Narconon Fresh Start: True Rehabilitation

The Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehab program is the most comprehensive treatment method with one of the highest success rates in the industry.

Struggling with addiction is one of the most difficult issues a family can face. The person they love and cherish appears to vanish and is replaced by an individual who often looks and behaves like a stranger. Addiction changes the user in so many ways; some of these ways are easier to reverse than others. With the help of Narconon Fresh Start’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, your loved one can become fully rehabilitated during their time enrolled in this program. The Narconon Fresh Start method of rehabilitation has one of the best success rates in the industry, as well as one of the longest proven track records.

Clients who enroll in this program receive the most comprehensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment available. All aspects of addiction are addressed and handled while the individual is in treatment; when they graduate they are fully rehabilitated. No meetings, no drug substitution therapy and no need for continued addiction counseling for graduates of Narconon Fresh Start; they have learned and mastered all the drug prevention tools and life skills they require to live a healthy sober life when they return home.

True rehabilitation is accomplished at Narconon Fresh Start centers through the use of the New Life Detoxification Program and Life Skills Program. The New Life Detoxification program effectively removes the physical cravings and compulsions caused by drug residual build up within the person’s body. Using a consistent protocol of exercise, dry sauna therapy and special nutritional supplements the program participant flushes out the residual drug toxins from their system.

The Life Skills Program at Narconon Fresh Start address the mental and behavioral changes necessary to restore the individual to a drug-free, productive member of their family and community once again. This process uses a specific sequence of educational Life Skills Courses, case supervising direction and professional guidance. The Life Skills Courses help the program participant to come to their own realizations which initiates the necessary changes in their behavior. The methods used by Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab encourage self-determined participation in the program, engaging the program participant in their own recovery process. Key points these courses focus on are honesty and accountability for one’s actions. With these fundamental key points as the foundation of the Narconon Fresh Start program, clients learn how to become constructive, accountable individuals who can make much better decisions in life.


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How Narconon Fresh Start Helps People Recover from Addiction

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program is a comprehensive, holistic, long term method that effectively ends addiction problems once and for all.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehabilitation program helps addicted individuals achieve long term sobriety and success in life. Effectively eliminating physical cravings through their New Life Detoxification Program, graduates of Narconon Fresh Start no longer struggle with compulsions to use drugs or alcohol. Narconon Fresh Start’s comprehensive drug and alcohol detoxification method flushes out the accumulated drug residues through a protocol of supervised exercise, monitored periods of sweating in a dry sauna and nutritional supplements that target the individual’s fatty tissues to effectively remove the stored drug metabolites. All program participants are medically cleared by a doctor before starting this intensive detoxification program to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The benefits of the New Life Detoxification Program include significantly reduced drug cravings. A majority of Narconon Fresh Start program participants find that they no longer struggle with cravings for drugs or alcohol whatsoever.

Following the New Life Detoxification Program is the Life Skill Courses. These courses educate the program participant on how to handle life clean and sober; to cope with the many joys and pains they will experience in their life without returning to drugs or alcohol. Program participants become students learning essential skills and tools to help them improve their quality of life. During their time enrolled in the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program students develop communication skills, study skills, personal responsibility, learn how to repair past damage they have caused, and cultivate a common sense moral code to live by. Graduates of this program regain control over their emotions, their behavior and their life. They learn how to work towards productive goals and maintain positive relationships while avoiding destructive ones.



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2C-I-NBOMe and 2C-C-NBOMe

2C-I-NBOMe and 2C-C-NBOMe are two psychedelic synthetic substances that are being used here in the U.S.

As the world of synthetic drugs continues to grow and expand another deadly substance has surfaced. 2C-I-NBOMe (also known as 25I-NBOMe) and 2C-C-NBOMe are synthetic designer drugs; their chemical structures emulate the high a user would experience on LSD. However, these drugs are so intoxicating that even a small dose, the size of a few grains of salt are enough to get the user high. Many users are misinformed about the substances and consume more than the amount necessary to get “high”, resulting in overwhelming hallucinations and in some cases deadly overdoses.

