In the West, there's not a lot of news about Russia's raging addiction problem but that does not mean it does not exist. Ever since Russia's borders opened two decades ago, one of the types of trade that increased was the smuggling of tons of heroin from Afghanistan to Russian urban centers. Estimates of the number of heroin addicts vary depending on who you talk to. Non-governmental organizations estimate the number at three million, with 30,000 or more deaths every year.
Over-consumption of alcohol is another problem for Russians. It is estimated that on average, each Russian drinks 18 liters of pure alcohol each year, compared with 14 in France and just eight in the US. This high consumption of alcohol causes more deaths due to disease or accident.
But into this desperate situation has come Narconon drug rehabilitation centers that are providing new sobriety for those who are addicted to heroin or other drugs. Narconon centers are located in Naberezhnye Chelny, Dimitrovgrad, Samara, Balashikha near Moscow, Podolsk south of Moscow, Moscow itself, and Beriozovsky near Yekaterinburg. Four other centers provide drug prevention and education to cut the problem off at its source.
At these Narconon rehab centers, those Russians who lost the battle with addiction can begin to climb back up to a sober, productive life once again. These centers use no drugs in the treatment of addiction, using nutrition and plenty of one-on-one work with each person to help them recover.
A special sauna drug detoxification program, exclusive to Narconon, uses exercise, time in a sauna and nutrition to help each person's body flush out the drug toxins that get left behind after drug use. As these toxins are flushed out of the fatty tissues where they are stored, the brightness of life begins to return. Cravings begin to diminish. Some people even say cravings leave for good during this phase of recovery.
Even if a person loses cravings at this point, there is much more work to be done. A person must learn to live a sober lifestyle. This requires leaving the guilt of addiction behind, replacing it with personal integrity and honesty. This change takes time to accomplish. The typical Russian drug rehab consists of detoxification and a return to the streets, or perhaps the person will be administered painkillers or barbiturates, meaning that there is no way to find relief from guilt in these programs.
But at Narconon centers, each person learns the exact steps they need to take to recover that personal integrity. They are guided through the practical steps by the Narconon staff and finally emerge on the other side with the relief of guilt and a restored interest in a sober life.
It doesn't end there, however. A person must learn how to turn difficult situations around in to positive ones so that problems don't drive him (or her) back into drug abuse in the future. A common sense moral code must be taught to each person to help stabilize their personal goals and decisions in the future.
The end result of these steps is that seven out of ten people who go through this recovery program remain sober after they go home.
Some news reports note that as many as 90% of heroin addicts that go through traditional Russian "narcology" treatments return to drug use, which makes Narconon the better choice for recovery.
If someone you love is trapped in addiction to heroin, alcohol or one of the other addictive substances in Russian, you can find help at the seven Narconon drug rehabilitation centers located in Russia. Learn more about the successes of this program by contacting Narconon today.