Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab Treatment Program Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:59:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Narconon Arrowhead Releases New Tools on Summer Drug Use Prevention Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:58:52 +0000 prescription 300x200 Narconon Arrowhead Releases New Tools on Summer Drug Use PreventionThe National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that the summer months are the most popular with teens for experimenting with marijuana. It has been determined that a person is most likely to start using drugs during the summer months. It is also known that drug use which begins as a teenager leads to problems with substance abuse as an adult.

Drugs and Summer Drug Use

Narconon Arrowhead, the Oklahoma-based long-term drug rehab center is releasing new tools on summer drug use to support parents in their efforts to help their children, family and friends lead a drug-free life.

Children and teenagers in today’s world are subject to an ongoing exposure to drugs and drug use in nearly every facet of their lives. Whether on the playground at school, on their neighborhood streets, in the most recent movie, through commercials on the radio and television, in the news, or in the songs they listen to, the constant message of drug is there.

Unfortunately, the ongoing message as to the truth about drugs–their dangers and the life-changing consequences of their use and abuse–is markedly absent. It is a vacuum that must be filled with facts and useful information if we are to adequately arm our children and youth with the knowledge they must have in order to make informed and wise decisions when confronted with drugs, and the opportunity to use them.

Narconon Arrowhead is aware that by a person learning and knowing the truth about drugs and drug use, he or she can make the right decision not to use them. It is to that end that they are releasing new tools on summer drug use prevention.

Some New Tools

Based on decades of experience both in the non-traditional effective rehabilitation of addicts without the use of drugs, and a consistently effective drug prevention education program, Narconon Arrowhead is sharing drug prevention tools with parents which they can use to help prevent summer drug use by their teen-aged sons and daughters.

Open Communication

Open communication with your children and teens is the strongest familial foundation for preventing drug experimentation and use. Based on years of delivering Narconon drug prevention education presentations to young people has demonstrated conclusively that when children and youth actually understand the basic facts about drugs—what drugs truly are and how using them adversely affects body and mind– young people are able to use judgment and make sound decisions as a result of that knowledge when they are confronted in their lives with drugs and drug use.


Factual Drug Education

Narconon Arrowhead highly recommends that if you or your spouse or any other interested adult lacks factual and correct information regarding the truth about drugs and the consequences of drug use, that you become adequately informed in order to share this vitally important information with your sons and daughters, family and friends.

Set a Good Example

Begin by telling your children and teenagers you do not want them to use drugs. Set a good example for them by not using or abusing drugs or alcohol yourself. What you do and say is important. Your sons and daughters look to you for guidance, and observe the examples you set in dealing with other people, dealing with situations in life, and making good choices and decisions.

Actively Participate

Be an active participant in the life of your children and teens. Give them your full attention when you spend time with them. Know their interests, their dreams and goals, and who their friends are. Let them know they are important to you, and you care about them.

Set the Ground Rules

Ensure there are clearly set ground rules and rules of conduct, and ensure they are enforced fairly. Life presents every one of us with the need to follow the rules and codes of conduct we have agreed to, and which help us to live a better life.

Keep Your Home Safe

Keep your home safe for you and your family. That means that all prescription drugs and any alcohol should be secured safely, and made inaccessible to your children or teens. Ensure you do not have any people in your home who are abusing either drugs or alcohol.

Teach Your Children Well

It is important to teach your children and teens how to actually refuse drugs in real life when they are confronted with drugs or the opportunity to use drugs. Acutally practice potential real-life situations and scenarios, including how to deal with such situations safely and effectively. They must know what to do, and how to say no.

Narconon Arrowhead reminds parents once again that they are important. They are listened to. Your children and your teenagers need to hear from you on this vital issue of drugs and drug use.

Help them learn to live, appreciate and enjoy a drug-free life.

Parents and interested adults are welcome to contact Narconon Arrowhead for drug education materials or help in dealing with drug or drug abuse issues. Please call toll free at 1-800-468-6933.