The cost of these substances is relatively inexpensive with a dose ranging in price from $0.25 to $5.00.   Users ingest these drugs in a variety of ways. They may snort the drug, take it on blotter paper, inject the substance, place it under their tongue, or even bake it into food items (brownies). The visual effects of these synthetic psychedelic substances are similar to LSD, but slightly different. Users may experience a powerful euphoric feeling, similar to Ecstasy. The duration of effects from these synthetic drugs depend on how the substance was consumed. When taken by mouth via a tab of blotter paper or under the tongue the effects may last anywhere from 6-10 hours. When the drug is insufflated (snorted) the duration of the effects range from 4-6 hours. However, effects of these substances have been known to last significantly longer depending on the dosage the user takes. Some users have reported effects lasting longer than 12 hours.

Some users have mistakenly taken 2C-I-NBOMe and 2C-C-NBOMe thinking they are consuming LSD. These users find that the drug they have actually consumed is much more powerful and intense than LSD. Taking 2 blotter tabs of these synthetic psychedelic drugs can lead to a “bad” trip, very dangerous side effects, a visit to the ER and in some of the worst cases death. In the past years, numerous deaths have been associated with 2C-I-NBOMe and 2C-C-NBOMe. Fatal reactions from these drugs have lead to uncontrollable convulsions, foaming at the mouth, multiple organ failure and cardiac arrest.

Teens and young adults looking to get high have more choices than ever before. Synthetic drugs have been created to emulate the effects of marijuana, cocaine, meth, LSD, and heroin. The chemical makeup of these synthetic drugs are hard to pin down, and once identified and banned – the chemical companies alter the compound ever so slightly and avoid legal issues. When the chemical companies alter the compound from the one that is banned, it is no longer considered a controlled substance here in the United States and it is back on the market. Many of these chemical compounds are manufactured overseas. They are imported in bulk and sold here in the United States once the substance is assembled and packaged for resale. Often, they are labeled as “research chemicals” or “not for human consumption” in order to avoid prosecution.

In order to prevent your teen or loved one from experimenting with synthetic drugs it is important that you know what your kids are doing. While they may seem unwilling to share their day to day life with you, it is critical that you know what they are doing on the computer, who they are online with and who they are spending time around. By becoming invested and active in their daily life will you know what is going on behind closed doors. Keep an open dialog with them using social media, TV., movies, etc. to begin conversations about all forms of substance use. Synthetic drugs have become a widespread problem and it is important that your teen or loved one understand their dangers.

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Living in denial about your loved one’s addiction problem is not the answer; acknowledging it and addressing it though drug rehabilitation is what is needed.

Families struggling with an addicted loved one are living in crisis mode. They often fail to see the many behavior and warnings signs that indicate a problem is present. Living in denial about a loved one’s substance abuse problem leads to further destruction in the family and can potentially hamper receiving the treatment that is necessary to end addiction. A parents or families denial of their loved one’s addiction problem can be the pivotal cause for long term success or failure.

Before help for addiction is sought out, it is very common for loved ones to live in a state of denial about their family member’s addiction problem; often hoping that it is a phase that will pass in time. Their decision to look the other way in hopes that things will return to “normal” is a common coping mechanism. It is human nature that when under extreme stress the individual will turn to the denial reflexive defense to give their overly stressed mind a break in order to absorb what is really going on around them. While this reflexive denial of what is going on can work to calm the loved ones of the addicted individual, it does not provide a long term solution to the problem.

In the case of addiction, early intervention is always best. Living in denial about your loved one’s addiction problem until it becomes so bad that it is undeniable can lead to catastrophic consequences. Looking the other way, denying there is a problem only reinforces to the addicted individual that their behavior is ok. Families who choose to commit to making a change early in their loved one’s addiction problem leads to becoming pro-active and getting help sooner.

Where many families fall short in helping their loved one is after this initial push for change. Once the addicted loved one’s problems have been laid on the table it is time for action. Many families fall into a false sense of confidence that their loved one has now acknowledged their addiction problem and will take the proper steps on their own to stop using. The family members mistakenly believe that this topic has been put to rest and begin to loosen the structure and boundaries they have set for their addicted loved one. This lack of follow-through in getting the loved one the help they need is where many families fall short in their efforts to help their addicted family member.

