Medical Drug Detox Compared to Drug-free Withdrawal Method

Ryan was addicted to opiates and methadone. He compares his personal experience between a medical drug detox and the Narconon Fresh Start drug-free withdrawal. He states that he was still being given medication about 15 days after being in the 30 day program and that by the time he was done, he was still going through withdrawal. Ryan completed the Narconon Fresh Start program and has been living a drug-free life since 2009.

Ryan’s Medical Drug Detox Experience Compared to the Drug-free Withdrawal Method at Narconon Fresh Start

Video transcript of Ryan’s medical detox experience compared to his drug-free withdrawal at Narconon Fresh Start.

Before arriving at Narconon Fresh Start, I had been to two other programs. They were both 30 day 12 Step type programs. And I had been using methadone and benzos. There was a med detox involved in that. It was about 15 days or so that I was still being given medication. By the time I was done and hit that 30 day mark, I was pretty much still going through withdrawal. Not feeling good physically, not really mentally. We would go to meetings here and there, but those kinda just got me down. They were a little depressing and it didn’t really, to me, give me like an answer that I was looking for, any kind of skills to be able to handle life appropriately. And so I pretty much relapsed immediately, both times that I went to these inpatient programs. I also did an outpatient program which just didn’t work at all. I used the entire time I was there and eventually was kicked out for using.

While in drug-free withdrawal at Narconon Fresh Start, I didn’t experience the painful withdrawals that I had normally experienced on my own or in other medical detoxes. Through the vitamins and minerals and different exercises that we did while on the drug-free withdrawal program, it helped me get through the process with very minimal amount of pain and agony that I was used to. There’s a lot discomfort and pain involved with coming off of opiates and benzos. I’ve done it many times and this time around it was no where near as painful and excruciating as some of those other times.

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