Navigation Links
Narconon Drug Rehab of Georgia Graduate Featured on Local News
Date:11/6/2009

ATLANTA, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently a Narconon of Georgia graduate was featured in a local news show about his experience with prescription drug abuse. The special report focused on the growing problem of prescription drug addiction. In the report Andrew shared his near death experience and his belief that more should be done to prevent prescription drug abuse.

"I woke up, blinked once and the next thing I knew I opened my eyes to my father on top of me giving me CPR. I saw tears streaming down his face and I asked 'What's going on?'" remarked Andrew as he shared his near death experience.

"If my father hadn't been home that day I would have died from a drug overdose."

When asked if he thought prescription medication could actually harm him Andrew admits at the time he thought it was safe. He has a different viewpoint now and has spent the last year helping other addicts get clean.

"Kids don't have to worry about finding a scary dealer on the street. It's much easier to simply open up their parent's medicine cabinet."

The alarming ease by which many Americans can get a prescription for powerful pain medications and psychiatric drugs can be attributed to the fact that there has been a 150% rise in the numbers of prescriptions written as a consequence of intense marketing from the pharmaceutical industry.

In a recent press conference Joseph A. Califano Jr., CASA's director and president said: "Aggressive marketing of controlled drugs to physicians . . . is designed to increase profits with little regard for abuse potential, Our nation is in the throes of an epidemic of controlled prescription drug abuse and addiction."

The Office of National Drug Control Policy has begun to spend its entire budget for media campaigns directed at parents - $14 million since 2008 - on the abuse of prescription and over the counter drug.

As pharmaceutical abuse increases, our safety measures have to increase commensurately. Over the Counter and Prescription Drug abuse is life threatening. Concerned citizens and legislatures have done an excellent job of getting drunken driving under control.

We can put a major dent in the abuse of medications by insisting in a similar way that our citizens and legislatures take heed of the dangers of medicine, whether it is prescribed or over the counter.

Original Article on Atlanta Recovery website.

More information: http://www.drugsno.com/addiction.htm.

View VNR (video news release) for this story:

http://www.Send2Press.com/newswire/2009-11-1106-002.shtml

*(PHOTO 72dpi: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/09-1106-PaulGa_72dpi.jpg)

*(Photo Caption: Andrew battled prescription drug addiction.)

This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R). http://www.Send2Press.com

SOURCE Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia


'/>"/>
SOURCE Narconon Drug Rehab Georgia
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. In Both the U.S. and Mexico, we Must Advance not Retreat From Strategic Government Goals Regarding Drug Addiction and Drug-Related Crime, Says Narconon International
2. Reduce Relapse Thru Effective Drug Rehabilitation and Save Society Tens of Thousands of Dollars per Addict, Says Narconon
3. Narconon Gulf Coast Announces 300th Graduate From Drug Rehabilitation Program
4. Live Broadcast of Drug Rehab Graduation at Canadian Narconon
5. Narconon Graduate Successfully Recovers From Prescription Drug Abuse
6. Narconon of Georgia Saves Lives of Orphaned Children in Honduras
7. Narconon Trois-Rivieres Cites Hillbilly Heroin as Canadian Drug Addiction Crisis
8. Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida
9. Narconon Graduate Lives to Tell Story of Addiction
10. Narconon Launches Operation Medicine Cabinet in Georgia - Prescription Drugs Commonly Abused Targeted
11. Nepali Home Minister Commends Narconon International for Saving Lives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals ... known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a survey; ... , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the importance ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , ... Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize ... providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if ... the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of ... popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation ... scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history ... The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and ... WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ARBOR, Mich. , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device ... precise destruction of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... Stopek, PhD ... ... Veteran medical device executive ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, ... , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... to offer a strategic hub service that expedites and ... sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management ... spirometer is a medical device used to measure lung ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: