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Narconon Arrowhead ‘Decking the Halls’ for Christmas

christmas decorationsPeople who spend their holidays in rehab may feel like they’re going to be missing out on the festivities, but those who are are Narconon Arrowhead this year don’t have to have that problem. The staff and students of the Narconon center in Oklahoma are kicking off the holiday season with a “Deck the Halls” party early in December. It’s a yearly tradition, and everyone works together to decorate the building for the Christmas holiday, including a beautiful tree in the lobby. Decorating the center is not all that the people at Narconon Arrowhead do, and indeed the holiday season sees a flurry of activities to celebrate the occasion, spread the spirit of the holiday, and to have fun while doing it. Continue reading

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner For Patients & Families Held at Narconon Arrowhead Facility

thanksgiving dinnerMany people who are considering getting into rehab so that they can finally quit abusing drugs or alcohol hesitate to do so during the holidays. They don’t want to miss out on everything, or maybe they are concerned about letting their loved ones down by not being there for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Likewise, the family of an addict might sometimes encourage him or her to put rehab off until after the holidays, not wanting to be apart and thinking maybe that the spirit of the season will somehow help to provide a buffer against the problems that come with substance abuse. Fortunately, it doesn’t always have to be an either/or choice. Those who choose Narconon Arrowhead for their rehab program get to spend the holidays with their loved ones, while also making progress on their recovery from addiction during the holidays. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Provides Alcohol Prevention for Thanksgiving

thanksgivingIf you ask most people what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving, you will hear many say that what they most value is their family and friends. They are thankful for the time they get to spend together, and for the fact that they can look forward to many more years of happiness with their loved ones. In this spirit, Narconon Arrowhead is sharing alcohol abuse prevention tips this Thanksgiving to help people across the country to keep those they care about safe from the dangers of binge drinking and alcoholism during the holidays. The staff of Narconon Arrowhead know from their experience working with recovering addicts, a background which many of them share personally, that the holidays often bring a greater risk of heavy drinking than the rest of the year.  Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Observes Red Ribbon Week 2014

oct calendarFrom October 23rd through the 31st, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead celebrated Red Ribbon Week, annual event which is part of the broader Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign, sponsored by the National Family Partnership. Throughout the week, Narconon Arrowhead was working to spread the message of Red Ribbon Week, which this year was summed up with the theme “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.” Red Ribbon Week is all about promoting awareness of the dangers of drug use and the negative impacts of drugs on the individual and society, and Narconon Arrowhead is a strong supporter of the event. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Participates in Red Ribbon Week

drug freeEvery year for nearly three decades, individuals, families and organizations around the United States have been donning red ribbons in a sign of solidarity for the Red Ribbon Campaign. This nationwide movement found its beginnings in 1985, when a man named Enrique Camarena was brutally tortured and murdered at the hands of agents of a drug cartel in Mexico. Camarena was there on assignment as an agent of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), working to stop the spread of drugs at its source along the international drug trafficking corridors into the U.S. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Addresses Drug Cravings in Latest Press Release

headacheWhat does it take to get over addiction? What kinds of barriers does an addict face when trying to get sober? How hard is it really to quit using drugs and alcohol and to make a fresh start in life? These and other questions like them are answered in The Life Cycle and Mechanics of Addiction, a new booklet published online by Narconon Arrowhead executive director Gary W. Smith. It is a brief yet information packed booklet which is available as a free download through the Narconon Arrowhead website, and it is presented in an easy to understand, accessible and highly informative format. The Mechanics of Addiction is based on Smith’s decades of experience in the field addiction treatment, and it offers a wealth of information to people who are facing the problems of substance abuse in a loved one or in their own lives. Narconon Arrowhead issued a press release discussing the new booklet, focusing on the section of the book which discusses the first barrier that a person must overcome in the fight against addiction: cravings. Continue reading

Addiction, Barriers to Recovery Explained in Narconon Booklet

Mechanics Of AddictionNarconon Arrowhead, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education center located in Oklahoma, recently released its booklet, The Life Cycle and Mechanics of Addiction.  Authored by the center’s Executive Director and long-time professional in the field of drug rehabilitation and education, Gary W. Smith, the booklet explains the Three Barriers to Recovery which the addict must overcome to successfully reclaim his or her life from addiction. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Observes Family Fun Month

family funFamily is one of the most important aspects of drug addiction. It is one of the aspects of life that suffers the most while a person is suffering from addiction, as the addict’s relationships with parents, children, siblings and spouses steadily deteriorate. A person who falls into the trap of addiction will often be heard lamenting the fact that his or her substance abuse has cost the trust and happiness that they once enjoyed in the home. Family is also one of the strongest magnets that pull a person back from the brink of ruin, giving an addict the encouragement and incentive to decide to quit and make it through rehab to a recovery. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Offers Tips to Simplify Your Life

writingAugust is home to National Simplify Your Life Week. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a time set aside to look at the complications in our lives and find ways to smooth it all out. It’s a time for throwing away all the stress and complication of modern life in favor of a healthier, happier, simpler way of living.

Stress, after all, is one of the biggest causes of drug use and adverse health situations in America. When someone is stressed out, it can feel like drinking alcohol or using drugs is a good way to deal with that stress. Not only does this never work to actually handle the situation that is upsetting the person, it actually makes the stress worse. After all, alcohol and drugs are stressors in themselves. Continue reading

Narconon Arrowhead Celebrates 4300th Patient at Graduation

successDrug addiction isn’t going away in America. It’s a big problem, and it needs big solutions if we’re going to do something about it. Narconon Arrowhead is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that is doing something big about drug addiction by having had its 4300th patient recently graduate from the center.  Continue reading