Improve your health. Feeling tired, not well or being in pain opens the door to drug and alcohol abuse. A healthy, nutritious diet is important to maintaining health and preventing disease.
You may have heard that alcohol has some medicinal value, and at the same time you have probably heard how many people lose their lives to alcohol consumption .
A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that many parents are still not fully aware of the dangers of prescription medication abuse , and the need for keeping pills locked up out of the way of children.
Celebrity Corruption of Youth More celebrity irresponsibleness is manifesting this week in the world of drugs. This time with Kim Kardashians range of clothes promoting drugs.
When deciding to try drugs initially, no one can deny there is a strong moral element. The same goes for pushing self through rehabilitation and onto long lasting sobriety.
Drug use in Belfast is being termed as epidemic. A recent article by the Belfast Telegraph, shows disturbing stories, all from just this month.
Here we are one year on from the death of Prince, and there has been a spate of deaths in Yorkshire over Easter apparently from the same source: Drug testing done on the bodies, found traces of the prescription painkiller Fentanyl.
A charity called Crimestoppers is currently appealing for information regarding mamba in North Wales.
Our Narconon programme consists of different phases, following the drug-free withdrawal and the New Life Detoxification comes The Objectives . The Objectives are unique exercises designed to help bring a person’s attention off the past and into the present.
Many people resort to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with stress. A beer after a hard day’s work can lead to a dependence on that drink … and more drinks to follow. Taking a pill to solve the problem of stress-related insomnia can lead to dependence on that pill… and more pills to follow.
Being drug free is just one part of living a safe and healthy life but the avoidance of accidents, and the maintenance of a secure job are deeply tied in with living a drug-free life.
There are certain rules of life that everyone must follow. These rules are the ones that come at great cost to oneself if they are broken. If you are not caught for a crime, it does not mean that for that particular crime there is no cost, for it broke the moral code that is within yourself.
Here at Narconon UK, we are acutely aware of the dangers and risks of meth use and addiction. As a long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education centre, we see all too much the devastating effects of meth use.
Young athletes can sometimes face more exposure to substance abuse than many of their peers by taking performance enhancing drugs such as steroids , for their sport or using pharmaceutical drugs for pain resulting from an injury.
The sheer quantity of drugs around the UK continues to astonish me. Just in this past week in London alone, there have been two stories about police finding or closing down drug dens.
An often heard story from loved ones of an addict is ‘How can I get them to listen? Whenever I approach the subject of addiction, the conversation is just over!’ There are many reasons that keep an addict from listening to reason regarding drug use, but these are two of the main reasons we have seen…
With drugs in prisons recently getting some notice after BBC’s Panorama documentary on HMP Northumberland, it is interesting to note what is being talked about.
A recent article from the Manchester Evening News brought back to our attention some of the horrors caused by the synthetic drug called spice.
Insanity by definition is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting a different result. I have tried so many things to get clean in the past but have always gone back to drugs.…
The topic of gateway drugs comes up regularly, as does the question ‘What are gateway drugs?’ particularly when looking at the road that leads to drug abuse and addiction.
I now realise the environment we are in has different levels of control and you need to assess in your mind how you want to control something, where you want to control it and make sure you use a good level of control to achieve the desired outcome.
Each day that I lived within addiction killed more of my brain, so that I could not see the wood from the trees. I had no feelings to understand what I have done to my life and continued surviving forgetting the living. I turned into what I can only be described as the walking dead.…
What is Butane Hash Oil - BHO? Is a very concentrated version of marijuana . It is created by processing marijuana into a refined oil.
The Oxford English of Dictionary defines guilt as ‘A feeling of having committed wrong, or failed in an obligation.’ Guilt is often a deeply painful and personal emotion. In fact, it is regularly a big contributor to the cycle of addiction.…
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead last week in her flat. A socialite, and Prince Charles’s god-daughter she was a well-known public figure, and thus, her cocaine habit was well known too.
