Does Your Drug Rehab Program Focus on Life Skills?

There are all kinds of drug rehab programs in the world. Some have widespread popularity and others are isolated to just a few rehab centers. Like wilderness programs. You can find this type of rehab program with fair ease, but they are not widespread. Equine programs – ones that incorporate care and riding of horses – are a little more common. Some programs don’t focus on this modality of treatment but might include some involvement with horses.

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48 Years of Saving Lives with Narconon Rehab

It has now been nearly half a century since the Narconon drug rehab program was originally founded. The date was the 19th of February, 1966, and the setting was inside the walls of a prison cell in Arizona. William Benitez was a young man who had spent half of his life as a drug addict, and his addiction to heroin had landed him, once again, in prison. After struggling with drug addiction for so long, and after seeing it ruin his life, William was in need of change. He had finally reached a point where things had gotten so bad…

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Narconon Celebrates 48 Years of Saving Lives

“We’ve come such a long way from the early days of that behind-the-bars rehab program with a few dozen students,” says Narconon International president Clark Carr. He is speaking on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Narconon program, which was recently observed on February 19th. This date doesn’t refer back to the day when Narconon opened the doors of its first drug rehab center, but rather to the day when Narconon founder William Benitez originally made the decision to start the program. At the time, he was serving time in an Arizona prison, and it was there that…

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The Daily Life of a Narconon Student

If you are preparing to enter drug rehab at a Narconon treatment center or through another program, you may not know what to expect. Perhaps you have never before been to rehab, and have little or no reality on what it is like and what happens on a daily basis. On the other hand, you may have been through one or more other programs previously, but do not know what the Narconon program consists of. There are many different rehab programs in the United States and worldwide. Some offer a 28-day program, with the patient being checked out at the…

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Vaportini Trend Stirring Up Concerns

Television channel News 18 out of Lafayette, Indiana recently carried a story warning local viewers about the potential hazards of a new way to get drunk. It’s not a new type of alcoholic beverage, but instead is a new method of consuming the alcohol. In fact, it does not involve drinking at all. Instead the individual who employs this means of alcohol consumption breathes the alcohol, which makes it possible to get far more intoxicated in a much shorter period of time. The product is sold under the brand name of Vaportini, and it has made headlines in Indiana and…

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What Are The Newest Trends Concerning Teen Drug Use

Drug addiction can come from the most unexpected places. As a result, addiction experts are urging parents to stay on top of new trends in teen drug use, as many can substances are being found around the house or gotten easily at school. While heroin, synthetic drugs and prescription drugs are common knowledge, there are dozens of surprising ways to get high and unexpected places to hide drugs.  For example: Freon Gas – Kids are finding that they can inhale or “huff” freon from air condition units to get high.  It produces a feeling similar to that of drinking alcohol,…

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Next Progression Of Prescription Addiction Is Heroin Abuse

In recent years, prescription drug abuse has skyrocketed.  Products like Percocet, Vicodin and Oxycontin have been leading users down a darker path than they ever imagined.  The most recent fork in the road has led them to heroin use–a place many users swore they would never go–for the plain and simple fact that it is cheaper. The Dark Side Of Prescription Drugs Prescription opiates are very addictive, particularly when used incorrectly or over long periods of time.  One of the most dangerous things about these drugs is that addiction creeps up on you, grabbing hold when you least expect it. …

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Why Are Nearly Twenty Percent Of Students Getting High During The School Day

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse recently conducted a study focused on drug and alcohol use among high school students during the school day. The results were surprising: 17 percent of American high school students are smoking cigarettes, drinking or using drugs during the school day. In addition, 86 percent of the 1,003 students surveyed, said that they knew of classmates who were using drugs or alcohol during the hours of school, while more than half admitted that they knew of places on or close by campus where students could go to smoke, drink or get high. Marijuana…

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