To the casual observer, it would appear that Germany has escaped much of the worst effects of the worldwide opioid epidemic. But this is not entirely true. While Germany has implemented many harm reduction programs to help cover up the problem, actual addiction treatment resources (what helps people break free from addiction permanently) are still badly needed in Germany.
Though it has made some headlines in American and European media, few have gotten the real story on cocaine addiction and the spread of drug abuse in Albania. What is the scope of drug addiction in that country? And what should be done for those addicted?
I didn’t know the simple things in life were enough to be happy!
Poland’s public health organizations send a multitude of drug statistics to organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. What would a concise summary of those drug use statistics look like?
While Sweden is thought to be forward-thinking in many areas of public life, the country has criminalized drugs and taken a strict, no-tolerance policy towards drugs. Is this approach workable?
My Addiction Started When I Discovered What It Meant to Take My Mind Off of the Fears and Anguish I Felt
My journey to addiction started early at 10 years old. I started drinking my grandfather's wine that was filtered from a bag into a wooden barrel. I got drunk and discovered what it meant to take my mind off the fears and anguish that I felt.
Jakob is a long-term drug-free graduate of the Narconon program. We asked Jakob to do an interview with us to share his story.
About 5 months ago, I quit my job and came to Narconon Europe because I decided to change my life. Until I arrived here, and also in the beginning after I arrived here, I was full of vague anxiety every day.
I learned a lot of things from this program. On Withdrawal, I stopped taking alcohol and gave my body rest to recover. I was able to experience what it felt like to confront myself and my body. On the New Life Detox, I refreshed myself. I used to have a fogginess in my head and my body was dull.
Across the world, alcohol consumption varies considerably, from population to population. In Austria, alcohol consumption per person is markedly higher than in most countries. Does this lead to more alcohol addiction among Austrian residents?