Study Shows Social Media May Hinder Drug Abuse Recovery

A small preliminary study has shown that if a person is trying to recover from a history of substance abuse, prowling social media may get in the way of staying sober. This was the result of a survey administered to 37 teens who were trying to get off and stay off drugs and alcohol.

The survey asked about their exposure to substance abuse by other people via sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and others. Of this group, 92% said that they did utilize sites such as these. Of those young men and women, 75% of the girls and half the boys said that yes, seeing drugs, alcohol and abuse of these substances on these sites made them want to go back to their old habits.

Triggers Long Known To Retard Sobriety

The presence of triggers is nothing new. For many years, addiction recovery programs have addressed the role of triggers in causing a person to want to use drugs or alcohol again. Some programs have people role-play how they can be in the presence of these triggers without relapsing. Other programs may coach a person on avoiding these triggers, whether they are specific people or locations.

Commonly recognized triggers include:

People who used drugs or drank with the addicted person

Other people who had some relevance to drug abuse, such as bosses, drug dealers, etc. Places where drugs were purchased or used

Places where arrests took place Places where others used drugs or overdosed

Places where there were familial confrontations about substance abuse

Times of the day or night that drugs were commonly used

Kinds of events where substance abuse commonly took place, such as concerts, raves, nightclubs, parties

Family events like holidays or birthdays that were missed or attended while high

Problems that related to substance abuse like financial difficulties, past-due bills, arguments, failures, divorces.

The Missing Solution To Triggers: The Narconon Sauna Program

There is a major trigger that is missing from the survey, lists like these and other forms of treatment. And that is the presence of drug residues in the body. This trigger is thoroughly addressed as part of the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Here’s how these residues act as triggers. When a person abuses drugs or drinks, the body has to break down that toxic substance to eliminate it from the body. But not all the residues pass out of the body. Because drugs are attracted to fats, they tend to bond to fats in the body. Even a skinny person has some body fat. It may be present inside the body, cushioning the organs.

The body has a hard time eliminating these toxic residues from the body since they are somewhat locked in place. These residues have been shown to be involved in triggering drug cravings, even years after drug abuse stops. But when these residues are flushed out, a brighter outlook and clearer thinking result. The Narconon rehab program has a healthy method of flushing out these toxins.

This is the Narconon sauna program. At rehab centers located in fifty locations around the world, this Narconon sauna program combines time in the sauna with nutritional supplements and moderate daily exercise to activate the body’s ability to let go of these residues.

Many people finishing this phase of recovery the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program state that their cravings for drugs either reduce or disappear entirely once this phase is complete.

Don’t let your loved one go through an incomplete recovery. Find out how the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program helps complete a recovery by removing this trigger. Call 1-800-775-8750 today to find your closest Narconon center.

References:

http://www.dailybruin.com/article/2012/05/preliminary_ucla_study_shows_social_media_may_hinder_drug_abuse_recovery