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Can addiction to drugs and alcohol be cured?

The answer in a nutshell is, yes! Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs view drug addiction and alcoholism differently than other treatment facilities. They do not go along with the belief that drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases a person suffers from and can only hope to manage “one day at a time”. Instead, they treat addiction for what it truly is; a mental and physical problem that must be overcome while concurrently addressing the underlying issues that drove the individual to abuse the substance in the first place. One of the vast differences in their program vs. others is that Narconon Fresh Start clients are not labeled lifelong addicts and told they are powerless over their drug addiction or alcoholism. The treatment program they provide gives their clients true rehabilitation that builds them up and clearly illustrates to them that they are powerful and in control of their thoughts, emotions and actions.

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is both a learned behavior as well as physical conditioning to take the substance. When an individual habitually consumes mind altering substances in excess for a period of time their mind and body begins to adjust to the substance’s regular presence and starts to accommodate for it. While these changes in the drug or alcohol user persist during their substance use, the individual will return back to “normal” with proper treatment (i.e. drug rehabilitation) and time spent clean and sober.

Narconon Fresh Start is a network of highly successful drug rehab programs that provide their clients with the most effective drug rehabilitation technology and highest success rates in the field of addiction recovery. Their graduates experience true and lasting rehabilitation, remaining substance free for life. Their network of drug rehabs includes Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado, Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas, Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada and Sunshine Summit Lodge in Southern California. Each location offers program participants a safe sanctuary from the many temptations and restimulative environments they have previously been influenced by. The facilities themselves provide clients with a therapeutic environment designed to address their drug and/or alcohol addiction problem. Program participants go through a complete physical, mental and spiritual recovery from their addiction issues; typically, this is one of the hardest, yet rewarding endeavors they accomplish in their lifetime. Because of this fact, all Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers are equipped with everything necessary to complete this process while ensuring their client’s safety and comfort during each step of the process.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program is a long-term, multi-phase program that includes withdrawal, complete total body detoxification and purification (the New Life Detoxification Program) and education in life and interpersonal skills. One of the unique aspects of their program is the life skills training because many other treatment centers do not include this as part of their recovery process. Clients become students as they go to course each day, study the Narconon Fresh Start program books and are then tested on the information they have just learned. The testing ensures that the student fully understands what they have just learned and is able to make it their own, integrate it into their way of thinking and their daily life. Students learn effective communication skills, how to get along with others (i.e. family, friends, acquaintances, etc.), how to see what is good in life and what is bad, how to avoid situations that will lead them down the wrong path and teaches them a common sense moral code that when followed will put them on the road to happiness. As the program comes to completion the student has fully learned all the life and interpersonal skills spelled out in the Narconon Fresh Start books. They achieve a level of understanding and existence that they may never have reached without going through this specific drug rehab program. It is a level of understanding and existence that is necessary to function in the outside world with their family, relatives, friends, employer and coworkers without feeling that they need to resort to drugs or alcohol. Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabs have all the tools and life skills they need to remain clean and sober when they return home; no meetings to attend, no drug replacement medications to take in order to maintain their sobriety.

Why Drug Rehab is Important for Getting Sober

Attending an appropriate drug rehab for your drug addiction or alcoholism issues is an important part of recovering. In addition helping you stop your drug use and/or alcohol abuse, the goal of drug rehab is to help you become a productive, functioning member of your family, workplace, and community. While in a drug rehab program you’ll learn about addiction, recovery and relapse while addressing the underlying issues that drove you to substance abuse. Attending a drug rehab will help you to make lifestyle changes, manage feelings, develop coping tools and drug refusal skills. In addition, you’ll learn to identify relapse warning signs and challenge thoughts that may lead to relapse.

