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Narconon Arrowhead Releases Tips for Keeping Family Drug Free for Family Fun Month


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

The Importance of Family

Narconon Arrowhead executives and staff recognize that the family is the basic building block of our society. It is the first group we belong to as a child. It is the source of our upbringing and the values which we learn to live by.

If is from out parents that we first learn how to treat our siblings and other children. It is where we learn how to share, and how to be kind and diplomatic with others. It is where we learn respect for others and their property. It is from members of our family where we learn about friendship and loyalty. It is with our family we find shelter from the storm of life.

The foundations of our basic education about life and how to live it will be learned in our family.

In this small and closely-knit group, we will learn right from wrong, good from bad, and what is valued and what is not. We will learn the guiding standards of achievement and the measures of failure, and what is really important to living a good and decent life.

It is from our family, as well, where we will learn whether or not drug and alcohol use is acceptable, and whether or not its consumption is regarded as necessary to “having a good time.”

Family Fun Month Activities

Many families participating in summer activities in general, and also participating in Family Fun Month as the summer comes to a close, will choose activities which are centered on sports, enjoyment of the outdoors, cultural opportunities, and food and fun.

A few common Family Fun Month activities which invite inclusion and participation from all family members both young and old include such things as:

➢    Visiting the local park together, and taking a picnic along. Some in the family might enjoy bringing a soccer ball or a Frisbee for added fun.

➢    Families who live in a location with easy access to the beach or mountains might want to plan a day of beach activities, a hike in the mountains, or even a camping trip for true outdoor enthusiasts.

➢    Concerts or movies in the park are often a summertime activity provided by the community. An evening under the stars listening to music or watching a good family movie is a special time for everyone.

➢    Experience your community together by visiting the library in search of good books; by attending the local Farmer’s Market to shop for some healthful food while supporting your local growers; or by attending a local art/artisans show. Such activities provide an opportunity to learn and experience new things.

➢    Plan and shop for a special family cook-out or barbeque. Add some homegrown and creative entertainment provided by family members. Take some pictures, and create a collage as a related art project all can participate in and enjoy.

Each family has its own creativity and activity preferences. There are nearly unlimited opportunities all around us for families to have fun together, and it need not require unlimited funds, or travels far from home. In celebration of Family Fun Month, everyone in the family can put their heads together to come-up with great ideas and activities to be enjoyed and remembered by all.

Tips from Narconon Arrowhead

It is vital to a safe and enjoyable Family Fun Month that activities do not involve the use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. While our society is currently inundated with advertisements promoting alcohol as an important to having a good time and drug and drug use is rampant, true happiness does not come from experiencing the risky and potentially fatal consequences of mixing drugs and alcohol with family activities intended to be fun.

To that end, Narconon Arrowhead will be releasing tips for keeping your family drug-free throughout its activities during the month of August.

The Oklahoma-based drug rehabilitation and drug prevention education facility knows the value and importance of a family being able to enjoy Family Fun Month without the adverse consequences of drug and alcohol use, and will be publishing timely and informative blogs on its main website to help you and your family stay safe and sober.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: http://www.scmaf.org/Top_Nav/aboutSCMAF/newsarchive/August_is_Family_Fun_Month_.htm







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Tips for Keeping Family Drug Free for Family Fun Month


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

The Importance of Family

Narconon Arrowhead executives and staff recognize that the family is the basic building block of our society. It is the first group we belong to as a child. It is the source of our upbringing and the values which we learn to live by.

If is from out parents that we first learn how to treat our siblings and other children. It is where we learn how to share, and how to be kind and diplomatic with others. It is where we learn respect for others and their property. It is from members of our family where we learn about friendship and loyalty. It is with our family we find shelter from the storm of life.

The foundations of our basic education about life and how to live it will be learned in our family.

In this small and closely-knit group, we will learn right from wrong, good from bad, and what is valued and what is not. We will learn the guiding standards of achievement and the measures of failure, and what is really important to living a good and decent life.

