Recent Letters From Teachers

Drug education provided to youth and adults by Narconon Fresh Start in schools and churches and community groups continues. Here are just a few of the notes of thanks we received in the last couple of weeks.

 

February 19, 2014

To Narconon Fresh Start:

Drug Prevention and Education

Our school has had several presenters throughout the years. It seemed that presentations had little or no impact on our students. On the other hand, your presentation has been far and beyond one of the best we’ve had in our school. You delivered the presentation in a unique way. What I mean by unique is that you presented it appropriately at grade. You were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny. It kept the students engaged and they actually enjoyed it, and had fun. I would not hesitate to recommend your program to other schools.

Hope to have you visit us again in the near future.

RG Elementary School Teacher

 

February 17, 2014

Dear Narconon Fresh Start,

I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to your organization for your efforts in drug prevention and education. For a second year, Tony came to speak with my 5th grade students. He was funny, appropriate, and inspiring. He had an excellent rapport with the students and they were interested and engaged during his discussion.

Thank you for all you do for our community. Your efforts make a positive impact on the lives of our students. I look forward to having Tony speak to my class again next year,

CPC

Elementary School Teacher

 

February 27, 2014

Dear Tony,

Thank you and Narconon Fresh Start so much for coming out to ND Charter School and speaking with our senior class. The students, teachers and myself greatly appreciate you and what you shared with us. You were an overwhelming hit and your presentations hit home with our students in a very personal and introspective way.

You did a fine job of taking a serious subject matter, like drug use, and helped us all laugh and learn at the same time through our discussions. Through all the laughter the students told me they learned a great about the consequences of drug use that they hadn’t heard of or known before.

Moreover, many of them said that they learned things that they were going to share with their family or friends. So your effort to spread knowledge and educate our students was certainly not wasted! I am deeply thankful to you for your unique ability to educate and inform our students; we are so fortunate to have you be our liaison.

WE

College Counselor

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Now I’m really living

I didn’t know what living was until I had completed the Narconon Fresh Start program at Lone Star Victory Ranch. Sure, I’d had 25 years on this earth but I hadn’t really enjoyed or appreciated it. I had spent most of it in a cloud of smoke or high on something; anything to escape from my day to day life. Now, with nearly 6 months of sobriety after graduating I feel like I’m finally living my life. I’m clear headed and using the tech to better my position in life. I’ve got a great job and I’m able to apply myself each day instead of just trying to get by. My paychecks are going to more than just drugs and alcohol and I’m saving for a place of my own. While I don’t have it all figured out, I’ve got a plan for the next few months and an idea of the goals I want to accomplish in the coming year. I’m grateful for the opportunity to prove to my parents and those who love me that I’m gonna make it. Each day is a gift and I no longer take it for granted. Happy New Year! May 2014 bring you and those you love much happiness and personal success = )
T.M.

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Its 2014, are you ready for a change?

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers are the most effective treatment option for individuals who have already tried short term treatment, meetings and counseling. Their drug rehab facilities are the Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado, The Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas, the Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada and the Sunshine Summit Lodge in California are picturesque and ideal settings for working on one’s personal issues. Each of their locations provides program participants with individualized treatment so that they can personally overcome their drug or alcohol addiction. The Narconon Fresh Start program is designed to help the recovering individual recognize, confront and resolve their underlying issues that drove them to abuse drugs or alcohol in the first place. Their drug rehab center’s locations are chosen for their ability to provide a safe retreat from the day to day struggle of drug addiction; just one of the key reasons why Narconon Fresh Start’s programs have a 76% success rate at long-term sobriety where others in the field of addiction recovery come in at under 20% successful outcomes.

Narconon Fresh Start centers know that drug addiction and alcoholism are not a disease, they are a learned behavior. Unlearning this behavior takes time and patients. Attending a drug rehabilitation center helps drug addicted individuals to remove themselves from their environment for a period of time with less distractions. This provides the individual with time to contemplate what began their destructive path toward drug addiction and how they are going to repair the past, and plan for a new future.

Using the long term steps of recovery learned through Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation centers, individuals are able to better manage their life and create more happiness than sadness. Narconon drug rehabilitation centers assist in all aspects of one’s life; even after recovery from drug addiction so that hazardous or dangerous situations do not continually occur. Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start programs are able to overcome obstacles which may have seemed impossible in the past. Overcoming drug addiction takes tremendous desire to change one’s life, hard work and a program that works. Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation centers success rates are unsurpassed. Are you ready for a change? Contact Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab today and begin on the journey to change your life Please call (855) REHAB-CENTER (855-734-2223) for a consultation and assessment.

