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Hollywood’s Mimi Lesseos Discusses Substance Abuse and Treatment With Choices Recovery


Hollywood, California (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

On February 21, 2015, a special event was hosted that transformed the Stardust Penthouse on the rooftop of the luxurious Beverly Hilton Hotel into Durkin Entertainment’s EcoLuxe Lounge.

Sponsored by Choices Recovery and organized by Debbie Durkin, the Ecoluxe Lounge and the following “Salute to the Oscars” celebration were hosted by AMP Radio’s Chris Booker, Reality TV star Gretchen Christine Rossi and Choices Recovery founder Per Wickstrom.

“Being a part of the EcoLuxe Lounge and the ‘Salute to the Oscars’ celebration was a thrill,” Wickstrom commented afterwards. “Working with Debbie Durkin was a pleasure and everyone had a blast. We were grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness of the social problems of addiction and the service that Choices Recovery provides: holistic options in the treatment of substance abuse.”

Lesseos’s Involvement in Drug Prevention

The EcoLuxe Lounge was visited by many of today’s Hollywood entertainment professionals, including actress and stuntwoman Mimi Lesseos, who took a few moments to join Per Wickstrom and Chris Booker near the stage that was set by Choices and Durkin Entertainment and talked a bit about her personal views on substance abuse and how it has directly affected her life. “I’m sad to say my brother died from heroin four years ago at 50 years old,” she shares. “It’s really important for not just celebrities but for anybody in general (who needs help with addiction) to go through recovery.”

Other notable attendees of the EcoLuxe Lounge included Elise Robertson (Oscar Nominee – American Sniper: Best Picture), Jason Canovas (Oscar Nominee – The Hobbit: Sound Editing), Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (Oscar Nominee – Guardians of the Galaxy: Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling), Ben Wilkins (Oscar Winner – Whiplash: Best Sound Mixing), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Claudia Wells (Back To The Future), Jason Davis (Celebrity Rehab), Frank Stallone (Rocky), Chase Masterson (General Hospital, ER), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, That 70’s Show) and many, many others.







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New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Looks at Key Facts about the History of Oxycodone


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 25, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is focusing on key facts about the history of oxycodone.

“While oxycodone was created as a narcotic painkiller to help individuals manage acute post-operational pain, the fact is that millions of people across the country – including many young people – are addicted to this opioid, and don’t realize that the consequences of abuse can be fatal,” commented A Forever Recovery’s Per Wickstrom.

According to the blog post:

Oxycodone is found in a number of prescription medications, including OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, Combunox, Roxiprin, Roxicodone, Endocet, Endodan and Targiniq ER.
Oxycodone was created by scientists who hailed it as a non-addictive, semi-synthetic substitute for heroin, morphine and opium.
By 1963, Percodan abuse (a combination of oxycodone and aspirin) was cited as the source of 33% of addictions in the State of California.
In 1970, oxycodone was listed as a Schedule II drug in the (then) new Controlled Substances Act. Schedule II drugs, substances or chemicals are defined as drugs with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.
In 1996, OxyContin was introduced as the first pure oxycodone drug
By 1998, OxyContin was responsible for 80% of its maker Perdue’s profits.
Between 1992 and 2006, a survey by the FDA revealed that national admissions for treatment involving opioids spiked from below 40,000 to over 120,000.
A government survey in 2006 across 16 States discovered that more than 50% of addicts admitted to Rehab Facilities were abusing or addicted to oxycodone.
A national survey in 2006 found that 15.6 million Americans aged 12 and older had taken a drug containing oxycodone on a recreational basis, and that 26% of drug users admitted to being addicted to OxyContin.
A 2008 FDA report announced that oxycodone may be more addictive than morphine.
The oxycodone abuse epidemic has led to the emergence of “pill mills” across the country, where unethical doctors prescribe bottle after bottle of pain medication without a proper exam.
To prevent addicts from crushing OxyContin, a new gel formulation was released in 2013. The FDA also removed all crushable OxyContin from sale.

“While the new tamper-proof formulation may prevent some from abusing OxyContin, the fact is that addicts are resourceful and they’ll turn their attention to other opiates – some of which are even more potent and addictive,” added Per Wickstrom. “As concerned individuals, groups and governments work to prevent future addicts, it’s also important for everyone to realize that individuals already addicted need treatment. Addiction never goes away on its own. On the contrary, it gets worse and worse until the addict ends up in jail, the hospital, or the morgue.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Some Facts You Should Know about the History of Oxycodone” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drugs/facts-know-history-oxycodone/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







Pasadena Recovery Center is Pleased to Welcome Renowned Doctor and Addiction Specialist David E. Smith

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 06, 2015

Pasadena Recovery Center is delighted to welcome renowned doctor and addiction specialist, David E. Smith, to speak at their groundbreaking Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 14th at Noon. Dr. Smith is currently the consulting physician for North Bay Recovery Center in San Francisco. He is the Chair of Addiction Medicine for Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services, a program for teenage boys dealing with substance abuse issues. He has authored and co-authored 26 books, written over 350 journal articles and been the technical consultant for 28 drug abuse-related films. Dr. Smith is the founder of Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, a medical journal published five times a year. In 2013, Dr. Smith’s contributions were further recognized when he received the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Smith’s incredible expertise can help those battling with recovery to live successful, healthy, sober lives. Mackenzie Phillips, actress and Treatment and Recovery Advocate at Pasadena Recovery Center, will be introducing Dr. David Smith, and following the talk there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr. Smith as our featured guest for this month’s speaker series,” said Phillips. “This is an opportunity for clients to not only learn more about this terrible disease, but for family and friends to hear from a leading expert who has dedicated his entire life to helping people with addiction issues.” said Phillips.

