Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are a drug-free solution for drug and alcohol addiction recovery. There are several treatment locations we have chosen due to the locations natural beauty, serenity, therapeutic environment and safety: Fort Collins New Life Center is Colorado, Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas, Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada and Sunshine Summit Lodge in Southern California. Our drug rehab methods do not use any medications and are entirely holistic; we use nutritional supplements to help our program participants regain the necessary vitamin and minerals that have been depleted due to their addiction problem. The Narconon Fresh Start program is neither psychiatric nor medical in its treatment methodology. It is a social education model of drug addiction rehabilitation. This type of treatment works by using role modeling and peer support to encourage appropriate behaviors toward the desired goal of sobriety. Living in a safe, supportive and sober setting, program participants learn to live and “work” together in an environment where they can practice their new skills and techniques at handling day to day problems as they arise. This form of drug rehab provides recovering persons the chance to learn through experience with the support of other like-minded individuals.
As the program participant works their way through the courses they learn to regain control of their lives. This is an important distinction from other treatment philosophies, program participants in Narconon Fresh Start programs do not enroll in our drug rehab to recover from an “illness” or “disease”; they enroll to learn something they don’t already know. The program participant address the many issues brought about by their drug use using the new life skills and techniques they have studied. Narconon Fresh Start staff prepares the program participant for their “re-entry” into their new drug-free life. Throughout the time the program participant is in the program they are being educated and trained in a variety of life skills to enable them to stand on their own feet and live drug-free, ethical lives after drug rehab is complete. Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start programs do not attend weekly meetings for months after completing treatment and do not think of themselves as “a recovering addict”. They have fully recovered from their addiction and now have a new orientation in life. As one mother of a Narconon graduate shared “…It doesn’t only address the drug problem. It helps the person find themselves and that is the beauty of Narconon.”
Once the program participant has completed their Narconon Fresh Start program they will continue to use the tools they practiced and learned daily while in treatment; this is what makes recovery possible and graduates of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabs remain clean and sober long after they leave treatment. It is not a theory; there are over four decades of graduates who will swear by Narconon Fresh Start’s treatment success. While the vast majority of graduates achieve recovery the first time they enroll in the program, there are those who need extra assistance. For these graduates the Narconon Fresh Start written guarantee offers additional support.
“If any graduate of our program has any difficulty remaining drug or alcohol free within 6 months of completing our program, we will gladly accept the client back free of charge for an advanced treatment review program. This free advanced treatment review program does not include the price of airfare or the price of a medical detox, which is the responsibility of the review program participant. Medical detox is not always necessary, but may be required in the rare case that the client has been using the amount or type of drugs or alcohol that may require a medical detox before beginning the advanced treatment review process.”
The entire Narconon Fresh Start program takes between 4 to 6 months to complete. The program is delivered in a therapeutic community setting; this means that program participants reside at the treatment facility. Days are spent learning and ample free time to pursue hobbies and interests are provided. While the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program is structured as a therapeutic community, it would be more appropriate to think of it as “going back to school” only this time to learn the tools necessary for real life.