3 Ways YOU Can Save a Life During the Opiate Crisis With no end in sight to the opiate crisis in this country, we, as a society, need to be causative over the situation. We cannot lay back and expect our government, leaders, or physicians to solve the problem for us.
Fentanyl has been making news headlines for years in the world of drug addiction. It’s notoriously known as the number one killer drug that is often mixed with heroin to increase its potency and addictiveness.
Life, in general, before coming to Narconon Suncoast was going downhill in all different ways. I was out-of-control. My addiction was destructive; it destroyed myself, my body, and my family. All I could do was think of the next time I could get high. I became a stranger to my family.
In the wake of the opiate epidemic , families across the country have one nightmare in common… a loved one overdosing. Any family touched by opiate addiction knows all too well the fear that shoots through their body like electricity every time the phone rings or an ambulance drives by.
“When I was younger, I used to dream about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Like all addicts, I didn’t dream about growing up to be someone physically and mentally dependent on drugs and destroy the people around me.
One of the most important parts of the Narconon program are the Life Skills courses. These courses are able to put the pieces of an addict’s life back together and allow them to deal with the real reasons why they used drugs in the first place.
A new, sad statistic has just been released by the Center for Disease Control - heroin deaths now outnumber gun homicides. The opiate epidemic has been on the rise for years, with no end in sight.
Narconon Suncoast joined neighborhood businesses, schools and other community groups this past weekend at the Clearwater Community Gardens to participate in a community cleanup.
On December 1, 2016, I overdosed and died for almost twenty minutes from shooting heroin mixed with Fentanyl. I want to share this experience because I want to give thanks to God for giving me another chance to live and to help others find peace in Him…
The current opiate epidemic in this country has become an ever growing issue and is affecting more people every day. The following information provided is for the everyday person and how they can help save lives amidst this opiate crisis.
Narconon Suncoast Spreads Message of Freedom On January 16th, 2017, Narconon Suncoast joined community leaders, activists and neighbors on Monday to celebrate the 33rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Coachman Park in Clearwater Florida...
When I came to Narconon Suncoast, I had just left the hospital that I had been at for 4 days, due to an abscess I had in my left arm from shooting up. I was beat down, depressed, anxious, and tired. I had cravings all the time and I wanted to leave.
Drugs have been involved in our society since its inception. Whether it be alcohol , marijuana , or heroin , drugs have always been around. And for as long as drugs have been around, so has the search for a cure for addiction.
As if we, as a society, didn’t have enough drugs to worry about; heroin cut with elephant tranquilizers , Fentanyl , “ Pink ,” Etc… Now, the newest item that may actually get approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is powdered alcohol.
Let me start off by saying that this program works, if and ONLY if you put the work in. No one here will give you the answers or tell you what to do, and that’s the beauty of it. You need to figure it out on your own. No program in this world will work if you don’t want it bad enough.
Narconon Suncoast Graduate: “I’ve also realized that I have a lot more self-confidence than I used to have. I used to be extremely insecure and constantly worried about how other’s perceived me, but the best way I can describe my gained confidence is just a general feeling of being much more comfortable with myself…“
Do you feel completely helpless with alcohol and/or drug addiction, feel that it’s hard to face each day without something to help you get through it, or even ruining your relationships because of these problems, or know of someone facing similar difficult times with their life?
I grew up about 20 minutes outside of San Francisco in Marin County. I had a pretty amazing childhood. Sure, there were some ups and downs, but for the most part, I was a happy, energetic child that loved life.
When it comes to addiction, there are various ways to handle an addict. With all of the lying, stealing, manipulation and the other things that come along with addiction, many families can feel overwhelmed by the situation.
Family involvement in the recovery process is vital to an addict’s success. I was fortunate enough to have a cousin who was working at a Narconon center while I was struggling with a heroin addiction.
When it comes to addiction, those who have never used drugs before or have never had any experience with drugs usually fail to understand why anyone in their right mind would ever use them.…
The presents have been opened, everyone has eaten way too much, and the family has survived another Holiday season. For most families, now is a time for preparing for a new year, going back to work and getting on with life.
At the age of 15, I started drinking alcohol and doing drugs. More importantly, just before I started drinking or using, I let go of the moral and ethical codes that one should adhere to in order to have a happy life. As I became an adult, I found myself doing things that I knew were wrong, but I did them anyway. I then used drugs and alcohol to hide from how this unethical behavior made me feel.…
Before coming to Narconon Suncoast , I lived and died for heroin. It was who I had become. I had been using for 8 years and I truly got to the point where I just threw in the towel and accepted the fact that I was going to spend most of my life in jail or prison. Or I was going to die a junkie.
Last month, Narconon Suncoast celebrated its one year anniversary of being open at its new Clearwater, FL location. The new, state-of-the-art center was built for one purpose: to be the most cutting-edge drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the world.
A person is never too old to change. Addiction can affect anyone of any age. Whether you’re 16 or 65, addiction can take hold. No matter what the drug, whether it be pills, cocaine or alcohol, they’re all used for the same reason; as a solution to a problem.
There’s never a “ good “ time to go to drug rehab and it’s usually inconvenient to handle an addict in the family. Addicts will come up with all sorts of excuses as to why they shouldn’t go to rehab right now.
Aside from the hundreds of displaced addicts roaming city streets after having relapsed and gotten kicked out of their sober houses, another problem is the buying and selling of addicts. Yes, that’s right, addicts are bought and sold at a cost…
“Before I came to Narconon Suncoast, my life was completely out of control. When I was 13, I started drinking and smoking weed. I would run away from home every weekend and party while my mom was out searching for me, praying I was alive.“
Before I came to Narconon Suncoast , I was badly addicted to drugs and extremely suicidal. I lacked enthusiasm for anything, except for heroin and my cat. I constantly lied to my mother and refused to take responsibility for any aspect of my life.
