Tag: addict

Drug Rehab Facilities Make the Difference

Deciding between which one of the many drug rehab facilities you have looked into can be a difficult decision. We hope that you have considered one of our several highly effective and highly successful Narconon Fresh Start programs during your research process. With drug rehab facilities in Southern California, Nevada, Colorado and Texas we are sure to have a location that fits your needs. Our programs address the individual’s physical addiction issues along with their emotional problems that lead to substance abuse.

During the recovering persons time at one of our Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab facilities they will go through drug withdrawal and a complete and total detoxification process. This process is known as the New Life Detoxification method and is quite extensive. First, the person receives approval from a medical professional that qualifies them to be able to begin this program. Once approved they begin a protocol of medically supervised exercise, combined with dry sauna therapy and scientifically formulated nutritional supplements targeted to rid the fatty tissues of the stored drug metabolites, eliminating the physical cause of cravings and relapse. The New Life Detoxification program works to remove the fatty tissues left in the person’s body after years of substance abuse. If not flushed out these drug metabolites can cause drug cravings, depression and numerous other physical and emotional stressors when they are released into the blood stream.

One stand out difference in all Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab facilities is that they teach a wide range of life skills that are invaluable to the recovering person. Clients in Narconon Fresh Start programs learn effective communication skills, learning improvement skills, how to confront and overcome day to day problems without resorting to drugs or alcohol, how to repair past and present conditions in their life and a common sense moral code to live by. Once a client has completed our program they have a new outlook on life. Their self-confidence is at an all-time high and they now have the tools and techniques to remain sober and take on life’s obstacles without going back to their old ways.

What does it mean to be a success?

When I think of the word “success” I think of all the amazing changes I’ve seen in our clients here at Sunshine Summit Lodge. As a new client walks through the door feeling overwhelmed and burdened by their addiction problem it seems as though you blink and they have come to the end of their program and are getting close to graduation. This bright and happy individual entered the program as a down and depressed addict yet with time and the application of the Narconon Fresh Start program is able to turn their life around. That is a true success. The determination to improve one’s life and get off drugs and/or alcohol once and for all takes hard work and is not easily accomplished. Graduates of Sunshine Summit Lodge are some of the happiest and most successfully recovered people I’ve had the pleasure to meet.
– Sunshine Summit Lodge Staff Member

I’m So Glad to Have My Life Back!

I feel like a completely different person thanks to the Narconon Fresh Start program. Without it I would most likely be in jail because I was doing some really awful drugs. I learned how to live my life happy without drugs and I’m extremely thankful for that. It’s amazing what I’ve been able to do without drugs and I’m so glad to have my life back!
M. M.

Is Marijuana Really That Bad for Me?

We here at Lonestar Victory Ranch want to share with you that there are 400 chemicals in marijuana smoke, 60 of which are known to cause cancer. So the answer to the question, “Is marijuana really that bad for me?” is yes, marijuana is really bad for you. When you smoke pot the chemicals can remain in your body for months or even years after depending on how much and how often you light up. Additionally, the active chemical in marijuana, THC is a “neurotoxin” meaning that it is poisonous and causes nerve damage.

So what really happens when you smoke a joint? Well, two specific things take place:

1)      You almost immediately burn up a great deal of necessary vitamins and minerals in your body.

2)      Your nervous system changes and the nerves in your body go numb.

Each time you consecutively smoke marijuana to get “high” you will find that you just aren’t able to get that feeling you did before and each time you comedown you feel a little worse. This is because as you are using the drug you are burning up those necessary vitamins and without them your body doesn’t function as it once did. With repeated use you may find that you don’t just want to smoke pot, you feel you NEED to smoke it to get rid of the discomfort and pain brought on by your vitamin deficiencies.

Lonestar Victory Ranch is a holistic based drug rehab program where people suffering from marijuana abuse or addiction can get help. We also treat all other types of addictions such as meth, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, etc. We do not use any drug substitution therapy for our clients because getting them off of one substance just to become dependent and controlled by another is not true addiction rehabilitation. Our clients take a specific combination of vitamin and mineral supplements to help replace the ones they have lost during their time abusing marijuana or other drugs. It is amazing to see the difference in these clients after just a week of being off marijuana and giving their body the necessary supplements, healthy food and plenty of rest it has been missing.

The Importance of Helping Others

I learned about how I can help and give back for everything I’ve received from Narconon by helping others who need help getting off drugs, by giving them information about Narconon. I feel like I will really be able to help someone in need of help like I was before I came here.
M. D.

Learning how important it is to give back to others is part of the life skills courses our students study. Giving back to the community and society as a whole helps the person in recovery develop a sense of duty and responsibility for matters outside of themselves. It helps to hold them accountable and come to realize that they can do a lot of good with their new found sobriety. The act of giving of one’s time, energy and resources to help a greater good is just one of the valuable life lessons our students come away with when they leave treatment.