With Americans spending 14 billion out of pocket each year on holistic alternatives to pain medication, it is about time to bring up the subject as a viable option.
I was forced into treatment. My family told me I could either go to Narconon or stay in jail, so my choice was easy.
Most of the time, I do not have an opinion over whether or not a particular drug is legalized because whether the drug is legal or criminalized, the drug will still be abused. Front and center in this debate, is Kratom .
The day I should have stopped began at 10 am in Portland, Oregon while I was on vacation. As I walked down the street to a small brunch place to grab a coffee, I had no idea what was in store for me later that day. I went to downtown Oregon to visit Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Being born and raised in New Orleans, I have seen my fair share of natural disasters. Of course, Katrina was the most devastating and the first one to have an impact on my life. At that point, I had not developed a bad drug habit.
Every 18 seconds, an American is arrested for drug possession (Centers for Disease Control, 2010) .
The Horror Show of the American Addiction Epidemic Although frightening, the reality of our addiction situation in this country needs to be confronted. Gone are the days of an addict being considered simply a problem in the family for an indeterminate amount of time.
To the Staff of Narconon Louisiana, Imagine my super delight over the past six years since my beautiful granddaughter, Julianna, successfully completed treatment at your facility for drug over use and that she is once again a well rounded, optimistic family and career-minded, young woman.
Narconon Louisiana New Life Retreat is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. In commemoration of 10 years of creating drug-free lives, we received proclamations from the Mayors of both Denham Springs and Baton Rouge.
I arrived at Narconon messed up in all aspects of my life. I was a poor provider for my daughter, I wasn't contributing anything to the relationship I'm in, I wasn't in the greatest communication with my family and I wasn't working as much as I used to. I was losing everything.
That Was My Life Before going to Narconon, my life was a mess. I was using every day and had completely given up on myself. I withheld my feelings from everyone in order to make the people around me happy. I thought if I told people how I really felt, they would be unhappy or disappointed.
Congratulations Ryan! Sober since 2013! In his own words: “Getting my life back on track has been one of the best decisions I've made. I've had many blessings since completing the Narconon program in 2014....“
Naloxone, often found under the brand name Narcan is a opiate antagonist used on overdose victims to block opiate receptors and reverse the overdose. Taking naloxone results in an opiate addict going into withdrawals and requires medical attention after being administered.
He puts a needle to his arm and injects the heroin. It travels through his bloodstream and enters the brain. There the heroin converts to morphine, which binds to and activates mu-opioid receptors in the brain.
If you haven't been hit by addiction or helped a loved one who struggles with it, there are things you may not realize. A lesser known fact about addicts is they are not always crazed individuals who don't care for others or themselves. Surprisingly the opposite in many cases is true.
Why Are We Still Prescribing It? Xanax, or Alprazolam, is a powerful benzodiazepine commonly used for treating anxiety and panic disorders.
and I Will Be Forever Grateful Aimless. Depressed. Selfish. Scared. Anxious. Paranoid. Worthless. Stuck. An utter disappointment to all who loved me. The above words described me to a “T” before I went to Narconon. My drug and alcohol addiction led me to a complete impasse in my life.
For seven years I struggled with anorexia and bulimia, constantly paralyzed by depression and anxiety. Multiple inpatient and outpatient stays at hospitals and programs did not stop the obsessive thoughts, self-hate, and quest for perfection.
The Endless cycle of Trying to Quit “I’m done. I just can’t do it anymore.” While these might sound like the words of someone who is finally ready for treatment, they are quite the opposite. I am giving up on treatment, after five failed attempts. These are my words.
I remember waking up to the faint sound of Madonna playing on the stereo, shortly followed by screaming and the smell of smoke coming from the car. I couldn’t figure out what was happening but heard one of my friends telling the paramedics he couldn’t move his body or neck.
Is Addiction Really In My Blood? As one who has suffered with addiction, I didn’t think there was anything that could be done to “cure me.” I grew up with the stories of how bad Grandpa’s gambling was and how numerous family members were alcoholics and drug addicts.
From an Ex-addict I’m in a swanky hotel room with my doctor. She’s traipsing around barefoot, in a flower-print summer dress while writing me a prescription for ninety tablets of Suboxone.
Oxycontin approved for children 11 -16 In August of 2015, the Food and Drug Administration approved the powerful narcotic painkiller, Oxycontin for children ages 11-16. Since that point, there has been a great deal of controversy and criticism.
Naloxone is known as a heroin or morphine overdose reversal. It is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. It can be injected into the muscle, vein or under the skin or sprayed into the nose.
What you find with drugs is they bring about many undesirable situations for the user; whether that be the agonizing effects of addiction, a life that is deteriorating, failing relationships or even a severe virus such as HIV.
Alcohol and Dieting don’t mix Drug and alcohol use follow trends. None of those trends are ever wise but that doesn't stop people from getting in line to try the hot new thing with drugs. A recent trend has to do with girls, weight and alcohol.
Spice, K2, Mojo, or fake weed is a drug that has taken off and been responsible for many problems over the last several years, with authorities fighting to keep it off the streets.
Kylie grew up in Florida and faced problems in life that lead her to drug and alcohol abuse. Through doing the Narconon program she was able to find a new outlook on life.
100x more powerful then Fetanyl A powerful new drug called W-18 is on the rise in Canada. W-18 is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and fentanyl is 100 times more potent then morphine.
West Virginia’s Overdose Epidemic Since the cocaine cowboys in the 80s, to the rise of the internet drug dealer in the early 2000s, drugs have always found a way to make it into the hands of consumers. When many picture West Virginia they see rolling hills or a myriad of dangling autumn leaves.
Spreading Tragedy A Real Look at the Drug Epidemic Substance abuse has reached epidemic proportions in our country and resulted in devastating overdoses, deaths, crime and heartache. The family that lost someone so dear to them.
After struggling with addiction and lossing who he was; Marty is ready to live the rest of his life happy and drug free after completing the Narconon program . “I know who I am and what I want to do for the first time in a while.“
After destroying relationships with friends and family Cori was able to repair her life with the help of the Narconon program. “The Narconon program gave me all the tools to handle my problems and recreate myself.”
After years of struggling to save her friend, Tara had all but given up hope until the Narconon program changed everything. This is her story. “Narconon Louisiana gave me my best friend back, for which I am forever grateful.” “I met Jeff about 5 years ago through friends of ours.
“I have seen the darkest parts of the world darkest part of my life and now I see nothing but joy, light and happiness.”
After years of struggling with addiction, J.C. made it out of the depths of addiction with the help of the Narconon program and this is what she had to say. “It’s been a long, awesome journey and I’m so glad I did the Narconon program.” “My life before Narconon was crazy.
J.R. completed the Narconon program almost a year ago. After completing the Narconon program, he has made his life into what he has always wanted to be. When he came back to visit he had this to say.
Since I’ve been at Narconon my life has significantly changed for the best. I have successfully been clean for 4 months and I owe it all to the program and the staff. The program gave me a drug-free withdraw which is awesome cause you’re trying to get off drugs not keep doing them.
Before coming to Narconon I was lost. I had given myself up to the opinions and discretion of doctors. I began taking Psych meds and lost who I was in the process. I then found myself stuck in a cycle of drinking and doing drugs.
“I’m truly happy every day I get up and have a much more positive outlook on life and my future.”
One year ago today I was at the lowest point in my life. On the brink of death myself, I lost someone very close to me from an overdose and was visibly killing the people who loved me most. I had given up.