Getting together for turkey feasts, football games, parties and shopping extravaganza’s opens each family up to more contact with alcohol and messages of over consumption.
“Your family is always going to be there for you. Your friends are just temporary.” My mother always said that to me when I was a kid. I never really believed her. For a long time, I had always thought that it was just me and everything that I wanted.
“I used to think I was worldly because I had experienced things that many people didn’t understand. That because I had been homeless, a junkie, a panhandler, that I had some invisible high horse that people needed to find a pedestal to meet me eye-to-eye on what it meant to live life.…“
It used to be a lot easier to spot the addicts who were using, buying and selling drugs in our neighborhoods. In the past, menacing looking individuals lurked in the shadows.
Throughout the decades, creativity, music and drugs have gone hand-in-hand. Rock musicians and artists have long proclaimed the benefits of drugs, saying that they give them the inspiration they need to create their art.
Narconon Suncoast Joins the Clearwater Community Downtown Block Party Recently, the City of Clearwater, FL put on its twice-a-year downtown block party. More than 3,000 locals attended the event that was hosted by many of Clearwater’s non-profit and charitable organizations.
Using drugs carries many risks. Addicts have to be constantly vigilant about avoiding the danger that lurks around every corner and in the bottom of every bag.
“ When I was an addict, I felt like I couldn’t actually have anything. My addiction was full of loss; lost possessions, lost family and lost relationships. I was a heroin addict and the drug completely consumed my life…“
Veterans and Substance Abuse— A Simple Guide on How to Help a Veteran Struggling with Drugs or Alcohol
Veterans make up a large percentage of individuals who suffer from substance abuse. Many veterans arrive home injured, suffering from PTSD and start to lack purpose. The information provided is to help a veteran stricken with addiction and their families to combat it with all tools available.
The drug abuse crises have born nothing but pain, death, suffering, misery, over-stuffed prisons and billions of dollars for the profiteers.
My addiction has affected my life by destroying my health, my relationships with my family and friends, as well as destroying my body and mind. I was an Adderall addict for 5 years.
One of the main components of the Narconon program is the Life Skills Courses. In these courses, students handle the negative influences in their lives, get relief from their past transgressions and learn specific tools they can use to help keep themselves sober once they leave.
When I arrived at Narconon Suncoast on July 8th, I felt angry, ashamed, trapped and a little crazy. What I was, was defiant, hostile, destructive and irrational.
What If Amendment 2 Passes in Florida? In Florida, Amendment 2 is The Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, which is on the ballot and up for vote on November 8, 2016.
Let’s face it, drugs are everywhere . A person trying to get clean from a lifestyle of drug addiction has challenges around every corner.
“Before coming to Narconon Suncoast, I had become virtually everything I loathed in life. I was a thief, a liar, someone that did not show up for life. I not only lied to myself, I lied to everyone else around me. I stole from those I hold dearest on so many occasions that I eventually lost track.
Interventions can honestly be the difference between life and death for a drug addict or an alcoholic. Not every person in need of rehab is going to initially jump at the chance to get clean and handle the issues that drove their addiction.
“Before coming to Narconon Suncoast , my addiction to heroin controlled my life. Every moment, from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed, revolved around the drug. My body depended on that next fix. I woke up every morning and was immediately sick.
“My life before coming to Narconon Suncoast was pure chaos. Since the age of 14, I would take whatever substance I could get my hands on. Throughout my twenties, I took pills and eventually switched my addiction to Meth in order to get off of the pills.
Narconon Suncoast recently rolled out new Public Service Announcements to reach more people with a message of recovery.
There has long been a debate on whether those who are fresh out of drug rehab should drink or not.
Drug Addiction is a very difficult demon to tame. There are many different reasons a person gets addicted to drugs. No one ever sets out with the goal of becoming an addict.
“A mental state of panic was how I felt. I never would have thought that one hit off a joint when I was 13 would have led to laying on a bathroom floor, praying for something, anything to put me out of my misery.
Right now, I think it’s safe to say that the heroin and opiate epidemic in this country is beyond out-of-control. The drugs that are in circulation in communities around the country trump those of 20 years ago, ten-fold.
The illegalization of Kratom is all the rage in the news these days. Thought to be a viable solution to opiate addiction , Kratom has gained massive popularity as a legal way to get high and is sold in head shops and gas stations around the country.
Before coming to Narconon, I was living in Hell. I was at the tail end of a 6 year relationship with my daughter’s father; halfway through, we started using Crystal Meth as a way to mend our broken relationship (that’s what I’d told myself at the time).
When living a life of addiction , an addict has a lot to be scared of. They have to guard themselves constantly from getting robbed by drug dealers and getting bad dope that could kill them.
All that comes to mind when I think of my life before coming to Narconon Suncoast is me, alone, sitting on my bathroom floor, crying because the very thing I had given my life to no longer took my pain away.
Back to school means back to finals, back to midnight projects, parties and drugs…
Each addict in recovery has their own set of triggers that if left unhandled, can throw them right back into their addictions.
Before coming to Narconon Suncoast, my life completely revolved around drugs and alcohol . My addiction evolved from an after work activity to using just to get through work, to a full time job in of itself. I began taking pills to wake up and start drinking in the morning.
Addiction is a very hard monster to tame. Finding the right treatment is the first step to take after a person has become addicted and wants help.
Before I came to Narconon Suncoast , I was homeless, sleeping on the ground in a cardboard box. The only way I could fall asleep was if I was high. My addiction started innocently enough, or so I thought. I was smoking weed and drinking occasionally.
“Kids can be so cruel!” is a phrase that has been said by most everyone in their lifetime. Recently, the media has been buzzing with the latest stories of the effects of bullying. Schools make promise after promise to parents that they have the issue “under control” when in reality, they don’t.
Drug addicts take regular gambles with their lives and each day they play a new game of Russian Roulette. It’s no secret that drug addicts put themselves in sketchy situations that no sane person would ever contemplate doing.
