Florida Out-Patient Drug Rehab Center
Narconon Florida | Clearwater
Narconon Florida in Clearwater –
an Alcohol and Other Drug Rehabilitation Center
Florida a Conduit for Drugs into the U.S.
Florida has long served the drug traffickers of South America and Mexico as a conduit for the drugs they bring into America. More than 8,000 miles of coastline provide virtually unlimited access to the state by boat. Heavy international tourism and shipping activity through Miami and other international airports serve to conceal couriers and drug shipments. As a result, ample channels for the movement of drugs through Florida have unfortunately been well established for decades.
In 2008 alone, more than 20,000 pounds of cocaine were seized in Florida, and more than 36 tons of marijuana. Cocaine arrives directly in the state from its South American origins, via passenger aircraft, shipping container or any kind of boat such as personal pleasure craft, fishing boats or cargo vessels. Cocaine entering directly from South America is normally destined for distribution to the East Coast or Canada, with plenty of availability for susceptible Floridians. Much of the cocaine consumed within the state is first converted to crack cocaine.
The majority of the marijuana distributed through the state is grown locally in indoor growing facilities utilizing hydroponic systems. Augmenting that supply are shipments entering the state on the Interstate 10 Corridor from the Southwest border with Mexico.
With such a quantity of drugs moving through the state, it is no wonder that a person unhappy with his or her life might choose to try this or that drug "recreationally" and wind up addicted and miserable. Fortunately for the people of the Tampa Bay Area and all of Florida, there is a Narconon center in Clearwater, Florida that can help them become completely drug-free.
Narconon Clearwater and its Services
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Clearwater, Florida is a non-residential center. The majority of the more than 100 Narconon rehabilitation centers worldwide are residential. This center was established more than ten years ago to serve those who suffer from drug addiction, but are still functioning well enough to run a business, hold a job, or attend school. For a decade, this center has been helping citizens from its local area and those who come from afar to live with friends while they defeat their addiction demons.
Drug abuse statistics in Florida
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than a million people in Florida are current drug users. Nearly 1.5 million people are suffering from drug or alcohol dependence or are abusing drugs or alcohol to the point that it is damaging their lives – but they still can't quit. More than a million Floridians do not get the addiction recovery treatment they need each year. In most cases, those who are addicted are in 'denial,' that is, denying that they really have a problem. Some simply don't believe that it is possible to recover and live a drug-free life.
Results at Narconon Clearwater
Fortunately, for more than 500 people, Narconon Clearwater drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has provided a solution. At any one time, thirty people can progress through this Narconon program, flushing drug and alcohol residues and other toxins from their bodies, learning drug-free decision-making skills, and restoring their self-esteem and sense of pride.
Drugs Being Treated at the Center
Historically, heroin and crack have been the drugs of choice for many who seek recovery at this Narconon. However, in the last year, more people have been suffering from prescription drug addiction – drugs like Xanax, OxyContin, Suboxone and methadone. The last two, ironically, are used to treat addiction to narcotics at many other rehabilitation centers, whereas people now addicted to Suboxone and methadone come to Narconon Clearwater to get off these drugs, which they find damage their mental and physical health.
Prescription Drug Abuse in Florida
Also ironic is the fact that nearby Tampa, Florida is a center for companies running Internet pharmacy operations. The presence of these illegal pharmacies contributes to the fact that more than 700,000 Floridians each year abuse prescription pain relievers, nearly twice as many as those who use cocaine.
Results at Narconon Clearwater
Internationally, seven out of ten Narconon graduates go on to live drug-free lives. Very often, the people choosing Narconon for their recovery from addiction to narcotics, stimulants, alcohol or other drugs have tried other centers before choosing Narconon.
At the Clearwater drug treatment center, students learning to live drug-free have come from all walks of life, some as young as 20 and a few in their 70s, proving it is never to late to overcome addiction. Over the years, the center has developed a good relationship with local sheriffs and public defenders, some of whom have put those truly wishing to leave substance abuse behind in touch with Narconon.
Families are invited and encouraged to get involved in the addiction recovery process. At this center in particular, because it is 'out patient,' family participation is critical. The addict has many hours daily away from the Narconon center when family members can provide guidance and support. Narconon works with recovering students and their families to adjust the personal schedule of their substance abuse rehabilitation services to their individual needs. Thus, they can continue to run their businesses or hold their jobs.
The Clearwater Narconon is licensed as a Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facility by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Several staff are Certified Addiction Professionals, and a Registered Nurse is also on staff.