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Narconon Arrowhead Issues Prevention Information for Drug-Related Diseases Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:46:37 +0000 drug 300x200 Narconon Arrowhead Issues Prevention Information for Drug Related DiseasesDrug users have two main threats to their health. The first is the immediate damage done to their bodies by whatever drug substance they are using. Methamphetamine can destroy your teeth and gums for example, while cocaine can ruin the lining of your nasal cavity and lead to frequent nose bleeds.

Beyond the scope of the damage that these drugs directly do to the body, there is also the danger of diseases that are spread through drug use. Some of the most dangerous diseases in the world have been spread by the irresponsible use of intravenous drugs (those that are administered into your veins through a needle.)

In order to help save lives from the spread of these deadly diseases, Narconon Arrowhead is releasing valuable information on the prevention of drug-related diseases.

What Hepatitis Is, and How it is Spread

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. It is an occasion to observe the damage that this disease has done to populations all over the world, and it is also an opportunity to spread the information on how we can prevent even more people from getting sick. While many people have never heard of Hepatitis, it is actually one of the most dangerous drugs in the world. It kills about the same number of people as HIV/AIDS, yet far fewer people know what it is or how it is spread.

Hepatitis is a viral disease that causes your liver to become inflamed. There are several different strains of the disease, and some of them can be vaccinated against. Different strains of the disease can cause multiple types of damage to your liver, including cirrhosis (which is extreme scarring of the liver) and liver cancer. If it is left for too long without treatment, your liver can actually fail, leading to your death.

Hepatitis C is one of the most dangerous strains, and it is one that is often spread through drug use. When heroin users want to get high, they often heat the drug up into a liquid form and then inject it directly into their veins through a hypodermic needle. There are several other types of drugs that can also be administered through a needle, but heroin is the main one.

When you inject heroin, some of your blood will get onto the needle. If one heroin user has Hepatitis and then shares his needle with another, there is a good chance that the second user could get the disease as well. Hepatitis is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact, so people with the disease should be taking every precaution to prevent their blood ever coming into contact with someone else.

When someone is addicted to heroin, however, he may not have the patience or the funds to find new, clean needles. Instead, he will often share needles with others, even though he can be risking his life by doing so.

How Arrowhead is Spreading the Word

In conjunction with World Hepatitis Day, Narconon Arrowhead is working to spread the word on the risks of Hepatitis and how it is spread. Educating the public is the only good way of getting this invaluable information into our communities before someone makes the terrible choice to share a needle with another drug user.

In addition to spreading educational materials through press releases and community education events, Narconon Arrowhead is also urging any drug-using members of the public to get tested for Hepatitis. By finding out who has the disease early on, communities and their drug using members can start to get the affected individuals treated. Also, by delivering effective drug rehab to the people that need it most, Arrowhead is helping prevent Hepatitis from spreading further.

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Narconon Helps Prevent 4th of July Addiction Disasters Nation Wide Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:35:57 +0000 4rth of jully Narconon Helps Prevent 4th of July Addiction Disasters Nation WideThe 4th of July is a massive nationwide celebration of BBQ and water sports. However, for millions across the nation the 4th of July holiday will result in binge drinking and arrest for DUI, DWI or other alcohol related offenses. There is a major set of reasons to get someone suffering with addiction into treatment before the holiday.

During the 4th of July holiday the local police forces of nearly all communities across the country are ramping up traffic stops, water patrols as well as foot patrols. Patrol hours and patrol manpower will be in place gearing up for record numbers of alcohol related arrest. This increase in arrest is due to a yearly surge in alcohol consumption and binge drinking during the holiday festivities.

