PRLog - Nov. 30, 2011 - CLEARWATER, Fla. -- drug users to enroll in rehab centers before the Holidays when addiction intensifies with more pressure to drink and party. A myriad of recent headlines have covered the story that drugs cause more deaths than traffic accidents. For the first time since the government started tracking traffic fatalities in 1979, they are now outnumbered by deaths caused by drugs.
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Preliminary figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2009, the latest federal government data available, show that drugs killed at least 37,485 people nationwide. By comparison, seat belts, air bags and other safety measures have cut traffic fatalities by more than a third since the early 1970s, bringing the total down to 36,284 in 2009, even though people are driving more miles.
“The Holidays, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, bring more pressure on alcohol and drug abusers than any other time of the year, making the possibility of death from drugs even greater. The very nature of the Holidays causes the parents and family of those struggling with drug addition to worry even more wondering if the ringing phone will bring tragic news,” says Rodgers.
“The best thing parents and family can do is to get their loved one into a drug rehab program now. The person struggling with addiction can get help to get off their drugs and have the positive support of qualified people helping them get safely through these emotional times. It could literally save their life,” says Rodgers.
At the Narconon Centers in the Eastern United States families are invited to Thanksgiving Dinner and can even bring favorite family dishes. Additional events with the family are planned for Christmas and New Year’s so that those recovering from addition can celebrate the holidays with family and still be in a safe, supporting environment.
The Narconon drug rehabilitation program is unique from other rehab programs because it is entirely drug-free; that is, the Narconon drug rehabilitation program does not use drugs or medications to get people off drugs. It does use specific nutritional support and a sauna detox program to handle both physical and mental aspects of addiction. It is classified as a social education model of rehabilitation, where addicts become “students”
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