We get many inquiries, from parents or friends who have seemingly tried many options to try and get help for their loved ones, but no matter what is attempted, they just won't accept the help. An interventionist may be exactly what you need.
Only days ago, £50m of cocaine was found washed up on Norfolk beaches. This was about 794Ibs (360Kg) of cocaine in holdalls and backpacks.
Could Stimulants be the Most Dangerous Drugs on the Planet? There are many arguments that can be made for different drugs and their dangers, and there are truths to all of them.
The UK has possessed an extensive drinking culture for a very, very long time. All major cities have hundreds of bars, and alcohol is served in the majority of restaurants, as well as sold in supermarkets, corner shops and petrol stations.
With drinking so common in our culture, even at a young age, it is important to have some guidelines. The best place for families to start in determining what their alcohol consumption policy is, is to set clear rules and expectations before any drink is poured.
The answer to the question “What is an addict?” is one that can get a huge range of answers depending on the experiences of the person you ask. It is often an emotional reaction and not necessarily one that reflects the truth of the situation.
In November 2016, a 400-page report was compiled with the assistance of government, health and education experts in the USA, on addiction and recovery.
“In the past I have concentrated very much on the hurt and pain of my past and how that has made me feel.
New Year’s resolutions are so great… in theory! And let’s face it most resolutions stay as theory and never quite make it to the real world. If you have a drug or alcohol problem and you made the resolution to get sober—good for you!! Now let’s make a real plan, to ensure you achieve the goal.…
Those who use drugs experience massive highs and lows. This can put the addict themselves in a spin, but also those around them, especially when they just have no idea what is going on, or that the person even uses drugs!
We recently did a blog on the number of artists who died in 2016 from drug and alcohol abuse and overdose . A few months earlier a blog on the overdose statistics in England and Wales , and the bad news was that those figures are up.
Before I began the Narconon program I was a heavy class A drug user. The program has given me the ability to confront the reason that I turned to drugs which was that I couldn’t communicate with those around me, felt disconnected, isolated and lonely.
Drinking and driving is talked about all the time, and most people are familiar with the facts and effects of drinking and driving, and therefore avoid it, but can you say the same of drugs and driving? If you are not too sure, read on and see how marijuana and opioids can also aff
Narconon’s Objectives are unique exercises designed to help bring a person’s attention off the past and into the present. Here is what one student said about her experience with Narconon’s Objectives…
An important role of all parents is good education on what drugs are, their affects and dangers. A secondary role is identifying drug use if it shows up. To help you with this task, here are some commonly abused drugs, and signs you should watch for…
Here we continue with some more of the most commonly abused drugs by children and teenagers, with useful drug information, and some signs that you can look out for…
I am the caterpillar that never learned to fly In the cocoon of life I thought I would die…
Recently a colleague of mine was watching a show on CNN and came across an interview with a forensic pathologist, currently working in Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and formerly working in a coroner’s office in Denver.…
“I’m done! I just can’t do it anymore.” While these might sound like the words of someone who is finally ready for treatment, sometimes they are quite the opposite... they can come from someone who can’t face trying yet another round of failed rehabilitation.
I am out in Guatemala currently, and heard some disturbing facts. In Guatemala, over the last ten years the mortality rate caused by drinking and driving, particularly motorbike accidents has gone up by five times! This is usually young healthy people with a whole future full of potential ahead, which is suddenly snuffed out from the combined effects of drinking and driving.…
When I first started the New Life Detoxification I was cynical about the effects that the process could achieve, but after a few days of being on the course I was experiencing the negative effects of radiation and toxins that I had had in my body and so changed my viewpoint.