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Saying Goodbye to 2013

It’s New Year’s Eve! This is a time to think back and reflect upon the last 365 days. What changes have you made in your life? What accomplishments have you succeeded in? For individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol it is likely that their answers will not be very positive.

Perhaps you have attempted to stop using on your own and found that your dependence on your substance of choice is much more powerful than you anticipated. Ending addiction to drugs and alcohol often requires help from professionals. While you may be able to stop using for a period of time on your own, maintaining sobriety without understanding: addiction, why you choose to abuse drugs or alcohol, addressing the reasons for your substance use and developing ways of preventing future drug use will result in your return to drug and/or alcohol use to solve your problems.

Maybe you stumbled on difficult times in your life and wound up relapsing? Losing your way on the road of lifelong sobriety doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to regain the footing you once had. For recovered addicts who have relapsed, it means that you know how to achieve being sobriety and must work on ways to maintain it: learning new stress management tools, relapse prevention techniques, being able to identify individuals who will cause harm to your sobriety and developing a plan for your day to day life as well as a long-term plan for your future.

Planning each day as well as what you want to accomplish in the future gives the individual something to focus on. Creating structure in one’s day is valuable to everyone, no matter if they are a recovering addict or someone who is struggling with depression (or any other psychological issues). Planning and scheduling one’s time helps them to know what is expected of them each day and their free time will be filled with enjoyable, healthy activities (reading books, watching movies, spending time with supportive friends and family). Having a plan for the future gives the person achievable goals to work towards and by accomplishing these goals gives the person a sense of success and pride; two very powerful emotions that will motivate them to continue on the road of sobriety instead of returning to a life of substance use.

Narconon Fresh Start and their staff at Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado, Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas, Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada and Sunshine Summit Lodge in Southern California wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

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This Time Around

I feel really good about my sauna program this time. The New Life Detoxification Program has helped me in the past when I first came to Rainbow Canyon Retreat years ago. I know that the benefits I achieved then have been accomplished them time around and that I am toxin free again. I wish I hadn’t relapsed but…I did and going through the dry sauna program again has helped me back on my road to lasting sobriety. This time around, I took my time and did it right. I didn’t hide any of my reactions during the detox process. I became very in tune with how my body reacts to different things and how my body functions overall. This is a very empowering feeling and I’m so glad I did it.
R. C.

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A Single Dad Who Had Lost His Way

About a month and a half ago I was a wandering mindless mess trying to run a business, be a single dad and maintain my home all while taking OxyContin,  Soma, Valium and cocaine; it was not pretty. Now, I am clear minded and positive about my future. The dry sauna therapy of the New Life Detoxification Program has lifted the wool from my eyes and mind. I feel great physically and mentally, this is an awesome feeling and accomplishment.
R. P.

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About Detox

Today, a majority of drug rehab programs offer detoxification as part of their rehabilitation program. Those that don’t will have their clients who need drug or alcohol detox attend a withdrawal or detoxification program prior to enrolling in their drug rehab facility. Alone, detox does very little to change the long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse. It is considered part of the larger picture, a piece of the puzzle to help the addicted individual return to a drug-free state and become rehabilitated.

The detoxification process is a key part of becoming rehabilitated because it helps to remove the remaining drug residuals. Without this process, drug residues can remain in one’s body and cause cravings for years after drug use has ceased. A vital step in a successful drug detox as well as drug rehabilitation is flushing out these accumulated toxic residues so that the individual no longer experiences unwanted adverse effects from the drugs they have taken.

The detox process is performed in numerous ways and is often dependent on where the recovering person is receiving treatment. When attending a standalone detox center they may only provide care to help the person avoid the physical pain of the withdrawal process. Other detox methods (often those located in-house at a drug rehab center) will include counseling during detoxification. Research shows that when both the physical and psychological needs of the recovering person are met during their detoxifications process their chances of relapse decrease.

Our Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs understand that completing a total body detoxification and purification program is the cornerstone to ensuring our program participants have the most successful results. A majority of drug rehab programs believe that the detox process runs three to seven days, the length of time that they are physically experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the substances they have been dependent on. This is an oversight on their part; drug and alcohol addiction puts an enormous strain on the user’s liver and kidneys. Through extensive research, Narconon Fresh Start has shown that to fully detoxify from the drug residuals remaining in the user’s body they require three stages of comprehensive detoxification to prevent future relapse.

