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Narconon Arrowhead Releases Guide to Drug Abuse Prevention During Stress Awareness Month


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

National Stress Awareness Month

Federal Occupation Health (FOH) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its purpose is to improve federal employee health, safety and productivity. Over the years, FOH has implemented many programs to improve employee health and fitness, prevent and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, and decrease absenteeism and turnover of employees.

National Stress Awareness is an FOH campaign focused on helping people better understand, manage and deal with stress in ways that improve health, wellbeing and quality of life.

The April 2015 campaign is “Take time to unwind…It’s healthy to relax, renew and rejuvenate.” It highlights the need to set-aside time for oneself, and engage in stress-reduction activities that increase relaxation and better help a person deal with life stresses.

People react to stress in different ways. According to FOH, long-term stress may lead to a broad range of illnesses. Headaches, stomach disorders, depression, increased risk of stroke or heart disease have all been linked to stress at some level.

FOH highlights that understanding the mind-stress-health connection helps a person better manage stress, and thus improve health and wellbeing.

The Mechanics of Stress

The automatic nervous system response to stress or a threat to survival is designed to mobilize quick reflexes in the event of imminent danger. We have all experienced the rush of adrenalin when we have a “close call”, such as a narrowly avoided car accident.

Imminent threats to survival, or perceived threats to survival, cause a rush of stress hormones into the bloodstream. Heart rate, blood pressure and glucose (blood sugar) levels all increase. Hormones that suppress other body functions such as the immune system and digestion also release into the bloodstream, all with a focus on immediate response to a survival threat.

Danger or perceived danger can trigger this stress response. And in today’s modern world, the stress response is often triggered by financial worries, work conflicts, anxiety or bad memories. Long-term stress over weeks and months can suppress the immune system, dampening the immune response and increasing the risk of illness or disease.

A Guide to Drug Abuse Prevention

Stress can also trigger alcohol or drug use; increasing the risk of abuse and addiction and threatening the sobriety of those in recovery. Drug and alcohol-abuse prevention is a vital aspect of managing and minimizing stress.

Narconon Arrowhead, a long-term drug rehabilitation and education center in Southeastern Oklahoma releases the following guide to drug abuse prevention in support of National Stress Awareness Month:

Recognize Your Sources of Stress

Identify those individuals, issues and situations which are a source of stress. Recognizing the source is the first step to doing something to improve the situation. Focus on those things that make you feel calm, and in control. Consider some simple changes you can make to minimize the sources of stress.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Good, nutritious food is a source of fuel and energy for the body. Stress depletes needed nutrients and reserves. Keeping the body well-fed is a stress-reliever, and proofs the body up against stress. Drugs and alcohol deplete the body of needed nutrients, causing one to feel worse.

Exercise

Exercise is an excellent way to relieve stress. It increases health, and overall physical and mental wellbeing. The brief false high or false sense of wellbeing derived from drugs or alcohol is a poor and fleeting substitute.

Get Adequate Sleep

Lack of adequate sleep is a stressor itself. Lack of sleep-caused fatigue leaves one more vulnerable to the ill effects of stress. If you have trouble sleeping, there are many natural remedies and solutions available without resorting to drugs or alcohol as a solution.

Relax and Unwind

Learn to relax and unwind without turning to drugs or alcohol. Yoga, meditation or a spiritual pursuit of your choice has lasting benefits which far transcend the brief relief obtained from using drugs or alcohol.

If you know someone under stress who is using drugs or alcohol to cope, contact us today or call toll free at 800-468-6933 to get them help.







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Narconon Arrowhead Offers New Tips For Heroin Addiction Recovery


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Heroin addiction has gained a strong foothold in America today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a link between heroin use, and opioid painkillers.

Heroin Addiction Today

The 1990s birthed the treatment of chronic pain with drugs such as Percocet, Opana and OxyContin. Recent federal and state coordinated crackdown efforts to shut-down opiate dispensing “pill mills” resulted in a scarcity of opiates.

The alternative to opioid use is the cheaper and often more easily obtained drug, heroin.

