Drug and alcohol addiction changes a person in ways that are sometimes visible to others (i.e. weight loss, track marks, large dilated pupils, burnt lips or fingers, etc.) and in ways that are much deeper than their physical appearance. A large part of the addicted people in the world did not start out as “bad” or “anti-social” beings. It is through their downward spiral into drug and/or alcohol abuse that they began to change the very nature of who they are. They developed a drug or alcohol personality that took over who they essentially were.
Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs such as Rainbow Canyon Retreat address this “drug personality” through cognitive behavioral modification and life skills training. Courses instruct clients on important areas of life: how to be a good person and do right by others, how to identify others who are anti-social and will do you harm, how to disassociate with anti-social individuals from their past and other “golden rules” to live by. The majority of these courses are topics clients have been taught growing up by their parents or loved ones but have let slip from the forefront of their personality due to their addiction problems.