A person who uses drugs or alcohol day in and day out for an extended period of time almost always develops an addiction to the substance. Their body and mind become conditioned to having the substance present and when it isn’t there their body and mind go into withdrawal. Most people, including drug rehab centers believe that when the individual’s “active withdrawal” symptoms are through (flu like symptoms, anxiety, sleep issues, mood swings, etc.) the person is “detoxed”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. From the moment the individual stops using they will likely have 60 to 90 days of drug or alcohol using thoughts, urges, cravings, dreams and compulsions. The good news is that with time, the person’s mind and body will return to that of a drug-free individual. However, many people in recovery or who have recently completed rehab have a difficult time getting to the 60 or 90 day point without giving into their cravings.
There is a second part to a person’s physical cravings for drugs and/or alcohol that stems from the damage their organs have been through. The damaged organs of the addicted person are unable to breakdown and process the substances effectively and end up depositing the impurities and toxins from the drugs and alcohol into their liver and kidneys. Most people are familiar with the damage alcoholism does to a person’s liver (cirrhosis of the liver) yet, they overlook the fact that the liver and other organs have stopped functioning normally long before cirrhosis sets in. This goes for the damage other drugs cause the user’s liver, kidneys and vital organs. Drugs such as Crystal Meth, Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Crack, Pain Killers, Marijuana, Sedatives, Tranquilizers and Hallucinogens are also toxic and cause liver and kidney damage.
Narconon Fresh Start and their network of drug rehab programs address their client’s physical cravings for drugs and alcohol through the New Life Detoxification Program. This body cleansing and purification program has helped countless recovering addicts as well as rescue workers including firefighters, paramedics, police officers and sanitation workers who were working to save lives on September 11, 2001. The New Life Detoxification Program flushes out drug metabolites (and other harmful toxins) from the participant’s fatty tissue. If left behind, the remaining drug metabolites can cause drug cravings, depression and a host of other physical and emotional stressors when they become dislodged and are released into the person’s blood stream. This process is a cornerstone of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program and is considered to be the key factor in our clients having such a low relapse rate. The Narconon Fresh Start program has a very high success rate of total and lasting rehabilitation. The program has been helping clients get off drugs or alcohol and regain their lives for over 45 years.
“When I started the New Life Detoxification Program my body and my mind was so cluttered from thirty-five years of drug use and exposure to numerous toxins. The whole experience has been something I’ll never forget. I feel so much better; it’s hard to put it into words! I’ve haven’t felt this healthy in a long time. I realize this is just the beginning of the drug-free life I’ve only dreamed of.”
“I’m happy to complete the New Life Detoxification Program. It feels like I have a new clean body and mind. I’ve rid my body of all the damaging drugs I have put in it and that leaves me feeling like a new person.”
“The sauna part (New Life Detoxification Program) of this program (Narconon Fresh Start) is all it’s supposed to be. I have cleared all the toxins from my body. I thought it was hot in the box; however, I learned to mentally block out the heat and focus on my thoughts. I have also learned to work and function on a schedule. The sauna supervisor was a good friend and did a great job, I had a good time.”