Garth’s Story-Pot at age 12-All Downhill Until Recently

Today’s podcast is an interview with Garth.  Garth is 26 years old and began his addiction history when he was 12 years old and smoked his first joint.  He then moved on to heavier drugs, tried a 12 step program and ultimately attempted to get himself off heroin with methadone and suboxone.  Neither of these worked.  His wife got him to Narconon and he is a new man.  Take hope from his story.

Legalization vs. Education – which will work?

There is a thought out there that legalizing or decriminalizing the use of dangerous drugs might be a solution to addiction.  But is this the answer?  Don’t think so.  However, in some cases it might to lead to rehab and that would be a good thing.  Is education a better way to go?  We think so.


Are Insurance Companies Feeding our Addiction?

It’s sad when some insurance companies will pay for more addictive opioids but not for less addictive drugs which might be effective as pain killers or sedatives.  And many don’t pay for rehab (for more than 28 days) that is needed when people get addicted to the opioids. Listen to how a county in Ohio is offering solutions to the addicts in their jails.

Lest we Forget the “Legal” Drug – Alcohol – Cass’ Story

This is a true story of alcohol addiction and redemption.  This is Cass’ story and it’s a hard hitting case of alcohol addiction.  Cass is clean and sober now and able to pursue his dreams.  If you think that you can’t be addicted to alcohol, this podcast is for you.

Something Can Be Done About It

There are resources for friends and families of addicts.  One resources is a support group –  Often when someone has an addict in their family, they feel alone and need to know that others have been through it.  The drug problem in this country is at epidemic proportions and it’s going to take effective rehab programs plus parents taking a very active role in the lives of their kids to conquer this epidemic. We can do something about anything.

Aydin’s Hard Hitting Recovery Story

Aydin turned to drugs because of an inability to talk to his parents about his feelings and emotions.  Sounds like a simple thing to handle but not when the culture of the family is NOT to do this.

Aydin completed the Narconon program for the second time.  He was clean for 7 years but the death of his father sent him into a tail spin.

He is now complete with the program.  His story is very hard hitting and one that you should hear.

A Mom’s Story

This mom’s son started with alcohol in high school and moved onto other drugs such that this mom found her son unconscious.  Thankfully her son is now fully recovered.  Her story is for those who have loved ones that they suspect are addicted.

Crystal Meth – Not So Much the Underachiever

There is so much attention on opioids now with deaths occurring on a regular basis, that crystal meth is being ignored.  The problem is that the use of crystal meth is becoming more and more widespread with the easy access coming from Mexico.

What to look for?  How to do drug tests on your loved one if you suspect that he or she is using.

Csira’s Story-Addicted at 20 and her Road to Recovery

Csira is a beautiful young woman who became an addict at age 20.

She’s not only clean now, she has decided to help others. Her story may sound similar to someone you know. This beautiful young woman’s story is heartbreaking but in the end is inspiring.

Drug Addiction is not Discriminatory

Drug addicts are sometimes stereotyped as poor, homeless or only teens.

While morals may be an issue in that addicts make decisions that are questionable as regards morals, it doesn’t matter what someone’s income level is, their education level, their intelligence or their religion – they can become addicted to drugs.

There is no class, age, religion, political leaning or familial ties that define person addicted to drugs. White collar, blue collar, employed or not, drug addiction can touch anyone. And opioids have exacerbated the problem.