Pasadena Recovery Center Speaker Series hosts amazing authors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and experts to talk about their personal experiences with addiction and the way it has affected both themselves and the people around them.

Dr. David Smith’s recognition began when we founded, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinics, a free service for patients throughout northern California, in response to thousands of youths seeking medical attention in San Francisco in 1967. The Clinic was initially funded by the proceeds of a local benefit concert, as the popularity grew the concert featured infamous bands such as, The Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Dr. Smith’s clinic created medical emergency tents for the concert, which became known as “Rock Medicine.” This branch of Dr. Smith’s Clinic is still in operation today and provides medical assistant to hundreds of music concerts each year throughout the nation.

Pasadena Recovery Center: Located in the charming historic district of Pasadena, the Pasadena Recovery Center was co-founded in 2000 by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, his daughter Alison Triessl, and his son Michael Bloom. The 98-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is nationally known for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives.







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Choices Recovery Discusses Addiction in Hollywood with Singer Carly Robyn Green and Blogger Melissa Curtin


Hollywood, California (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

On the rooftop of the luxurious Beverly Hilton Hotel, in the Stardust Penthouse that overlooks the impressive Los Angeles skyline, a special event was held to honor the nominees of the 2015 Oscar awards. On February 21, 2015, Choices Recovery sponsored Debbie Durkin’s EcoLuxe Lounge and the “Salute to the Oscars” celebration.

The EcoLuxe Lounge is a gathering of some of the world’s premier providers of ecologically sound and social conscious products and services. Organized by Durkin Entertainment, the leading producer of sustainable product placement in TV and film, the EcoLuxe Lounge and the “Salute to the Oscars” celebration saw many of Hollywood’s notable contributors to the entertainment industry, who stopped in to learn more about the eco-friendly, natural and holistic goods and services showcased there.

“We were honored to have a place in sponsoring the EcoLuxe Lounge,” commented Choices Recovery founder Per Wickstrom. “As a leading provider of natural and holistic treatment for substance abuse, Choices Recovery fit in well, and we were grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness about addiction and the service that we offer.”

Drug Use in the Music Business

Many of the attendees at the EcoLuxe Lounge took some time to speak with Per and AMP Radio’s Chris Booker, who hosted the Choices Recovery media center that day, including rising singer and songwriter Carly Robyn Green and blogger Melissa Curtin. They talked about some of the problems of addiction that they have seen in Hollywood and beyond. “Especially in the music business, it’s unfortunately so prevalent,” offers Carly, “and so whatever I can do to help them, we want these resources to be available.” Melissa adds, “I’ve never seen it so much living in LA as I did on the East Coast. [Living in] Hollywood and LA is a tough time. There’s a lot of rejection that people in the entertainment world face, and there’s a lot of depression because they think they’re not where they should be.”

Other notable attendees of the EcoLuxe Lounge included Elise Robertson (Oscar Nominee for American Sniper: Best Picture), Jason Canovas (Oscar Nominee for The Hobbit: Sound Editing), Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (Oscar Nominee for Guardians of the Galaxy: Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling), Lisa Bruce (Oscar Nominee for The Theory of Everything: Best Picture), Ben Wilkins (Oscar Winner for Whiplash: Best Sound Mixing), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Claudia Wells (Back To The Future), Jason Davis (Celebrity Rehab), Frank Stallone (Rocky), Chase Masterson (General Hospital, ER) and many, many others.

See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTOlflFWcgg







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Lawrence Taylor & Per Wickstrom Discuss the Drug Rehabilitation & Recovery Process


Battle Creek, Michigan (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

On November 24, 2014, Per Wickstrom had an opportunity to interview retired NFL All-Pro Lawrence Taylor to discuss the problem of substance abuse and the solutions that are offered by treatment. Taylor, through his own history of drug abuse and recovery, gives a unique first-person perspective on addiction and the rehabilitation process.

Nicknamed “L.T.” by his teammates on the New York Giants, Taylor’s early career was almost cut short by the league due to failed drug tests, yet he was able to straighten out long enough to make a mark in football history. Now known as one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, L.T. quickly rose to fame. After retirement, however, he experienced the downward spiral into drug abuse that, ultimately, led him to where he is today. He now takes advantage of every opportunity to help others in recovery by sharing his story and giving encouragement in the struggle to overcome addiction.

How LT Got Sober

“Drugs, alcohol, all of it – it gets you to a point where you are no longer in control, the drug is in control,” Taylor recalls of his own experience. “I did have the tools to stop doing drugs, it was all inside me, and it took me going to a rehab to bring it out. It got to a point that sobriety was my thing, that was something that nobody could take away from me but myself.”