It is from our family, as well, where we will learn whether or not drug and alcohol use is acceptable, and whether or not its consumption is regarded as necessary to “having a good time.”

Family Fun Month Activities

Many families participating in summer activities in general, and also participating in Family Fun Month as the summer comes to a close, will choose activities which are centered on sports, enjoyment of the outdoors, cultural opportunities, and food and fun.

A few common Family Fun Month activities which invite inclusion and participation from all family members both young and old include such things as:

➢    Visiting the local park together, and taking a picnic along. Some in the family might enjoy bringing a soccer ball or a Frisbee for added fun.

➢    Families who live in a location with easy access to the beach or mountains might want to plan a day of beach activities, a hike in the mountains, or even a camping trip for true outdoor enthusiasts.

➢    Concerts or movies in the park are often a summertime activity provided by the community. An evening under the stars listening to music or watching a good family movie is a special time for everyone.

➢    Experience your community together by visiting the library in search of good books; by attending the local Farmer’s Market to shop for some healthful food while supporting your local growers; or by attending a local art/artisans show. Such activities provide an opportunity to learn and experience new things.

➢    Plan and shop for a special family cook-out or barbeque. Add some homegrown and creative entertainment provided by family members. Take some pictures, and create a collage as a related art project all can participate in and enjoy.

Each family has its own creativity and activity preferences. There are nearly unlimited opportunities all around us for families to have fun together, and it need not require unlimited funds, or travels far from home. In celebration of Family Fun Month, everyone in the family can put their heads together to come-up with great ideas and activities to be enjoyed and remembered by all.

Tips from Narconon Arrowhead

It is vital to a safe and enjoyable Family Fun Month that activities do not involve the use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. While our society is currently inundated with advertisements promoting alcohol as an important to having a good time and drug and drug use is rampant, true happiness does not come from experiencing the risky and potentially fatal consequences of mixing drugs and alcohol with family activities intended to be fun.

To that end, Narconon Arrowhead will be releasing tips for keeping your family drug-free throughout its activities during the month of August.

The Oklahoma-based drug rehabilitation and drug prevention education facility knows the value and importance of a family being able to enjoy Family Fun Month without the adverse consequences of drug and alcohol use, and will be publishing timely and informative blogs on its main website to help you and your family stay safe and sober.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: http://www.scmaf.org/Top_Nav/aboutSCMAF/newsarchive/August_is_Family_Fun_Month_.htm







Narconon Arrowhead Releases Tips for Keeping Family Drug Free for Family Fun Month


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

The Importance of Family

Narconon Arrowhead executives and staff recognize that the family is the basic building block of our society. It is the first group we belong to as a child. It is the source of our upbringing and the values which we learn to live by.

If is from out parents that we first learn how to treat our siblings and other children. It is where we learn how to share, and how to be kind and diplomatic with others. It is where we learn respect for others and their property. It is from members of our family where we learn about friendship and loyalty. It is with our family we find shelter from the storm of life.

The foundations of our basic education about life and how to live it will be learned in our family.

In this small and closely-knit group, we will learn right from wrong, good from bad, and what is valued and what is not. We will learn the guiding standards of achievement and the measures of failure, and what is really important to living a good and decent life.

It is from our family, as well, where we will learn whether or not drug and alcohol use is acceptable, and whether or not its consumption is regarded as necessary to “having a good time.”

Family Fun Month Activities

Many families participating in summer activities in general, and also participating in Family Fun Month as the summer comes to a close, will choose activities which are centered on sports, enjoyment of the outdoors, cultural opportunities, and food and fun.

A few common Family Fun Month activities which invite inclusion and participation from all family members both young and old include such things as:

➢    Visiting the local park together, and taking a picnic along. Some in the family might enjoy bringing a soccer ball or a Frisbee for added fun.

➢    Families who live in a location with easy access to the beach or mountains might want to plan a day of beach activities, a hike in the mountains, or even a camping trip for true outdoor enthusiasts.

