Drugs And Alcohol Addiction
No one starts out intending to be an addict, when they start indulging in drug or alcohol abuse. Perhaps it's a way to relax or escape from stress for a little while. Maybe it seems more adventurous and exciting than the life they are living. Very often there are problems that they just don't know how to deal with and a little alcohol, cocaine, heroin or Vicodin abuse seems to make them go away for a little while.
In other cases, a person may go to a particular environment where drugs or alcohol are being abused by many people present and it almost seems unacceptable not to join in. In a bar, a party or a nightclub, this influence may start some people using alcohol, marijuana, Ecstasy or other club drugs.
But all these substances and many others are addictive. When use becomes regular and the cravings set in, the user may not have a choice in whether or not they are going to be used. The cravings and the withdrawal sickness resulting when drug use stops drive a person back into more drug use.
Most people need help to escape from drugs and alcohol addiction. With the right kind of help, lasting sobriety can be achieved. But it takes longer than the 30 days of most programs that profess to help with drugs and alcohol addiction. When a person gets help with drugs and alcohol addiction at a facility offering the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, he or she will find a different kind of program -- but one that is remarkably effective for graduates from centers around the world. The evidence of the success of this program is the seven out of ten graduates who stay sober after they go back to home, family and work.
Each person on the Narconon drugs and alcohol addiction recovery program moves through each of the steps at his own pace so that when the end is reached and he's ready to go home, he knows he is ready and he has the skills to succeed. It doesn't matter if it takes an average amount of time like three to five months or longer, as it does for some people who complete in seven, eight or more months. The most important thing is that each person recovers a bright, interested viewpoint on life and they know how to make drug free decisions.
Life is always going to present challenges to the person who goes back home after recovering from drugs and alcohol addiction and the newly-sober person must be prepared for these. The Narconon program provides very specific skills for dealing with these challenges, like:
- How to identify people who are going to be trouble for you and how to know who's safe to associate with
- How to turn a negative situation into a positive one
- How to deal with situations that challenge one's personal integrity and how to come out a winner each time
- How to make the correct moral determinations based on your own values and goals, when faced with temptation or adversity.
Without these skills, sobriety can be fleeting, but with them, sobriety can be lasting. Which is why the Narconon program for drugs and alcohol addiction is the right long-term program for real recovery. Locate the Narconon center in your area by contacting the international offices of Narconon at 800-775-8750 today.