Upon completing the Narconon Suncoast program, one of our students had a powerful message she wanted to share with all students and staff. She wrote: ’ It is what I was born for—to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this safe world—to instruct myself over and over.
Bad batches of dope, 15-year-old kids going to methadone clinics and massive amounts of overdoses are just some of the symptoms of a ridiculous, out-of-control opiate crisis. Back in the day, the worst of the worst kids smoked cigarettes, marijuana, dropped acid and ate mushrooms.
We, as a community, value a higher education so much so that some people find it nearly impossible to gain employment and make enough money to support one person, let alone a family, without some kind of college degree. For me, continuing education wasn’t something I was worried about.
Methamphetamine is a growing problem across the nation. Once mainly concentrated on the West Coast and the Mid-Southern states, meth is now in almost every town across America. Small communities, once untouched by drug addiction, are now breeding meth addicts, resembling a post-apocalyptic war zone.
I am a 28-year-old single mom who lost her way. I was at the lowest point in my life just a few months ago. I was using heroin, cocaine and crack. My life was on a downward spiral. I pawned everything I ever owned, lied, cheated and stole from my own family.
Let’s call a spade a spade and say that the current opiate epidemic in this country is completely out of control. News media is filled daily with reports of huge numbers of overdoses, deaths and “bad batches” of heroin, leaving almost no community unaffected by this growing crisis.
For the first three years of my son’s life, I was reckless and, although I didn't intentionally mean to cause my son harm, I did. I have been at Narconon for about 2 1/2 months now and this is where I came to realize my purpose.
An artist, an athlete, a lover and a fighter were all words that described a young man, before getting lost in a dark, alternate reality imposed upon him by his drug addiction. Methamphetamine and LSD brought this talented young man to his knees, leaving him hoping and praying for a way out.
“ I will always be thankful for the time I spent at Narconon Suncoast. To stay, was the best decision I have ever made. I will never forget the way I felt the day I arrived. I was so tired and broken. I had given up. All my plans and dreams were over.
“Back in the day, Suboxone was considered a ‘miracle pill’ for those of us that didn’t want to face the nasty withdrawal symptoms we would get when trying to get clean or when we couldn’t get dope or pills…
A recent Graduate details what drove him into addiction and how the Narconon Suncoast program helped him find his true self: “Before coming to Narconon Suncoast, I was using opiates for a total of 4 years.
The Same Story Told a Thousand Times While discussing the lack of proper drug and alcohol education in our schools, a Narconon Suncoast Staff member recounts her experience with these early educational programs: It all started innocently enough.
The Narconon Objectives Course uses unique exercises that are designed to help get a person unstuck from their past, bad life experiences and finally be able to move forward once again. Drugs have a tendency to stick people in their past, causing them to be utterly unaware of the world around them.
The Cost of that First Hit When kids are young and full of hormones and teenage angst, they feel invincible; immune to life’s problems. Their biggest fear is having a pimple breakout before school photos or whether or not the girl or boy they like doesn’t like them back.
The Problem with Free and State-Funded Facilities When looking for a drug treatment facility a person is usually faced with 3 options: Outpatient Free and State funded In-patient Long-term, residential Outpatient Out-patient clinics are the lowest level of care you can give someone who is struggling
Before I came to Narconon I did not have a solid idea of who I was, even though I was convinced that I did.
The first step of the Narconon program is the Drug-Free Withdrawal. When addicts first enter treatment, they are usually sick, malnourished and feeling the effects of coming off drugs.
I played sports my whole life. It was what I was good at and it was all I knew growing up. Sports were my passion and I worked so hard at it to be the best I could be. I played sports all through grade school and high school.
A big part of the Narconon program is the battery of life skills courses. Not only do these courses teach a person how to live life free of drugs and alcohol but they also help them to put the pieces of their life back together that have been destroyed by their addiction.
I started using drugs at the age of 15. I started with cocaine, marijuana and alcohol. I initially used drugs to cope with stress and anxiety, but they started to control every aspect of my life. This made it extremely hard to be a person. In all reality, I was not in touch with who I really was.
When Do You Just Give Up? Dealing with a loved one who is an addict presents multiple challenges. Deciding to send them to rehab, not enabling them or disconnecting from them completely are just a few of the challenges that lay ahead.
For 2 years, I was always on drugs. I was in an abusive relationship with a drug dealer. I was doing drugs just to cope with life, my boyfriend and to feel better about myself.
Many parents who have a newly discovered drug addict in the family usually find comfort in support groups. It’s extremely helpful for families to come together to support each other through one of the most difficult situations a person can face as a parent.
As a child, I had the unfortunate experience of being raised by a drug addicted parent. My mother started abusing drugs when I was just over one year old. Her addiction and I grew up together as siblings would, developing into two separate parts of her life that she would soon have to choose from.
A Narconon Graduate Finds His Purpose “In High School I played football and had a lot of friends. I had dreams and ambitions to be somebody one day; to make a difference in the world. I started experimenting with prescription pills just after I graduated High School.
Act Now…A New Drug Coming to a Store Near You!!!!! America is the land of innovation and overconsumption. While we have our freedoms, as compared to other nations, we also have our downfalls. The United States reportedly consumes more drugs than any other nation on the planet.
Before coming to Narconon Suncoast I was lost, angry, strung out on heroin, meth and was homeless. My life was hell. All day, every day I was all about myself and chasing that high, nothing and no one else mattered.
Throughout my whole life, I never had to deal with any real problems or responsibility. I always had someone to help me with the trouble I got into. I never faced any real danger. When I was 23 I got into a really bad car accident and I almost killed myself and two of my friends.
To most people, friendship is described as a combination of admiration, love, respect, loyalty and trust. When drugs, alcohol and addiction are added to that combination, most relationships rapidly deteriorate to disdain, dishonor, hate and distrust.