➢    Concerts or movies in the park are often a summertime activity provided by the community. An evening under the stars listening to music or watching a good family movie is a special time for everyone.

➢    Experience your community together by visiting the library in search of good books; by attending the local Farmer’s Market to shop for some healthful food while supporting your local growers; or by attending a local art/artisans show. Such activities provide an opportunity to learn and experience new things.

➢    Plan and shop for a special family cook-out or barbeque. Add some homegrown and creative entertainment provided by family members. Take some pictures, and create a collage as a related art project all can participate in and enjoy.

Each family has its own creativity and activity preferences. There are nearly unlimited opportunities all around us for families to have fun together, and it need not require unlimited funds, or travels far from home. In celebration of Family Fun Month, everyone in the family can put their heads together to come-up with great ideas and activities to be enjoyed and remembered by all.

Tips from Narconon Arrowhead

It is vital to a safe and enjoyable Family Fun Month that activities do not involve the use or abuse of drugs or alcohol. While our society is currently inundated with advertisements promoting alcohol as an important to having a good time and drug and drug use is rampant, true happiness does not come from experiencing the risky and potentially fatal consequences of mixing drugs and alcohol with family activities intended to be fun.

To that end, Narconon Arrowhead will be releasing tips for keeping your family drug-free throughout its activities during the month of August.

The Oklahoma-based drug rehabilitation and drug prevention education facility knows the value and importance of a family being able to enjoy Family Fun Month without the adverse consequences of drug and alcohol use, and will be publishing timely and informative blogs on its main website to help you and your family stay safe and sober.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: http://www.scmaf.org/Top_Nav/aboutSCMAF/newsarchive/August_is_Family_Fun_Month_.htm







Narconon Arrowhead Publishes New Recovery Information for Simplify Your Life Week


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

The first week of August every year is set-aside as a time when a person can sit back and take a look at those things he or she can do to simplify their life. We are all living in a fast-paced, challenging society, which is part of a tumultuous world, and simplifying life can be a relief.

The demands of work and family, economic pressures and the time-consuming distractions of television and social media can cause a person to feel overwhelmed, and a bit like a leaf blowing in the wind.

Taking the time observed by Simplify Your Life Week is a beneficial tool a person can use to identify some things in his or her life which can be simplified, thus lessening the burden of stress as well as freeing-uptime for more beneficial and rewarding activities.

Those who are experienced in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation such as the executives and staff of Narconon Arrowhead also know that it is vitally important to a person in recovery, and to those who are recovered, to maintain a level of simplicity in their lives, and not unnecessarily overburden themselves.

It is also known that one of the most important and effective actions to simplify a person’s life is the ability and wisdom to say “No” when the situation or activity warrants it, especially when it involves drug or alcohol.

Suggestions for Simplify Your Life Week

While each individual has his or her own lifestyle with its particular complexities and demands, here are a few suggestions of actions anyone can take to simplify:

➢    Unsubscribe from mass emails, and any emails, which are merely a distraction and provide you with no benefit, but instead grab your attention and waste your valuable time.

➢    Discipline yourself to sort through any piles or stacks of paper on your counter or your desk. Liberally make use of the “circular file,” also known as the trash can.

➢    Implement the highly useful tool of a daily list of things to get done. Start with those things which are easiest for you to do, and put the harder things towards the end of the list. Mark off each item when you get it done, and pat yourself on the back! Any that you don’t get done today, add to your new list for tomorrow. Keep at it, give yourself some wins, and you will begin accomplishing more daily.

➢    Schedule your social media time. Unless it is business related and improves your financial life in some way, then it can be relegated to entertainment time.

➢    Make some personal time for yourself a priority, even if only a short time each day.

And always feel free to say “No” to any invitation you do not want to accept, any commitment you cannot keep, any activity you do not want to participate in, and most important of all—say “No” to any offers or invitations to use drugs or alcohol.

