Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Looking for Help for a Friend?

One of my oldest friends called me today. She is struggling with a son who is using drugs. She said she is not sure, but she thinks he is abusing prescription pain relievers that he was prescribed after knee surgery last year. She did not know where he is getting the drugs or what to do to stop him.

She knew I had some experience in my youth with drugs and that I had helped others get off drugs throughout my life. Luckily, I had just heard of a new program that has an exceptional success rate of over 76 percent. This drug rehabilitation program is the most successful inpatient drug rehab in the country.

They start with a drug-free withdrawal program, keeping the addict as comfortable as possible while undergoing the actual physical symptoms of drug withdrawal. The addicts move on from this part of the Narconon StoneHawk drug rehab program when they no longer feel any discomfort, have regained their appetite, and are sleeping through the night.

The process of detoxifying the body of drugs includes long periods of time in a dry sauna, literally sweating the toxins out. Changing to a proper diet, exercising, and taking supplements to help the body overcome the effects of toxins, it is once again possible to move toward becoming drug free.

Dealing with life without drugs is the next step in a successful drug rehab program. Narconon offers several life skill classes that help teach the addict how to deal with life without the help of drugs or alcohol. Helping someone recognize their addiction and giving them the ability to end it and to take their life back or make a new life is the ultimate goal of any drug rehab program.

I gave my friend the website address and phone number for Narconon Stonehawk, sponsor of this post. She is going to read the information on the website and call in the morning to see what can be done. I told her that, without intervention, her son would probably not get off of drugs. She said she is going to cash in part of her retirement to pay for a drug rehabilitation program.

I wished her luck and prayed that she and her son would find what they needed at Narconon Stonehawk. Addiction can be a one-time affliction or a lifelong handicap. She will call me again when she decides what to do.


Dirty Butter said...

I've said a prayer for this mom and her son, and I look forward to hearing that she has him in rehab.

Thanks for entering our BLOG VILLAGE HEALTH Carnival!

Jackie said...

Popped in from the Blog Village Health Carnival.

It is sad to see this happen in a family where a Mother is so caring for her son.

The problem often starts with doctors not being careful with how habit forming some of their prescriptions are. I lay much fault at their doors having had a tranquilizer problem, when young, for just being a "high strung child".

I hope with the love and care he is being given he is be able to be rehabilitated.

CyberCelt said...

@dirty butter-Thank you. I hope so, too!

@jackie-Drugging our children is a really bad habit in the USA. If a child is hyperactive, they want to label and drug him. The teachers are not equipped to deal with special needs children, the parents want the child in school, so...

Naomi said...

It's so sad to read a story like this. I hope this Mum manages to cure her son's addiction. Unfortunately sometimes the drugs doctors prescribe can be more of a hindrance than a help. I'm visiting for the Blog Village carnival.

Lynda Lippin said...

I will add this mother & son to my prayers and reiki. Thank you for sharing this--it's important!

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CyberCelt said...

@naomi-Thank you for stopping by. I hope to host the next Blog Village Carnival. I love all the folks on BV.

@lynda lippin-Thank you for your prayers and the visit. I am a do follow blogger, so you have just received links back to your blogs.

Medication for ADHD said...

A mother is always there in times that is children needs them..always seeks advice to your doctor, rehabilitation is the solution as well as the care and love by the parents.
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