As more and more people are developing addiction problems to street drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter medications and alcohol a variety of programs have been created to assist these addicted individuals with getting off the dangerous substances they have become dependent on. Over the years research has shown that addiction to any substance can be effectively treated and recovered from. However, there is no one specific type of drug rehab approach that is appropriate for everyone. When getting help for your drug addiction or alcoholism you have to take into account type of substance you are dependent on as well as your personal needs, values and expectations of what being completed rehabilitated looks and feels like.

Some programs use drug replacement medications or drug substation to assist their clients in coming off the substances they are dependent on; essentially just replacing the current drug addiction with one that can be picked up at a pharmacy or clinic. Other types of drug rehab methods are entirely drug-free and holistically based so that when their clients complete treatment they are no longer controlled by any substances whatsoever. Additional topics to consider include group counseling, length of treatment and location of the drug rehab. Take the time to decide if you would feel comfortable in group counseling or if a more individualized approach would be right for you.

How long of a drug rehab program do you need. Choosing a short-term program may be appealing but, if you have struggled with addiction issues for years then a short-term rehab program is probably not going to be long enough to make the changes you need to make. A person with a long history of abuse and addiction will need long term treatment in order to fully learn and practice living day to day life as a sober individual.

Drug addiction treatment must address the specific needs of each individual. Just as there are varying degrees of addiction there are varying degrees of treatment. If you are an individual who has a history of many prior attempts at sobriety with no lasting success then enrolling in an inpatient residential treatment is the next step in conquering your addiction. Current research shows that inpatient treatment, like one would receive at a residential drug rehab program, is the most successful modality for individuals with multiple unsuccessful attempts at sobriety.

As one of the premiere drug rehab companies for over 45 years, Narconon Fresh Start has been helping people just like you get off drugs and alcohol and learn the skills and tools necessary to live the life they always wanted.  Many of our staff members have been through and overcome addiction problems and have decided to dedicate their lives to helping others find lasting sobriety. It is important that we share with you that we understand while no two people or families are the same, there is one thing you all have in common – you can have your life back and we will help you get there.

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are long-term residential drug rehab programs located in a variety of locations to maximize the recovery experience. We have programs in Colorado (Fort Collins New Life Center), in Texas (Lone Star Victory Ranch), in Nevada (Rainbow Canyon Retreat) and in Southern California (Sunshine Summit Lodge). All of our programs provide the same excellent drug rehab treatment and utilize Narconon Fresh Start recovery technology. The program we provide is complete from start to finish helping our client’s withdraw from the substances they are addicted to, going through a total body purification process known as the New Life Detoxification Program and the Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Program courses and books. The Narconon program books and courses are the core of the drug rehab program. While in our program clients become students as they learn, study and implement the new life skills and techniques taught to them. The skills and tools learned while at any of our Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs gives our program participants the keys they need to reach their goals and succeed at living a drug-free life.

Feeling anxious about attending drug rehab?

When a person first enters drug rehab, whether it is their first time or a sequential enrollment, they often feel anxious because of the unknown. What will life be like off the substances they are used to taking? What are the people there going to be like; and will I get along with them? These are all common thoughts and feelings because making the change from regular drug abuse or drinking alcohol to living a sober life is difficult. For most, getting clean and sober will be the greatest accomplishment of their life and something they are proud of for many years to come. While the journey is challenging it is one worth taking because the end result is a life filled with integrity, purpose and positivity.

Typically, drug addicted individuals have a difficult time talking to others and being good listeners. They sometimes do not feel comfortable in their own skin and entering new situations can seem overwhelming and cause them stress. If the person does not have any previous psychological diagnosis of known conditions then it is usually due to their habitual drug or alcohol use. Regularly using drugs and/or alcohol can causes a person to lose focus, become inattentive and experience anxiety in a variety of different situations that would not have affected them previously.

