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.

Something Can Be Done About It

There are resources for friends and families of addicts.  One resources is a support group – Learn2Cope.org.  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.

Enabling and Helping Are Not the Same Thing

If you’re an addict and you need help, sometimes what you get from your friends and family is more enabling than true help.  And if you’re the friends and family of an addict, you want to help but may not always know how to do that.  You want to care for your loved ones and that is understandable and commendble

There is help available and if someone you know is an addict, you should never ever stop helping.  But giving him or her money or allowing them to take advantage of you is not helping, it’s enabling their habit and it will result in the further downfall of the addict.

This is our discussion of the difference.