How to Tell When Drug Rehab is the Right Choice for a Loved One

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Everyone knows that there are drug rehabs all over the US and in other countries. But until they themselves have a real need, they may never think really think about how people get there, how that need comes about and how the decision gets made.

But when a loved one is unmistakably addicted, that’s when it hits home. When everything else has been tried, when the pleading has had no effect, when every promise to stop drinking or using drugs has been broken, when there is just no other choice, then families know that the time has come for them to find a good drug rehab to bring about recovery.

Reaching this point is never easy for anyone. It’s only after the tears, ultimatums, lost money and sometimes arrests or hospital stays have gone by that families realize that a rehabilitation treatment program is the only rational choice.

Addiction Can Take Complete Control of a Person’s Life

Addiction is a cruel master. It can affect a middle-aged businessman who has been abusing alcohol for decades but a divorce or job loss tips that drinking over into alcoholism. It can result from teen prescription drug use at a party or dance club where just a couple of times snorting a painkiller or using ecstasy creates cravings the young person can’t walk away from.

Many Families Wait Much Longer than Ideal

The fact is, however, that many families wait until they have tried everything else to choose addiction treatment, but if they had gotten their loved one to rehab much sooner, everyone could have been spared enormous pain, suffering, grief, fear, and expense.

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Narconon Gabbiano in Italy

Narconon drug rehab centers have been established in dozens of countries around the world with one purpose: to create lasting sobriety after addiction. This rehab program has been helping people recover from addiction since 1966.

It is not necessary to wait until every other option has failed before you find a rehab program for a loved one. Once there is an unchanged pattern of behavior, once the person has promised to stop and hasn’t, you should realize that the addiction is in control, not the person. It is a loving kindness to find that person effective help right at that moment before any further damage is done.

Detox area at Narconon Nepal
Narconon Nepal

The Narconon program, wherever it is delivered, offers a major benefit that is available nowhere else. That’s the Narconon New Life Detoxification. One thing that affects individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs is that the substances leave residues in the body. These residues tend to lodge in the fatty tissues of the body and not get flushed out from normal effort by the body to purify itself. Over time, a body can build up quite a toxic load from all the alcohol or drugs that were consumed.

The Narconon New Life Detoxification uses a low-heat sauna, nutritional supplements, and moderate exercise to enable the body to flush out these toxins. As the toxins leave, so do most of the cravings, for most people. These toxins have been shown to be involved in the triggering of cravings that may show up years after drug use stopped.

The Narconon program is available across the US in California, as well as states such as Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and others. There are also facilities in Russia, South America, Australia, Egypt and throughout Europe.

To bring an end to the suffering of both the addicted person and the family, choose the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.


Sue Birkenshaw

Sue has worked in the addiction field with the Narconon network for three decades. She has developed and administered drug prevention programs worldwide and worked with numerous drug rehabilitation centers over the years. Sue is also a fine artist and painter, who enjoys traveling the world which continues to provide unlimited inspiration for her work. You can follow Sue on Twitter, or connect with her on LinkedIn.