We never tire of hearing from families that this is first Christmas in years they have been able to spend with their loved one sober and in a safe environment.
Albion, MI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
Narconon Freedom Center helped addicts reunite with their families at a cheery Christmas Dinner this holiday season. The center knows first-hand that a major side-effect of drug addiction is the breakdown of the family unit and how important reuniting family is to the recovery process.
This year’s Christmas Dinner was filled with many happy families. Loved ones were encouraged to bring favorite traditional dishes to share with their family member in recovery.
“We never tire of hearing from families that this is first Christmas in years they have been able to spend with their loved one sober and in a safe environment. It’s very gratifying to see families have hope for the first time that they will be able to spend many more holidays with their loved one happy and sober,” said John Walser, Senior Intake Counselor, Narconon Freedom Center Michigan.
Families expressed thanks that their loved ones who had been struggling with addiction are now on the road to recovery. “I am so happy to see my son doing well and see all the positive changes he is making,” said the mother of student D.D.
“This is the best Christmas I’ve spent with my son in years,” said the mother of student M.T.
“We are very impressed with how Narconon Freedom Center set up the Christmas Dinner. I felt like I was setting down with my family at home having everyone safe and together,” said the mother of student N.K.
One of the biggest side effects of drugs is the breakdown of families. The addict withdraws from their families and often does not talk with or see them. Families often refuse to see their loved one struggling with addiction due to their lying and stealing. The holiday season can be an extremely stressful time for addicts and can trigger increased drug use and overdose leading to death. Families of addicts often spend the holidays in fear for their loved one’s life wondering where they are and what they are doing.
“Getting a loved one into rehab can save their life,” said Walser.
For more information on alcohol or drug addiction or to enroll a loved one in drug rehab, call an Intake Counselor today toll-free at 877-362-9682. All calls are no charge and confidential.
About Narconon Freedom Center
Narconon Freedom Center, Albion, Michigan, is a non-profit alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility licensed through the state. The program has been helping those struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism for over 47 years. William Benitez founded the Narconon program in 1966 with the drug-free rehabilitation education researched and developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The Narconon program is a holistic drug-free rehab program. The drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility also provides drug prevention education to schools and community outreach programs. For drug education in your school or community, contact the center at 517-629-8661.