Before coming to Narconon Suncoast, my drug use was in complete control of my life. I decided to come to Narconon after everything else had failed. Although I wanted to be clean, I honestly didn’t feel like it was possible. I just knew this was my last chance and that I needed to give it my best.
D.T. , a recent Narconon Suncoast Graduate A recent graduate had some amazing realizations about one’s journey through life.
According to a press release by the White House, President Obama will be spending 1.1 Billion for the treatment and prevention of opiate addiction. $920 Million of that budget is allocated specifically for “medically assisted treatment.
I was in worse shape than I initially thought. I was in complete denial about how lonely and miserable I really was. Years of mental and physical abuse led me straight into a decade of drugs and alcohol, leaving me cold and empty. At 13, I started drinking and smoking marijuana with friends.
I’m excited about living life for the first time ever! A Narconon Suncoast graduate and his proud grandpa I remember being 8 years old, waking up the morning of my mother’s funeral, feeling that something was terribly wrong.
Go fight for it because you’re worth it! A fellow student congratulating a Narconon graduate upon completing the Narconon program Prior to coming to Narconon I didn’t know how to live. Crack Cocaine took complete control of my life.
Generation Z's Marijuana Some form of addictive plant or drug has been present since the beginning of time. Cultures around the world each had a “sacred herb” or intoxicating drink its member partake of. As society has evolved, so has drug use.
Methadone: Signs and Symptoms of Abuse…#3 in a 3 Part Series on Methadone Like any other drug, methadone is used and abused by addicts trying to get high. Methadone has been used for many years as a “detox” drug to get addicts off of heroin and other opiates.
“I believe in miracles now because I am truly experiencing complete happiness“ I always dreamed about the moment my family would get their daughter back. I would envision it and play the scenarios in my head but it was fleeting and quickly replaced with how or where I was going to get my next fix.
I Didn’t Know Anything Was Wrong… Many addicts, in an attempt to handle their addiction, have found themselves sitting in front of a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist’s seemingly sole purpose was to prescribe drugs and psychoanalyze our lives to “determine” why we use drugs.
When I first started the New Life Detoxification I had no idea what to expect. I was out of my comfort zone and coming off heroin. I felt alone and thought I could never get sober.
Lisa and Larry Herd, parents of Kylie B Straight to my knees. That’s where I went. It was almost like it was all in slow motion, like I was watching myself from the outside. Then came the overwhelming feeling of nausea.
“I feel that I can face life and its challenges and be a successful person.” “Before I came to Narconon my life was pretty stagnant and I was very unhappy and not doing well. Years ago, I abandoned my morals and adopted a ’do whatever I want’ attitude.
Methadone: Profits Made At the Expense of Addicts #2 in a 3 part series on: Methadone: A "safe" replacement for heroin?
Methadone: Profits Made At the Expense of Addicts #2 in a 3 part series on: Methadone: A "safe" replacement for heroin? The use of Methadone has been employed for years as a substitute drug for heroin and painkiller addiction.
Pam and Jeff, who got their son back thanks to the Narconon Program! On August 14, 1981 our beautiful baby boy was born. We had hopes and dreams of his future, what he would become and where he would go. We gave him the best childhood possible.
Methadone: The Wrong Solution #1 in a 3 part series on: Methadone: A "safe" replacement for heroin? In the modern practice of drug and alcohol treatment employing the use of drugs to help get people off of drugs is a standard, or, as the insurance industry might refer to it, as a “usual and customar
“I feel like myself again.” “Before I came to Narconon Suncoast my life was completely out of control. I had lost interest in everything I used to love. I was completely distanced from my family and in and out of jail constantly. Nothing seemed fun to me anymore. I felt dead on the inside.
Nowadays ADHD medications are overprescribed and the diagnosis of ADHD is handed out as a rote method of dealing with hyperactive children who “lack” focus and concentration.
Success at Narconon Suncoast After years of alcohol abuse, Veronica was able to face her life in a way she never could before. By doing the Life Skills Courses I was able to analyze the people in my life that I was connected with.
47 Days Into Recovery; A Candid Conversation with an Ex-Drug Addict On December 24 th , 2015 Melissa entered our facility un-showered, dangerously malnourished, dirt caked up under her fingernails and wearing three-day old clothes.
Personal Values Course I am ready to move on and keep having wins and I’m feeling better and better each day. I was pretty angry the day before I started writing up my past transgressions.
When the addictive issues of a loved one come to light, the first response, generally, is anger. “How could they do this to us again?” “Doesn’t he realize he has a family to take care of?” “She has so much going for her.
Sobriety is a Lifestyle Choice Once an individual decides to get sober, many aspects of their life must change to achieve long-term abstinence. When a person becomes addicted to drugs, their daily routines change and their priorities shift.
I Just Graduated Rehab… Now What Do I Do…? One of the most common dilemmas for addicts and their families is what to do after graduating from a rehabilitation program.
Synthetic Drugs: The Constant Search for a New Way to Get High Synthetic drugs are man-made chemicals that drug users consume to get a cheap, legal high. In the past few years, the various types of synthetic drugs has risen quite substantially.
What Is an Intervention? Drug addicts cannot stay addicted to drugs forever. Addiction only ends in one of three ways; incarceration, death or attaining sobriety. Eventually a crisis occurs that causes a family to take action against the addict in order to save the addict's life.
Just knowing what gateway drugs are and understanding their effects can help protect you or a loved one from the dangers of harder drugs.
Is your partner a drug addict? Maybe you’ve been through everything you can think of to get your partner some help and to quit – tears, fights, heart-to-heart talks, promises made, and threats. You know only too well how this has a profound effect on you, your partnership and your family.
When choosing a drug rehab facility, many factors need to be considered. After all, you want the best possible rehab care for yourself, or a loved one, and to be successful in beating addiction.
