Parenting and Drug Use: The Worst Mix in the World

*+-With just a quick look around, it would be far too easy to collect a stack of stories that prove that parenting and drug use are not only a terrible idea, it can be deadly. In the case of marijuana use, it’s common for intoxicated parents to lose track of time. This is a characteristic of this drug’s effects. When children are involved, however, time is very often of the essence and a child’s life can be – and has been – lost when time passes unrecognized. As reported by Parents Opposed to Pot, a Colorado woman parked her SUV…

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Help for the Families of Addicts

*+-Anyone working in addiction recovery knows that families suffer right along with those who are addicted. Parents and siblings suffer the terror that their loved one won’t make it home or worse, have no idea where he is tonight. Children suffer from abuse or neglect of their most basic needs like shelter, food and love. Grandparents and other family may be abused, threatened or stolen from. Families need help, just like the addicted do. What kind of help can be offered to parents and other family? There are actually many ways to increase your understanding of addiction and the options…

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs

*+-As a child approaches his (or her) teens, he becomes more mobile. There are more sleepovers, more parties, more freedom to leave the home and hang out with friends. The more freedom and time away from home, the more opportunities there are to discover alcohol and drugs. It’s not even a question of if a child will encounter drug and alcohol use. It’s when. In addition to every other responsibility a parent faces in raising a family, here’s another one: keep all one’s children drug-free until adulthood. But it can be hard to find a good authority to provide effective…

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The Vicious Cycle of Addiction

*+-With horror, families of an addicted person watch their loved one destroy himself (or herself) with drugs or drink.  The damage is obvious to them. His health is declining. His morals and ethics are gone or nearly gone. Many times, there have been criminal acts such as selling drugs, thefts, assaults or worse. His family may be gone or about to go or the children may have been taken away. Everything valuable is long gone. “How can he do this to himself? And us?” they ask. So how can he keep taking the drugs or drinking? There have already been…

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Narconon Arrowhead Issues New Message in Remembrance to Those Lost to Addiction

*+-During the holiday season this year, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead are busy celebrating Christmas with a variety of activities. They kicked off the holidays with a Deck the Halls party, where everyone helped to decorate the building and hang ornaments on the large Christmas tree in the lodge. They helped to decorate and run a float in the Christmas parades in two nearby communities, celebrating the season.

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Narconon Italy Welcomes Many Guests to Grand Opening

*+-There are more than 100 Narconon drug rehab centers and prevention groups located throughout the world, and November 23rd of this year saw that number increase by one, with the grand opening of the Narconon Argo center. Narconon Argo joins six other Narconon centers in Italy, a country that has been hit hard by problems with abuse and addiction to drugs including heroin. Narconon has been active in Italy, and the centers that have already been delivering the program have achieved success in terms of reaching those in need and helping addicts to make a fresh start in life.

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Finding Rehab During the Holiday Season

*+-Each year as the holidays approach, families may postpone their efforts to get a loved one to rehab. It may be that that families are so desperate to see a loved one who was lost to addiction that they don’t even want to think about sending him (or her) away. After all, it may be the only time they see this person this year. Moms and dads may want to have just a few moments of family togetherness with this person they’re worrying about night and day. This feeling is completely understandable.  Of course they want to have a nice…

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A Comment on the Narconon Sauna Detoxification Program

*+-In the field of addiction treatment, what is usually meant when you say “detox” is a medically supervised period of coming off the drugs a person was using. When a person is coming off heavy levels of drinking, close medical care and support are needed to prevent injury during withdrawal. Some other drugs, like benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium and others) may cause dangerous symptoms during withdrawal that also require close support. At the end of detox, a person is sober. He will not be prepared to deal with all the challenges of life on his own, he is just free from…

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Narconon Tijuana Holds Two Year Anniversary

*+-On October 25, around 100 people gathered at the Narconon Tijuana drug rehab center to celebrate the second anniversary of the center’s grand opening in 2012. It was not long ago that Padre Jaime Lares Chairez, a Catholic priest working in Tijuana, decided to open a Narconon center, but in that time the organization that he established has saved many lives and has begun shining the light of hope into a city plagued by the effects of drug abuse and addiction. It all began when Padre Lares, who had already been working to help addicts in his community, attended a…

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Narconon Participates in Drug Prevention Activities

*+-October was National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, an annual event sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Across the nation, organizations held events and engaged in activities aimed at the goal of raising awareness of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, and the month was ushered in with a proclamation issued by President Obama. Among the large number of organizations which took part in National Substance Abuse Prevention Month this year were the many Narconon drug rehab centers located across the United States.

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