Canadian, OK (PRWEB) November 29, 2005
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health announced earlier this year that the number of people admitted for treatment for methamphetamine addiction increased from 105,754 in 2002 to 116,604 in 2003.
The scourge of meth addiction around the country in recent years prompted lawmakers to make it more difficult to obtain precursors to making methamphetamine. The symptom severity and damage caused by meth abuse has led researchers to explore different types of treatment.
A recent study funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) tested the effects of giving methamphetamine addicts the antidepressant buproprion in an attempt to reduce the high that meth users felt as well as the cravings for the drug. Another NIDA-funded study earlier this year suggested that meth addicts be given anti-psychotic drugs during withdrawal to treat the symptoms.
The primary missing information from each of these studies is that the drugs being used are also mind-altering substances and have their own toxic side effects. Evidence of this includes an anti-psychotic drug causing diabetes and the advent of black-box warning labels on antidepressants cautioning consumers of increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior. Giving more drugs to addicts is trying to use a chemical to solve a chemical dependency problem, which defies the definition of rehabilitation.
In addition, many scientists and psychiatrists try and pin the addiction problem onto a brain malady or chemical imbalance, but a recent article in the New York Times reveals that despite the many years of research and millions of dollars spent, brain scans have not been able to provide proof of these theories.
“There are much healthier and more effective ways of dealing with meth addicts than giving them more drugs,” says a supervisor for Narconon Arrowhead, “Our results speak for themselves, because the vast majority of our program graduates are still drug-free.”
Narconon Arrowhead, one of the nation’s largest and most successful drug rehabilitation and education facilities, feels they do have an answer to substance abuse, including helping people overcome methamphetamine addiction. The organization uses the effective drug-free rehabilitation methodology developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. The Narconon program’s success has spread via word of mouth and supporters and has been consistently helping people overcome substance abuse from all 50 states.
For more information on effective meth addiction treatment, visit http://www.methamphetamineaddiction.com. To find out more about Narconon Arrowhead or to get help for a loved on in need, call 1-800-468-6933 or log on to http://www.stopaddiction.com.