New Recovery Information

Narconon Arrowhead, in support and recognition of Simplify Your Life Week, will be publishing information via informative and useful blogs on their main website especially for those individuals in recovery or those recovered to help in simplifying life after addiction.

For more information please, visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/412738822096463/







Narconon Arrowhead Publishes New Recovery Information for Simplify Your Life Week


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

The first week of August every year is set-aside as a time when a person can sit back and take a look at those things he or she can do to simplify their life. We are all living in a fast-paced, challenging society, which is part of a tumultuous world, and simplifying life can be a relief.

The demands of work and family, economic pressures and the time-consuming distractions of television and social media can cause a person to feel overwhelmed, and a bit like a leaf blowing in the wind.

Taking the time observed by Simplify Your Life Week is a beneficial tool a person can use to identify some things in his or her life which can be simplified, thus lessening the burden of stress as well as freeing-uptime for more beneficial and rewarding activities.

Those who are experienced in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation such as the executives and staff of Narconon Arrowhead also know that it is vitally important to a person in recovery, and to those who are recovered, to maintain a level of simplicity in their lives, and not unnecessarily overburden themselves.

It is also known that one of the most important and effective actions to simplify a person’s life is the ability and wisdom to say “No” when the situation or activity warrants it, especially when it involves drug or alcohol.

Suggestions for Simplify Your Life Week

While each individual has his or her own lifestyle with its particular complexities and demands, here are a few suggestions of actions anyone can take to simplify:

➢    Unsubscribe from mass emails, and any emails, which are merely a distraction and provide you with no benefit, but instead grab your attention and waste your valuable time.

➢    Discipline yourself to sort through any piles or stacks of paper on your counter or your desk. Liberally make use of the “circular file,” also known as the trash can.

➢    Implement the highly useful tool of a daily list of things to get done. Start with those things which are easiest for you to do, and put the harder things towards the end of the list. Mark off each item when you get it done, and pat yourself on the back! Any that you don’t get done today, add to your new list for tomorrow. Keep at it, give yourself some wins, and you will begin accomplishing more daily.

➢    Schedule your social media time. Unless it is business related and improves your financial life in some way, then it can be relegated to entertainment time.

➢    Make some personal time for yourself a priority, even if only a short time each day.

And always feel free to say “No” to any invitation you do not want to accept, any commitment you cannot keep, any activity you do not want to participate in, and most important of all—say “No” to any offers or invitations to use drugs or alcohol.

New Recovery Information

Narconon Arrowhead, in support and recognition of Simplify Your Life Week, will be publishing information via informative and useful blogs on their main website especially for those individuals in recovery or those recovered to help in simplifying life after addiction.

For more information please, visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/412738822096463/







Narconon Arrowhead Publishes New Recovery Information for Simplify Your Life Week


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

The first week of August every year is set-aside as a time when a person can sit back and take a look at those things he or she can do to simplify their life. We are all living in a fast-paced, challenging society, which is part of a tumultuous world, and simplifying life can be a relief.

The demands of work and family, economic pressures and the time-consuming distractions of television and social media can cause a person to feel overwhelmed, and a bit like a leaf blowing in the wind.

Taking the time observed by Simplify Your Life Week is a beneficial tool a person can use to identify some things in his or her life which can be simplified, thus lessening the burden of stress as well as freeing-uptime for more beneficial and rewarding activities.

Those who are experienced in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation such as the executives and staff of Narconon Arrowhead also know that it is vitally important to a person in recovery, and to those who are recovered, to maintain a level of simplicity in their lives, and not unnecessarily overburden themselves.

It is also known that one of the most important and effective actions to simplify a person’s life is the ability and wisdom to say “No” when the situation or activity warrants it, especially when it involves drug or alcohol.

Suggestions for Simplify Your Life Week

While each individual has his or her own lifestyle with its particular complexities and demands, here are a few suggestions of actions anyone can take to simplify:

➢    Unsubscribe from mass emails, and any emails, which are merely a distraction and provide you with no benefit, but instead grab your attention and waste your valuable time.