Our New Life Detoxification Program address the program participants detox needs. This part of the Narconon Fresh Start program removes the root cause of future re-stimulation by flushing out the accumulated toxic metabolites in the fatty tissues. The program consists of a strict protocol of medically supervised exercise, dry sauna therapy and scientifically formulated nutritional supplements proven to target and rid the fatty tissues of the stored drug metabolites. The New Life Detoxification program takes several weeks to complete but is effective enough to see its benefits within the first week of participation. In time, program participants see color back in their face, their eyes are brighter, their energy level increases, they sleep well each night waking feeling refreshed and find themselves feeling more centered and balanced than they have in a long time.

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Rainbow Canyon Retreat Breaks the Chains of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Rainbow Canyon Retreat, part of the Narconon Fresh Start network of drug rehab programs address all aspects of drug addiction and alcoholism. Their results, along with the other Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are exceptionally higher than other addiction treatment programs. 76% of those graduating from Rainbow Canyon Retreat are drug-free two years later; this is in contrast to the 16%-20% of more traditional rehabilitation treatment.

Because drug addiction and alcoholism are more prevalent in today’s society than in the past, drug rehab programs such as Rainbow Canyon Retreat must be effective at helping their clients get off drugs and learn to live a drug-free lifestyle. The grip of addiction knows no boundaries; affecting young and old, male and female, rich and poor. It is not uncommon for drug users to abuse multiple substances at the same time, becoming addicted to a combination of lethal drugs. Families suffer huge losses while the drug addict steals, lies, gets arrested and goes to jail. Many go through rehab, only to relapse after a short time.

An addict faces many hurdles on the road back from the insanity of drug addiction. So many in fact that, most drug addicts become overwhelmed along the way and fall back into using. Cravings, guilt and depression are the primary barriers that a drug addict encounters. These barriers are almost impossible to break free of, and cause him to remain in the enslavement of drug addiction.

One effective alternative method to recovery is the life skills training and moral inventory used by Narconon Fresh Start in all of their drug rehab centers including Rainbow Canyon Retreat. Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation and education services provide a specific course of treatment which includes training in communication, a full body detoxification process, counseling in problem identification and solving, as well as counseling in personal values and integrity. Narconon Fresh Start programs assist individuals in accomplishing heightened moral standards and sobriety with an improved quality of life.

Rainbow Canyon Retreat breaks the chains of drug and alcohol addiction. Becoming drug free is only the first step of a long journey; the real task is helping the individual acquire the skills necessary to live life comfortably without drugs. We know the journey to recovery is not complete until the individual has a firm grasp of how to set and accomplish their goals. Rainbow Canyon Retreat drug rehab center provides the life skills necessary to become a contributing member of society again.

Located in a valley meadow beneath the beautiful layered colors of Rainbow Canyon, near Caliente, Nevada this drug rehab program is the ideal distraction free environment for addressing drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Narconon Fresh Start (i.e. Rainbow Canyon Retreat) programs are long-term inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers for people from all over the United States and the world. Completing the Narconon Fresh Start program can take anywhere from 3-5 months and lasts forever. It is our professional opinion that the time it takes to complete our program is beside the point because each individual is different. We require that our graduates accomplish what it is they set out to do – handle their addiction problem forever!

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A Sunshine Summit Lodge graduate is someone who is…

