I feel really good about my sauna program this time. The New Life Detoxification Program has helped me in the past when I first came to Rainbow Canyon Retreat years ago. I know that the benefits I achieved then have been accomplished them time around and that I am toxin free again. I wish I hadn’t relapsed but…I did and going through the dry sauna program again has helped me back on my road to lasting sobriety. This time around, I took my time and did it right. I didn’t hide any of my reactions during the detox process. I became very in tune with how my body reacts to different things and how my body functions overall. This is a very empowering feeling and I’m so glad I did it.
Today, a majority of drug rehab programs offer detoxification as part of their rehabilitation program. Those that don’t will have their clients who need drug or alcohol detox attend a withdrawal or detoxification program prior to enrolling in their drug rehab facility. Alone, detox does very little to change the long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse. It is considered part of the larger picture, a piece of the puzzle to help the addicted individual return to a drug-free state and become rehabilitated.
The detoxification process is a key part of becoming rehabilitated because it helps to remove the remaining drug residuals. Without this process, drug residues can remain in one’s body and cause cravings for years after drug use has ceased. A vital step in a successful drug detox as well as drug rehabilitation is flushing out these accumulated toxic residues so that the individual no longer experiences unwanted adverse effects from the drugs they have taken.
The detox process is performed in numerous ways and is often dependent on where the recovering person is receiving treatment. When attending a standalone detox center they may only provide care to help the person avoid the physical pain of the withdrawal process. Other detox methods (often those located in-house at a drug rehab center) will include counseling during detoxification. Research shows that when both the physical and psychological needs of the recovering person are met during their detoxifications process their chances of relapse decrease.
Our Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs understand that completing a total body detoxification and purification program is the cornerstone to ensuring our program participants have the most successful results. A majority of drug rehab programs beieve that the detox process runs three to seven days, the length of time that they are physically experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the substances they have been dependent on. This is an oversight on their part; drug and alcohol addiction puts an enormous strain on the user’s liver and kidneys. Through extensive research, Narconon Fresh Start has shown that to fully detoxify from the drug residuals remaining in the user’s body they require three stages of comprehensive detoxification to prevent future relapse.
Our New Life Detoxification Program address the program participants detox needs. This part of the Narconon Fresh Start program removes the root cause of future re-stimulation by flushing out the accumulated toxic metabolites in the fatty tissues. The program consists of a strict protocol of medically supervised exercise, dry sauna therapy and scientifically formulated nutritional supplements proven to target and rid the fatty tissues of the stored drug metabolites. The New Life Detoxification program takes several weeks to complete but is effective enough to see its benefits within the first week of participation. In time, program participants see color back in their face, their eyes are brighter, their energy level increases, they sleep well each night waking feeling refreshed and find themselves feeling more centered and balanced than they have in a long time.
Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs begin with a drug-free withdrawal; this is because our programs are entirely drug-free and holistically based. Graduates of our programs do not take any form of drug therapy or drug substitution treatment during their rehabilitation process. Once they complete the Narconon Fresh Start program they are able to stand on their own two feet and meet challenges head on without using any substances to maintain their sobriety. During the program participants drug-free withdrawal they are provided with specific supplementary vitamins and minerals to minimize the physical problems associated with the initial stopping of drug use. Additionally, special and quite unique procedures developed by L. Ron Hubbard, called “assists,” are used to further ease the discomfort of withdrawal.
Additionally, graduates of our programs no longer consider themselves addicts. They have fully recovered from their addiction and do not attend meetings or counseling to maintain their sobriety. During their time at Narconon Fresh Start they will have learned, practiced and mastered all the necessary life skills and relapse prevention techniques.
The program participant then undergoes a total body detoxification regimen known as the New Life Detoxification Program. Our detox program is unique in the drug rehabilitation field and has been created as being the basis to the Narconon Fresh Start programs success rate of lasting sobriety. The detoxification program consists of an intensive sauna and exercise program, carried out in conjunction with carefully administered vitamin and mineral supplementation. Also developed by Mr. Hubbard, the New Life Detoxification program enables the body to rid itself of drug metabolite residues lodged in fatty tissues. This is crucial because the release of such substances back into the bloodstream when a person becomes anxious, excited or physically active, even years later, causes the recovered individual to again feel cravings to take drugs.
A part of the Narconon Fresh Start program addresses the program participants emotional and behavioral issues brought on by their substance abuse. Commonly, heavy drug abusers will lie, steal, and degrade themselves in order to procure additional drugs or simply because the impact of the drugs on them emotionally serves to make them unfeeling and uncaring of others. The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program addresses this and the fact that, to a greater or lesser degree, the addict resorted to drugs due to an inability to successfully handle situations in their life. That the drugs then became their own reason for further drug use does not change the fact that the detoxified addict still has a need to learn life skills.
For these reason the Narconon Fresh Start program includes a series of courses and practical exercises utilizing technologies developed by L. Ron Hubbard. These provide the program participant with tools and abilities needed to deal successfully with life situations and interact positively and responsibly with loved ones, associates and in the community as a whole.
As the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program fully addresses the multiple ways in which drugs and/or alcohol impacts the individual – graduates of the program find that they are released from the chains of addiction. No longer trapped with bodies that physically repeat the demand for further drugs, and no longer needing a refuge from aspects of life that seem “too difficult” or “too unfair” to deal with. Narconon Fresh Start graduates become truly free and able to contribute to their communities and to set out to create the life they desire.
About a month and a half ago I was a wandering mindless mess trying to run a business, be a single dad, and maintain my home while taking OxyContin, Soma, Valium and Cocaine. It was by far not a pretty picture and not the role model I wanted to be for my child. Now, I am clear-minded and positive about my future. The sauna detox program here at Narconon Fresh Start’s Sunshine Summit Lodge has lifted the wool from my eyes and mind. I feel great physically and mentally; what an awesome feeling accomplishment!
Today I have a great story of success. I have completed the New Life Detoxification Program here at Narconon Fresh Start; by doing so I have regained my mind, body, and soul back. I feel fantastic inside and out! I’m thinking clearer and comprehending better than ever. I have an increased level of energy and stamina. I feel that all drug residuals have left my body, and I feel like I did ten years ago. Thank you to all the Narconon Fresh Start staff and especially the awesome sauna staff members.