PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 11, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Throughout the years, many new approaches have been developed to tackle the ongoing trends of drug addiction in American culture. Lex Kogan
, a drug rehabilitation specialist is one innovator who has focused on providing safe and healthy detox options, especially those who are addicted to opiates. Having been involved with the introduction of the Ibogaine Treatment, Kogan understands just how important it is for therapists, families, communities and medical professionals to work together to help save the lives of those addicted to drugs. A recent article from ABC News highlights a new one-hour special produced for TLC called Cracking Addiction. The special showcases the forward-thinking and intensive methods used by a mother-son intervention team who are so dedicated to the cause due to their own experiences with addiction.
According to the article, Brandon Knauss and his mother, Debbie Knauss, went through the trials of drug addiction when Brandon Knauss hit "rock bottom" during his addiction to heroin. After years of substance abuse, Knauss found himself in jail, at which point his mother decided not to bail him out. Brandon Knauss explains how his "cold turkey" experience was not pleasant, "I felt like climbing the walls. I was crawling out of my skin with huge anxiety and panic attacks, nausea, diarrhea, sweats and chills. I'd rather die than go through that again." While Knauss' rehabilitation was without medication, Lex Kogan explains that there are many options that can help curb these affects as addicts adjust to life off of opiates.
Although Lex Kogan remains encouraged by Brandon Knauss' eventual recovery, he is even more impressed by the result that came out of the process. According to the article, both Knauss and his mother help families approach drug rehabilitation through "door to door" interventions through their Dallas-based business, Vital Intervention Professionals. The mother-son team follows families through every step of the intervention process, "from finding the addict on the streets, to intervention, through court orders, rehab and family readjustment." In addition, their approach is one that offers multiple benefits; Debbie Knauss can relate to parents struggling with addicted children, and Brandon Knauss can connect to young addicts who share the same feelings he once felt.
Interested in the intervention approach the Knausses use, Lex Kogan comments, "It is really inspiring to see families working together to help other families overcome drug addiction. Interventions are an important step to getting an addict to realize they need help, but usually people believe interventionists are just there for the meeting itself. The Knausses hands-on, 24/7 approach is one that I think provides families with necessary support through the entire process."
is passionate about delivering safe and healthy detox options and rehabilitation services to those caught in the throes of drug addiction, particularly to opiates such as OxyContin. A student of drug rehabilitation methodologies since 2001, Kogan played an instrumental role in bringing the Ibogaine Treatment approach to America. Kogan continues to use advanced medical methodologies to help individuals end the vicious cycle of addiction.
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