An Exposé of Narconon Very High Success Rate

Narconon has been in existence for over 40 years, and have always provided a drug free alternative to traditional rehabilitation programs. The first person to complete the Narconon program in the UK ( in 1976) came forward to...

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Narconon & Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

On February 19, 1966, William Benitez, an inmate at the Arizona State Prison finally received approval to start a drug treatment program for inmates. Benitez had been reading books written by L. Ron Hubbard and was convinced...

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Few Addiction Treatment Options Available for Minors

A recent story featured in The Huffington Post underscored the need for greater access to drug detox programs for minors. Effectively treating drug addiction depends in large measure on taking fast action to handle the problem...

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Camps of Homeless Drug Dealers Invading Suburbs

The city of Santa Clarita is a Southern Californian suburb, approximately half an hour to the north of downtown Los Angeles. It has for decades built a reputation for being a bedroom community where families can raise their...

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Drug Company Sponsors Painkiller Awareness Campaign

Purdue Pharma, the drug company responsible for producing OxyContin and several other major prescription medications, has recently partnered with The Atlantic to launch a large-scale public awareness campaign. Titled “A Delicate...

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How an Addict’s Learning Process Is Distorted by Drugs

One of the most important questions about the process and mechanism of addiction has to do with how it can be that an addict could continue using drugs or alcohol despite every indication that he or she should scale back or quit...

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What Is Abstinence-Based Addiction Treatment

In the abstinence-based model of addiction treatment, a person can be considered to have recovered and to be sober if he or she is no longer using mind-altering substances for recreational purposes. The person might, for...

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Heroin Abuse: US vs Afghanistan

One of the most disturbing public health trends to emerge in the past few years is the resurgence of heroin as a major drug of abuse and addiction in the United States. Between the years 2002 and 2012, the numbers of Americans...

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Key Actions to Prevent Substance Abuse in the Home

How likely is it that my teenager is using drugs? If you’re like most parents of teenagers, you hope that your child is not one of the ones who uses drugs. You assume that he or she makes the right choices, you like to think you...

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15 Ways to Prevent Alcohol Poisoning

At the beginning of January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report on the prevalence of alcohol poisoning and how many lives it claims per year. A major takeaway from the report is the fact that, in the...

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