Category: Lonestar Victory Ranch

Lonestar Victory Ranch is a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation facility located in Harlingen, Texas.

Change is Necessary for Lasting Sobriety

There are no quick fixes in the recovery process; Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs can help you reach your goal of lasting sobriety.

It would be great if there were a painless and quick way to end addiction; to wake up and find your cravings gone and the desire to use drugs or alcohol no longer controlling your thoughts. What addict wouldn’t want to skip the physical pain of the withdrawal process or the grueling journey of recovery? While this quick fix would be ideal to many struggling with achieving sobriety, it would not heal their psychological and physiological issues that accompany their addiction problem. Too truly recover from addiction, more than just the physical act of using has to change. There are layers upon layers of underlying and deeply rooted issues that must be uncovered and addressed in order for the addicted individual to be able to heal emotionally and psychologically from their addiction.

The draw of using drugs or alcohol is how easy the use of these substances brings on a high. The high the user gest from using drugs or alcohol seemingly melts away life’s problems leaving them feeling numb and able to escape from their problems, even if only for a little while. When given the choice, most addicts continue to use despite the negative consequences because it is the most simple and sure way of avoiding the problems in their life. In order for an addict to make a real recovery from addiction they must put distance between themselves and their addictive lifestyle as well as develop new skills to enable them to maintain their long-term sobriety.



Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Addiction

Family and friends who choose to do nothing about their loved one’s addiction problem enable them to continue their use.

Having an alcoholic or drug addict in the family is often a painful and heartbreaking situation. As the loved one, you care deeply for the addicted individual but getting them to recognize their problem and accept help is challenging. There are probably times when you would rather turn a blind eye to their substance use and pretend that nothing is wrong; hoping that things will just get better and the problem will eventually go away. Unfortunately, this is not the case in most situations. If left untreated, addiction progresses and consumes the user; robing them of their emotional stability, finances, physical health and in some cases their lives. By minimizing or choosing to live in denial about your loved one’s addiction problem the situation will eventually go from bad to worse and damage the addict and those who love and care about them.

Drug addiction and alcoholism are difficult challenges that incorporate many interconnected issues for the addicted individual. While there is no “magic” formula to end addiction once and for all, drug rehab programs such as Narconon Fresh Start provide addicted persons with the resources, education and guidance they need to achieve true rehabilitation. Our drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation program includes services to help addicts and their loved ones through the recovery process. As the loved one of a drug addict or alcoholic, reaching out for help is a critical step in getting the individual the help they need to stop using once and for all. Please, contact our skilled addiction counselors for guidance and support to help your loved one end their addiction and regain the life they are meant to be living.


The Components of the Narconon Fresh Start Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

In this post we go over the three key components of the Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

September 22, 2014

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program consists of several key components that strengthen and build up the recovering individual’s ability to live a clean and sober life. The first component of the program is the drug-free withdrawal (except in cases where only a medically-assisted withdrawal is possible). When the program participant enrolls in the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program they are given a pre-medical evaluation to ensure their withdrawal needs are safely and comfortably met. During this process they receive 24-hour care to make the withdrawal process as pain free as possible. Program participants who require medically supervised detox will complete this at an alternate facility, and once released will continue with their drug free withdrawal process at the Narconon Fresh Start rehab center. Every program participant undergoes Narconon Fresh Start’s drug free withdrawal program to ensure their physical and emotional needs are met before proceeding with the next portion of the program.

The next phase of the curriculum is the New Life Detoxification Program. This course address the lingering toxic drug metabolites left behind in the user’s fatty tissue by substance abuse. If not removed, these drug metabolites can cause drug cravings, depression and a number of other physical and emotional stressors when they are released into the bloodstream. Through a specific process the program participant is able to flush these toxic drug metabolites from their system. The result is significantly reduced drug cravings, and in many cases no cravings for drugs what so ever. The New Life Detoxification Program focuses on supervised exercise, nutritional supplements and monitored time sweating in a dry sauna to aid in the removal of the stored drug metabolites. This phase of the Narconon Fresh Start program is vital in the rehabilitation process and eradicating future substance use.

The third component of the program is the Life Skills Courses. This is where program participants learn to overcome their addiction and solve life’s problems without resorting to drugs or alcohol. Program participants become students during their time at Narconon Fresh Start as they learn interpersonal skills, problem solving, self-respect and integrity. The program is designed so that graduates become fully rehabilitated during their time at Narconon Fresh Start and no further “treatment” for addiction is necessary after they graduate. With one of the highest success rates in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, Narconon Fresh Start helps their graduates achieve lasting sobriety.


Proven Solutions for Addiction Recovery

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs draw on decades of successful results to help their program participants overcome addiction.

September 16, 2014

The Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has locations in Colorado, Texas, Nevada and Southern California. Their treatment centers offer drug abuse solutions and addiction rehabilitation services at locations chosen for their therapeutic environment and ability to make your recovery process as comfortable as possible. Narconon Fresh Start’s experienced and caring counselors can help you learn more about drug abuse and addiction, assist you in choosing the right treatment location and help you understand what is needed to permanently recover through their successful drug rehabilitation.

Using proven solutions for drug abuse and addiction the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program has been helping people make real and lasting recoveries for over 45 years. Providing long-term residential drug addiction treatment, their form of rehabilitation is focused on results. While their program has decades of success in helping addicted individuals end their dependence problems their methods are still thought of as “alternative”. Their unique method of addiction recovery does not use any sort of replacement drugs during the rehabilitation process and is not based on twelve step programs. Their alternative method helps their program participants handle the physical aspect of addiction through their sauna detoxification program and address the emotional/behavioral aspect of addiction through their series of life skills courses. These courses are designed to educate and empower the recovering individual by putting them back in control of their lives.

Program participants in the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program are referred to as students rather than patients or clients because they are learning, practicing and developing their new skills to remain clean and sober. Unlike other drug rehab programs, students at Narconon Fresh Start progress at their own pace. Their drug rehab program is designed with the understanding that each person recovers from addiction at their own speed. While a majority of students complete the program within three to four months, those who need more time to work through the courses have the ability to do so. They are not charged extra if they take longer to complete the program because successful recovery from drug abuse and addiction is their goal.



Now I’m really living

I didn’t know what living was until I had completed the Narconon Fresh Start program at Lone Star Victory Ranch. Sure, I’d had 25 years on this earth but I hadn’t really enjoyed or appreciated it. I had spent most of it in a cloud of smoke or high on something; anything to escape from my day to day life. Now, with nearly 6 months of sobriety after graduating I feel like I’m finally living my life. I’m clear headed and using the tech to better my position in life. I’ve got a great job and I’m able to apply myself each day instead of just trying to get by. My paychecks are going to more than just drugs and alcohol and I’m saving for a place of my own. While I don’t have it all figured out, I’ve got a plan for the next few months and an idea of the goals I want to accomplish in the coming year. I’m grateful for the opportunity to prove to my parents and those who love me that I’m gonna make it. Each day is a gift and I no longer take it for granted. Happy New Year! May 2014 bring you and those you love much happiness and personal success = )