For those still stuck in addiction Here is my admission Crack was my morning, noon and night…
There are certain confines within my brain that tell me that things should be a certain way. I don’t know why I believe that the only way is that way, but it just is, it’s as if I have made a decision in my life that these are the rules but there is not an actual reason behind these rules inside my brain.…
When the addictive issues of a loved one are discovered, the immediate first reaction is one of anger and betrayal. After the initial shock and anger subsides, the horrible reality of the situation sets in, and at that point, the family will usually decide between turning away from their loved one or doing everything they can to help. Assuming that you want to help, your next step is looking at treatment options.…
Hell is not fire and brimstone, not for me anyway. Hell is waking up day after day with an addiction you no longer enjoy, but you have no control over.…
Narconon rehabilitation technology gets to the problem at its source—and provides a path many have travelled to report long-term success.
The programme they use is like no other and I have tried a lot! I have been to the fellowship, CRI, S2S, CGL, and been on 3 Drug Rehab Requirements and prison.…
While we see countries around the world starting to legalise marijuana, it is important to remember that alcohol is already legal, and inevitably a combined consumption could occur. Legalisation aside, this is useful information for anyone who does, or is thinking about taking marijuana.…
I feel much better after the life skills course. It was really hard for me to trust somebody before, or meet new people, because of things that happened in the past with me. But now I feel much stronger now.
I know that my parents are proud of me, when I talk with my parents I feel it in their voices. They know that I have achieved a lot. So I am happy about that.
I am no longer in apathy, like I was when I arrived. I can set up goals for myself for the future. I now know what to do in my life. I have plans and I have the intention necessary to accomplish them. I feel strong enough to make them happen.
Finding a marriage partner can be tough, someone who is kind, who understands you, is attractive and hopefully shares some similar interests… what do you do if that person takes drugs, though? Maybe it doesn’t seem like much, at only once or twice a month for example...
The family of an addict often get talked about, but it isn’t just family who feel the negative effects of drugs, friends feel it too.…
At the end of the sauna step, I feel like I want to write a success story about what I have gained from the detoxification….
One student arrived at Narconon with a very poor short- and long-term memory after years of using drugs. He would easily lose things, sometimes within minutes of putting them down. He found it difficult to recall his past. Here is what he had to say during his programme at Narconon…
As a parent, finding out that your child is suffering from drug addiction can be an almighty blow. A Mother’s love intensifies all emotions, and can cause an anxiety filled rollercoaster of depression and guilt; really a waking nightmare.…
Another interesting story crossed my path on the radio recently, on the effects of an alcoholic mother. This was from a prisoner, who we will call Rob. He was in prison for multiple counts of arson.…
An important thing to know about drug abuse and addiction is it typically happens on a gradient and can take many different forms. Partly this is the result of the varied effects caused by different drugs, but more than this, it is how someone reacts to a drug, the physical and mental changes and how much the lifestyle shifts.
Once a loved one is enrolled in the Narconon drug rehab program, the largest stress is over; the family can relax, knowing that the person is getting the help that they need. BUT it is important that the family don’t think that their job is totally over.
Family members are usually aware of when a loved one is struggling or doing badly in life – even if the cause is not obvious. At some point, it will be realised that drug addiction is the cause.
There are many different barriers to recovery, all of which are important to recognise for anyone planning on staying sober. Awareness or knowledge of something is the first step into being able to understand and control something.
There have been recent stories of the dangers of Tramadol, particularly in Northern Ireland. There were 33 deaths just in Northern Ireland linked to Tramadol, ranging a huge span of the populace, including a teenage girl and a retired man.…
What Is a Dual Diagnosis? When a person goes to a normal rehab for addiction treatment, he may be told that besides his addiction, he also suffers from a mental illness.
It seems like everyone was waiting for 2017 to arrive, for the curse of 2016 to end, as more and more of our favourite icons died.…
Binge Drinking Binge drinking is a problem throughout the year but when it comes to special occasions such as Christmas and New Year’s, alcohol consumption can go out the roof.
For a lot of people staying sober during holidays has probably been trying, this is especially true of those recently out of rehabilitation.
