My greatest achievement was actually focusing on the program and then actually finishing it. Everyone I know has forgiven me and is proud I stuck it out. I feel so much better after handling everything with my family, my friends and my addiction.
I’ll start from the beginning. When my son was 13, I noticed a change. Maybe it was hormonal. That happens. Denial. At 16, I noticed even more of a change. Maybe it’s a girl. Another denial. Maybe it was the fact I had remarried as did his dad. Denial again. Anger, outrage, being disrespectful.
I work with families to get their loved ones into treatment and find most run into the same issues with how to successfully get it done. Here is my experienced advice on how to assist your loved one in to drug treatment .
Someone you care about is clearly an addict. Or, not so clearly… maybe you suspect it. If you suspect it, they usually are. Let’s face it, the signs of drug addiction are not subtle. However, it’s not something anybody wants to be true. We don’t want THAT to be happening.
As rehabs have closed in Houston and those in Florida begin to close as well, addicts and their families can be left in a difficult situation. In addition to storms displacing those who are in treatment, it also disrupts the drug supply into an area.
Drugs are common in our society and many of them change the perception an individual has about his own situation. Psychiatric drugs are prescribed by a doctor and are specifically meant to be taken to make a person’s emotional situation different than it is naturally.
The daily average of accidental overdoses in the United States is 120.This is a very unsettling statistic, especially if you know and care about someone who is an addict. One of the hardest things is being uncertain about what to do.
Recently there has been pioneering research into the possibility of engineering a vaccine that helps the body identify heroin as something that shouldn’t be metabolized.
I read an article today on what happens to drug users during a storm like Hurricane Harvey . This article described how serious drug addiction can be and emphasized the reality of the kind of life drug addicts have.
Here at Narconon, we encourage anyone on the Narconon program to write success stories. A success story is a summary of their achievements or wins for each section of the program. A win is something good that was accomplished or a realization that is important to their recovery.