from a traffic accident showed that 28 percent test positive for drugs other than alcohol. Among all drivers, 11 percent test positive for drugs other than alcohol. And of these other drugs, marijuana wins the #1 spot.

In addition to the review of this large survey, researchers also evaluated similar studies from six other countries. They concluded that after marijuana use, driving skills are most severely affected for three to four hours after use.

The results of this study cast a somewhat different light on the harmless image of marijuana portrayed by those who endorse decriminalization or liberal medical use of the drug.

Further, the 2011 World Drug Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime notes a significant increasing number of people who enter addiction treatment for marijuana (cannabis) use in the US. About a third are under 18 years of age. More than half are students and more than half also started using marijuana when they were 14 of younger. Another third started between 15 and 17 years of age.

Perhaps this may be partly due to the fact that the cannabis cultured by drug traffickers today is much stronger than decades past – some say nearly double.

Marijuana Addiction Help

In Europe too, there were a significant number of young people in treatment for addiction to cannabis. Nearly one quarter of all out-patient clients in Europe were being treated for cannabis addiction in 2009, and among the young (ages 15-19) in treatment, 83 percent reported that the primary drug they were having trouble with was cannabis. The majority of cannabis users also reported use of a second drug, usually alcohol or cocaine.

While this news may be sufficient to hit USA Today, it is not anything new. Similar news was reported in 2008 by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. In their 2008 report Non-Medical Marijuana III, CASA stated that the US National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reported that “low doses of THC [the active ingredient in marijuana] have been shown to moderately impair the tasks associated with driving, while high doses as well as chronic use produce severe impairment.”
This report went on to note that habitual use of marijuana was found by one study to be associated with a ten-fold risk of injury or death from a traffic accident and in France, an increased risk of being responsible for a fatal crash was found to increase commensurate with the amount of cannabis used.

These adverse effects may be increased even further in young people who are less experienced drivers.

In tests on open and closed courses and simulators, marijuana was shown to cause the following impairments of driving skill and judgment:

  • Increase in reactions times
  • Decrease in car handling performance
  • Sleepiness
  • Reduced motor coordination
  • Impaired attention to driving
  • Impaired ability to estimate time and distance. Non-Medical Marijuana III: Rite of Passage or Russian Roulette? (June 2008)

In the US, more than 22 million people use an illicit drug each month, with marijuana leading these numbers. More than two million people start using marijuana in the US each year. Around the world, somewhere between 150 million and 270 million people are drug users, with perhaps three-quarters of these using cannabis. Based on the results of the studies cited in this article, there are millions of impaired drivers and heavy equipment operators at any particular time. Add to this many more impaired people in jobs demanding accurate reaction time and perception, including construction workers operating power equipment, doctors, nurses, airport support staff, boat captains, firefighters and law enforcement, just to mention a few.

When considering legalization, decriminalization or medicalization of a substance that is so widely abused and creates widespread addiction requiring treatment, it would be wise to consider all the effects of the drug before casting a final vote that may be hard to retract later.

If you need help with marijuana addiction or need more information about marijuana, please contact a Narconon marijuana rehab counselor. Narconon treats marijuana addiction naturally.

Narconon Marijuana Counselor