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Making Sure Your Child Never Needs Drug Rehab

The care a child receives in making sure he or she does not abuse drugs varies greatly from household to household. In some, parents monitor their children’s activities closely and educate their children on problems associated with substance abuse. Sadly, at the other end of the scale are households where the child’s first drug use was actually with the parent. While this is a small number, it is tragic that it happens at all.

In most households, parents do make an attempt to prevent their child from using drugs. But it seems like the decks are stacked against parents.

Here’s why:

Marijuana: A parent can explain why it is wrong to use marijuana but any child who watches television or reads news knows that the drug is given to sick people by doctors.

Alcohol: Television advertising, especially during sports shows, features an abundance of alcohol advertising.

Prescription drugs: From pain killers to so-called “study drugs,” these are also prescribed by medical doctors.

Keeping one’s child safe means first of all, setting a good example of disciplined alcohol use, minimal prescription drug use and no illicit drug use. Education starts by example.

Second, it’s going to be necessary to explain that even if drugs are prescribed or openly advertised, there are negative effects associated with all these types of drugs, and that use can easily get out of control.

Third, a child who is goal-oriented is less likely to be derailed by drugs. Work with a child to develop goals he or she wants to achieve and feels are doable. Praise her accomplishments. Help him work out solutions to the obstacles.

Despite Best Efforts, Some Young People May Need a Rehabilitation Program

Despite education and monitoring, some young people will become dependent on or addicted to illicit or prescription drugs or alcohol. But recovery through drug rehab is possible and those dreams can come in sight once again. This is the result of the Narconon drug and alcohol recovery program, delivered at Narconon recovery centers around the world.

The Narconon drug rehab program does not use any other drugs as part of recovery but instead supports a person through withdrawal and detoxification with generous doses of nutritional supplements. Nutrition, along with time spent in a low-heat sauna and moderate exercise has been shown to initiate an exceptional detoxification process that flushes drug residues out of the fatty tissues where they tend to lodge. When these residues are removed, the person in recovery normally says that cravings are lower or gone, and that his or her outlook is brighter and energy is better.

Once outlook is improved, it is easier to recover the life skills the will keep one safe when rehab is completed. Life skills like the ability to use communication to resolve problems, ability to change conditions for the better, to isolate those people in one’s life who might create problems and a solid moral code that provides guidance. All these aspects of good survival are addressed on the Narconon addiction treatment program. Narconon school programs help prevent the need for addiction programs by providing drug education, but when addiction does arrive, this organization also provides rehabilitation.

Addiction treatment is seldom accomplished in the 28 to 30 days of short-term programs. It takes long than that to fully detoxify and then develop sober living skills. Learn how the Narconon program can put addiction problems in the past and help build a bright future again.

Does America’s Academic Culture Practically Demand Addictive Drug Use?

When parents send their children off to college, few of them expect those children to become dependent on prescription drug abuse in order to succeed. After all, the earlier generation didn’t have pharmaceutical aids in such profusion. But on campus after campus across the country, increasing numbers of students are using Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall in an attempt to increase focus and improve their ability to study long hours to complete papers or prepare for tests.

Addictive Study Drugs

All three drugs are prescribed for those diagnosed with ADHD in both youth and adults. All three are strong stimulants and are associated with side effects such as insomnia, decreased appetite, dizziness, nervousness and other problems. In a few cases, use of ADHD drugs has led to strokes, heart problems or sudden death.

These stimulants are chemically similar to amphetamine and methamphetamine, both highly addictive drugs. Ritalin is often abused and is known to be addictive and Concerta is simply a time-release form of Ritalin. Some authorities claim that Adderall is not physically addictive but the drug is a form of amphetamine, a drug that is abused by millions of addicts around the world.

Study Drugs Broadly Used on Campuses Across the United States

Expos’s, investigative reporting and surveys done on US campuses show that between 6% and 20% of the students are using these drugs to get through their studies, depending on which campus you visit. The US Department of Health and Human Services stated that full-time college students were twice as likely to use one of these drugs, Adderall, as other young people who were not in college at or or who were only attending part-time. The same study showed that those abusing Adderall in college were far more likely to be using alcohol and illicit drugs as well.

Drug Addiction - Ruined Education

While occasional use for an all-nighter may not lead to addiction, continuous use or abusing the drug by crushing and snorting easily can. A young person intending to achieve a college degree may instead achieve an addiction that ruins their hopes for a higher education.

Drug Rehab for “Study Drugs” Can Put the Dreams of a Degree Back on Track

Narconon Drug Rehab Support

It can happen that a student or other young person may find that he (or she) can’t break himself of the habit of relying on a study drug to get through the school year. It also happens that sometimes abuse to get through studies can progress to more dangerous forms of abuse, such as taking higher dosages or crushing the pills and snorting them. Students may find themselves panicky, sleep-deprived, losing weight, jittery or suffering nausea, stomach pains, fast heartbeat or other odd problems. If they can’t get off these drugs by themselves, they need the support of a good and healthy drug rehab.

At Narconon centers around the world, students come to learn how to break free from addictive study drugs and achieve success soberly. A few months repairing the damage done by these strong stimulants and learning how to make drug-free decisions is well worth the delay in the school schedule.

Root of Drug Problem

In Narconon long-term, residential programs, the use of any pharmaceutical aids is avoided. Many other rehabs may diagnose personality disorders they say underlie the problem with study drugs and prescribe Valium, Librium, Xanax or other drugs, but this is not getting to the root of the problem. An addicted person needs to learn how to succeed and bring their life and study skills under their own control without drugs and that is what is learned at Narconon drug rehabs such as Narconon Georgia in Atlanta.

In a program running three to five months on average, each person has a chance to improve their skills in dealing directly with the challenges presented by life, doing a thorough detoxification to repair harm to the body done by drugs, and learning better how to set and achieve goals.

Narconon reviews appearing on websites verify that the result of the program is a bright new outlook on life and an understanding of how to build a better life without drugs. By pursuing sobriety in a residential environment, a student has a chance to fully focus on recovery before returning to the stress and competition of a academic environment.

Study Drugs Rehab

If you are seeking help for your own dependence on study drugs or if you want to help someone else who needs to break free from addiction, contact the international offices of Narconon at 800-775-8750 today.


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