(PRWEB) June 2, 2005
We live in a society today where too often people are taught to Âlook out for number oneÂ as opposed to looking out for friends and neighbors. Morals and values have gone out the window and have been replaced with the promotion of instant gratification. This mentality has created escalated immoral behavior and increased drug use, from street drugs to pharmaceuticals.
Unethical behavior and repeated misconduct go part and parcel with an addicted lifestyle. Addicts become trapped in committing transgressions against people in their lives and against society at large. They get into the vicious circle of committing transgressions in an attempt to hide or continue their drug or alcohol use. This then puts them in situations where further transgressions are committed in an attempt to solve the problems that the earlier transgressions have created.
As this cycle continues, these individuals begin to individuate from the people in their lives who love and care about them and may become antagonistic toward them. They hurt the people they love most and as a consequence they become ridden with guilt. This in turn makes them so uncomfortable they will use more drugs or drink in an attempt to cover up or medicate away these negative feelings.
Most alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs have some type of component where the addict has to take an inventory of the misdeeds they have done to others and the damage they have caused. The Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehabilitation Program takes this a step further with the NarcononÂ® Personal Values and Integrity Course. Narconon Arrowhead is one of the nationÂs largest and most successful drug rehabilitation and education centers and is founded on the drug-free methodology developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.
The Personal Values and Integrity Course is delivered in a classroom setting under the supervision of a person trained in this procedure. This course teaches addicts a system that will help them alleviate the guilt that is associated with their drug or alcohol related misconduct. In this course past misdeeds are inventoried one at time in a very specific manner. This procedure helps the addicts identify transgressions when they occurred, where they happened, who was involved with them at the time and the harm which resulted because of the misdeed.
Through this confessional procedure, addicts experience relief. They also become aware of the damage they are responsible for in their environment that they need to repair. This opens the door for the individual to be able to start the process of repairing these negative conditions. Once this process is completed, the individualÂs integrity is restored, along with the understanding that true happiness can only be achieved through living an ethical lifestyle.
ÂIt was a very difficult process at first,Â recalls a graduate of Narconon Arrowhead, Âbut when I completed this course I felt a tremendous amount of relief and I no longer had to hide or run from those things. They have been put behind me for good.Â
Ultimately, a former addict must take responsibility for him or her self, regardless of what treatment philosophy is being followed, if long-term stable recovery is to be achieved.
For more information or to get help for a loved one battling addiction, contact Narconon Arrowhead today by calling 1-800-468-6933 or visit http://www.stopaddiction.com.
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