I recently heard an interesting story on the radio of a family torn apart, one child growing up with a solid and sober father, while another brother grew up with a drunken mother.
The first time your teenage or adult child leaves home alone, what should they already know? Of course, there is basic safety and security, such as dealing with dodgy people, keeping money safe, and advice for airports and travelling, what to do and
Using drugs carries dangerous risks. Whether the dangers of overdosing, drugs cut with some chemical , a more potent mix than normal, the body reacting badly , a bad trip …you name it and it is probably possible.
Hello everybody, firstly I would like to thank you all for being here today at my graduation. It’s been a massive learning curve and a real eye opener for me.
The government department of work and pensions is conducting an independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity.
Nightclubs in Preston plan to offer free testing of Class A drugs to ensure the substances are pure. This is due to drug deaths being at an all-time-high and the likelihood is that they will continue to rise.
Not every addict in need of rehab is going to jump at the chance of a handling. For this reason, an intervention can honestly be the difference between life and death for a person.
When you think of drug addicts in your neighbourhood you may get the image of a shady dealer on the street corner or menacing individuals down alleyways. In reality, though, that is not what drug dealing looks like anymore.
Withdrawal symptoms after long use of methamphetamine can be so strong, and users fear the reaction so strongly that it keeps them hooked and constantly turning back to the drug, even if they no longer experience a high.
It’s gone beyond my wildest dreams I didn’t expect it to be as good as it is. I personally feel mentally and physically revitalised. I feel like I did when I was 16 when I hadn’t had a girlfriend, got a job, taken no drugs or alcohol. That’s how I feel now.
If you buy cocaine ( like Lance used to), there is apparently an 80% chance that it has been cut with a skin rotting chemical! It has been found in a study by drugabuse.com that almost two-thirds of cocaine is cut with levamisole.
Your first thought when it comes to steroids is probably sports men and women with bulging muscles, body builders and athletes winning medals. But do you really know what steroids are?
Last Saturday, I was enjoying a night out, and while walking in the city I saw an ambulance and big crowd around someone on the ground in a corner. Not wanting to gawk I just kept walking hoping that the person would be all right.
Addiction currently is often treated as a disease, rather than an addict themselves being rehabilitated. The drugs used for this “treatment” against heroin and painkillers, are usually methadone and buprenorphine.
As a sober individual, it is inconceivable to imagine continually putting your life at risk for another hit, and yet that is what addicts do every day.
Narconon’s Objectives are unique exercises – designed to help bring a person's attention off the past and into the present. Here is what one student had to say about them:
Nowadays addiction treatment and rehabilitation are two totally different concepts, and if you, or a loved one wants to completely overcome addiction to live a drug-free life, it is vital that you understand them both.
If you have never really been around an addict you may not realise that there are certain characteristics that most addicts have in common. It may not be 100% of them, but it is a high percentage and they are behavioural characteristics.
Most programmes nowadays use drugs during withdrawal to help with symptoms, and then later to prevent cravings and relapse. We are proud to offer a different option, a natural alternative for withdrawal.
One problem with drugs really is the multiple ways which they are obtainable, whether it is over the counter, from a prescription, from a friend, or from the internet or a dealer. There are just too many ways to get them…
At Narconon we do not use drugs to help someone with addiction to come off their substance of choice. The withdrawal procedure involves 24 hour supervision and relevant one-to-one care along with the use of very specific vitamins and minerals, alongside simple yet effective techniques to help the person get relief from the adverse symptoms withdrawal can bring.
Plenty of people getting in drugs, or even full blown addiction, insist that taking drugs is a personal choice, and no one should interfere because it only affects them.
You would think that medical students and those in the medical profession with all of their education on drugs and their effects would stay well clear of drugs and addiction.
Having read all the work I have done on this course , I realise just how much pain, heartache, and damage I have caused in the past four years. It has shocked me to the point of crying. All I wanted to do was to pick up the phone and talk to my wife and apologise.
Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the world. A lot of people don’t think it is any more dangerous than alcohol. Here are some facts and often unknown data on their effects…
“Previously, when I was doing drugs, I never felt any emotion because of the routine I got into. I thought that emotions weren’t real. I know that, because, now I feel completely different to how I felt about my girlfriend.
“Narconon has helped me tremendously to start on my journey towards discovering myself in the here and now. The Sauna aided me deeply in shedding layers and detoxing, I felt rejuvenated, renewed and cleansed afterward and clean of alcohol.“
“The New Life Detoxification is an incredible experience in which I felt important manifestations happening physically, mentally and emotionally…“
Here are a few useful things that if everyone got into practice would rapidly decrease the demand, addiction and overdose statistics for heroin , and the good news is they aren’t complicated.
There has been an ongoing debate in the area of rehab and addiction whether drinking alcohol after rehab is truly a relapse or not, and what to really think about it.
It is interesting looking at the pros and cons of decriminalizing drug possession. What really is best for our country? Forbidden Fruit One of the points that pro-decriminalization people tout is the forbidden fruit effect of illegalizing drugs.
I have recently picked up some more good news in the newspaper. This time from the Evening Standard on Wednesday 16th.
A marriage ending is a turbulent time for everyone involved. Unfortunately it does not often happen amicably and it is certainly a time of big change. For those couples splitting up who have children, things get even tougher.
The lovely uplifting film ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ hit our cinemas recently and as a cat lover I went to see it. The biggest surprise for me, was at the point where he wanted to become clean, off the methadone entirely. He was left utterly to his own devices. The withdrawal from methadone is known to be an extremely tough one and if he had been a slightly weaker man, that would have been it, back onto heroin.
Too many addicts coming in for rehab say the same thing: “If only I had known then, what I know now, I would never have taken that first hit.” It matters little if it was heroin , cocaine , or alcohol .
There were 3,346 drug poisoning deaths registered in England and Wales in 2014 , the highest since comparable records began in 1993 . As the use of drugs continues to rise, so does the number of overdoses. Every time a user takes another hit, it is another possibility to OD.
Though the figures and statistics of drug overdoses can sometimes be hard to face, it is important to know what we are tackling and what the current scene is.
Glue sniffing is the intentional inhalation of gases or vapours to achieve a high. There are all sorts of household chemicals that contain volatile substances that can create a high.
I don’t normally consider the Daily Mail Herald of important news but on Tuesday the 8th they published a story regarding the truly terrifying effects of benzodiazepine.
Though people can get into drugs or alcohol at any time, there are certain circumstances that put one more at risk to turning to drugs and alcohol as a solution. These times usually contain vulnerability due to pain, injury, loss or change.
When kids are young, full of energy, hormones and angst, their biggest problems are usually which grade they will get on the next test; if that girl or boy likes them back, or if they will get another unfortunate spot on their face.
In a world inundated with drugs, and pro-drug messages routinely being advocated in the media and entertainment—how do you raise your children to be drug free? Here are some tips from our experience working in the drug education and rehabilitation field.
“At first I did not know what to expect and I wasn’t really expecting to have that much of a reaction to anything. I did not think it would be that effective.
Many clinics and rehab centres consider relapse to be an every-day, ordinary affair. Here at Narconon, we do not. We have found over the years what most people struggle with, so here is some tips and advice for you…
If you see these signs, then alcohol use has reached a point where it is no longer under control. Learn the signs and don’t wait to take action…
Problems, unhandled situations, stress, anxiety, worries, phobias, pains, aches and diseases are the most common beginning for regular drug or alcohol use.
Many addicts come out of rehab feeling very positive and in control of their addiction. Although that is a good thing, of course, unless that confidence is built on a firm foundation, it can occasionally leave the person open to situations that become very difficult to handle, that could be easily avoided. From experience these are the top three things to avoid in early sobriety:
It is sadly the case that it is considered normal for most people at some point in their lives to try pot . This is quite commonly during teenage years.
