Drug Addiction is Not a Disease

We at the Fort Collins New Life Center know that drug addiction and alcoholism is not a disease. It is not an illness that you have contracted due to your lifestyle and must now live with for the rest of your life. Addiction to drugs or alcohol does not define you making you label yourself as an “addict” or “alcoholic” until the end of time. A truly recovered person doesn’t have to attend twelve-step meetings regularly to relive their past indiscretions with substance abuse. Many recovered people feel that by rehashing their past at these meetings holds them in the frame of mind as an addict, not letting them enjoy all the progress they have made in their sobriety.

Fort Collins New Life Center gives their clients back the power over their sobriety. Instead of telling their clients that they are powerless over their addiction, we teach our program participants that they are responsible for themselves, the choices they make and the actions they take. Because we build up our client’s self-esteem, integrity and sense of purpose in life they are able to accomplish their goal of getting off drugs and alcohol and making the drug-free life for themselves they envision.

We fully rehabilitate our clients from the inside out using the most effective detoxification technology to date. Program participants see improvement in their drug cravings and compulsions, emotional stability and the circadian rhythm (the biological process of waking and sleeping) thanks to our Narconon Fresh Start New Life Detoxification Program. Clients often comment that they feel “reborn” and “brighter” due to their time in our New Life Detoxification program.

Life skills training takes up the majority of time our clients spend with us. Program participants become students as they study, learn, practice and are tested on the Narconon Fresh Start courses. Each student is assigned a personal case supervisor who ensures their total comprehension of each course and book before they progress to the next. Students work with one another during different points in their course work building up their ability to communicate effectively and successfully get along with others. These life skills are valuable assists when they return home to their careers and day-to-day life.

When our students graduate from the Fort Collins New Life Center they are completely drug-free, skilled on effective communication techniques, problem solving and life training in key areas to prevent relapse. They do not attend any meetings, do not take any form of drug substitution therapy and do not view relapse as a part of their “recovery process”. Our graduates are completely rehabilitated and able to start living their life as a sober member of their family and community.

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