Category: Drug Treatment

Drug treatment methods and options for different types of addictions and circumstances.

Narconon Fresh Start is an All-Inclusive Drug Rehab Program

As an all-inclusive drug rehab program clients only need to bring their clothing, personal hygiene products and perhaps their music and reading material to the rehab center; everything else is provided for them in their admission fee.

Narconon Fresh Start LogoThe Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is an all-inclusive addiction treatment facility. There are some additional personal items that are not included in the admission fee and they are the responsibility of the client. During the program participant’s time in our drug rehab we provide three healthy delicious meals per day as well as snacks during breaks. Program participants are supplied with vitamins, bed linens, bath towels, laundry detergent and access to television and movies. When you arrive you should bring your clothes and personal hygiene products. Additionally, program participants can bring a portable music player, books and other such items. We ask that you leave valuables and larger scale items at home as they are not needed during your time in recovery. A physical examination and TB test are included in your admission fee to determine your overall health and ability to participate in the New Life Detoxification Program (our dry sauna therapy). All the rehabilitation services (books, learning materials, etc.) delivered by Narconon Fresh Start are covered by your admission fee and included during your stay at the treatment center.

“Arriving at Narconon Fresh Start’s Sunshine Summit Lodge I found that I had everything I needed at my disposal. I brought a few of my favorite books and magazines as well as my mp3 player to use during sauna and at free time. The food here is actually really good! Now that I have my appetite back its nice to be able to enjoy a healthy meal that isn’t fast food. Their facility is well stocked and if I find I need something I didn’t bring with me the staff is always willing to work with me to find a way to get ahold of the item. A lot of the time it doesn’t feel like I’m in rehab, but rather college. The grounds are really nice and I’ve been enjoying the fresh air and walking paths. Out of all the places I considered enrolling in, I know that this is the right place for me.”
M. T.
Narconon Fresh Start Review 2015


Why 12-Step Recovery Isn’t Right for Everyone

Drug TreatmentThere are many who praise the benefits of 12-step recovery programs; for those who do not find sobriety through 12-step meetings there are other more effective options available these days.

While Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous has become a staple among those in search of recovery, these 12-step recovery programs do not effectively treat addiction for most of those who attend. Drug courts mandate attendance to meetings, doctors recommend groups to their patients and “recovering” addicts continue to sing the praises of these self-help groups. Since its formation in the 1930’s AA has become deeply engrained among most American’s as the path to sobriety. However, their low success rate of five to ten percent has many in the field of addiction recovery questioning just how effective this form of addiction rehabilitation really is.

For the remaining ninety percent of individuals who do not benefit from AA or NA, their recovery never fully takes place. They are left struggling on their own; those who are lucky find alternative rehab programs to truly handle and treat their recovery needs. The premise behind AA and NA is that if the steps are followed to completion by the recovering individual they will succeed. If they fail, it is the individual who has fallen short, not the 12-step program. This leaves the recovering person feeling insecure and out of control in managing their sobriety.

The greatest gains for many who find success through these types of programs are from the camaraderie they receive during the meetings and from the support of their sponsor. While these meetings foster a supportive environment where the recovering individual is surrounded by likeminded individuals, it is really more of a “brotherhood” than a treatment program. For some, the structure and supportive environment during meetings and time with their sponsor is what they need to end their addition. Unfortunately, the majority of addicted individuals are unable to stop using simply by being around likeminded individuals and need actual treatment to handle and address their addiction problem.

The ninety percent who do not achieve lasting sobriety through 12-step meetings will need to pursue other forms of recovery to treat their addiction. By enrolling in a long-term inpatient or residential treatment center they will have the time, safe environment and resources they require to truly put their addiction behind them. These types of programs are highly effective at ending addiction because they assess the individual’s addiction problem, create a workable plan on how to treat their physical and psychological addiction and have measures in place to encourage the recovering individual to remain in treatment. With AA or NA, the individual can come and go as they please choosing to attend meetings or not to. When enrolled in an inpatient or residential treatment program the recovering person resides at the treatment facility around the clock to ensure their continued sobriety and focus on their recovery.

