According to a recent study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the city of San Francisco (specifically the metropolitan area) has a higher percentage of people who are regular drug users than any other major metropolitan area within the United States of America..The U.S. DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) has stated that due to California’s diverse culture and unique geography, there are many issues that affect the drug situation in California. Drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico; however, methamphetamine and marijuana are produced or cultivated in large quantities within the state. San Diego and Imperial Counties remain principal transshipment zones for a variety of drugs – cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine – smuggled from Mexico. Most drug traffickers/organizations that are encountered by law enforcement continue to be poly-drug traffickers rather than specializing in one type of drug. With the widespread and easy accessibility of these drugs, it is no surprise there is an ongoing battle with addiction in California which Narconon Arrowhead can effectively handle. Narconon Arrowhead has an 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.
Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, club drugs, crack, prescription drugs and marijuana (the most widely available and abused illicit drug in California) destroy lives. Many people will try a drug the first time due to peer pressure or because they have a situation they do not want to handle or do not know how to handle, and escape through the fog of drugs. The person then begins to turn to drugs for social acceptance in groups or to handle problems not dealt with. This becomes a pattern which can easily become an addiction, or as the addicted person believes, “the answer” to all their problems. In reality their problems are still there actually getting worse. The addict will come to this realization that they have lost everything that once mattered to them and not see a way out. Not only is the addicted persons’ life affected negatively, but also all those who love and care for him/her. For a person already caught in this cycle of addiction, inpatient rehab is the answer for that person to regain a drug-free, productive, responsible, ethical and happy life.
There are three barriers that must be handled for a person to have long term recovery from drugs and alcohol once addicted. These three barriers are cravings, guilt and depression. If a person trying to quit using drugs and/or alcohol is hit with a craving and is not in an inpatient rehab, nothing will stop them from finding more drugs. No matter how much they DO NOT want to go out searching for drugs, they are unable to NOT succumb to their physical craving. 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.
The guilt and depression a person feels 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 have handled past guilt and problems and will step back into the world with a clean body and clear mind and the tools to lead the successful life everyone deserves.