LSD may not be the most talked about drug in recent years, but it is still out there and being consumed at an alarming rate. How much do you know about LSD? Well if you think “not very much,” or want to check out your facts, read on.
Parents often wonder how really best to go about educating children and teenagers so that those kids then go on to make good decisions regarding alcohol. Though good drug education is important, you don’t necessarily have the materials on hand at home for that, and anyway is that really enough?
When someone goes to rehab it is normal to think of the physical and mental affects that this person will be relieved of, by withdrawing and detoxifying from drugs or alcohol . What is sometimes overlooked is how widespread the help truly reaches.
You do not generally see people taking drugs right out in public. You and most people would probably be quite disconcerted to see someone shoot up or snort in front of you. This is not the case for all drugs though.
Don’t Wait Around for Addiction — Act Now Many people find it uncomfortable to talk about addiction, another person’s choices and behaviour. That being said, many people also have friends, family or even partners that they see drinking or doing drugs.
Eight Physical Signs that Someone is Suffering from Addiction It is important to know the signs of addiction so that a situation does not creep up on you.
Being here , I have learnt that it is not enough to hide away from things. That I need to face them and learn how to handle them and I really can. Before, I would either want to drink or go shopping to make myself feel better.
I feel quite relaxed. Generally I enjoyed it, although there have been some frustrating moments. I did throw my toys out of the pram at one point. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the Objectives Processes . Not knowing what to expect from the start.
I’ve cut ties with two people since I’ve been through the Ups and Downs In Life , and to a point I feel relieved. One of the guys I’ve cut ties with is my brother in law. I was very close to him.
Now I have finished the New Life Detox I feel truy rejuvenated , reenergized and I feel re-born . I can think a lot clearer. I feel calmer. My benign tremor stopped in the sauna. And I am not as anxious as I was pre sauna — the anxiety level has calmed down.
What I have achieved here is phenomenal, I never thought such simple things could change your life prospects. It’s amazing! During the program, I had so many realisations.
Many people have preconceived ideas of what an addict is like. But the thing is that addicts don’t fit into one particular category.…
Whether or not young people or in fact anyone starts taking a drug usually relies on their perception of the dangers and effects of it.
An interesting article from Vice last month ( www.vice.com/en_uk/read/glue-sniffing-epidemic-mdma-ecstasy-deaths-uk-narcomania ) highlighted how we can look at successful programmes in the past to help us tackle different situations in the present.
‘Just say NO’ may be better than nothing as a slogan but, boy, does it leave a lot to be desired.
High Functioning addicts can often be the hardest to spot as the outwards signs of success can be so misleading. See (blog on The High Functioning Addict) for more information on what this actually is.
The high-functioning addict will commonly be leading a secret life . True, the actual consumption of drugs or alcohol may be known about, but the dependency is not and that is the key difference.
You may have started taking painkillers with good intentions. They were prescribed by the doctor to get over a surgery or a chronic pain. Alternately it may have just been recurring headaches, menstrual cramps or toothaches.
A study done by the university of Florida found that it was alcohol , not marijuana as is most commonly cited, that is the key gateway drug.
There are different signs that you can look for to determine the answer to this question. But the first thing to say is that if you are even wondering, it is quite likely you either are, or you are at least in dangerous territory regarding drugs.
Having a loved one suffering from addiction is an awful situation to be in. Watching them go in a downward spiral, as their dreams and ambitions fall by the wayside and worse and worse habits take their place.
Dr Zubin Demania is a practising internal medicine doctor in the USA who is using songs and raps to raise awareness of the dangers of addiction to pharmaceutical drugs. As ZDoggMD he has 10s of millions of views on Facebook with such songs as ‘Big Pharma’ or ‘Treat Yourself.’
Most people are aware of the ravages drugs play on the user both physically and mentally. How it affects the whole family is sometimes less thought about. When things get more dramatic, such as child abuse, the effects are more evident, but what about the insidious smaller effects?
