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Narconon Fresh Start

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Numbers using NHS Stop Smoking Services in decline for the second year

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 20, 2014
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The number of people that set a quit date(2) (586,340) through the NHS Stop Smoking Services in 2013/14 has declined by 19 per cent since 2012/13 (724,250), a new report from the Health and Social...

Grandchild’s growth may be affected if grandmother smoked during pregnancy

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 20, 2014
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A UK study published in the American Journal of Human Biology has found that smoking during pregnancy has discernible effects on the growth of a woman's future grandkids.

Intervention helps smokers quit following hospital stay

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 19, 2014
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Among hospitalized adult smokers who wanted to quit, a postdischarge intervention that included automated telephone calls and free medication resulted in higher sustained smoking cessation rates at...

Increased stroke risk associated with low education, smoking and hypertension

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 19, 2014
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Adults smokers with limited education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke.

EU policy shift on tobacco control after massive industry lobbying

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 15, 2014
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A study has tracked how the dominance of language that first appeared in tobacco industry's submissions gradually crept into the final drafts of the European tobacco directive passed by the European...

Smokers with low education ‘may have greater risk of stroke’

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 15, 2014
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Adults smokers with lower education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

This post shares information about bath salts and how the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program can end addiction to this dangerous substance.

While the term bath salts once referenced a mixture of salts and oils used as a therapeutic body scrub and soak in the bathtub, it now also refers to a very harmful substance. In today’s drug culture bath salts refers to a substance consisting of synthetic, concentrated versions of the stimulant chemical in Khat. The chemicals most often found in recreational bath salts are methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), mephedrone and methylone. When these chemicals are consumed they create a wide array of severe effects in the user, often causing the person to appear paranoid and violent.

Bath salts are sold under a number of “brand” names as well as different products e.g. plant food or insect repellent. More common brand names for bath salts include: Bliss, Blue Silk, Cloud Nine, Drone, Ivory Wave and Vanilla Sky. The packaging of most bath salts are small plastic or foil packages labeled with 200 and 500 milligrams and the brand name printed on the outside of the packaging. The drug may appear to be a fine white, off-white or even slightly yellow powder. This drug may also come in tablet or capsule form. Users will usually sniff or snort the substance but it can also be taken orally, smoked or mixed into a solution for injection.

When a person is high on bath salts they will suffer from hallucinations, psychosis, paranoia, confusion and delusions. Some users experience extremely negative thoughts and cause harm to themselves and others because they are intoxicated. Sadly, many people who have taken this drug have succumbed to suicidal thoughts and have taken their own lives in the process. The onset of the drug’s effects take place within 15 minutes and the high typically lasts between 4 to 6 hours.

An addiction to bath salts is very difficult to overcome without help. The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program has restored many individuals addicted to bath salts back to the healthy, drug-free person they once were.  This rehab program is entirely drug-free and uses a manualized cognitive behavioral modification model in their recovery process. Clients become more like students during their time at Narconon Fresh Start as they learn important life skills to help them live the life they have always wanted before their bath salt addiction took control.

The Narconon Fresh Start program uses a state of the art detoxification process to flush out the residual drug toxins that remain stored in their fatty tissue. By removing these residual drug toxins the program participant will no longer experience physical drug cravings or compulsions to use. After the rehab process is complete, drug cravings are often the number one reason why a person relapses. By removing the stored drug toxins, graduates of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program have a significantly decreased chance of suffering a relapse.

During the student’s time at Narconon Fresh Start they will study how to effectively communicate with other people, to take personal responsibility and to hold themselves responsible for their actions. A section of the program is dedicated to relapse prevention, implementing several drills to help the student put into practice their newly developed skills at remaining sober. As a final step before graduation, the student will develop a life plan for their future and set attainable goals for themselves. This gives them focus and a purpose when they return to their day to day life. It allows them to continue to feel “wins” on a regular basis so that they maintain the feeling of accomplishment they felt when they completed the Narconon Fresh Start program.

Association between US immigration and rise in smoking among Latinos and Asians

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 14, 2014
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Immigration to the U.S. may result in increased smoking in Latino and Asian women, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University, Duke University and the University of Southern...

Leading cancer organizations urge FDA to regulate all tobacco products

Posted by Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today on August 13, 2014
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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in a joint letter responding to a proposal by the U.S.
Prison smoking bans are associated with a substantial reduction in deaths from smoking related causes, such as heart disease and cancer, finds a US study published on thebmj.com today.