When someone in your family is taking a dangerous drug, your role is no longer support of drug prevention efforts. You need to act fast.
A recent daunting report from NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), estimates that abuse and addiction still cost the American public upwards of half a trillion dollars a year. Despite reported success with drug prevention, which has dropped the drug use by young adults from 19.4 percent in 2001 to 14.9 percent in 2006, many families still have to face the need to seek intervention to help a loved one.
Drugs do destroy people’s lives, figuratively and literally. Take the Southern California wife of a talented musician. She experienced the death of her husband in front of her eyes from a cocaine overdose. She knew he had a serious cocaine addiction, but she did not act quite fast enough. More tragic, at the time of his death, her husband was on the verge of going into a drug rehab program.
Ultimately, if the problem is substance abuse, the only answer is getting the addict into rehab before tragedy strikes. If this is your situation, your only thought must be to get the addict to stop taking drugs before it is too late.
There are two questions left unanswered that can delay many intended interventions: Can anything really be done to end the drug cravings? And will my loved one reject my help?
The simple answer to the first question is Yes. If someone you know is addicted to drugs or alcohol, introduce them to the Narconon® program It has a 40 year track record handling addicts’ cravings for drugs so they can live lives free of urges to revert.
To answer the second one, there is this. Every wife, husband, parent needs to know that when addicts can begin to believe that life could be drug free, even if there are still doubts, most will try for it.
It may seem only drugs are important to an addict. But look closer – there is a life to be lived that is flickering. Getting your son or daughter or other family member to a truly successful drug rehab program will resuscitate that life. There are four decades of families who know this is true, because they have seen it for themselves. Don’t wait until it is too late.
Thousands of people have successfully completed Narconon’s drug rehabilitation program and, unlike many other alcohol and drug treatment methods, the vast majority of graduates go on to live stable, ethical, productive, drug-free lives.