In order for the addicted loved one to truly recover from their addiction problem, drug rehabilitation is necessary. It is only by learning new ways of thinking and interacting that the addicted individual can put their addiction in the past and move on to a healthy sober life. Without the help of addiction treatment, the addicted person may be able to go a few weeks or months with out returning to drugs – but that does not solve the problem in the long run. The entire family will need to make changes to support and guide the addicted individual. Family members of addicts benefit from counseling and therapy to help them learn to adjust their viewpoint and develop healthy, honest relationships with their loved one’s again.


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Teaching Your Teens about Marijuana

As a parent, it is important that you educate your teen about marijuana so that they know all the facts before they are put in a situation where they have to choose to use or not.

Teaching your teen about marijuana is an effective way of preventing the use of this substance. While states across the country are legalizing the recreational use of this substance, it is still considered a drug that alters the user’s perception and has the potential for abuse and addiction problems. Educating your teen or young adult about marijuana empowers them to make the right choice if/when they find themselves in a situation where marijuana is being used.

Marijuana is a mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds and flowers from the help plant. It comes in a variety of colors ranging from green, reddish green, brown, to nearly gray. This drug goes by many slang names including pot, herb, weed, grass, mary jane and chronic. Every form of marijuana is mind-altering and changes how the user’s brain works when it is used. The THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), in marijuana is the main active chemical that creates the “high” users experience when on this drug. There are numerous strains of marijuana that range in THC strength and potency.

Users will take marijuana in a variety of ways. One of the most well known is smoking marijuana in a cigarette, known as a joint or nail. Other users smoke marijuana in a pipe or bong; while there are some who put marijuana into cigars called blunts. With medicinal marijuana becoming legalized as well as some states legalizing recreational marijuana there are now even more methods to consume this drug. Shops that sell medicinal marijuana or recreational marijuana sell everything from edibles (chocolates, cookies, brownies and other candies), tea, fruit punch drinks, tinctures, topical gels, transdermal patches, creams and THC liquid to use in electronic cigarettes.

The effects of marijuana depend on a variety of factors including: how much THC is in the marijuana, what the user expects to happen, the location where the drug is used, how the drug is taken, if the user has taken other substances (alcohol, prescription drugs, and illicit drugs). While most marijuana users feel relaxed and “high” when using marijuana, some do not experience any effects what so ever. A common experience among all marijuana users is feeling thirsty and hungry, often referred to as the “munchies”. It is not too uncommon to hear of users having a “bad reaction” to the marijuana they have used. They may suddenly be overcome with paranoia and anxiety that does not subside until the effects of the drug wears off; this could potentially take hours.

It has been said that marijuana is a gateway drug. This is because most drug abusers and addicts began their downward spiral into substance abuse and addiction through the use of marijuana. Teens and young adults who use marijuana often find themselves in undesirable situations where drug dealers are selling other substance in addition to just marijuana. This leads to increased curiosity and the potential to try harder drugs.

Marijuana abuse and addiction is a very real outcome that stems from recreational use of the drug. Users begin to seek the drug compulsively and use it at every opportunity. They begin to rely on marijuana’s effect’s to help them manage their feelings and get through the day. When this happens, their ability to remain sober decreases and their emotional dependence on the drug grows. Talking to your son or daughter will establish an open line of communication so they can share with you what is going on in their life. If they know they can reach out to you for information and guidance they will have the support they need to make the right choices in their lives when it comes to using marijuana.


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Addiction Recovery Through Natural Healthful Methods

With over four decades of successful addiction recovery treatment, Narconon Fresh Start is leading the way in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Narconon Fresh Start’s network of drug rehabilitation centers are leaders in the field of addiction recovery. With treatment locations in Colorado, Texas, Nevada and Southern California their unique approach to addiction recovery has helped thousands over the past four decades end their addiction problem and learn to lead happy, healthy productive lives.