According to the CDC, three-fourths of heroin abusers began with pills.

Heroin Treatment Today

Heroin addiction treatment today is primarily a pharmacological approach, where the addict’s dependency on heroin is substituted for another chemical dependency on a drug such as Subutex, Methadone or Naltrexone. The focus is on inhibiting or suppressing the addict’s heroin withdrawal symptoms and/or heroin cravings.

Using substitute drugs does not identify, address or resolve the underlying reason or cause for the individual starting down the road to addiction to begin with.

Behavioral therapies which focus on modifying the behavior related to the heroin addict’s drug use, and on increasing skills to cope with life is another approach to heroin addiction treatment. Though some life stresses may be alleviated, or an addict may be influenced to change to a greater or lesser degree, this approach doesn’t necessarily equip the person to accurately identify or accurately address the underlying cause.

In an effort to provide effective heroin addiction treatment, a pharmacological-behavioral therapy combined approach is also used.

A Different Approach

Narconon Arrowhead takes a different approach to heroin treatment, one which is based on an understanding of addiction, its life cycle and mechanics. This approach is broadly workable, and can help an addict understand the facts of chemical dependency.

Addiction has a life cycle:


    It begins with problem. It can take the form of a discomfort, or some form of emotional or physical pain physical.
    The person experiencing the problem has no immediate solution.
    The person feels that the problem is major, persistent and without relief or solution.
    Despite the addictive potential, this is the reason the he person will begin to use drugs or alcohol.
    The person feels relief for using the drugs or alcohol.
    Even though relief is temporary, the person adopts the drugs or alcohol as a solution to the problem.
     Value is assigned to the drug or drink by the person—the reason to use again.

Peer pressure is an influencing factor in addiction. Another is the fact that the individual in some way felt bad before using a drug or alcohol, and afterwards felt better. The relief gotten has value to the individual.

Tips for Heroin Addiction Recovery

Narconon Arrowhead delivers a drug-free and evidence-based approach to treating heroin addiction. The Narconon drug rehabilitation treatment program is an effective and workable alternative treatment.

Narconon Arrowhead shares the following tips for heroin addiction recovery:

    There is hope.
    It is possible to get through a drug-free heroin withdrawal with minimal discomfort.
    It is possible to markedly reduce or eliminate the physical and mental drug cravings which drive you to use again.
    It is possible to understand what caused you to start using drugs in the first place.
    It is possible to make-up the damage you have caused yourself and others due to your heroin abuse and the addiction lifestyle you lead.
    It is possible to learn the life skills tools you may be missing, or need to have to enable you to live your life drug-free.
    It is possible to make a new beginning, to restore some of your dreams and goals, and create a sober and productive life.
    Make the decision to get clean.
    Act on your decision.

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

Source:

http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/dying-to-be-free-heroin-treatment







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In Turkey, Narconon Opens Doors to Families and Supporters as They Celebrate First Graduates


(PRWEB) March 23, 2015

On March 20, 2105, the first Narconon center in Turkey welcomed their students, families, neighbors and city officials to their inaugural graduation ceremony. There was great cause for celebration as their first students completed their requirements for graduation and returned to the arms of their families.

Standing in front of a huge Turkish flag suspended from the second floor of the facility, each student had a chance to tell the audience what his recovery meant to him. The Vice-Mayor of Ankara was on hand to present the certificate of Narconon Program completion to each graduate. Later, as each student stood with an arm around his mother, spouse or other family member, he was interviewed by the Turkish branch of CNN.

According to the European Center for Monitoring Drugs and Drug Addiction, the vast majority of those being treated for addiction in Turkey go to government-sponsored facilities. But for a population of 74 million people, there are only 25 rehab facilities – just one per three million citizens. Three out of four people entering treatment for drug addiction are there for opiates, with about one in six being admitted for cannabis and the others for cocaine or other stimulants.