It’s official: painkiller abuse kills more people in the U.S. than any other drug. Deaths from overdose exceed those from heroin and cocaine combined . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that the U.S. is in an epidemic of painkiller abuse.
Butane hash oil or BHO is a very concentrated version of marijuana. What is BHO? Butane hash oil is created by processing marijuana into a highly refined oil.
A study was recently completed in Australia and New Zealand which agrees with articles and studies we have previously written about. Here is a quick review of the study published in the medical journal The Lancet in September 2014.
We at Suncoast have expressed our concerns about marijuana legalization in many previous articles . We aren’t the only people worried about the rush to make marijuana a legal medical or recreational drug .
At Suncoast Rehab we help many people get off of prescription opioid drugs like OxyContin. Prescription painkillers are extremely popular among those abusing drugs as they are relatively easy to get (often users ask a friend for some or raid a family member’s medicine cabinet.
Amphetamines belong in the stimulant category of drugs. They can be obtained both as prescription drugs as well as off the street. Here at Suncoast Rehab Center, we have helped many individuals beat their addiction to such drugs.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we help individuals addicted to all sorts of drugs, one of which is methamphetamine . This drug is one which many people associate with crime, exploding labs out in the boonies, and the TV show Breaking Bad .
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center has helped individuals through addiction to all types of drugs. Edibles are a new delivery system for one such drug – pot. What are marijuana edibles? These are cookies, candies, and other treats infused with THC.
Many people believe that drugs like methadone are just for addiction treatment. They may wonder why we at Narconon Suncoast don’t prescribe drugs for the treatment of addiction to opioids like heroin, Percocet, or OxyContin.
Here at Suncoast Rehab we have discussed many aspects of marijuana use, legalization, and implications.
The number of people dependent upon or addicted in the US means that you probably know or are related to someone who is suffering from addiction.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we know that many people take drugs in order to avoid existing emotional issues. These issues can be caused by drug abuse or the emotional problems may have caused the drug abuse.
A recent government survey shows us that legalization of marijuana would cause low-risk students to take a puff.
About the Marijuana Legalization Debate Marijuana was first legalized for medical use in California in 1996. In that same year, marijuana use among youths in 8 th – 10 th grades went up an average of 2.8% – from an average of 26.4% of kids smoking pot to 29.2%. This was just the beginning.
Some of the many people we help at Suncoast Rehab used drugs by shooting up. This is an extremely dangerous action – yet it’s still done.
Many clients come to Suncoast Rehab with a long drug list. One of the most common drugs on this list is marijuana. This isn’t the case at just our rehab. In 2012 alone, 2.4 million Americans tried marijuana.
At Narconon Suncoaster, we have helped many people of many generations fight addiction. The “ gateway drug ” in many cases simply depends on what the individual had access to.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we have encountered and helped many people work through alcohol addiction. Chances are, you have known or are related to at least one person suffering from alcoholism. An estimated 17 million Americans have an alcohol abuse problem.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we help people work through both drug and alcohol addiction . Both types of addiction have a specific recovery process and both are destructive if not treated properly.
Throughout history there have been people who inspire others to live a better life and create a brighter future for generations to come.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center we help many people beat addiction to all sorts of drugs each and every year. Because of this and because we work hard to bring information about drugs to our community, we have taken a look at some really harmful new drugs.
We have helped people through addiction to all types of drugs here at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center. One party drug, which is promoted as a “safe” alternative to ecstasy or Molly is BZP – also called “herbal ecstasy.” Ironically, BZP is a completely manmade drug.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we help people addicted to all types of drugs. There are many drugs which people become addicted to – and they are normally broken down into two categories: prescription or illicit (street) drugs.
Kratom – What is it? Kratom is a leaf that is found on a tree in the coffee family. These trees are natively found in many South East Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia. These leaves have been chewed by local farmers and others for a boost in stamina and energy.
For the fourth year running, Suncoast Rehabilitation Center has been given a 100% performance rating by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). A branch of DCF is The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program – the single state authority on substance abuse and mental health.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we work to educate our community about a variety of drugs – including what the drug is and what its side effects are. In this article, we will talk about a lesser known drug: Methoxetamine – also known as Mexxy, Rhino Ket, Moxy, Mket, KMax, Roflcopter, or MXE.
At Narconon Suncoast, we help people beat their addiction to all types of drugs, from street drugs to those prescribed by a doctor. While we often concentrate on rehabilitation, we also work toward educating others about the dangers of drugs and drug abuse. We aren’t alone in this endeavor.
At Suncoast Rehab we see people every day who are fighting the battle against drug abuse. During withdrawals, people can go through a personality shift, from grouchy to happy, from bored with life to enthusiastic about the little things.
Three graduates of Suncoast are brothers who fought the same fight - against prescription opioids.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we understand the difficulty that people can encounter when looking for the right rehab program for them. It can feel so overwhelming that simply trying to search for the right rehab can cause an addict or family member to give up on their quest to be drug free.
At Narconon Suncoast we have encountered users of a variety of drugs. These include illegal drugs as well as prescription drugs. Because of this exposure, we run up against drugs that have not been reported on nearly as much as more popular drugs like heroin or methamphetamine.
We at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center help many people suffering from alcohol addiction. The most well known effect of alcohol use in general is the hangover.
Here at Suncoast Rehab we are concerned that many people may not understand the risks involved in combining drugs or drugs and alcohol.
Here at Suncoast Rehab, we help people through addiction to any type of drug. However, with abuse of prescription medications on the rise, we wanted to discuss one type of medication in particular – that used to treat ADHD.
Suncoast Rehab graduate and mother, Tiffany, is now drug-free upon completion of the New Life Detoxification and rehabilitation program provided here.
The Florida Department of Children and Families gave our facilities at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center in Spring Hill, FL another perfect score.