As the CEO of drug and alcohol treatment centers, Per appreciates any chance that he has to speak with those who, like himself, have faced and overcome their addictions. Inviting people like L.T. to speak to those in recovery is a great source of inspiration and encouragement for them. As Per says, “Giving back is the key to sobriety.”

See full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3FCO8HgxhQ







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Choices Recovery Discusses Overcoming Adversity with Film Producer Lisa Bruce


Hollywood, California (PRWEB) April 06, 2015

On February 21st, 2015, in the Stardust Penthouse on the top floor of the luxurious Beverly Hilton Hotel, Choices Recovery sponsored Durkin Entertainment’s EcoLuxe Lounge and the “Salute to the Oscars” celebration. Organized by Debbie Durkin, the leading producer of sustainable product placement in TV and film, the EcoLuxe Lounge gathers together some of the world’s premier providers of eco-friendly and socially conscious products and services to showcase some of what they have to offer.

Film producer Lisa Bruce, whose work on the recent Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything” earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, was just one of many notable Hollywood attendees at the EcoLuxe Lounge. Choices Recovery founder Per Wickstrom had the opportunity to speak with her for a few moments about substance abuse in the entertainment industry. “I think there’s a lot of people in the movie business that have struggled at different times in their lives,” she says. “It’s not a 9 to 5 steady life, so you find a lot of people that have had hard times and a sort of an erratic past. So, there’s a lot of ongoing recovery. I think eye-to-eye conversations and empathy helps.”

Overcoming Adversity & Obstacles

“It was a pleasure to speak with Lisa at the EcoLuxe Lounge,” Per Wickstrom later commented. “Her movie about Professor Hawking, ‘The Theory of Everything’, deals a lot with overcoming adversity and the obstacles that life throws at you, which is exactly what Choices Recovery is all about, learning how to handle life’s challenges without resorting to using drugs or alcohol.”

Other notable attendees of the EcoLuxe Lounge included Elise Robertson (Oscar Nominee American Sniper Best Picture), Jason Canovas (Oscar Nominee The Hobbit: Sound Editing), Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou (Oscar Nominee Guardians of the Galaxy: Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling), Ben Wilkins (Oscar Winner Whiplash: Best Sound Mixing), Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Claudia Wells (Back To The Future), Jason Davis (Celebrity Rehab), Frank Stallone (Rocky), Chase Masterson (General Hospital, ER), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, That 70’s Show) and many, many others.

See full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syjZQuC4mDQ







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Latest A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Can I Be Addicted to My Anxiety Medication?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) May 21, 2014

A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking a critically important question in its latest blog post: Can I be addicted to my anxiety medication?

“As we become more aware of the debilitating and potentially life-threatening effects of anxiety disorders, more individuals each year are being prescribed medication to help them manage their condition and lead healthy, productive lives,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, anxiety medication abuse and addiction are also on the rise. In fact, in recent years there has been an alarming 300% increase in the number of people seeking treatment for addiction to anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Librium, Rohypnol, Ativan, Serax and other drugs that fall into the enzodiazepines class.”

According to the A Forever Recovery blog post, an individual may be addicted to anxiety medication if they experience any of the following signs and symptoms:


Difficulty controlling use
Seeking multiple prescriptions or “doctor shopping”
Other “drug seeking behavior”
Concurrent use of other addictive drugs, like alcohol
Preference to drug use over other activities
Signs of withdrawal (described above)

“Given the rather severe withdrawal issues associated with addiction to anxiety medication, individuals are strongly urged not to try and quit cold turkey,” added Per Wickstrom. “The best route is to seek inpatient treatment at a certified local facility, where they can get the around-the-clock medical care and support they need to handle both the detox and the vulnerable post-recovery phase.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Can I be Addicted to my Anxiety Medication?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/can-addicted-anxiety-medication/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







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New A Forever Recovery Infographic Reveals Shocking Facts About Benzos (Benzodiazepines)


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

A new infographic from open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program A Forever Recovery is revealing shocking facts about the psychoactive drugs commonly known as Benzos (Benzodiazepines).

As the infographic points out:


Benzos reduces the activity of neurons that cause stress and anxiety
Benzos are variously classified as sedatives, hypnotics, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-convulsants drugs and muscle relaxants
Benzos are typically known by their brand names, which include Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Halcion and Klonopin
Benzos are typically prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic attacks, alcohol withdrawal, and early stages of dementia
Many people are abusing Benzos by using them as tranquilizers
Recent studies have suggested that a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s increases by 50% when Benzos were used for more than 3 months.

“Around the world, dementia affects approximately 36 million people,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “And now that there appears to be a link between Benzos use and increased risk for Alzheimer’s, it’s extremely important for anyone with elderly parents to find out exactly what medication they have been taking, and for how long. If that list includes Benzos, then they should speak with a physician to discuss risks and alternatives.”

A Forever Recovery’s new infographic that reveals shocking facts about Benzos is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drug-abuse/shocking-facts-will-help-avoid-benzos/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







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New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







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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.

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