Alaska Drug Rehab Information

Alaska Drug Rehab Information

Substance Abuse Costs Lives Every Year in Alaska

Substance abuse is the nation’s number one health-related problem and the effects can be seen in Alaska. Drug and alcohol addiction is the root cause to many other societal problems and it costs our country up to $500 billion each year, in addition to the thousands of lives lost, broken homes and drug-related crime.

Most addiction treatment centers have a limited success rate, where the majority of the clients relapse. This is not the case with Narconon Arrowhead. In fact, approximately 70% of the graduates of our drug and alcohol rehab remain drug free.

To find out if there are any drug rehab treatment or counseling facilities serving people in Alaska that are suitable for your needs, please call 1-800-468-6933.

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Boy, what a mouthful that is! What are we talking about here? Well, inpatient refers to a facility where the individual actually resides at the facility as opposed to commuting daily from home. Rehabilitation refers to restoring someone to a previous or improved state or condition. Alcohol treatment is of course handling the elements that have resulted in alcohol abuse and or alcoholism. This generally involves withdrawal from use and at Narconon Arrowhead goes on to include full bodily detoxification as well as multi-faceted approaches to actually handling and resolving the three main factors contributing to relapse � cravings, guilt, and depression. Finally, �center� refers to bringing all the above points together. Some centers only offer one or another of the above elements. When looking for truly effective alcohol rehabilitation look for as comprehensive a program as possible to ensure maximum success.

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All drug rehab programs are not created equal; there are many different types and formats. There are long term, short term, in-patient, out-patient, traditional 12 step, and non traditional to name but a few. One big difference to be aware of is whether or not the drug rehab programs you may be looking at are drug free or whether the program embraces the use of other or substitute or additional drugs and �medications� in an effort to control or alleviate addiction. Narconon Arrowhead is a long term, non traditional, drug free approach to the problems of abuse and addiction. These points set us apart from many of the other drug rehab programs available. We start with the assumption that the being is basically good and despite any appearances to the contrary actually wants to attain a completely drug free productive life. The Narconon program embraces many, many different factors that stop or inhibit the individual from reaching this goal. The majority of Narconon staff are ex-addicts and alcoholics themselves and know what it takes to get lasting results � we�ve been there! When examining the various drug rehab programs look for one thing � LASTING results and success.

A condition characterized by repeated compulsive seeking and using of drugs, alcohol or other similar substances despite adverse social, mental, and physical consequences is a definition that can apply to substance abuse as well as substance addiction. When addiction sets in however it is usually accompanied by psychological and physical dependence where the substance is craved just to feel somewhat normal. Withdrawal symptoms, physical and mental usually appear to a greater or lesser degree when the substance is rapidly decreased or terminated. Substance abuse has moved into addiction when the substance use controls the individual rather than the individual controlling the usage.

Drug abuse begins with a problem, discomfort or some form of emotional or physical pain for which the individual does not have an immediate answer. The person feels that his problem or pain is major, persistent, and without solution or relief. For these reasons, some people, young or old, male or female, high income or low, begin to use potentially addictive drugs or alcohol in an attempt to relieve the pain or discomfort. These drugs may even offer temporary relief. At this point the individual will continue to use in an effort to find continuing relief. Tolerance for the drug or alcohol sets in requiring larger and larger doses more and more often to obtain the same results. At this point the door has been opened to drug abuse and it is only a short walk to full blown addiction.