At Suncoast Rehab, we deliver an effective, holistic rehab program. But what does this mean and how does it work? The word Holistic means “relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems, rather than the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we have helped many people get off of all types of drugs. One drug type we wanted to discuss in this article is referred to generally as “inhalants.
At Narconon Suncoast, we encounter addiction to all sorts of drugs – as well as misunderstandings about addiction. One common misunderstanding about addiction is that people abuse over-the-counter cough syrup for the alcohol content.
Narconon Suncoast has experience in helping addicts get off of anti-anxiety medications and tranquilizers. Benzodiazepines (or “benzos”) are anti-anxiety medications that are listed as Schedule IV controlled substances by the DEA .
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center helps people with addiction to all kinds of drugs. Ritalin is an addictive prescription stimulant that 2.6% of 12 th graders alone abused in the 2012.
People from all walks of life, with all types of addiction come to Suncoast Rehab Center for help. Today, we wanted to answer some common questions about the most addictive form of cocaine – crack cocaine.
At Suncoast rehab, we often encounter people who are addicted to all sorts of opiates. And, it’s easy to lump all opiate addiction together. However, different people get addicted to different types of opiates.
At Narconon Suncoast, we often help people whose friends or family staged an intervention. We wanted to discuss here what an intervention is, and give a general overview of how a person can approach someone who they are concerned may be addicted to drugs or alcohol.
April is Alcohol and Drug Awareness Month, and at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center we wanted to recognize this by listing ten signs of alcoholism. Our hope is that this will help alcoholics and those around alcoholics recognize the problem and get help.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center helps people through medical drug addiction and street drug addiction. We have helped people through addiction to oxycodone and prescription drugs that contain oxycodone – like Percocet.
At Narconon Suncoast, we often help people who suffer from addiction to opiates and opioids – prescription or otherwise.
We at the Suncoast Rehab Center saw the news about Lil’ Wayne being in the hospital, and have seen the speculation that he may have gotten back onto “sippin’ syrup”, which is a codeine-based drug that he has rapped about in his music, and which he publicly said goodbye to in 2010.
Suncoast Rehab Center helps people every day with addiction to both prescription and illegal drugs. One way to purchase drugs these days is through the internet. So, we wanted to look into how safe the internet is for purchasing drugs.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we are a drug free drug rehab program. The 1st main block in rehabilitating an individual is getting the person off the drug.
The program at the Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is designed to help people through addiction to any drug.
We at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center have helped people addicted to many types of drugs. One type of addiction that is becoming more and more common is the addiction to prescription drugs.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center brings you the final installment of our series of drug myths and facts. MYTH #19: Using Adderall isn’t dangerous because doctors prescribe them for children all the time.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center brings you even more mythbusting. Here are the myths and the truth that lies behind them: MYTH #16: Club drugs are new, not very dangerous, and affect everyone the same way.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is bringing you another installment of mythbusting as part of NIDA’s National Drug Facts Week, which runs from January 28th through February 3rd. We have more myths to bust: MYTH #12: Marijuana is not addicting.
We at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center have more myths to shatter with truth today: MYTH #9: Driving is not affected by the influence of drugs. TRUTH: Drugs negatively affect driving ability.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center wanted to get involved with NIDA’s National Drug Facts Week, which runs from January 28th through February 3rd. Today we have three myths to shatter in our ongoing series of drug myth articles: MYTH #6: Marijuana is not bad for you.
We at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center hear various myths about drugs, which – when believed – can really cause harm to the believer. We are doing a series of articles here to expose such myths and get the truth out in the open: MYTH #4: Treatment just doesn’t work. TRUTH: Treatment can help people.
Those of us at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center hear various myths about drugs, which – when believed – can really cause harm to the believer. We are doing a series of articles here to expose such myths and get the truth out in the open: MYTH #1: Drug addiction is voluntary behavior.
I can only assume that I am not the only person completely un aware of the alarming number of children being misdiagnosed with ADHD and treated with Adderall, an amphetamine. During a recent visit to my children’s pediatrician I was told about a shortage of the drug Adderall.
The use of methadone for drug treatment is explored, as well as what actually defines successful drug treatment.
We Suncoast Rehabilitation Center have seen prominent sports figures brought down by the allure of drugs. We wanted to get into why people in this field may become tempted to start using.
We at Suncoast Rehab have found that many people involved in the “party scene” not only took drugs, but also consumed alcohol. It’s conventional knowledge that this is a harmful mix – but not everyone understands why this is a bad combination.
We at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center help people through withdrawal all the time.
We at Suncoast Rehab have helped many people get off of club drugs. In this article, we discuss GHB which is used as both a recreational drug-as a ”club drug- and as a date-rape tool. GHB can cause amnesia and unconsciousness, and this is attractive to predators. Often it is dissolved into a drink.
Narconon Suncoast Rehab has helped many get off the designer drug, synthetic marijuana – also known as Spice, Zohai, Genie, K2, Bliss, Nice, Smiley, Black Mamba, Incense, and fake weed. The use of this drug (or family of drugs) is rising in use among teens and young adults.
We at the Suncoast Rehabilitation Center help people who are addicted to so-called “club drugs” (like cocaine, LSD, magic mushrooms, Rohypnol, etc) on a consistent basis. Rohypnol is distinct from most club drugs in a couple of ways.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center encounters addicts to all types of drugs. In this case, we wanted to discuss the “club drug” lysergic acid diethylamide – commonly shortened to LSD. First of all, what is a “club drug” anyway? Usually a club drug is any drug commonly taken at dance clubs or raves.
Suncoast Rehab Center deals with concerned individuals who think a family member or friend may be addicted to drugs.
At Suncoast Rehab we often encounter drug addicts who started their drug abuse in school.
At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we provide an effective drug rehab program which not only addresses the personal reasons behind drug addiction, but also the physical aspects of addiction.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center uses the Narconon program – a program used all around the world. With the Narconon program, there is a high success rate in getting and keeping people off drugs. The clear majority of program graduates remain free from drugs.