Well it is understandable that many people looking into rehab want to know the answer to that question. Unfortunately there is no cut and dry answer .
As drugs and alcohol set in on a person so does certain behaviour. Things like lying, hiding and keeping secrets as well as things like where to find the drugs, which drugs give you the best high or how best to handle a come down, all of this behaviour is learned.
Working in drug rehabilitation—it is so nice to see what looks like a healthy trend popping up around England—dry bars! Dry bars are normal social bars minus the alcohol.
When faced with addiction in a loved one it can be hard to know what to do about it. There are obstacles that need to be overcome and sometimes you just don’t know where to start. A successful intervention is needed but you may not yet be up to that point.
Knowing the signs and symptoms of drug abuse is so important. Waiting for full on collapse of a person’s life due to addiction is too late. If you can catch it early on, the easier it is to handle the drug abuse and potential addiction.
Once you have gone through all the effort of helping a loved into rehab your job isn’t over. Now you need to help keep them there until the programme is fully completed. Unfortunately, drug withdrawal and adjusting to a sober life isn’t easy.
Unfortunately, when most of us think ‘drug addict’ we think of a person down in life , probably job-less, maybe criminal, generally spending their days at home in drunken or drugged stupors.
There are many different types of rehabilitation programmes out there but they will all fall into the categories of inpatient or outpatient programmes.
It is very important when dealing with any problems to make sure you are fully focused on the real source and have not gone off onto a tangent.
Heroin is an all too powerful drug by itself. Drug dealers when dealing with new clients will usually sell pure and powerful heroin until they have a new client, a fully hooked addict.
Shocking news as we hear that Fabric , one of the best-known clubs in London got its licence revoked by the council this week. Based in Farringdon, it is world-known for its dub-step, house, drum and bass and techno music.
Executives often live high pressured lives. With challenges coming at them not only from work but also at home.
The figures on relapsing back to drugs after completing rehab is all too high. In fact, it has become so common as to seem normal or expected .
In order to strengthen your company and help all employees on an individual basis, it is important to take a look at how much alcohol really is being consumed and the effects that this may be having at work.
Most people are aware that delirium tremens can set in when withdrawing from alcohol and as the name suggests one of the symptoms is tremors and shaking. What many people may not realise is how severe the other effects of delirium tremens can be.
In 2014 an anonymous survey was done across 1,080 adults in the UK, representing a cross section of society, regarding their drug use. Though the amount surveyed is not that high it gives an interesting view on some facts and figures here in the UK.
It does not take only the withdrawal process and some time being clean to get someone able to live a happy and functioning life while sober. There are skills and abilities that one needs, to enable a person to go through the travails of life and overcome them without resorting to drugs.
Many people feel that drugs or at least alcohol are needed to have a good time. That life would be boring without them.
Sometimes this can be difficult if you are unsure on how they are going to act, respond or deal with it. This shouldn’t stop you though. The first step for maintaining your relationship and perhaps helping the person through addiction is to be able to talk about it.
A couple of generations ago there was really only a dozen street drugs generally available and the effects were known about. Times have now changed though, with a multitude of synthetic drugs being made month to month.
Cocaine is extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. Cocaine is extracted from coca leaves and was originally developed as a painkiller . When it is in powder form it is known as cocaine and when in crystal form it is known as crack cocaine .
What are the risks associated with taking mood stabilisers? “Mood stabilisers” is a generic term for the class of drug that is prescribed to handle a range of mood disorders.
Alcohol is legal and it is a big part of most people’s social life, especially here in the UK where being able to “hold your drink” is considered a good thing. Most weekends don’t go by without at least one big night out.
Early on in the Narconon line-up is the New Life Detox component: a combination of exercise, sauna, a healthy dietary intake and a specific nutritional supplement regime. The advantages in mental and emotional health are also evident, as described here by one Narconon student here...
