Having a loved one who is avoiding rehab is a common problem many families face. The path of drug and alcohol rehabilitation is far from easy. It can be however the most worthwhile road if someone has the desire to get clean. Changing the course...

Drug withdrawal is often confused with detox. You may have heard the phrase 'drug detox' which means a withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. Detoxify is defined as: 'To remove poison or poisonous effect from (something)'  - from Websters New World Dictionary In withdrawal a person stops using...

Is residential rehab worthwhile? What is the desired outcome of a drug and alcohol rehab? Most loved ones of an addict want their drug addicted friend, child or sibling back to who they really are. That is a common standard answer we hear regularly. They miss...

Getting help for a drug addicted parent can be tough. Addiction is difficult for any family to endure. We often assume it's the kids who are addicted. The parents are the ones going through hell, watching someone they love endanger their lives. We also receive a good...

Drug addiction is insidious and can often be hidden from others. The way most people behave when addicted is predictable because we know that the drug becomes the priority in the persons life. Often foregoing relationships and an established life to score and use drugs or to...

Speed is a street drug that's classified as an amphetamine, a close cousin of crystal methamphetamine. It speeds up the metabolism leaving the user feeling alert, energetic and extroverted. As the drug produces these kinds of feelings, it is highly addictive. This is especially true...

Is your partner using drugs or drinking alcohol to excess? Living with a drug user is difficult and burdensome. It can be tough to isolate your own emotions and make solid decisions. The hardest part of all is to recognize where your own line is and...

The Narconon Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Program is unique. We do not believe addiction is a disease and we look to address the cause of addiction.  The goal is a drug free life. Narconon uses a series of techniques found nowhere else to help addicts overcome drug...

What starts out innocently as acute pain relief can quickly turn into an unwanted addiction. Do you really need that pill? Is it worth the unpredictable risk to your health? Many addicts thought it wouldn't happen to them. The right upbringing, supportive family, successful in...

What is Ice? Ice also know as crystal meth is a street drug that is classified as a stimulant. It is in the same classification of drugs such as speed, cocaine and ecstasy.  It is usually smoked with a glass pipe but can also be swallowed...

The Narconon drug rehab program includes unique exercises called objectives which are designed to help bring a person's attention off the past and into the present. Senses can be dulled due to the toxins in the body. So we handle that first, ridding the body of toxins before...

The AFL Grand Final weekend is a sacred time for many Aussies. So sacred that a public holiday was created. Next to Christmas week and Easter it is the most celebrated occasion of the year for many Australians. The fever can be 'felt', it's atmospheric,...

To prevent addiction to drugs and alcohol there are a few changes you can make to your lifestyle that can have a dramatic effect on the outcome. Here are the five steps: 1. Eat healthily Feeling tired, rundown or being in pain opens the door to drug and alcohol abuse....

An important topic to tackle with children is drug prevention. How do you talk to your children about using drugs or drinking? Thinking about your kids grown up and having to make this choice is a frightening thing for a parent so what do you...

Achieving confidence is one of the aims of the Narconon program. Being unable to move forward can be a hurdle to overcome before self confidence can be gained. Often things that have happened in the past which are painful in some way, can grab a hold...

Broken family relationships are often the result of years of drug use and mistrust. It can sometimes seem like a daunting and impossible task to mend those relationships after completing rehab. Skills learnt on the program can help with that. We often hear from students...

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