Suncoast Rehab Center deals with medical drug addiction each day. It's important to understand the difference between Percocet and Vicodin.
By: Julia Shaw Opiates are prevalent today. But have they always been? Suncoast Rehab delves into the past and brings to you: A Brief History of Opiates The highly addictive opium poppy has been used for thousands of years as a recreational drug, for enhanced battle ability, and as a pain killer.
By: Kelly Stark Percocet is a common drug, but what is it? Suncoast Rehab explains all about Percocet in easy-to-understand terms.
We recently discussed a new drug that has come on the market called “bath salts”, which can cause extreme psychosis and violent behavior. There’s another illicit drug on the market today which has a history of causing these same symptoms in users – PCP.
The new dangerous drug referred to as bath salts has created confusion and some hysteria. Why are they called bath salts? Suncoast explains.
Heroin Addiction Heroin (aka Smack, H, Horse, Junk) is a highly addictive opiate which is generally easy to obtain and is usually cheaper than other addictive, illegal drugs like cocaine. Heroin is made by processing morphine – which is created from opium.
Suncoast Rehab Center educates on drug addiction: Most people don’t just start off with hard drugs. They start with softer or legal drugs first, then, when they want a better or more intense high, they combine drugs or start doing harder drugs.
A “designer drug” is a drug which is created in a lab – generally an illegal lab, such as in a home.
As a part of our interest in educating the next generation, here is a student’s take on prescription drug abuse: “For a lot of average citizens, like me, prescription drugs aren’t worth that much attention. I try to avoid drugs entirely; I like my body natural.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Earns 100% On FL State License Inspection
Suncoast Rehab Center Saves Alcoholic Mother’s Life with Narconon Program - Suncoast Rehabilitation Center
Here is a wonderful story. Suncoast Rehab Center addresses a mother’s alcohol addiction and saves her from a life of uncontrollable drinking and possible early death due to alcohol related causes such as an accident, alcohol poisoning or another seizure.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Centers Plea To A Judge Has One Man Paying It Forward By: Derek A.
About our Facility: Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is located in Spring Hill, Florida on three acres of land. It is a rural and peaceful environment which serves as being very therapeutic for our clients.
Our facility features clean and comfortable surroundings. Our clients feel welcome, and they soon know that our staff really care about their progress.
Suncoast Rehab Center recovers a mother from alcohol addiction and returns her to her son. “These days I like myself more. I’m thinking clearer. I have hope again for my future! Now I am happy.
One common misunderstanding about addiction to cough suppressants is that people abuse over-the-counter cough syrup for its alcohol content. While cough suppressants and medicines may have an alcohol content, those abusing the cough medicine actually do so to obtain a high from the drug.
Suncoast Rehab Center Offers an Effective Alternative to a 12-Step Program Here’s why you should CALL OUR TOLL-FREE NUMBER ABOVE and GET HELP NOW: We use a program that is an effective alternative to traditional 12-step treatment models.
Narconon Freedom Center located in Albion, Michigan has been helping addicts recover from drugs for years. Every person that walks into our front door is a top priority for all staff members. Many who come to Narconon have been through other drug rehab programs before with no lasting success.
Here Are a Few of the Well know CLUB DRUGS – Drug name: Ecstasy Slang names: E, X, XTC Drug name: GHB Street names: Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Grievous Bodily Harm, Georgia Home Boy Drug name: Ketamine Street names: K, Special K, Ket, Vitamin K, Kit Kat Drug name: Rohypnol Street names: Roofies, R-2
Cocaine goes by many Street Names: Coke, Dust, Toot, Snow, Blow, Sneeze, Powder, Lines, Crack, Rock The word cocaine refers to the drug in both a powder (cocaine) and crystal (crack) form.
Drugs are essentially poisons. Drugs are essentially poisons. The amount that you take controls how the drug affects you. A small amount acts as a stimulant, a greater amount acts as a sedative. A large amount acts as a poison and can kill. This is true of any drug. Take alcohol as an example.
What happens when a person takes drugs? How do drugs affect the mind? A person who takes drugs may find he has slower reaction time, difficulty remembering things and trouble recalling specifics about things.
By: Kelly Wecksell The Reason Why People Take Drugs – And the Eventual Outcome One thing that all drug takers have in common, whether they take drugs because they are prescribed by a doctor or they take them “as recreation”, is that they are trying to solve a problem.
By: Kelly Wecksell Drug residuals remain in the body causing further cravings. So when a drug wears off the person wants more. Let’s just look at the obvious: More often than not, a person starts on the path of addiction in the effort to fix something, solve some problem.
By: Kelly Wecksell Alcohol IS one of THE most used drugs of all. He re is a true story about Kim, a young woman in college: Kim goes out drinking in order to feel better after a rough day. She drinks several shots of vodka in a short period of time.
By: Kelly Wecksell (See the end of this article for earlier drug education articles) I’m sure we all remember those TV clips from the 80’s with the frying pan and the egg. “This is your brain.” “This is drugs.” “This is your brain on drugs.
By: Kelly Wecksell Based on the booklet: 10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs Truth is, to say Ecstasy is a dangerous drug is really an understatement. Read on… Ecstasy is known as the “club drug.
Listen to this Dsquared interview with Prescription Addiction Radio. DSquared Media is located in Florida and is concerned about drug use in Florida.
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Narconon Suncoast has been helping people get off dangerously addictive anti-anxiety drugs for years. The most commonly abused anti-anxiety medications fall into the category of benzodiazepines ( also called benzos .
At Narconon Suncoast we help people who are addicted to so-called “club drugs” (like cocaine, LSD , magic mushrooms and Rohypnol, etc.) on a consistent basis. Rohypnol is distinct from most club drugs in a couple of ways.