Narconon’s New Life Detox aims to free the person from toxins that may be hindering their physical and mental progress towards a drug-free life. A student shares her story here...
Although medicine is sometimes a necessary part of our lives, many of those prescribed contain addictive substances such as opiates. For some individuals, prescription medication leads to the trap and misery of addiction. Narconon has helped many overcome such addictions.
Almost every month we read or hear about an artist who has succumbed to drugs . Artists are important for our society because they inspire the culture and society to better things. These individuals are talented and deserve support.
“I have found that during Narconon ’s New Life Detoxification step, I have been thinking about all the things I can do in the future to make mine and my families lives better.
Alcoholism can be just as much a problem for women as for men, and in fact there are certain factors women face that men do not. A key reason that alcoholism can be so life destroying for women is related to pregnancy and raising children.
The New Life Detox: An Amazing Experience! A student’s joy with the successful outcome of our comprehensive New Life Detoxification.
Why do Men get so Addicted to Cocaine? Cocaine is famous for its short-term effect of euphoria , but when you come down from that high you hit a very low point.
Alcohol can seem so safe at first—everyone drinks, it's legal, it's not really a drug... until it is out of hand, and someone you know is addicted. Then is the time you really have to face the effects of alcohol abuse.
Withdrawal is often the most feared stage of getting off drugs. At Narconon we use simple yet precise and effective techniques, along with a specialised Nutritional programme that helps relieve the symptoms associated with drug or alcohol withdrawal. Here is what one student said about his Narconon Drug-Free Withdrawal…
When you think of people addicted to opium you think of the illicit drug heroin, but with many prescription painkillers and even over-the-counter painkillers containing opium, this is far from the only problem.
Drug use affects all parts of life and that most definitely includes the workplace. For each individual, a job is vital not only for keeping busy and active but for the means to live and support a family.
Did you know that the abuse of prescription medication has reached a point of epidemic proportions? And we are not just talking about the U.S. but here in the UK as well.
The Narconon programme is a very effective drug rehabilitation system, for full information you should check out the Narconon United Kingdom website but here I am going to give you a little overview so that you can get an idea of how the programme works.
The Loved Ones of Addicts often find themselves at a crossroads. They can see clearly that the addict’s life is in chaos, they experience the backlash of that chaos in their own lives, and yet…
“This final programme has shown me how to be able to start to improve my life when I get home. “ It allowed me to look at the mistakes I’ve made in the past and how they affected me.
“The formulas that Narconon gave me can be used in so many ways for the rest of my life”
Narconon UK New Life Skills After completing one of the New Life Skills Courses called Overcoming Ups and Downs In Life “This course has helped me recognize and understand the people and conditions that were causing me to binge drink initially and later do it daily.
Life Skills Courses: “The most fruitful aspect of my time here came from the course work. This review of my life, delving into my feelings and examining every corner of my history allowed me to really dig deep in the wounds that have been running my life and fuelling my addiction.
Is your partner a addicted to drugs or alcohol? Maybe you’ve been trying to find a way to help your partner to quit.
How You Can Help to Save the Life of a Loved One Suffering from Drug or Alcohol Addiction It can be devastating for many people to discover that a loved one has become addicted to drugs or alcohol. All too often the family have no idea how to help.
Shocking Statistics Emerge: England’s National Summit on Drug-Related Deaths In January 2015, Public Health England, DrugScope and the Local Government Association held a National Summit on Drug-Related Deaths.
Emotionally I am a lot better, I used to be quite tearful and depressed. I am definitely more positive than I have been in a long time. I suppose being in the sauna for so long it’s easy to forget where you started off from. My daughter and my mum think I look great and they are really pleased.
“I lived moments where I didn’t care if I would die. I felt lost, depressed, I lost control and reached a profound state of desperation because I really wanted to stop using drugs but was losing hope that I would ever be able to do it on my own.
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