Drug Rehab Australia

Narconon Melbourne

Narconon Melbourne drug rehab center

Drug Rehabilitation Center

1025 Woods Point Road East Warburton 3795 VIC, Australia

Phone: 1 300 88 7676

613 5966 8501

E-mail: info@getoffdrugs.com.au

Website: Narconon Melbourne Drug Rehab Center - www.getoffdrugs.com.au

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Recovery from Addiction is Possible with Narconon

Australia is home to three Narconon groups that provide not only drug recovery services but also substance abuse prevention services to their communities. In Warburton, about 90 miles outside Melbourne, those who need addiction treatment can visit the beautiful and peaceful Narconon residential treatment facility set in the woods next to a National Park. Founded in August 2001, the rehabilitation center has 48 beds. Hundreds of people have come to this center to find an end to their drug use and alcoholism.

In Ringwood, Victoria and Everton, Queensland, Narconon drug prevention groups deliver lectures and information to young and old, educating them on the side effects of abuse of prescription medications, the dangers associated with the use of narcotics, and how addiction can be overcome. Drug prevention is an essential component in the fight to keep these addiction and substance abuse numbers from getting any higher.

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Drug addiction in Australia

Australia is a nation of twenty million people who are primarily situated close to the coastline of nearly three million square miles of land. Despite the distance between the country and the globe’s major sources of illicit drugs, there are plenty of drugs of abuse and their attendant addiction problems in Australia.

Drugs such as cannabis (referred to as marijuana in other countries), heroin, cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and MDMA (Ecstasy) find their way to Australia from all over the world. Drugs are identified as coming from Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, the United States, Israel and other countries. Primary routes are as sea or air cargo, in baggage, via parcel and postal services or carried by couriers.

Alcohol and Cannabis Commonly Abused Nationwide

Alcohol is commonly used across Australia, and is the leading cause of substance abuse-related deaths. Alcohol use is also the leading factor in road accident deaths. In 2004, 35 percent of Australians were drinking at levels that presented a risk or high risk in the short term. Another 10 percent were drinking at levels that presented a risk or high risk in the long-term. The numbers of those drinking at risky levels have increased steadily since 1995.

Cannabis is described and “cheap and plentiful” in Australia and is the top substance abused after alcohol. Much of the drug is grown domestically, often hydroponically, which usually produces a more potent herb.

Stimulants Such as MDMA, Methylamphetamine and Cocaine Growing in Popularity

Australia has much higher rates of MDMA use than other countries - it’s second only to cannabis in frequency of abuse. In fact, twenty-seven percent of the world’s seizures of MDMA take place in Australia. The detection of clandestine chemical labs producing MDMA or ATS nearly quadrupled between 1997 and 2005 and then remained high. Seizures and arrests for ATS, cocaine and hormones such as steroids are currently at their highest levels ever. It’s estimated that more than a million and a half Australians have tried methylamphetamine.

Fortunately, despite a global increase in heroin production, heroin abuse in the country has been stable or declining in recent years. On the other hand, the Australian Federal Police consider that many of those who were previously abusing opiates have switched to ATS.

Many Thousands of Australians Not Finding the Their Ways to Rehabilitation Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment

More than a thousand substance abuse treatment centers dot the landscape, appearing in every corner of the country and even showing up in the more barren inland regions. Residential treatment centers and non-residential drug recovery centers offer withdrawal, drug rehabilitation, substance abuse counseling, assessment or support. Most of those who seek treatment need help with alcoholism - forty-two percent of those who ask for drug rehab are having trouble with alcohol. Cannabis users make up another 23 percent of those seeking drug addiction treatment, followed by amphetamine-type stimulants at 12 percent and heroin at 11 percent.

The number of heroin addicts was estimated to be about 73,000 people in 2005. That same year, only about 30 percent of those addicts were able to find the drug recovery programs they needed. In 2007, more than 38,000 citizens received substance abuse addiction treatment for their heroin or opiate addiction. Both years, tens of thousands of heroin addicts were stranded in their addictions by a failure to find a rehab center for their narcotics addictions.