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Aaron in Prescription Drug Abuse
September 28, 2016

Top 5 Alternative Methods of Pain Management

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
September 25, 2016

Where I Found Hope

I was forced into treatment. My family told me I could either go to Narconon or stay in jail, so my choice was easy.

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Dianna in Drug Rehab
September 17, 2016

Don’t Try to Fool Me With Mother Nature

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 .

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Aaron in Addiction
September 5, 2016

The Day I Should Have Stopped

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.

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Dianna in Local News
August 30, 2016

The Unspoken Aftermath of Disasters

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.

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Tara Smith in Drug Rehab
August 28, 2016

Treatment VS. Incarceration

Every 18 seconds, an American is arrested for drug possession (Centers for Disease Control, 2010) .

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Aaron in Addiction
August 8, 2016

The Horror Show of the American Addiction Epidemic

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.

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Aaron in Testimonials from Families
August 2, 2016

A Grandmother’s Thanks

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.

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Aaron in Local News
July 29, 2016

10 Years of Creating Sober Lives

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
July 15, 2016

It Feels Good to Be Me Again!

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.

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Aaron
July 9, 2016

Fixing the Mess

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
July 7, 2016

I Can Really Do Anything!

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....“

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Aaron in Addiction
June 28, 2016

Naloxone Availability

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.

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Derek Heiblim in Addiction
June 22, 2016

Overdose: through the Eyes of an Addict

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
June 14, 2016

Addiction is Not a Label

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.

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If Xanax Is Addictive and Dangerous, Why Are We Still Prescribing It?

Why Are We Still Prescribing It? Xanax, or Alprazolam, is a powerful benzodiazepine commonly used for treating anxiety and panic disorders.

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Aaron in Success Story
May 21, 2016

Narconon Took So Much From Me

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.

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Aaron in Addiction
May 4, 2016

The Wake Up Call

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.

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Joe in Drug Rehab
May 2, 2016

The Endless cycle of Trying to Quit

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.

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Aaron in Drug Rehab
April 27, 2016

The other side of Benzodiazepines

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.

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Derek Heiblim in Addiction
April 11, 2016

Is Addiction Really In My Blood?

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.

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Aaron in Drug Rehab
April 5, 2016

Secrets of the Suboxone Scam

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.

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Aaron in Addiction
March 31, 2016

Painkillers Prescribed to Children

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.

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Aaron in Drug Rehab
March 28, 2016

Harm Reduction and Heroin

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.

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Aaron
March 25, 2016

Drug Induced HIV Outbreak

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.

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Aaron
March 21, 2016

What is Drunkorexia?

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.

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Aaron in Addiction
March 9, 2016

The Zombie Drug

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.

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Aaron
February 29, 2016

How My Life Has Changed

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.

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Aaron
February 24, 2016

A Powerful New Opiate

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.

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Aaron
February 24, 2016

Small Town Problems

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.

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Aaron
February 17, 2016

Spreading Tragedy

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
January 28, 2016

Finding Who I Really Am

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.“

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Aaron in Success Story
January 28, 2016

Recreating Myself

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.”

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Aaron
January 27, 2016

Getting My Best Friend Back

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
January 27, 2016

There is Light in My Life Again

“I have seen the darkest parts of the world darkest part of my life and now I see nothing but joy, light and happiness.”

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Aaron in Success Story
January 26, 2016

One Amazing Journey

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.

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Aaron
January 12, 2016

Loving My Life and Everything in it!  

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.  

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Aaron in Success Story
January 4, 2016

Changing My Life

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
January 4, 2016

Finding Myself Again

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.

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Matt in Success Story
January 4, 2016

Gaining Confidence in Myself  

“I’m truly happy every day I get up and have a much more positive outlook on life and my future.”

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Aaron in Success Story
January 4, 2016

Keep Moving Foreword

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.

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Aaron in Success Story
January 4, 2016

Life Changes After Two Years Sober

I am two years clean of drugs and alcohol. During those two years, I have grown more than I could have ever imagined and now know what it means to live a fulfilling life.

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