➢    Discipline yourself to sort through any piles or stacks of paper on your counter or your desk. Liberally make use of the “circular file,” also known as the trash can.

➢    Implement the highly useful tool of a daily list of things to get done. Start with those things which are easiest for you to do, and put the harder things towards the end of the list. Mark off each item when you get it done, and pat yourself on the back! Any that you don’t get done today, add to your new list for tomorrow. Keep at it, give yourself some wins, and you will begin accomplishing more daily.

➢    Schedule your social media time. Unless it is business related and improves your financial life in some way, then it can be relegated to entertainment time.

➢    Make some personal time for yourself a priority, even if only a short time each day.

And always feel free to say “No” to any invitation you do not want to accept, any commitment you cannot keep, any activity you do not want to participate in, and most important of all—say “No” to any offers or invitations to use drugs or alcohol.

New Recovery Information

Narconon Arrowhead, in support and recognition of Simplify Your Life Week, will be publishing information via informative and useful blogs on their main website especially for those individuals in recovery or those recovered to help in simplifying life after addiction.

For more information please, visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/412738822096463/







Narconon Arrowhead Publishes New Recovery Information for Simplify Your Life Week


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

The first week of August every year is set-aside as a time when a person can sit back and take a look at those things he or she can do to simplify their life. We are all living in a fast-paced, challenging society, which is part of a tumultuous world, and simplifying life can be a relief.

The demands of work and family, economic pressures and the time-consuming distractions of television and social media can cause a person to feel overwhelmed, and a bit like a leaf blowing in the wind.

Taking the time observed by Simplify Your Life Week is a beneficial tool a person can use to identify some things in his or her life which can be simplified, thus lessening the burden of stress as well as freeing-uptime for more beneficial and rewarding activities.

Those who are experienced in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation such as the executives and staff of Narconon Arrowhead also know that it is vitally important to a person in recovery, and to those who are recovered, to maintain a level of simplicity in their lives, and not unnecessarily overburden themselves.

It is also known that one of the most important and effective actions to simplify a person’s life is the ability and wisdom to say “No” when the situation or activity warrants it, especially when it involves drug or alcohol.

Suggestions for Simplify Your Life Week

While each individual has his or her own lifestyle with its particular complexities and demands, here are a few suggestions of actions anyone can take to simplify:

➢    Unsubscribe from mass emails, and any emails, which are merely a distraction and provide you with no benefit, but instead grab your attention and waste your valuable time.

➢    Discipline yourself to sort through any piles or stacks of paper on your counter or your desk. Liberally make use of the “circular file,” also known as the trash can.

➢    Implement the highly useful tool of a daily list of things to get done. Start with those things which are easiest for you to do, and put the harder things towards the end of the list. Mark off each item when you get it done, and pat yourself on the back! Any that you don’t get done today, add to your new list for tomorrow. Keep at it, give yourself some wins, and you will begin accomplishing more daily.

➢    Schedule your social media time. Unless it is business related and improves your financial life in some way, then it can be relegated to entertainment time.

➢    Make some personal time for yourself a priority, even if only a short time each day.

And always feel free to say “No” to any invitation you do not want to accept, any commitment you cannot keep, any activity you do not want to participate in, and most important of all—say “No” to any offers or invitations to use drugs or alcohol.

New Recovery Information

Narconon Arrowhead, in support and recognition of Simplify Your Life Week, will be publishing information via informative and useful blogs on their main website especially for those individuals in recovery or those recovered to help in simplifying life after addiction.

For more information please, visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/412738822096463/







Narconon Arrowhead Publishes New Recovery Information for Simplify Your Life Week


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014

The first week of August every year is set-aside as a time when a person can sit back and take a look at those things he or she can do to simplify their life. We are all living in a fast-paced, challenging society, which is part of a tumultuous world, and simplifying life can be a relief.

The demands of work and family, economic pressures and the time-consuming distractions of television and social media can cause a person to feel overwhelmed, and a bit like a leaf blowing in the wind.

