Alcohol Rehabilitation

So you have decided that you or someone you care very much about needs alcohol rehabilitation. Too much has been sacrificed to this addiction; relationships, possessions, jobs, maybe even entire businesses and families. Certainly self-respect and self-esteem are long gone. In most cases, guilt and depression have taken their places.

Perhaps you have made this decision before real damage was done, before there were hospitalizations and incarcerations. After all, in 2008, more than 600,000 people in the US visited the emergency room for reasons connected with alcohol abuse.


Each year, hundreds of thousands of people go to jail for alcohol-related crimes. In roughly a third of state and local jurisdiction arrests, alcohol was involved in the crime. Of course, those arrests involve public order and drug violations, but they also include violent and property crimes. In fact, for violent crimes, the statistic on alcohol use is a little higher: 37 percent of these offenders were under the influence of alcohol when their crimes were committed.


But realize that these are only the cases in which an arrest was made. It is also possible to analyze how many people felt that they were victimized (robbery, assault and rape) by someone who had been using alcohol. In 2008, more than 2.5 million people said that the person that robbed, assaulted, raped or otherwise victimized them with violent crime had been using alcohol.


In other words, when you need alcohol rehabilitation, it just can’t come too soon. The alcoholic is far too likely to do harm to themselves and/or other people if they continue to drink.

Now That You Are Ready for Alcohol Rehabilitation, How Do you Choose?

Whether it is for you or someone else, you will still need to work through all the choices for alcohol rehab to choose one. What type of alcohol rehabilitation is most suitable? What type will have the best results?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, an addiction program of 90 days is far more likely to provide success than a short program.


The next thing to look for is results. If you ask the right question, you will find out that many alcohol rehabilitation programs measure their success by how many people complete the in-patient program. They do not measure their success by the real-life measure that counts: How many people stay sober after they leave the rehab facility and return home. After all, that is the only result that will really count with mom and dad or the spouse or children who are going to live with the person completing rehab when he or she goes home.

At the Narconon Arrowhead drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, there is only one measure: How many stay sober for the two-year period that they are monitored after graduation? That is a measure that counts. Narconon Arrowhead can proudly state that seven out of ten of its graduates completing the drug or alcohol rehabilitation program stay sober for that two-year period after returning home.

How Does Narconon Achieve this Result?

The entire emphasis of the Narconon program is to address two things: First, correcting the effects of addiction, the damage done by addiction, so a person can be restored to brighter perceptions and more positive emotional responses. Next, helping each person work with the issues that started them drinking and learning how to address them, overcome problems and keep themselves on the straight and narrow so sobriety can continue.

This is why the Narconon program must be inpatient and must be long-term. It takes time to unburden a person from the physical and mental assaults of addiction. It then takes more time to learn new life skills, gain sober decision-making skills and renew one’s personal moral code. Lasting recovery simply will not happen without these steps taking place.

Without these types of corrective actions, a person might be chained to an endless series of meetings or to medications that someone says is supposed to reduce the cravings for alcohol, but they don’t seem to be working for him (or her).

Lasting sobriety can be achieved with the Narconon alcohol rehabilitation program. For forty-five years, Narconon centers have been helping those who have become addicted to alcohol, heroin, cocaine, marijuana or other drugs leave all substance abuse behind.

Narconon came to Oklahoma in 1990s, first with a center at Chilocco, near the Kansas state line, and then with a large and beautiful center in Canadian, Oklahoma. Situated inside the Arrowhead State Park, Narconon Arrowhead provides beautiful scenery and a profusion of wildlife to all the participants who are hard at work, coming to terms with their addictions. Walks through the woods and along the lake just down the hill from the main lodge can offer relaxing moments between classes. Narconon Arrowhead delivers its workable addiction recovery program and a serene atmosphere in which to make that recovery, making it the best of both worlds.

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