Going to Narconon, I was not giving myself a chance at first and fought against the staff’s suggestions most of the time. I felt I was not ready. Gradually though, I started giving myself a chance and stopped fighting.
The brain of a cocaine addict goes through a change which is not always reversible.
Our facility provides a holistic approach to helping a person using drugs or alcohol since the physical damage of addiction has several variables to address. A holistic approach to this can address both the physical and the mental aspects.
One of the downsides to being an athlete is you are prone to minor or major injuries, especially in contact sports.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus, there has been a rise in drug and alcohol abuse. The CDC reported almost 71,000 overdoses in 2019 alone, with 50,042 of those cases opioid related. In the first four months of 2020, there was an 11.
Once the physical side addressed, the focus turns to the mind and spirit. This portion is probably the most critical part of recovery. There are issues and problems a user has never confronted, and continuously running from them has created even more.
We usually write articles about what family members can do to improve the chances of their loved ones staying sober. However, this article is directed at those struggling with addiction, how something that may seem harmless to them can lead down a road to utter destruction.
I was an opioid user on and off for the better part of four years. I tried a few different ways to get clean. I attended meetings as well as put all my faith in a Higher Power. Neither of those would last for very long.
Does a functional addict exist, or are they like a unicorn, a mystical creature existing only in the mind?
Amphetamines originated first in Germany in 1887. The more potent and more uncomplicated alteration of the drug (methamphetamine) was created later by a Japanese chemist who streamlined the process.