The Narconon® drug rehabilitation program addresses various aspects of addiction, with the result being that over 70% of those graduating the Narconon program are drug-free two years later. This is in contrast to the 30% of more traditional programs. Click here.
During the past three years, there has been an ongoing evaluation of the Narconon drug rehabilitation program at two Narconon facilities in the United States. This ongoing evaluation is aimed at both monitoring some of the factors involved in delivery of the Narconon program and at assessing the long term results of this comprehensive socio-educational approach. Click here.
Reduction of Drug Residues
It is increasingly evident that the accumulation of drug residues and their fat-bonding metabolites in the body plays a role in drug addiction. Such residues are associated with persistent symptoms and their mobilization from body stores into blood correlates with drug craving. A detoxification method developed by L. Ron Hubbard was specifically targeted at reducing levels of fat-stored chemical resides in the body and thereby alleviating the long-term effects of such compounds. We were interested in determining whether drugs were eliminated during this program and, if so, what types of symptomatic changes occurred as a consequence. Click here.
Precipitation of Cocaine Metabolites
Recent studies demonstrate that cocaine metabolites may accumulate in the body and that several days to weeks may be required for their elimination. Treatment outcome may be enhanced by methods which accelerate the safe and rapid elimination of drug metabolites. This preliminary study was conducted to determine if a detoxification program utilizing sauna baths as one component may precipitate the presence of cocaine metabolites in urine and sweat. Click here.
Detoxification Program: Paper Summaries
Rohypnol & GHB are being promoted to teenagers as aphrodisiacs. They can, in fact, be deadly. These drugs are known as “date rape” drugs which, when slipped into someone’s drink, can render the person helpless. Click here.
AAEM Presentation Summary
DXM (dextromethorphan) is an opioid agent used as a cough supperssant. DXM has been around since the 1960’s and is found in more than 140 over-the-counter products. Abuse of DXM, especially by teenagers in the rave scene, is becoming more widespread throughout the United States. Because of this, interest in the drug is growing rapidly. Click here.