How Stephany Got Off Meth

From the Moment She Tried Drugs, She Started Using Everyday S.B.’s first exposure to drugs was through her own mother. She was twelve and her mother was just 31 years old when her mother began giving her and her friends alcohol and marijuana. From the first moment she tried these drugs, she started using them every day. It was a few years later that she discovered methamphetamine. After her first try, she knew she was going to get totally hooked so she got away from all the drugs by moving in with a relative. That helped her stay clean of…

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John’s Drug and Alcohol Use

John is clean-cut and athletic, with short blond hair and sharp features. His quick movements and speech reveal his alert intelligence. But through all of his teens and young adulthood, he was headed for complete self-destruction through drugs. And it all started when he was just seven years old. At that age, after a short multiple-choice test at his school, he was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin, a strong stimulant drug. His small initial dosage kept growing over the years until it had multiplied to six times his original dosage by the time he was 21 years old. His…

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Overcoming Crack Addiction

He was a raw-boned type, looking like he’d spent years in the Texas oil fields or herding cattle. Dark hair, tanned and good looking despite the weathered skin and a certain reticence. This was V.C., survivor of decades years of drug use and addiction and a recent graduate of the Narconon drug rehab program. Quietly and calmly, he told his tale in a Texas twang. He Started Smoking Marijuana at the Age of 14 At fourteen, he’d started smoking marijuana that a friend of his had brought around. When he started driving and had more mobility, he graduated on to…

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Giovanna’s Alcohol Rehab Story

She Moved to New York With Her Siblings Giovanna is a lively, attractive 44-year old woman with a strong accent betraying her Colombian origins. With her siblings, she moved to New York City in search of the American dream when she was in her 20s. But her alcoholism threatened to steal that dream away. She started going to parties on the weekends at first. Every weekend, she was drinking a lot. Gradually, she added Thursdays to the weekend, drinking vodka, tequila and gin, straight up. It made her forget her loneliness after her divorce. But she began to accumulate a…

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John’s Heroin Addiction Recovery

First Came Alcohol John’s first experience with any intoxicating drug was stealing bottles of whiskey and other hard liquor from his grandparents’ basement. He shared his haul with his buddies and tried some whiskey himself. He was thirteen. All that happened was that he got a headache and felt lousy and resolved never to drink whiskey again. Then Came LSD, Opium and Hashish He steered clear of more alcohol or drugs until he was 16. By that time, he was going to parties with friends and getting drunk on beers from time to time. But he was against drug use…

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Recovered from Alcohol Dependence

He’s 26 now but he started drinking when he was twelve years old. He always ran with an older crowd in Bossier City, Louisiana. It became a way of life for him and his friends – stealing beers and the remainders of half-full liquor bottles out of the home. Of course, he got in trouble with his parents when they found out but it didn’t do anything to stop him. They could never have anticipated that the boyish pranks would turn into a full blown alcohol dependence that would require a long-term drug rehab to overcome. He wasn’t doing anything…

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Drug Addiction Program

The beautiful young woman had glowing eyes and very long, shiny black hair. Her smile was bright and ready. She claimed a French and Czech background but could have passed for Native American. She had just completed with the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and was making plans for her future life. She paused to answer a few questions about how she had ended up needing drug rehab. The drug that started her downfall was cocaine – shared with her mother when she was just thirteen years old. She progressed on to opiates, abusing OxyContin and Opana. After several…

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Helping a Loved One Recover from Alcoholism

There are times in life that the right thing to do to help a loved one is to be supportive while they work their way through their problems on their own. When you realize that someone you care about is alcoholic, you need to realize that this is very likely going to be a different situation requiring very different tactics. Most people working through difficulties in relationships or finances, for example, can benefit from some advice, a sympathetic ear, and patience. But alcoholism is in a different category. There is a time that you find out that how to help…

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The Curse of Cocaine Addiction Can be Reversed with Narconon Drug Rehabilitation

In the US, at any particular point, more than 1.4 million Americans are addicted to cocaine. In addition to this, cocaine’s harsh effects are sending hundreds of thousands of people to hospitals – in 2008, more than 480,000 of the 2 million ER visits due to drugs were attributable to problems with cocaine. Smoked cocaine (crack) or powder cocaine that usually goes up the nose — both drugs are brutally strong stimulants that increase heart rate and body temperature while they constrict blood vessels. They have been known to cause cardiac arrest or heart attack among seemingly healthy people like…

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