Narconon Eastern US Director Recommends Immediate Family Drug Intervention to Save Lives

Top Quote Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, recommends immediate family drug intervention for their loved one struggling with substance abuse as drug deaths currently outnumber traffic mortalities in the US. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 13, 2012 - Clearwater, FL - Narconon Eastern US Director, Yvonne Rodgers, recommends that families do an immediate drug intervention for their loved one struggling with substance abuse to get them into a successful rehabilitation facility. Evidence of this need for urgency was released last September by the LA Times which reported that drug deaths currently outnumber traffic mortalities in the US. The report leaves no doubt that putting off an intervention could result in the loss of family members.

    The increase in drug deaths is due to an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses. This information comes from a Times analysis of government data.

    Prescription medications for pain and anxiety are contributing to the rise in drug-related deaths. Such medications are highly addictive and can prove to be deadly when mixed with one another or with alcohol. Among the most abused are Xanax, Vicodin, OxyContin and Soma. These drugs are causing more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined, due to the fact that they are easily accessible.

    "An intervention that gets the addict into a recovery program sooner than later can save that person's life, and can begin to restore peace to the family. The majority of addicts don't get to rehab by themselves. Their loved ones are the ones who with the help of trained intervention specialist get the addict to a point where they are ready to make a change and handle their addiction." says Rodgers.

    Intervention statistics reported by Family First Intervention show that the process the family goes through to agree to the intervention process is often more difficult than it is to get the one alcoholic or addict to say yes and go to addiction treatment, but families that use interventions are four times as likely to get an addict into treatment.

    "Families, like addicts and alcoholics, try to put off doing an intervention or following professional advice for many reasons. Every member has their own history and opinions on how to fix their addicted loved one. Luckily a trained intervention specialist can guide them through a process that makes getting the addict immediate help the focus and can help them find a program that meets all their other concerns. Once the family's goals are aligned they can all work toward the same goal of getting them help now." says Rodgers. "The truth is that the drugs today as so powerful that they quickly consume the addict's ability to reason and loved ones really must step in and help. And because of the increased strength and quantities available on the streets, it is vital that families act quickly before what could be the addict's last fatal use. Working with interventionists is one way to get everyone on the same page and get a loved one admitted to rehab fast."

    The Narconon drug rehabilitation program is unique in that it is an entirely drug-free treatment model that boasts a 76% success rate. For nearly 50 years, the Narconon drug rehabilitation program has been getting people stably off drugs without the use of replacement medications. It uses specifically designed nutritional support to aid in withdraw and detoxification, combined with a sauna detox program and a proven, comprehensive life skills program to handle both physical and mental aspects of addiction. It is classified as a social education model of rehabilitation, where addicts become "students" of the Narconon life skills curriculum, overcome their addictions and learn to live productive drug- free lives.

    About Narconon Eastern US

    Narconon Eastern US helps existing Narconon Centers in the East US, as well as establishing new Substance Abuse Facilities and Drug Prevention Education centers. The Narconon drug rehabilitation and education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Narconon is dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon drug rehabilitation program routinely results in drug-free lives, with the majority of graduates going on to live stable, productive, drug-free lives. These Narconon graduates, whether drug-free for ten, twenty or even 45 years, demonstrate the success and results of Narconon program. If you know someone struggling with alcohol addiction or drug abuse, or are looking for a career in substance abuse visit or call 877-237-3307.

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