Former Narconon Arrowhead Patient Speaks for First Time on His Recovery from Heroin Addiction

A former Narconon Arrowhead patient talks for the first time on his recovery process through the program and journey to living without heroin.

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The true goal of a rehabilitation facility would be to help an individual achieve full sobriety from all drugs, and gain the knowledge they need to confidently pursue a healthy, productive future. This is the goal of Narconon Arrowhead treatment.

(PRWEB) April 14, 2014

The nationwide heroin epidemic has affected millions of life. Reports from the National Institute on Drug Abuse report that one out of 15 people that use prescriptions will try the drug within 10 years. What’s worse is that we are losing lives every day to a problem that can be remedied with successful rehabilitation.

Meet Joseph. Joseph had taken heroin intravenously for over twenty years. He recently completed the Narconon Arrowhead program; and decided to publicly for the first time to discuss his addiction and recovery because so many people are struggling with heroin issues.

During the time when he used heroin, he had been to prison, funerals for “friends” (other addicts), ICU, and many of the other places frequented by drug addicts. No matter how many rehabilitation facilities he went to or how many treatment programs he participated in, Joseph was unable to resolve his heroin addiction. That is, until he was admitted for treatment at Narconon Arrowhead.

At Narconon, Joseph was able to take a look at his life and confront what was occurring in it. He could see where he had been and who he had become, and figure out who he really wanted to be and where he wanted to go in life. He gained new tools for his life, new abilities to communicate with others around him, and new skills to handle the problems in life and achieve his goals. After nearly three decades of taking from society and the world around him, Joseph was able to give back to others at Narconon by helping them accomplish what he had accomplished on his program. Now that he has graduated from the program and conquered his heroin addiction, Joseph feels that Narconon is undoubtedly the best rehabilitation program in the world - simply because it worked when none other could.

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In treating heroin addiction, many rehabilitation facilities and programs recommend a substitute medication program. This type of program aims to bring the individual down off their heroin addiction without having to experience some of the more intensely painful withdrawal symptoms, including restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes, goose bumps, severe cravings and more. However, many of these substitute medications, like methadone, carry their own risks of tolerance, dependence and addiction, and can therefore act only to replace the individual’s heroin addiction with another addiction, rather than helping them successfully achieve full sobriety from drugs.

The true goal of a rehabilitation facility would be to help an individual achieve full sobriety from all drugs, and gain the knowledge they need to confidently pursue a healthy, productive future. This is the goal of Narconon Arrowhead treatment. And, based on staff and client surveys, recent outcome studies and patient reviews the facility does this with 70% reporting drug abstinence from several months to many years after successful completion of the program.

For more information on Narconon Arrowhead call 800-468-6933 or log into http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Sources:
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin

http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/infographics/abuse-prescription-pain-medications-risks-heroin-use


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