Study Shows Additional Health Problems Caused by Drug Addiction

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The Narconon Arrowhead program can help reduce prolonged symptoms of drug use

A study funded in part by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) that was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at nearly 750 people that entered an HMO addiction treatment program. The data gathered regarding other social and medical conditions was compared to over 3,600 other patients who were also members of the HMO but who were not identified as having an addiction.

The study found that those receiving treatment for substance abuse were more likely to have the byproducts of lower back pain, headaches, arthritis and of course depression and anxiety, which are common with most drug users.

Though this study has only recently been done, it has been known for decades that somatic illnesses can result from the ingestion of toxins such as drugs, both legal and illicit.

Many people throughout society have some type of nutritional deficiencies. Since drug use depletes the body of essential vitamins and minerals their overall health condition naturally worsens, in addition to the more prevalent physical, mental and social problems caused by drug addiction. What wasn’t reported in this study is that in most cases when drug use ceases and overall health is restored the other symptoms often diminish substantially.

American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard did extensive research in the field of drugs and other toxins and their effects on a person's mind and body. In 1978 Hubbard outlined an effective detoxification program to eliminate the accumulation of residues of drugs and other toxins while replenishing the overall nutrition of the body.

With regards to handling drug addiction, the Narconon® Drug Rehabilitation and Education Program utilizes Hubbard's detoxification and rehabilitation methodology to effectively rid individuals of physical cravings for drugs and to start them on the road to good overall health both mentally and physically. Combined with a series of life skills courses, the secular program achieves a success rate of approximately 70% of its graduates remaining drug-free and returning to becoming ethical and productive members of society.

According to Gary Smith, CCDC, who is the Executive Director of Narconon Arrowhead, "Our results speak for themselves and the demand for the program is ever-increasing, not just by those seeking to overcome addiction but also from other treatment professionals and governments from around the world."

Narconon Arrowhead is the largest facility in then international network now consisting of 120 rehabilitation and education centers in 40 countries. To find out more information about this life-saving technology or to get help for a loved one, call 1-800-468-6933 or log on to today.

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