Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs were originally founded by William Benitez in 1966 within an Arizona State Prison. Mr. Benitez was inspired by the practical betterment philosophy of humanitarian and author L. Ron Hubbard’s book, The Fundamentals of Thought. As a drug addicted individual, Mr. Benitez was looking for a way out of the downward spiral of drug and alcohol addiction. Using the information, practical better philosophies and detoxification methods from Mr. Hubbard’s books, Mr. Benitez was able to fully overcome the disability of addiction. Over time, Mr. Benitez developed a comprehensive drug rehabilitation program that is designed to help all severities of substance abuse overcome the disability of addiction by restoring the program participant’s natural abilities.
Using a combination of unique forms of cognitive therapy, cognitive behavioral modification and life-skills training Narconon Fresh Start programs help their program participants regain their life back free of any further substance use. The program is divided into eight separate sections; each addressing specific problem areas for addicted individuals.
Section 1: Communication
(works on confronting the source of problems and how to communicate freely about them)
Section 2: The New Life Detoxification Program
(physical detoxification and freedom from drug cravings)
Section 3: Learning Improvement
(helps program participants learn to fully comprehend the written word making studying easier in the future)
Section 4: Objective Therapy
(works on increasing the program participant’s self-control)
Section 5 & 6: Addresses the Cause of Emotional Ups and Downs
(both sections focus on helping the program participant learn how to handle stress)
Section 7: Strengthens One’s Ability to Make Correct Decisions
(step-by-step formulas to improve one’s condition and achieve a balanced life)
Section 8: Teaches How to Lead an Ethical Life and Function with Improved Self-Confidence
(common sense principles of life that help program participants evaluate what they should and should not be doing with their lives)