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Step 1

The Addiction Problem

If you’re looking for help for an addicted loved one, you are not alone by any means. Addiction is one of the most widespread social ills in this country at this time.

In 2005, an estimated 22.2 million people aged 12 or older were dependent on or addicted to either drugs or alcohol. For every addicted person, there may be a spouse, mother, father, children, siblings and friends. Thus the effects of addiction ripple out through out society, leaving few individuals who are not touched by addiction in their immediate family or close circle of friends.

Only about 4 million of those addicted sought and were able to find an addiction treatment facility. However, even of those, few were able to find lasting sobriety. Addiction treatment centers that publish their success rates usually state rates between 5% and 20% at best.

Step 2

The Solution to Addiction

The first step in handling addiction is correctly understanding the nature of the problem.

Some highly placed people in the government or in the addiction recovery field will tell you that addiction is a disease. The problem with that classification is that addiction treatment programs based on this definition typically state their results in a range between 5% and 20%. Most of them now agree that “relapse is part of the disease.” Fortunately, not every addiction treatment facility takes this viewpoint.

Here is a better definition for addiction:

Addiction is a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or other similar substances despite adverse social, mental and physical consequences. It is usually accompanied by psychological and physical dependence on the abused substance and the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the additive substance is rapidly decreased or terminated. When addiction is classified with diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, the logical form of addiction treatment is medication to control the illness.
Step 3

Do you need help for a loved one?

How should you select a drug rehab program? Take the time to thoroughly inspect the treatment programs available. Determine how these programs address the mechanics of addiction. Find out what their long-term recovery rate is and ask how they measure their success.

Inspect their programs in detail. Make sure that each facet of treatment is humane and one you would not mind experiencing. If the addiction treatment program uses drugs or medications as part of their protocol, look further until you can find a thorough program that builds health, self-confidence and self-reliance.
Drug rehabilitation does not have to be a revolving door if you take the time to do your research.

The addiction treatment at Narconon Arrowhead offers a unique program that starts with a gentle, thorough withdrawal that employs nutritional support along with physical and mental calming and re-orientation exercises. It goes on to help each person develop self-confidence and self-control and a greater awareness of himself or herself – something that was probably destroyed by their addiction.