An Alternative Approach

One such long-term residential program with exceptional success rates for ending addiction to drugs and alcohol is Narconon Fresh Start. With treatment centers in Colorado, Texas, Nevada and Southern California they have a variety of locations to choose from to handle you or your loved one’s recovery needs. As an alternative and unique approach to addiction recovery, program participants overcome their addiction issues in a drug-free environment. Entirely holistic, the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program delivers a natural approach to addiction rehabilitation through their drug-free withdrawal process, New Life Detoxification Program and Life Skills Courses. Graduates of the program have no need for drug replacement medications, attending 12-step meetings or continued counseling. They have truly become rehabilitated during their enrollment in the program and come away with a sense of self-control and personal responsibility for their sobriety.

Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Drug and Alcohol AddictionThrough the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program graduates learn to handle life clean and sober.

The decent into drug addiction or alcoholism often happens gradually. The substance user is unaware of how they begin to rely more and more on their drug of choice and less on their own ability to handle life on their own. As each day passes, their body and mind begin to rely more and more on the gratification they receive from their substance use and less on their own ability to find productive solutions in a healthy substance-free manner. As their use progress they no longer feel as though they have a choice to use or not. This transformation from recreational use to abuse and eventually addiction happens for most in such a way that it feels as though their addiction overtook them at some distant point in their past. They are at a loss on how they became the addict they see in the mirror today wanting sobriety but having no idea how to achieve it.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program can help break the cycle of addiction. Making the decision to get treatment is the first and biggest step an addict can take to change their life. By enrolling in a Narconon Fresh Start program the individual will begin the process of uncovering the issues that drove them to substance use and handle these problems during their time in the program. Their drug rehab program effectively addresses the physical aspect of addiction, while also working through the unresolved issues of the person’s past and developing their ability to live life on their terms – clean and sober. As a comprehensive long-term residential drug rehab program, Narconon Fresh Start treats and fully rehabilitates the recovering individual during their time in the program. Graduates are no longer “addicts” or “alcoholics”, but fully rehabilitated individuals who have all the skills and resources they need to remain clean and sober for the rest of their life. Every aspect of the program participant’s recovery is handled during their time in the rehab so that when they return home they can begin building the life they have planned for themselves. By breaking the cycle of addiction the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs restores the addicted individual to a healthier sober person, ready to tackle life drug-free.



Short Term Drug Rehab vs. Long Term Drug Rehab

Short term drug rehab programs typically run 28 to 30 day. The majority of recovering individuals find that the real benefit of going to a short term drug rehab is getting away from the drugs they are dependent on for a month or so. These types of programs are usually designed to adhere to health insurance policies parameters but fall short of helping the addicted individual find lasting sobriety. A short term drug rehab would be an ideal choice for an individual who has not developed a full-fledged drug or alcohol addiction, more of a substance abuse problem. The short term length of the rehab program gives them the break from the drugs they have been abusing and helps guide them back onto the right path. However, for most addicted individuals a short term drug rehab program is simply not enough time to make the difficult changes necessary in their thoughts and actions.

Long term drug rehab programs come in numerous forms including 12-step programs, simultaneous diagnosis of secondary mental conditions to residential treatment centers. This type of treatment can run anywhere from a few months to a year and a half for some of the more intensive and long-term residential therapeutic communities. These types of drug rehab programs are more intensive than short-term programs because the recovering individuals focus on their rehabilitation from addiction around the clock for an extended period of time. Long-term drug rehabs statistically have much higher success rates than short term drug rehabs. Research into the field of addiction recovery has shown that 90 days in treatment is when the great majority of clients begin to achieve real and lasting results from the program they are enrolled in. Any shorter than this and statistically the recovering individual’s chances at lasting rehabilitation are substantially decreased.

Narconon Fresh Start is a group of drug rehab programs that are entirely drug-free, long-term, residential treatment facilities. Their program is neither religious, 12-step nor a medical or psychiatric based method of rehabilitation; the Narconon Fresh Start rehabilitation philosophy is based on confronting and locating the specific causes of addiction and the many behaviors associated with it and resolving them. Their drug rehab centers treat addiction for what it really is and provide their clients with an actual solution to ending the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction. The Narconon Fresh Start program provides true rehabilitation that builds the client up and shows them that they are powerful, not powerless over their addiction problem.