The Narconon Fresh Start program handles addiction recovery using the innovative holistic methods created by Mr. Benitez and Mr. Hubbard. Decades ago, Mr. Benitez was able to finally recover from his addiction problem using the life skills and education he learned through Mr. Hubbard’s literature. Much of Mr. Hubbard’s life was spent researching techniques to help others learn to live happier lives and recover from past unhappy experiences. Mr. Hubbard’s continued research on addiction recovery generated a natural, healthful way to assist addicted individuals mentally, physically and emotionally.

Taking what he learned, Mr. Benitez created a workable application of Mr. Hubbard’s principles to form a drug rehabilitation program that he shared with others. Their collaboration resulted in the first Narconon program. A drug and alcohol rehab program that works to address the individual as a whole, the reasons behind their substance abuse, and the damage they have caused their mind and body through their addiction.

Graduates of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program have completely healed from their addiction program. They do not take drug substitution medication to enable them to remain sober, they have achieved sobriety all on their own with no use of prescription medication. Graduates do not have to attend meetings, counseling or any other form of continued treatment because they have learned all the skills and tools they need to live the drug-free successful lives they envision for themselves.



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Pump-It Powder

Pump-It powder is a stimulant drug that is sold over the internet and widely available in gas stations and novelty stores.

As the demand for substances that alter the user’s senses continues to escalate, a new drug has found a place in the synthetic drug market. Pump-It powder is the new synthetic drug created from “enhanced plant vitamin” that gets its name from the stimulating effects it creates in the user. Thought to contain Geranamine, also known as methylhexanamine, a dated amphetamine-related stimulant and decongestant that is found naturally in the geranium plant. Currently, methylhexanamine is a legal substance and is not scheduled by the Drug Enforcement Agency. There are not been many studies done on methylhexanamine since it was patented in 1944. Methylhexanamine is known to be a key component in many energy drinks and aphrodisiac mixtures. While many users of Pump-It powder report that the effects of the substance are similar to methylhexanamine, they also note that the drugs effects are similar to pre-ban bath salts containing methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV is a psychoactive recreational drug with stimulant properties). Because Pump-It powder and other synthetic drugs are manufactured using secret formulas, it remains unclear what is actually in the final product that is sold to the general public.

Recently, emergency rooms have been seeing Pump-It powder user’s being admitted for care due to seizures, hallucinations and paranoia. User’s of this substance report that the effects are similar to, but more intense than cocaine and meth. Currently, Pump-It powder use seems to be primarily in the Midwest and plain states. It appears this drug has not gained popularity on the Pacific Coast, as of yet. Obtaining this drug is relatively easy as it can be purchased over the internet, in gas stations and novelty stores. Users of Pump-It powder administer the drug by snorting it, injecting it or smoking it. Because its effects are somewhat time delayed, users often misjudge when the effects of the drug will come on and wind up taking double or even triple the dose. These higher doses lead to intensified effects and are often the reason behind user’s needing medical treatment. On average, a typical dose of Pump-It powder will create effects in the user for 4-6 hours, but there are users who have claimed the drug’s effects lasted 12 hours or longer. The duration of the effects from Pump-It powder appear to be determined by how much of the substance the user’s ingests.



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Confronting Situations in Life

The Therapeutic Training Routines Course helps program participants learn to confront, control and communicate with people and the world around them.

“I am working on book 1 learning how to master all the drills. I’m learning about Beginning TR0-9 it’s very interesting and the time spent on these drills will help me with controlling communication and confronting situations in life.”
T. C.
Narconon Fresh Start Review 2014

Book One of Narconon Fresh Start’s educational life skills courses is The Therapeutic Training Routines Course. The purpose of these training routines is to help the recovering individual develop the skills necessary to address the basic and fundamental problems that all people (especially addicts) need to be able to handle to get along successfully in life. This book focusses on developing the program participant’s ability to confront, control and communicate with people and the world around them. Learning these skills is critical for long-term sobriety; mastering the ability to confront, control and communicate with those around you leads to positive interactions with others and the ability to handle any difficult situation that arises in life. This course was chosen first in the educational life skills courses at Narconon Fresh Start because it benefits the program participant throughout the rest of their program as well as into their future.



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Handling Stress and Emotions

After recovery, it is critical that you use the skills you have learned at Narconon Fresh Start to handle stress and emotions.