Programs such as Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado are designed to handle the addicted person’s physical addiction symptoms as well as their psychological symptoms of addition. The life skills that Fort Collins New Life Center and all Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs teach go beyond the basic rehab experience. Every aspect of recovery is handled while enrolled in a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab. Clients go through withdrawal, detoxification and many lessons on life skills, relapse prevention and creating a battle plan for their future. The Fort Collins New Life Center, just as all other Narconon Fresh Start programs, is a long-term residential drug rehabilitation program. The methods used are entirely drug-free and holistically based so that clients regain the best health they can while enrolled in treatment and learn how to continue these new principles of healthy living once they return home. While there is no set timeline for clients to complete the program, most graduate between three to four months after their enrollment. Program participants who need more time to process and put into practice the information they are taught during rehab do not feel rushed to get through their lessons. The process of truly recovering from drug addiction and alcoholism takes as long as it takes. This philosophy serves clients of Fort Collins New Life Center well because they feel more relaxed knowing that they do not have to rush or hurry through their program in order to meet a predetermined deadline.

When graduation from the program is coming near, the staff meets with the program participant one on one to begin the process of creating a battle plan. The battle plan the client and staff members create encompass all areas of the recovering person’s life. They include day to day activities, long term goals and relapse prevention techniques to utilize if necessary. Each battle plan is unique to the recovering person and is agreed upon by both the staff members and the graduating client. Going through this finial step maximizes the recovering individual’s success and provides them with a step by step plan for the next few months after rehab when chances of relapse are considered to be the greatest.

I’m excited to show my family my improvement

I am feeling very good about being here at Fort Collins New Life Center. Today I even used the info I learned in the 3rd book to help me in the 4th book. I’m just really happy to be here and doing something good for myself for a change. I’m excited to show my family the improvement I have made so far how far. I also can’t wait to see how far I’ve come when I finally complete the program.
S. A.

Getting Drug Rehabilitation Help for a Loved One

While there are those rare cases of addicted persons who are able to stop using on their own without attending a drug rehab; it is more likely that they have not fully recovered from their addiction, but found a way to temper their use down to a more “manageable” level. A study done by the journal Addiction found that so-called “spontaneous” recovery may not really be real recovery at all. Instead, looking closer at these “recovered” individuals you find that 78.6% of them report low-risk drinking and 46.2% report limited drug use. Continuing to take any substance once one has fully recovered from addiction means that they are still being controlled by the substance they are using; this is not true addiction rehabilitation. While these drug users have improved drastically in the quantity of their drug or alcohol use, they are far from being completely recovered. For your loved one to completely recover from their addiction problem their most effective option is enrolling in a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program. Our network of highly successful programs can be found in multiple states throughout the west. We have drug rehab centers in Southern California (Sunshine Summit Lodge), Nevada (Rainbow Canyon Retreat), Colorado (Fort Collins New Life Center), and Texas (Lone Star Victory Ranch).

We understand how difficult addiction recovery can be, most of us have been though it ourselves and with the help and support of the Narconon Fresh Start program have found true and lasting rehabilitation. Helping a person leave behind a life of alcohol, drugs and chaos and guide them to one filled with purpose, direction and integrity is not easy. While our program is not the shortest or easiest process, it is the most effective at truly ending addiction. We use a cognitive behavioral modification model and have an extremely high success rate at accomplishing true and lasting rehabilitation for over 45 years. A key difference between our program and others is that we do not use the disease model as part of our rehabilitation philosophy. The disease model dictates that the person will always be an addict with an incurable disease they cannot overcome, but only hope to learn to cope with day to day for the rest of their lives. We do not believe that our clients are victims of a disease or that they will always be an addict. Our educational rehabilitation philosophy is centered on confronting and locating the many causes of addiction, the behaviors associated with it and resolving all of these issues simultaneously.

When you contact any of our drug rehab facilities you will find an admissions counselor ready to speak with you. Take the time to speak with them about whatever issues you or your loved one is struggling with and any questions you have about our program. Our admission counselor will ask several questions as well so that they are better informed and able to assist you. We care about your unique situation and the needs that you have. We want you to know, while every person and family is different, there is one thing you all have in common – you can have your life back and we will help you get there.