If you are looking to end your downward spiral into drug addiction or alcoholism but have no idea how to stop using on your own, you are not alone. As a former addict, I know how difficult it can be to want to stop using, yet continually feeling the urge to get high – calling your dealer – and then realizing you messed up again when you had just promised yourself you wouldn’t. For me, it felt like I just couldn’t win. No matter how hard I tried to stop, I couldn’t stay away from my drug of choice. That is, until I went to Narconon Fresh Start.
Their program is unique in many significant ways. 1. They are able to help people addicted to all types of substances: pain medications, narcotics, heroin, meth, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, prescription drugs, etc. 2. Their program is entirely drug-free. This is because helping a person end one addiction just to become dependent on prescription medication(s) leaves them controlled by a substance(s) and not living an entirely drug-free lifestyle.*note 3. They teach valuable life skills that help program participants learn to function without drugs in difficult situations. Learning to confront uncomfortable issues while sober, learning how to effectively communicate with others and learning how to improve their condition in life (e.g. repairing past relationships, regaining one’s status at work, etc.) are just some of the skills I learned while going through the program.
*As a side note, even program participants who have taken psych medications for years find that with proper treatment and the help of medical professionals they are able to discontinue taking the medications because their emotional/mental conditions have cleared up. This is due to the client getting off the addictive substances they have been abusing, learning the intrapersonal and life skills Narconon Fresh Start centers teach and working hard on addressing their underlying problems that drove them to choose substance abuse as a way of solving their issues.
As a graduate of the Narconon Fresh Start program with over a decade of sobriety, I can tell you that their drug rehab program is one of the most effective methods of total rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction. They cover every aspect on a person’s recovery from withdrawal, detoxification, counseling, life skills courses, relapse prevention to creating a battle plan for one’s future. The reason their programs are so comprehensive is because to truly be rehabilitated from an addiction problem the person needs time and a great deal of change within themselves. Just as they didn’t develop their addiction overnight, their recovery is not going to happen overnight.
Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are long-term, residential treatment centers. Most program participants complete the program in around three months. Another unique aspect of this drug rehab program is that they believe that recovery “takes as long as it takes”, so they do not rush their program participants through to completion before they are truly ready. Knowing that you get to work at your own pace through one of the most challenging and difficult tasks of your life eases the tension of going through the process of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
When a person completes the Narconon Fresh Start program they are able to return home and set into motion the battle plan they (along with the Narconon Fresh Start staff) have developed for their future. They do not take any substation medications, they do not need to attend any meetings and they do not think of themselves as an addict any longer. They now possess all the life skills, relapse prevention techniques, self-esteem and determination necessary to live their life as a clean and sober member of their families and communities.