During the summer holidays there are millions of people who will be camping, spending the weekend on the lake and traveling. Furthermore, school aged individuals both grade school and college are out for the summer and ready to celebrate. In many cases alcohol is a large part of the celebration. In fact, binge drinking will likely hit record numbers during the short summer holiday. Binge drinking is generally defined as 4 to 5 or more drinks during a 3 to 3 hour period. For many this is just part of having fun for the holiday.drunkin arrest Narconon Helps Prevent 4th of July Addiction Disasters Nation Wide

Unfortunately the binge drinking they many undergo during the holiday will not only make them more likely to be arrested, the increased drunken state will also potentially cause alcohol toxicity or alcohol poisoning, risk of fatal or serious car accidents, boating accidents and personal injury due to fights or falling down. Emergency rooms will experience a dramatic increase in admissions and visits for alcohol related injury over the holiday period.

Caution would be wise for anyone celebrating the holidays, especially those suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction. The celebration can easily escalate into relapse or binge drinking with devastating consequences.
If you or someone that you truly care about is suffering from an addiction it is wise to get them help before the holiday celebration hits full force. There may not be an opportunity to do so after the fact if the holiday takes the wrong turn.

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Narconon Arrowhead Puts Attention on Oklahoma Prescription Problem Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:32:43 +0000 prescription1 300x201 Narconon Arrowhead Puts Attention on Oklahoma Prescription ProblemIn the fight against drug addiction in Oklahoma, it’s vital to know what drugs are actually causing the biggest problems. You might think that famous illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin are the most dangerous drugs, but the truth is far more surprising. It turns out that prescription drugs are killing far more Oklahoma citizens than their illegal cousins. More than four out of every five drug overdose deaths in Oklahoma is due to prescription drugs, not illegal street drugs.

There are many reasons that prescription drug abuse is spreading through the state, and the residents of Oklahoma need to put attention on the issue now before the problem gets even worse. Narconon Arrowhead is helping shed light on prescription abuse so that the tide can be turned around right now.

Getting Hooked on Prescription Pills Accidentally

Many prescription drug addicts don’t set out to abuse drugs. They start out being prescribed drugs by their doctors and think that these pills are necessary to their health and well-being. While it might sometimes seem that way, the truth is that many medical situations do not need powerful opioid painkillers or psychotropic drugs to be managed. When doctors freely give out these drugs, they are giving out pills that can be just as powerful as the street drugs we all have heard about.

Patients start out trying to follow their doctors’ directions, but these powerful drugs can quickly build up in the body. When a person builds up a tolerance to his pain pills, they simply won’t create the effect he is looking for any longer. He’ll have to start taking more in order to achieve the same pain-numbing effect.

Doctors usually aren’t willing to up the dosage too quickly, however. This leads patients to start trying to find other ways of getting more pills. They can go to multiple doctors and try to pretend they have never been prescribed pills before. This is known as “doctor shopping,” and it’s illegal. Patients can also try to forge new prescriptions that up the dosage. Whatever they try, prescription drug addicts need to recognize that they are playing a dangerous game that can end up in overdose and death.

Intentionally Abusing Prescription Drugs

Not all prescription drug addicts are accidental drug abusers. Some intentionally set out to use pain pills and psychotropic drugs to get high. They hear from friends that these pills are incredibly powerful, so they set out to see if it’s true. They will get some of these pills and crush them up in order to snort or inject the resulting powder. If prepared properly, these drugs can give the same high that an illegal opioid drug would.

Addicts that are intentionally using these drugs to get high will sometimes make up fake symptoms for a doctor, or they might try to go to dealers on the street. However they get their hands on prescription pills, they are committing a crime by using these drugs in a way that they weren’t intended.

Handling Prescription Drug Abuse in Oklahoma

The first step in handling prescription drug abuse throughout the state is getting all citizens educated on just how dangerous these drugs really are. If more citizens of the state knew how these drugs can turn you into an addict (even unintentionally) more patients would probably look for alternatives to popping pills.

The next step is to help the thousands of Oklahoma residents that are already addicted. Narconon Arrowhead is here to help every addict turn his life around and stop using drugs for good. Addiction can be permanently handled, but it requires the specialized care available at Arrowhead.


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