It is a proven fact that once a child/teenager begins smoking marijuana the odds that they will progress to harder, illicit drugs increases four times that of a person who does not smoke marijuana. The easy availability and high addictive qualities of these drugs not only ruin the lives of those who are addicted, but also those who love and care for them. Narconon Arrowhead has an effective inpatient drug and alcohol rehab with a 70% success rate along with drug education to over 65,000 youth about the realities and consequences of drugs and alcohol.
According to the 2006 NSDUH data, approximately 100,000 Minnesota citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use while in January 2008, 20% of the inmate population of the Minnesota Dept. of Corrections were incarcerated for drug offenses and 50% of Federally-sentenced defendants had also committed drug offenses. Those incarcerated do not learn how to live a responsible, productive drug free life while in jail. Jail is the end result of the lifestyle for those addicted to drugs. Jails are not rehabilitation facilities, they are measures to keep those addicted to drugs out of the communities for a specific period of time in hopes that they “will straighten up and see the light”. For a person already caught in the cycle of addiction, inpatient rehab is the answer for that person to regain a drug-free, productive, responsible, ethical and happy life before jail enters into the picture and becomes their permanent reality.
When a person has become addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, there are three aspects that must be handled for a person to have long term recovery. These three are cravings, guilt and depression. If a person is trying to quit using drugs and/or alcohol and is hit with a craving and is not in an inpatient rehab, there will be no stops for them to go out searching for drugs to relieve that physical craving no matter how much they DO NOT want to use drugs or drink. Therefore an inpatient rehab not only stops that person going and getting drugs, they have qualified professionals to get them through that craving and understand why these cravings continue to arise and have the solution for them.
A person does not end up in rehab after one drug use therefore it is absurd to think if person has been using for 6 months to years of drug abuse, that they can be cured overnight. Once the physical cravings are handled and the person is able to focus on his or her environment instead of his body the guilt and depression can be handled.
The guilt and depression a person feel from their drug addicted lifestyle can push them into a relapse even though they are no longer experiencing physical cravings. With an inpatient rehab the professionals will be able to help guide that person through his past and present guilt and depression so when they are finished with the rehab they will step back into the world with a clean body and clear mind and the tools to lead the successful life everyone deserves.