Meth use affects every aspect of your life. Addiction = A chronic, relapsing disease characterised by compulsive drug seeking and use. Mechanism Of Meth Addiction How does meth work in the brain? Outlined here are the basic steps of methamphetamine’s psychoactive action in the central nervous system. ...

How Does Alcohol Affect The Brain And Nervous System? Alcohol works as a depressant on the brain. Alcohol can also affect the inhibition of neurotransmitters, thus making you sluggish and slow to respond when drinking. Alcohol also directly interacts with the serotonin and dopamine receptors in...

Is it addiction? “Addicted” means being physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance, and being unable to stop taking it without incurring adverse effects. How do you measure dependence and who gets to decide what is an ‘adverse effect?’ The picture most have of an addict...

The regular use of illegal drugs can cause significant tooth damage. Drugs that carry a high risk to your oral health include: CANNABIS –also called marijuana, pot and weed. Can cause dry mouth and can lead to an increased risk of gum problems. The smoke can...

Ice, along with speed and base, is a form of the potent stimulant drug methamphetamine. Also referred to as shabu, crystal, crystal meth or d-meth, ice is the purest and most potent form of methamphetamine. It comes as a powder or crystals that are usually snorted,...

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g. alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g. gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as...

The statistics around alcohol misuse and sporting clubs are pretty grim, pointing to issues that most clubs would rather not see on their home grounds. Things like poor on field behaviour, violence amongst spectators, abuse hurled at game officials, low club memberships, and drink-driving offences...

An overdose occurs when a toxic (poisonous) amount of a drug or medicine is taken. Substances that can cause harm when too much is taken include alcohol, prescription and over-the-counter medications, illegal drugs and some herbal remedies. An overdose is a medical emergency that requires immediate...

At first I started the sauna program unwillingly and unhappy and was fighting it. At day 17 I was still on 1000 niacin and realised it was time to pull  my head in. Once I stopped fighting with myself and sauna I started to enjoy...

When I first started the objectives course I was very hot headed, short tempered and impatient. I am now patient, relaxed and calm. Throughout the objectives course I have learnt alot about myself and picked up alot of skills for me to keep up a stable...

The use of alcohol and other drugs can impact on workplaces in a number of ways, including affecting relationships, safety and productivity. The following statistics demonstrate the extent of this impact in Australia: Alcohol and other drugs cost Australian workplaces an estimated $6 billion per...

What is ICE??? Ice, also known as ‘crystal meth’, is a crystalline form of the drug methamphetamine. Other names include meth, shabu, tina and glass. Methamphetamine is a stimulant drug that comes in three main forms: Ice Base Speed The difference between ice, base and speed is that...

Drug Driving Police are putting a major focus on not only drink driving but now drug driving. Like alcohol, many drugs reduce a driver's ability to have full control of a motor vehicle. Drugs have different effects on a person's mood, behaviour and decision making skills...

When I came to Narconon I was confused and fed up with the world. Reality seemed too much for me to handle and I was constantly using any substance I could to numb myself from what was going on for me and in my head....

There are a number of signs of Alcohol Abuse that you can look for. You can look for physical symptoms, look for the signs that an alcohol-related deterioration is occurring, or examine the typical situations in which alcohol abuse occurs. A recent survey of Australians shows...

Doing this program has given me so much more than what I could've asked or expected for. I have finally got myself back, a whole new life ahead of me and I am truly happy and have the best relationship with my family than what...

Wow! For the first time in a very long time I feel that i have a very real sense of myself and what I can offer my own life, my partner my children and my community! The Narconon Program has given me the opportunity to 'clear...

WOW, what a journey it has been. This program has helped and saved my life and made me who I am today. Without my family and the staff at Narconon, I would not have got out of the life I was leading. They kept on...

Very seldom in life do you get to allocate a significant period of time towards evaluating and developing your own self. Objectives provided me that opportunity. Having the time and focus to confirm past thoughts and provide many new cognitions and insights into who I...

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