Just as there is likely no greater sorrow for a parent than to watch their child spiraling out of control, and descending into the depths of drug addiction and possible death by overdose, there is likely no greater joy than to see that same child break free from the chains of addiction, their sense of self restored and once again able to live a drug-free and productive life.
A Parent Speaks Out
This is the story of a mother whose daughter graduated the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehabilitation treatment program. Unfortunately, it is an all too common story in the sense of the pattern of substance abuse and its liabilities, the devastating effects on the family relationships, the failed rehabilitation attempts and the ever-present fear of the “phone calls in the night.”
This particular young woman had been abusing drugs since she was 13-years-old, and although the signs of substance abuse were there to be seen, her mother did not want to see them. She could see that her daughter struggled with emotions and feelings, with problems choosing the wrong friends and “boyfriends” who manipulated her, and experienced feeling afraid and helpless.
For this mother, the most difficult part of it all was watching her beautiful, compassionate, intelligent and loving daughter destroy herself; her self esteem, her health, her relationships and her future. Her parents tried finding suitable rehab centers, but because she did not want the help, the centers would not accept her.
As the result of one incident at the emergency room where her daughter begged for help, she was taken by ambulance to a detox where her parents thought she would finally get the help she so desperately needed and deserved. But the frustration of experiences in detox, where she was started on three new prescription drugs, as well a couple of rehab centers where the help offered was only “group discussions and worksheets” left her mother desperate.
It was in that desperate search on the internet that she found Narconon Arrowhead.
She found that they were helpful, understand and willing to accept her daughter despite the fact she was not overly thrilled at the prospect of going there. It was the beginning of a tough time for her daughter and the patient staff at Narconon Arrowhead. But instead of staff giving-up on her daughter when she did things to try and get suspended from the center, the staff continued to give her the emotional support she needed so much.
According to the mother the Narconon Arrowhead program not only helped her daughter, but brought her “peace of mind.” She was no longer scared every time the phone rang but now proud of her daughter and even excited about her future. Smiling at the way her daughter treated others she felt Narconon truly gave her, her daughter back.
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Results Oriented Performance of the Narconon Arrowhead Program
For two decades the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has advocated monitoring graduates as an important aspect of measuring and evaluating results-oriented performance.
For more than six years, Narconon Arrowhead has done more than a general follow-up with their graduates, and has implemented a standardized follow-up procedure with the graduates of their rehabilitation program. It is called Routine Outcome Monitoring.
The results of the Narconon Arrowhead Routine Outcome Monitoring speak for themselves, and the benefits they represent are of inestimable value in the rehabilitation of individuals seeking freedom from drug abuse and addiction through this video:
Both the 2006 and 2007 outcome reports are available for viewing on Narconon International’s homepage as well.