Tag: addiction treatment

Gaining patience back

My success for the day is gaining some patience back. I actually feel a lot better because I was able to help someone who needed it. I feel like a better person since I’ve been at Narconon Fresh Start. Before coming here I was a drama queen. I didn’t care about anything but my drugs. The old me was no longer there she no longer existed. I think since I’ve been here I’ve matured and become more laid back; now, I don’t only think of myself. I am glad I came here. I’ve gained so much trust from my family I hope I can finish this program and be happy and proud of myself.
S. C.

Education, the key to successful drug rehab

The key to drug rehab treatment is education. While the education one receives varies
from program to program, it is generally aimed at helping the client to
honestly look at their addiction issues and learn to take realistic steps to
change their attitude and methods of dealing with problem situations. While in
treatment the program participant will learn about the nature of addiction to
alcohol and other substances as well as the dynamics of addiction itself. They
will be informed about the consequences of substance use and its many negative
effects on one’s body and mind. At the beginning of rehab most addicts will
still be holding onto some denial regarding the seriousness of their dependence
issues or may even be ambivalent when it comes to permanently stopping their
substance use. Drug rehab programs work to break through this denial and
ambivalence in order to help the client get to the core issues and commit to
living a clean, drug-free life. Narconon Fresh Start’s recognized
rehabilitation program has many pieces, is very well-thought-out and is arranged
in a precise stage by stage order to achieve the greatest outcome for our
program participants. This path to real recovery is challenging, but with the
right guidance and our effective rehabilitation technology it can be achieved.

Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Sunshine Summit Lodge offers addiction recovery and treatment for every type of substance abuse and dependence problem. Addiction to drugs and alcohol has a high cost, not just to the person who is struggling with the dependence problem but to their family, friends and co-workers. The reckless behavior of the addicted person can lead to long-term health and social problems that include chronic illness, legal problems, financial devastation and the inability to take care of their personal responsibilities. While at the time the drug or alcohol dependent person may not see the potential consequences of their actions, there are many serious issues that could arise. The worst of these issues is death – either of the addicted person or their family members, friends and/or strangers who happen to be hurt by the addict’s poor choices while they were under the influence.

Addiction recovery and treatment at Sunshine Summit Lodge will help you or your loved one break the cycle of addiction. Our program provides a sheltered environment, detox care, ongoing medical care and monitoring, personalized treatment, peer and staff support and aftercare support. We are a leader in the field of addiction recovery and treatment and have decades of experience behind our treatment methods. As a residential addiction treatment facility we provide our program participants with room and board as well as everything they need to recover from their addiction problem. On average, our clients take between three to five months to complete the program. However, because we operate on a time variable approach to recovery, program participants who need to stay longer to gain success have the ability to do so. There is no additional out of pocket expense for the client because we understand that true rehabilitation takes as long as it takes.

As a residential drug rehab, our program is more intense than a short-term or outpatient program and is considered the most effective way to beat an addiction issue. During the program participants time at Sunshine Summit Lodge they will receive the medical care and psychological treatment necessary to recover while building peer relationships that benefit them greatly during their time in addiction recovery and treatment. Our treatment modality is based on an individualized approach to addiction recovery as opposed to the common “group therapy” approach. At Sunshine Summit Lodge, we treat and rehabilitate each program participant’s addiction, life, family, friends, issues and all other areas of their life that need both change and improvement; this process all happens and takes place while the client is in treatment. Not when they complete treatment, leave and are left on their own. Our drug rehab center is staffed with a highly motivated team of Course Supervisors, Case Supervisors, Registered Addictions Specialists and life Skills Counselors that work with each program participant on a rigorous schedule to address their specific issues and personal needs. Typically, our drug rehab program is staffed with one staff member for every two program participants, not the common ratio at other drug rehab centers. The individualized approach that we use as the cornerstone to our recovery process is not practiced at other treatment centers where they employ one counselor to every ten to thirty five clients who are all undergoing and sharing the same “group therapy” session.

Sunshine Summit Lodge’s location if filled with open spaces, scenery and fresh country air. Our country campus location provides our program participants with a healthy change of environment while the treatment facility itself includes all the necessary spaces and amenities needed to deliver our addiction recovery and treatment program while remaining a homey and comfortable atmosphere. The namesake of our site is our large cozy Main Lodge, which is where our program participants gather after program hours to dine, relax in the lounge, play cards or watch a movie. Also, directly outside of the Main Lodge is access to the many recreational areas, such as the pool deck, Jacuzzi, fitness center and jogging path. With over 45 years of successful graduates from our group of Narconon Fresh Start centers, and a very high success rate at accomplishing true and lasting rehabilitation, we have a proven record of successful results.

Total purification

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab provides clients with total body purification. Their one of a kind detox process rids program participants of residual drug toxins and metabolites. If not flushed out, the client will experience drug cravings as these toxins and metabolites are released into their body. Drug cravings are one of the primary reasons a recovering person relapses, alleviating this problem greatly improves the program participant’s success rate at remaining sober.

The New Life Detoxification program takes several weeks to complete and involves a specific regimen of nutritional supplements, exercise and supervised time spent sweating in a dry sauna. As drug residuals are being flushed out of the body, the student will be getting triggered by them and can experience severe mood swings, but as time in the sauna program continues, they will start to feel markedly better. The results in psychological and physical benefits are often nothing less than remarkable. During the course of the New Life Detoxification program clients have color back in their face, their eyes are brighter, their energy level is up, they are sleeping well at night and waking the next morning feeling refreshed. Emotional issues such as anger, depression, uncomfortability and anxiety diminish as they begin to feel more balanced and like themselves again.

Living in an alternate reality

When a person abuses drugs or alcohol they are typically looking to escape. Whether it is from personal pain, boredom, problems, stress…the list is endless. I once knew a drug addict who felt that she was “better” than everyone else who didn’t do drugs because she was able to have it all: a job, an education, family, friends, a boyfriend and all the drugs she wanted whenever she wanted. Reality hit her hard and fast when her world came crashing down around her. Her job fired her for never showing up, she dropped out of school after just a month or so because she was so far behind, her family and friends had taken all they could of her out of control behavior and her boyfriend had been using her for the drugs she supplied him. The alternate reality she had built for herself was just a lie she realized. This girl needed help, desperately.

After enrolling in the Narconon Fresh Start program she was able to see that while life was going to be different off drugs, it may be a life worth living. Each day was a struggle to remain in treatment knowing all the “fun” she could be having if she was back home. As she promised herself she’d stay just one more day at Narconon, than one more after that. In time, she found the promises she made to herself not as necessary. By her second month in drug rehab a light bulb had clicked on for her. She was living the life she really wanted. As her graduation approached the girl knew that she had found her calling, to help others who had walked the same path of drug abuse and addiction find sobriety. No longer living in an alternate reality, she has found the years since completing drug rehab to be the best of her life.