Narconon was established in 1966 to address and handle even the most difficult addiction problems. Although drugs have been used for centuries in many cultures, drugs became extremely popular and widely publicized in the 1960s. Popular magazines, news articles, music and much of the pop culture heavily promoted drugs and drug use became widely known. Today that same trend continues and drugs and drug addiction have largely soared as pharmaceutical companies have poured billions of dollars into marketing and research into mass distribution of drugs into the culture in the name of profits.

Addiction also has soared and the Centers for Disease Control has sited drug addiction, particularly pharmaceutical addiction, as an American epidemic. As a nation this is a self–inflicted condition. The regulations relaxed for pharmaceutical companies to market direct to the consumer in the late 1990s and from here addiction soared into an epidemic. This is similar to the rise in illegal drug use in the 1960s when illegal drugs were made popular through media and news advertising.

Addiction Today

Addiction today is made worse due to a variety of factors. The potency of drugs has increased tremendously, as well as additives to the drugs themselves, whether the drugs are legal or illegal. For instance, growing techniques and the selective use of seeds has made marijuana much more potent than that of the 1960s. The result is over a third of emergency department visits for illegal drugs involve marijuana according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network.

The prescription drug epidemic is far worse for society and the user. In 2009 out of the 4.6 million drug–related emergency department visits in the United States, almost 50 percent were attributed to side effects from pharmaceuticals taken as prescribed.

Each drug that is cleared by the FDA for public use comes a printed list of “adverse reactions” otherwise known as “side effects”. The top selling antidepressants have an average of 2163 side effects. These ranges from insomnia and weight gain to homicidal and suicidal tendencies. The mental and physical toll on the individual is heavy and dramatic, despite ads promising otherwise.

Drug Withdrawal

Drug withdrawal is oftentimes too much and too painful for the one addicted to bear. Thus the user chooses to continue using even if they are aware the drug is damaging them physically and ruining their life. This is oftentimes difficult for those not addicted to grasp. To understand this one must understand the nature of drugs.

Regardless of any euphoria or temporary “relief” experienced, drugs are basically poisons. The amount taken determines the effect. One of the common effects of drugs is that they dull sensation and pain. At the same time, physically, they also “burn up” a tremendous number of vitamins and minerals and other substances essential to life and the human body’s natural healthy processes.

Drug withdrawal is the feeling that occurs when the dullness or numbing sensation produced by the drug starts to wear off combined with the body’s reaction to having all its vitamins and other essential life elements used up. The result can be cramping, pain and a host of other “withdrawal symptoms” until the body eventually is able to rebalance itself. However, without proper nutrition, the body is never quite able to achieve this and often pulls from other body systems, “robbing Peter to pay Paul” so to speak. The result is a lessened state of activity, malnutrition, physical problems, a depressed mood, etc.

Humane Withdrawal

If one understands the true nature of drugs and what they do to a body, one can clearly see, that despite ads, treating drug addiction with another drug just prolongs the above and makes matters worse long–term. However, the question arises, “Is there a humane method of drug rehabilitation?” Fortunately, there most certainly is.

The most humane method of drug rehabilitation would be one that allowed the person to cease to take drugs and become drug–free, no longer being debilitated by taking an addictive and damaging substance. The program would be expected to do so with minimal discomfort and also rebuild the person’s body and at the same time, allowing the person to avoid any dreadful withdrawal or the more damaging effects of continued drug use.

The most humane and successful method of drug withdrawal is Narconon Drug Withdrawal. With the Narconon program, becoming drug–free is a definite reality.

Narconon Withdrawal

Narconon has a success rate of over 70% of permanent recovery from addiction. People come to Narconon after struggling with addiction, sometimes for years and emerge healthier, happier and drug–free. Narconon does not use drugs to take someone off drugs. In truth, this is unnecessary. Narconon Drug Withdrawal consists of a thorough medical examination and any necessary treatment. The person is given proper nutrition and specific nutritional substances that assist withdrawal. Special techniques have also been developed to alleviate and in most cases eliminate drug withdrawal side effects.

Upon completion of Narconon withdrawal the person is safely off drugs and ready to continue on to the remaining steps of the Narconon program to become truly drug–free and remain so.

For questions concerning Narconon Drug Withdrawal or to sign up today, contact Narconon East U.S. at 877-237-3307.