Taking the time observed by Simplify Your Life Week is a beneficial tool a person can use to identify some things in his or her life which can be simplified, thus lessening the burden of stress as well as freeing-uptime for more beneficial and rewarding activities.

Those who are experienced in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation such as the executives and staff of Narconon Arrowhead also know that it is vitally important to a person in recovery, and to those who are recovered, to maintain a level of simplicity in their lives, and not unnecessarily overburden themselves.

It is also known that one of the most important and effective actions to simplify a person’s life is the ability and wisdom to say “No” when the situation or activity warrants it, especially when it involves drug or alcohol.

Suggestions for Simplify Your Life Week

While each individual has his or her own lifestyle with its particular complexities and demands, here are a few suggestions of actions anyone can take to simplify:

➢    Unsubscribe from mass emails, and any emails, which are merely a distraction and provide you with no benefit, but instead grab your attention and waste your valuable time.

➢    Discipline yourself to sort through any piles or stacks of paper on your counter or your desk. Liberally make use of the “circular file,” also known as the trash can.

➢    Implement the highly useful tool of a daily list of things to get done. Start with those things which are easiest for you to do, and put the harder things towards the end of the list. Mark off each item when you get it done, and pat yourself on the back! Any that you don’t get done today, add to your new list for tomorrow. Keep at it, give yourself some wins, and you will begin accomplishing more daily.

➢    Schedule your social media time. Unless it is business related and improves your financial life in some way, then it can be relegated to entertainment time.

➢    Make some personal time for yourself a priority, even if only a short time each day.

And always feel free to say “No” to any invitation you do not want to accept, any commitment you cannot keep, any activity you do not want to participate in, and most important of all—say “No” to any offers or invitations to use drugs or alcohol.

New Recovery Information

Narconon Arrowhead, in support and recognition of Simplify Your Life Week, will be publishing information via informative and useful blogs on their main website especially for those individuals in recovery or those recovered to help in simplifying life after addiction.

For more information please, visit http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/412738822096463/







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Narconon Arrowhead Celebrates 4,300th Graduate from Program


Canadian, OK (PRWEB) August 01, 2014

Narconon Arrowhead recently celebrated the occasion of the 4,300th graduate from the program at the drug rehab center located in the small town of Canadian, Oklahoma. Founded in the year 2001, Narconon Arrowhead is the flagship drug rehab center in the Narconon Network, and people come from across the United States for services there. Now, with such a long track record of success, the center has recent outcome studies as well as client reviews showing the effectiveness of it’s rehabilitation program. To mark the occasion, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead are planning a special graduation that will focus on the theme of lifelong recovery, the goal of the Narconon rehab program.

The center holds a graduation event every week, at which men and women who have recently completed the program have the opportunity to speak to the group and to share their wins on the program. It is a great way for the graduates to put a cap on their time at the center and to receive an enthusiastic acknowledgement from the group, as well as offering the students who are still on the program some encouragement that they are on the right path and that they too can enjoy similar gains in their own lives.

A Special Graduation to Celebrate Recovery

The special graduation celebrating the 4,300th graduate represents a milestone as Narconon Arrowhead continues to increase the rolls of people who have gotten sober on the program. In considering the ripple effect that their work has on the lives of others, the numbers of people who have been helped increases dramatically: For every one of the thousands of people who have achieved recovery at Narconon Arrowhead, there are many more parents, spouses, children, siblings and friends who have gotten back their loved one and who have been spared the tragedy of seeing someone they care for succumb to addiction. The celebration at Narconon Arrowhead isn’t merely about numbers on paper, but is a recognition of the hard work that has been done at the center in helping to turn lives around and guide people towards making a fresh start. As they continue to progress towards 5,000 and more graduates, the team at Narconon Arrowhead is tirelessly devoted to their mission of helping to bring about a world free from addiction.