Learning to handle stress and control your emotions is a large part of maintaining sobriety. Before recovery, an addict would turn to their drug of choice to cope with stress or numb themselves from unwanted emotions. Now that they are sober, they have to use the life skills and tools they have learned in treatment to help them manage their stress, decompress and work through their emotions. Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs learn these essential life skills and techniques during their time in treatment.

It takes time and effort to learn and develop the new skills and techniques necessary to handle stress and manage one’s emotions. Habitually abusing drugs or alcohol is a habit that wears on the user and becomes second nature when they feel stressed or overwhelmed. To break this habit, the recovering person must repeatedly use the new skills they have developed to handle personal stress and confront their emotions. Only by repetition will these new ways of handling stress and emotions become second nature to them and thoughts of using drugs or alcohol no longer feel like the solution to their problem.

Because the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program is a long-term residential treatment method, program participants have the time they need to break their engrained habit to use and develop new, healthy more effective ways to handle stress. During their time enrolled at Narconon Fresh Start, clients become students learning life skills that will help them end their addiction and become the person they were always meant to be before drugs or alcohol took center stage. While at Narconon Fresh Start, students learn the ability to confront, control and communicate with people and the world around them; critical skills to achieving success in life. They also learn how to take personal responsibility for themselves and their actions; this puts the control back in their hands so that they no longer look at themselves as a “victim” of their situation. The majority of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program is dedicated to increasing the individual’s ability to function successfully in life. They learn to make correct decisions, work towards productive goals and how to maintain positive relationships while avoiding destructive ones. When these skills are fully developed, the person no longer needs to hide behind drug or alcohol use because they have all the skills they need to handle life sober.


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How Addiction Happens

No one sets out to become an addict or alcoholic, it is a process that happens overtime and often the user does not see the warning signs before its too late.

For the majority of addicted individuals, their substance use begins innocently enough. They didn’t set out to become an addict when they first experimented with drugs or alcohol. Often, their first introduction to alcohol or drugs is through another person in a social setting. They may be visiting a friend and decide to go through their parent’s liquor or medicine cabinet. They might be at a party and are offered alcohol or drugs. It is rare for a person to experiment with a substance for the first time when they are by themselves. Typically, experimentation with drugs or alcohol begins during the individual’s teen years or even preteen years, when they are ill-equipped to properly think through the consequences of their actions. Preteens, teens and young adults are known for engaging in risky and unwise behaviors. This is because their focus in on the immediate pleasure and gratification they receive vs. being concerned about the potential consequences of their actions. All too often, the younger a person experiments with substances and begins using them recreationally the more likely it is that they will develop an addiction problem. Their attraction to drugs and alcohol and repeated use of substances becomes intertwined with their developmental growth and leads to much larger problems for them in the future; namely addiction.

Another way that people become addicted to drugs is through doctor-provided prescriptions. While the individual seeks out treatment for a ligament ailment, such as pain or anxiety – their use of prescribed medications becomes habit forming. Many medications used to treat pain and anxiety are known to be habit forming and carry a great deal of risk when consumed in any other way than prescribed by the physician. When the person develops an addiction to their medication it is not uncommon for them to “doctor shop” to feed their prescription drug addiction. Prescription drug addicts will go from doctor to doctor in hopes of cajoling the physicians into prescribing them a specific type of drug. As they continue to see doctor after doctor their skill at being able to manipulate the physicians increases and they are able to get the prescription drugs they are after. While many doctors today are savvy to “doctor shopping”, there are still some who take their patients at face value and prescribe the medication their patient indicates they require. Additionally, the online prescription drug market offers addicts access to opiates and benzodiazepines easily and hassle free. Street drug dealers also are known to sell prescription medications along side their illicit street drugs.

While it would be great to be able to tell who has the potential to become an addict, the science isn’t there yet and there is no way of knowing who will get hooked and who will stop at merely using drugs and alcohol recreationally. Generally speaking, most addicts look just like everyone else until their addiction becomes so out of hand that it physically, emotionally, and/or financially takes a toll on them. Knowing how addiction develops is critical in preventing it from happening.


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