Narconon Fresh Start programs (Fort Collins New Life Center, Lonestar Victory Ranch, Rainbow Canyon Retreat and Sunshine Summit Lodge) provide an individualized approach to addiction treatment. They have purposefully chosen not to utilize the group therapy approach to recovery because through their decades of experience it is not the most effective method of treatment. A majority of treatment programs that use group therapy employ only 1 counselor to oversee the group of 10-35 program participants who are “sharing” the same group therapy session. This method can be difficult for socially awkward, shy or introverted persons to feel comfortable sharing in. Even worse, it provides an opportunity for one of the group members to misuse the information they hear during group therapy to their advantage at a later date.
At a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab facilities staff help their clients identify and work through addiction issues, life problems, family dilemmas and interpersonal relationships with friends and colleagues on a “one on one” basis. The skilled Narconon Fresh Start staff is trained at helping program participants work through and fully address areas of their life that need change and improvement. All of these changes and improvements are conducted on site, while the client is living at the treatment facility. The purpose of drug rehabilitation is to help the client address their past addiction problem, focus on their present situation and plan for their future. If these steps are not conducted while in treatment then the client isn’t receiving a fully comprehensive rehabilitation experience.
All Narconon Fresh Start locations are staffed with an abundance of Course Supervisors, Case Supervisors, Registered Addictions Specialists and Life Skills Counselors that work with each client on a rigorous schedule to handle their individual and exact issues and needs. Because Narconon Fresh Start programs are not for profit they are able to heavily staff each location. What this means for their clients is that there will typically be more than one staff member for every two clients. Ratios such as these are nearly unheard of in other private rehab programs. However, Narconon Fresh Start makes it a priority to keep their ratio of staff to client heavily saturated ensuring an optimum client service experience and their lasting success.