  • Not left with the urge to relapse
    The New Life Detoxification Program offered at all Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers (e.g. Sunshine Summit Lodge) addresses the physical aspect of relapse prevention. Clients go through a total body detoxification and purification process that flushes out the remaining drug residuals left behind by their substance abuse. The release of these drug toxins can happen at any point in the person’s recovery process or even years after they have been clean and sober. If not removed, these remaining drug metabolites will cause cravings when they are released into the client’s blood stream.Another part of Sunshine Summit Lodge’s drug rehab program is helping the program participant develop techniques that will aid them in avoiding relapse. Learning how to communicate effectively, how to focus on the present and future and not remain stuck in one’s past, developing the ability to confront the underlying issues that caused them to turn to drugs and provides them with the opportunity to clear their conscience of past transgressions and illicit behavior by taking full responsibility for their actions.
  • Able to live day to day without the use of medication
    Sunshine Summit Lodge’s drug-free withdrawal, detoxification and rehabilitation procedure utilizes methods developed by Mr. Hubbard and is officially recognized in many countries as the most effective drug addiction treatment available. 
  • Brought back to life
    Within just a few days to a week of doing the New Life Detoxification Program (body cleansing and purification process), the participants have color back in their face, their eyes are brighter, their energy level increases and they are sleeping well at night, waking up the next morning feeling refreshed. The mood swings from anger to depression and general uncomfortability and anxiety levels diminish and many will say they feel more centered and balanced and more themselves again. Many of the participants will say that they have not felt this good, healthy, and alive since some earlier pleasurable time in their life when they were playing sports or other athletic activity.
  • Confident
    Sunshine Summit Lodge uses Narconon Fresh Start’s life skills courses to educate their client’s on the communication skills necessary to confront and overcome the day to day problems associated with living drug-free. It gives the program participant the ability to be comfortable and confident within one’s self.
  • In control
    During the program participants time in the course room they learn specific actions to repair the past and present conditions in their life. They are given the tools with which they can continue to improve their conditions and situations in their future.
  • Able to achieve their goals without the use of drugs
    Sunshine Summit Lodge drug rehab is completely drug-free and does not use any drugs or medications to help their client’s achieve sobriety. Drug substitution is taking the addicted person off of one or multiple drugs and putting them on to other drugs that control their mood, sleep, anxiety level, energy level, etc. When it is all said and done, the person is still “controlled” by drugs.

For millions of individuals personally caught up in the trap of substance abuse or alcoholism, and the millions of others who are also directly or indirectly affected, Narconon Fresh Start such as Sunshine Summit Lodge drug rehab centers provide a real and workable route back to freedom from drug and alcohol abuse.

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How does Narconon Fresh Start Work?

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs begin with a drug-free withdrawal; this is because our programs are entirely drug-free and holistically based. Graduates of our programs do not take any form of drug therapy or drug substitution treatment during their rehabilitation process. Once they complete the Narconon Fresh Start program they are able to stand on their own two feet and meet challenges head on without using any substances to maintain their sobriety. During the program participants drug-free withdrawal they are provided with specific supplementary vitamins and minerals to minimize the physical problems associated with the initial stopping of drug use. Additionally, special and quite unique procedures developed by L. Ron Hubbard, called “assists,” are used to further ease the discomfort of withdrawal.

Additionally, graduates of our programs no longer consider themselves addicts. They have fully recovered from their addiction and do not attend meetings or counseling to maintain their sobriety. During their time at Narconon Fresh Start they will have learned, practiced and mastered all the necessary life skills and relapse prevention techniques.

The program participant then undergoes a total body detoxification regimen known as the New Life Detoxification Program. Our detox program is unique in the drug rehabilitation field and has been created as being the basis to the Narconon Fresh Start programs 76% success rate of lasting sobriety. The detoxification program consists of an intensive sauna and exercise program, carried out in conjunction with carefully administered vitamin and mineral supplementation. Also developed by Mr. Hubbard, the New Life Detoxification program enables the body to rid itself of drug metabolite residues lodged in fatty tissues. This is crucial because the release of such substances back into the bloodstream when a person becomes anxious, excited or physically active, even years later, causes the recovered individual to again feel cravings to take drugs.

A part of the Narconon Fresh Start program addresses the program participants emotional and behavioral issues brought on by their substance abuse.  Commonly, heavy drug abusers will lie, steal, and degrade themselves in order to procure additional drugs or simply because the impact of the drugs on them emotionally serves to make them unfeeling and uncaring of others. The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program addresses this and the fact that, to a greater or lesser degree, the addict resorted to drugs due to an inability to successfully handle situations in their life. That the drugs then became their own reason for further drug use does not change the fact that the detoxified addict still has a need to learn life skills.

For these reason the Narconon Fresh Start program includes a series of courses and practical exercises utilizing technologies developed by L. Ron Hubbard. These provide the program participant with tools and abilities needed to deal successfully with life situations and interact positively and responsibly with loved ones, associates and in the community as a whole.

As the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program fully addresses the multiple ways in which drugs and/or alcohol impacts the individual – graduates of the program find that they are released from the chains of addiction. No longer trapped with bodies that physically repeat the demand for further drugs, and no longer needing a refuge from aspects of life that seem “too difficult” or “too unfair” to deal with. Narconon Fresh Start graduates become truly free and able to contribute to their communities and to set out to create the life they desire.

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