In this case, we wanted to discuss the “club drug” lysergic acid diethylamide – commonly shortened to LSD. First of all, what is a “club drug”? Usually a club drug is any drug commonly taken at dance clubs or raves.
The Narconon Program has helped many people get off of club drugs like cocaine, MDMA, meth, and GHB. In this article, we discuss GHB as both an addictive, illegal drug used recreationally, and as a date-rape tool. GHB and Rohypnol are the classic date-rape drugs.
With so many prescription drugs on the market today – both medical drugs and illegal drugs – it’s important to understand what the drugs you are prescribed are – as well as the differences and similarities between the various drugs out there.
Many addicts are introduced to drugs through marijuana or alcohol. However, with the booming prescription drug trade, many kids are being introduced to the drug scene with amphetamines generally prescribed for ADHD – like Adderall or Ritalin.
The designer drug; synthetic marijuana – also known as Spice, Zohai, Genie, K2, Bliss, Nice, Smiley, Black Mamba, Incense, and fake weed; is rising in use among teens and young adults. A couple of reasons for this are: 1. synthetic marijuana is easy to get and 2. schools don’t test for it.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center helps concerned individuals who think a family member or friend may be addicted to drugs.
All About the Club Drug, “Ecstasy” Suncoast Rehab has helped many people get off of highly addictive substances like the club drug Ecstasy. There are many drugs qualified as “club drugs”, but ecstasy is possibly the most known.
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Hallucinogens Affect Your Brain and All Five Senses Clinical name: Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Street names: LSD, Acid, Blotter Clinical name: Psilocybin Street names: Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms Clinical name: Phencyclidine Street names: PCP, Angel Dust, Boat, Ozone, Wack Clinical name: MDMA – short fo
Heroin Is One of the Most Addictive Drugs Street names: Smack, Horse, Mud, Brown Sugar, Junk, Black Tar, Big H, Dope, Skag Heroin enters the brain quickly, slowing down the way you think, your memory, and your reaction time. Heroin use alters the way you behave and make decisions.
By: Kelly Wecksell 12 Ways to Educate Children about Drugs Here are 12 points regarding how to educate your kids. Then we’ll look at how to keep your kids off drugs. 1. Talk to them about drugs. 2. Start educating children at an early age. 3. Research the facts about drugs. 4.
Detecting Prescription Opiates Addiction While there are a lot of different kinds of drugs out there, one of the most commonly abused types are prescription meds – which are usually painkillers derived from the opium poppy, like morphine or oxycontin.
Different Inhalants Have Different Effects One drug type we wanted to discuss in this article is referred to generally as “inhalants.” The drugs of this category often get lumped together because they are taken in the same way – but different inhalants can have different effects.
Methamphetamine Affects A Person’s Body In Very Risky Ways Street names: Speed, Meth, Crystal, Crank, Tweak, Go-fast, Ice, Glass, Uppers, Black Beauties Methamphetamine affects your brain and causes short term mind and mood changes such as anxiety, euphoria, and depression.
Nature's Dynamics had an informative interview with Prescription Addiction Radio in which Suncoast Rehab was acknowledged for their drug rehab work.
The New Life Detoxification Program is a specially designed combination of exercise, vitamins, nutrition and physical detoxification which dislodges drug residues and other toxins from the fatty tissues so that these substances can then be eliminated from the body.
Our Executive Director and knowledgeable supporters of Suncoast give radio show interviews which are very informative and well received. Listen...
The effects of drug abuse are told in a very personal manner in this informative conversation between Prescription Addiction Radio and Rasta Imposta.
Red Ribbon Week commemorates Enrique Camarena and the men and women working hard to eliminate drug trafficing. Giving kids the facts on drugs is vital.
Listen to the SoberWorld interview as the founder of SoberWorld discusses how the magazine was started after a family tragedy involving drug abuse.
At Narconon Suncoast, we work to educate our community about a variety of drugs – including what the drug is and what its side effects are. In this article, we will talk about a lesser known drug: Methoxetamine – also known as Mexxy, Rhino Ket, Moxy, Mket, KMax, Roflcopter, or MXE.
Pregnancy Among Drug Addicted Women Is An Ever-Growing Concern At Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, we treat people addicted to drugs on a daily basis. However, there are some women who have to think about more than their own addiction.
By: Kelly Wecksell How Drugs Stay In The Body Enlarged Human Fat Cells One of the biggest problems that goes along with taking a drug is that every time you take it, even if you just try it once, a portion of it stays in the body.
Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is licensed by the State of Florida. State License #: 0527AD1983 100% Holistic Approach (no drugs are used) Comprehensive Mind, Body and Caring Treatment Real Hope Based on Actual Results A rehabilitation program is only as good as the people who administer it.
View these interesting video testimonials from some of our program graduates to get more of an idea why our drug rehab program is so successful.
Psilocybin Mushrooms Street Names: Magic mushrooms, Mexican mushrooms, hombrecitos, shrooms, boomers, las mujercitas, little smoke, caps, god’s flesh, musk Psilocybin is a hallucinogen which has been described by others to be as easily obtainable as marijuana, because it is grown – not manufactured.
Tobacco and alcohol are still listed as the top two most abused drugs in America. Now marijuana use and prescription drugs are close behind.
Fentanyl abuse is fairly common for those in the medical profession with easy access. It can cause respiratory depression, liver damage, even death.
Ketamine Street Names: Special K, Breakfast Cereal, New Ecstasy, Vitamin K, K, Cat Valium, Raver’s Smack Ketamine was developed in the 60’s to replace PCP and is an anesthetic used on people, as well as a medicine used in veterinary practices.
Methamphetamine, or “Meth” is a highly addictive drug developed from another drug called amphetamine. It was originally used as a nasal decongestant and bronchial inhaler. (Note: An amphetamine is a stimulant drug that produces increased wakefulness and focus while it decreases appetite and fatigue.