“Dila Tezemir and Ismail Karakas have showed great persistence and courage in establishing the first Narconon center in Turkey and getting students through the drug rehab program. These students and their families will surely benefit from the hard work they put into their recovery,” said Clark Carr, president of Narconon International. “The result is several young lives, salvaged from drug addictions that could have ended their existences at any moment. Now they are bright and healthy and back with their families. Everybody wins.”

The Narconon rehabilitation program is remarkable for its complete freedom from the use of any type of drugs as part of treatment. Instead, it focuses on a healthy detoxification followed by a strong emphasis on life skills training.

In addition to rehabilitating those addicted to drugs or alcohol, the Narconon center in Ankara provides drug prevention classes to students of all ages. On six continents, Narconon centers are bringing the addicted back to health and life after drug or alcohol addiction and reaching out into communities with drug prevention services. For more information on the drug-free Narconon program, call 1-800-775-8750.







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Narconon Arrowhead Offers New Tips For Heroin Addiction Recovery


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Heroin addiction has gained a strong foothold in America today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a link between heroin use, and opioid painkillers.

Heroin Addiction Today

The 1990s birthed the treatment of chronic pain with drugs such as Percocet, Opana and OxyContin. Recent federal and state coordinated crackdown efforts to shut-down opiate dispensing “pill mills” resulted in a scarcity of opiates.

The alternative to opioid use is the cheaper and often more easily obtained drug, heroin.

According to the CDC, three-fourths of heroin abusers began with pills.

Heroin Treatment Today

Heroin addiction treatment today is primarily a pharmacological approach, where the addict’s dependency on heroin is substituted for another chemical dependency on a drug such as Subutex, Methadone or Naltrexone. The focus is on inhibiting or suppressing the addict’s heroin withdrawal symptoms and/or heroin cravings.

Using substitute drugs does not identify, address or resolve the underlying reason or cause for the individual starting down the road to addiction to begin with.

Behavioral therapies which focus on modifying the behavior related to the heroin addict’s drug use, and on increasing skills to cope with life is another approach to heroin addiction treatment. Though some life stresses may be alleviated, or an addict may be influenced to change to a greater or lesser degree, this approach doesn’t necessarily equip the person to accurately identify or accurately address the underlying cause.

In an effort to provide effective heroin addiction treatment, a pharmacological-behavioral therapy combined approach is also used.

A Different Approach

Narconon Arrowhead takes a different approach to heroin treatment, one which is based on an understanding of addiction, its life cycle and mechanics. This approach is broadly workable, and can help an addict understand the facts of chemical dependency.

Addiction has a life cycle:


    It begins with problem. It can take the form of a discomfort, or some form of emotional or physical pain physical.
    The person experiencing the problem has no immediate solution.
    The person feels that the problem is major, persistent and without relief or solution.
    Despite the addictive potential, this is the reason the he person will begin to use drugs or alcohol.
    The person feels relief for using the drugs or alcohol.
    Even though relief is temporary, the person adopts the drugs or alcohol as a solution to the problem.
     Value is assigned to the drug or drink by the person—the reason to use again.

Peer pressure is an influencing factor in addiction. Another is the fact that the individual in some way felt bad before using a drug or alcohol, and afterwards felt better. The relief gotten has value to the individual.

Tips for Heroin Addiction Recovery

Narconon Arrowhead delivers a drug-free and evidence-based approach to treating heroin addiction. The Narconon drug rehabilitation treatment program is an effective and workable alternative treatment.

Narconon Arrowhead shares the following tips for heroin addiction recovery:

    There is hope.
    It is possible to get through a drug-free heroin withdrawal with minimal discomfort.
    It is possible to markedly reduce or eliminate the physical and mental drug cravings which drive you to use again.
    It is possible to understand what caused you to start using drugs in the first place.
    It is possible to make-up the damage you have caused yourself and others due to your heroin abuse and the addiction lifestyle you lead.
    It is possible to learn the life skills tools you may be missing, or need to have to enable you to live your life drug-free.
    It is possible to make a new beginning, to restore some of your dreams and goals, and create a sober and productive life.
    Make the decision to get clean.
    Act on your decision.

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

Source:

http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/dying-to-be-free-heroin-treatment