For nearly 15 years, Narconon Arrowhead has been at the forefront in the Narconon network, and it is recognized as setting the standard for delivery and service. The center’s reputation for success in application exceeds their geographical territory, and they draw program attendees from across the country, people who want the best in their pursuit of sobriety and recovery. Furthermore, individuals who are training to work in Narconon centers elsewhere in the world frequently come to Narconon Arrowhead to train and intern with the staff so that they can learn to deliver the program at the highest levels of excellence. Success breeds more success, and the results that Narconon Arrowhead achieves on a routine basis help them attract more clients as program graduates share stories of their experiences at the center and help to promote them.

As more and more people graduate from the center, its reputation will only continue to grow, and in doing so Narconon Arrowhead helps to create a name for itself and also for other Narconon centers around the nation as being among the leaders in the field of addiction treatment.

To learn more about the center, visit their website now: http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.







Narconon Survey Confirms Pervasive Prescription Drug Abuse by Young Americans

(PRWEB) June 06, 2013

According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, there are more teens misusing and abusing prescription drugs than ever before. In April 2013, this non-profit organization published their annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey (PATS) that showed that one in four American teens has misused or abused a prescription drug. This figure increased 33% over the prior five years. To verify this information, the records of rehab admissions at the Narconon Arrowhead rehabilitation facility were combed to determine how many young admissions fit this pattern. An overwhelming 89% of young adults who were admitted to this rehab reported prescription drug abuse and addiction – usually years of this addictive habit.

These admissions were part of a larger tabulation of the drug abuse history of treatment admissions. Those selected out were between the ages of 18 and 22 years of age when they arrived. The lists of prescription drugs that had been abused at this tender age were astonishing. Drug abuse histories like these were all-too typical:

C was a 21-year-old male whose major addiction was to opiates. He had abused them daily for three years before arriving at Narconon Arrowhead. He’d tried cocaine but it caused him to have seizures. The list of opiates he had abused included methadone, Lortab, OxyContin, Darvocet, fentanyl, tramadol, Norco, Percocet, codeine, Subutex and Suboxone. In previous attempts to get sober, he had been given Xanax, Seroquel, Klonopin and Ativan in detox facilities. C had received tickets for 15 major driving violations and had been charged with three DUIs.

K was a 22-year-old female who had been abusing opiates for ten years when she arrived at Narconon Arrowhead. Her list included heroin, morphine, Dilaudid, Percocet, Demerol, Darvon, Darvocet, codeine, OxyContin, Subutex, Suboxone, opium, hydrocodone, tramadol, Norco and Lortab. A few days a month, she added Xanax, Klonopin or Valium. She had also abused methamphetamine, Ritalin and Adderall. At one point, she had a $ 900/day drug habit. She made money taking people to unscrupulous doctors so she could acquire pills that could be sold to other addicts.

“Many of these prescription drugs are so addictive that it does not take much abuse before a young person totally loses the power of choice,” said Clark Carr, president of Narconon International. “Once this trap slams shut, these young people may quickly spiral down into horrifying levels of drug use or even death. But we have found that even these cases can recover, when given enough time and a thorough enough approach to recovery.”

The PATS survey also showed that only 16 percent of parents discuss the dangers of prescription painkillers and even fewer discuss other types of prescription drugs. To help parents know how to start talking to their children about these drugs, Narconon International has created a guide called Ten Things Parents May Not Know about Prescription Drug Abuse. This free downloadable guide can be obtained at http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/10-things-prescription-drugs.html.

“It’s not easy to protect your children from abuse of drugs and alcohol,” added Carr. “At Narconon International, we are doing everything we can to help, including publishing a variety of guides to help parents eliminate the possibility of drug abuse or addiction among their children.”

In addition to the guide on prescription drug abuse, there are others advising parents on what they need to know about marijuana, recommending ways to protect children from drug abuse over the summer and helping families who are dealing with addiction to know what to do. These new Narconon® materials are available on http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/parent-center.html.

For more information on Narconon, call 1-800-775-8750 or visit http://www.narconon.org.