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    Our Alternative Adult and Adolescent Treatment Program

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Narco Freedom is a New York City based company that offers alternatives to traditional treatment regimens. Patients are often referred to our clinics by state or local court and law enforcement organizations, and we continue to rank highly during inspection visits and oversight.

    At Narco Freedom, our alternative programs include a mix of medical examinations, urinalysis, health education, and conflict management training. We aim to help patients learn how to better cope with the stressors of everyday life through therapy and skill building. The goal is to strengthen mental health in order to prevent relapses and illegal behavior. Our daylong programs are generally accompanied by a light meal and a transportation token meant to help our patients pay for part of the trip to one of our three facilities.

    Are you interested in learning more about the alternative therapy and educational treatment options at Narco Freedom? Call us today at (718) 292-4640 to speak with an experienced staff member who can answer your questions and schedule a tour of the facility.

    What Is Methadone?

    Last updated 8 months ago

    Drug addiction can ruin lives and break apart families. Thankfully, modern science has allowed medical centers to make rehabilitation easier for those suffering from a number of conditions. Treatment with a combination of medicine and therapy can help individuals kick the habit and start a drug-free life. Here is a look at methadone, a chemical compound proven to help lessen withdrawal symptoms.

    Benefits

    Opiate drugs cause the brain to release chemicals that lead to feelings of elation. When attempting to fight a narcotics addiction, many users find themselves relapsing because of the intensity of the ‘lows’ associated with withdrawal. Taking a daily dose of methadone can help patients finally kick their habit once and for all. Some individuals will only receive the injection for a couple of days, while others may need the medicine for several weeks or months in order to prevent a relapse. 

    Side Effects

    This synthetic compound is not without side effects because you are taking the medicine while your body is also attempting to rid itself of opium. Common issues include nausea, constipation, dry mouth, dizziness, and feelings of fatigue. These feelings can subside as the brain adjusts to functioning without opiates.

    Can It Help You?

    Methadone is effective for many opiate addicts. No two drug rehabilitation cases are alike, so it is important to consult a doctor at a local treatment center before beginning a radical drug program. These medical professionals can monitor your progress and assess your dosage as you become less dependent. Over time, methadone uses can help former addicts live a drug-free life.

    If you live in one of New York City’s five boroughs, consider Narco Freedom for your Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program needs. Our company has more than 40 years of experience with methadone and other effective treatments for addiction. Call (718) 292-4640 today to learn how our methods help rebuild lives.

    The Link between Gastric Bypass Surgery and Alcoholism

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Gastric bypass surgery was once hailed as an effective way to solve the medical and weight issues of obese individuals. As this video explains, however, one of the unintended consequences of creating a smaller stomach is the likelihood of developing an addiction to alcohol.

    During a gastric bypass, the size of the stomach is reduced to that of an egg. This prevents patients from overeating or absorbing many of the calories present in the food they eat. However, it also leads to lightning-quick alcohol absorption in the bloodstream. Those who have undergone the procedure also sober up more quickly than normal, thus creating a situation ripe for alcohol abuse. Medical studies note that one in 10 patients recovering from gastric bypass surgery will become an alcoholic within two years.

    Alcohol dependency affects millions of Americans every year. If you live in the New York City metropolitan area and need help getting rid of an addiction once and for all, call (718) 292-4640 to reach the medical team at Narco Freedom Inc. We specialize in alternative therapies and medical treatment, so contact us today to learn more about our proven methods.

    Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

    Last updated 9 months ago

    Social drinking and peer pressure can hide signs of alcohol abuse by masking them as socially normative to the situation. Unfortunately, causal drinkers can quickly develop an alcohol problem by increasing frequency or quantity of consumption. Since it can be hard to tell when a friend is in need of help, it’s important to be able to recognize symptoms that may signal alcohol abuse.

    Drinking Is Affecting Work Responsibilities
    Hangovers and other effects of alcohol can cause individuals to miss important functions, show up late, and generally drop the ball on important issues. If you notice that a friend or coworker lies to cover up indiscretions caused by drinking too much, it may be time to speak with him or her about the possibility of alcohol abuse.

    Compulsively Drinking to De-Stress
    Stress is a common factor in modern life. From work to the highway, Americans face a great deal of agitating events on a daily basis. If you notice that someone is habitually drinking as the only way to unwind after a busy day, he or she may have an alcohol issue. This can be particularly evident if the person is drinking alone or neglecting other responsibilities in order to focus on drinking.

    Facing Legal Trouble Due to Alcohol
    Another common sign that a friend may have a problem is if he or she receives tickets stemming from alcohol use. Some of the most likely consequences are charges such as disorderly conduct or public urination, but that can quickly escalate to DUI or DWI charges. If someone you know regularly receives citations after drinking too much, speak to him or her about the difficulty of life after a DUI conviction and suggest treatment for alcohol abuse.

    Some people may feel that their drinking is under control and occurring only in social situations. The experienced medical team at Narco Freedom has been helping New York City residents overcome alcohol abuse for more than four decades. If you or a loved one needs treatment for dependency, call (718) 292-4640 to see how we can help begin the road to recovery.

    Understanding the Difference Between HIV and AIDS

    Last updated 9 months ago

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus that affects the whole body and causes problems with the immune system. AIDS, on the other hand, describes the more advanced progression of HIV. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome and describes a whole host of symptoms and diseases associated with the damage caused by HIV. As the virus progresses, the body increasingly struggles to fight off even common infections. It is important to remember that each individual is different in how his or her body reacts to HIV. With comprehensive treatment, some people never develop AIDS at all.

    Whether you have recently been diagnosed with HIV or simply want to learn more about how the disease is spread, the compassionate and experienced staff at Narco Freedom, Inc. is here for you. We have been providing comprehensive outpatient HIV Hope Case Management services, substance and drug abuse treatment, and addiction recovery services to the greater New York area since 1971. To reach our Bronx, Brooklyn, or Queens location, call (718) 292-4640 today.



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