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How Narconon Fresh Start Helps People Recover from Addiction

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program is a comprehensive, holistic, long term method that effectively ends addiction problems once and for all.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehabilitation program helps addicted individuals achieve long term sobriety and success in life. Effectively eliminating physical cravings through their New Life Detoxification Program, graduates of Narconon Fresh Start no longer struggle with compulsions to use drugs or alcohol. Narconon Fresh Start’s comprehensive drug and alcohol detoxification method flushes out the accumulated drug residues through a protocol of supervised exercise, monitored periods of sweating in a dry sauna and nutritional supplements that target the individual’s fatty tissues to effectively remove the stored drug metabolites. All program participants are medically cleared by a doctor before starting this intensive detoxification program to ensure their safety and wellbeing. The benefits of the New Life Detoxification Program include significantly reduced drug cravings. A majority of Narconon Fresh Start program participants find that they no longer struggle with cravings for drugs or alcohol whatsoever.

Following the New Life Detoxification Program is the Life Skill Courses. These courses educate the program participant on how to handle life clean and sober; to cope with the many joys and pains they will experience in their life without returning to drugs or alcohol. Program participants become students learning essential skills and tools to help them improve their quality of life. During their time enrolled in the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program students develop communication skills, study skills, personal responsibility, learn how to repair past damage they have caused, and cultivate a common sense moral code to live by. Graduates of this program regain control over their emotions, their behavior and their life. They learn how to work towards productive goals and maintain positive relationships while avoiding destructive ones.



Is alcoholism a disease

While this is a subject that is under a lot of debate among drug rehabilitation professionals and medical researchers, Rainbow Canyon Retreat drug rehab does not subscribe to the disease model of addiction when it comes to alcoholism or drug addiction. Currently, there is very little evidence to support the idea that alcoholism is a “disease”; some researchers have turned up evidence that alcohol addiction has a biochemical component. The disease model dictates that a person who has an addiction problem, whether it is alcohol or any other substance has been stricken with an incurable disease that they can never overcome but only hope to cope with for the rest of their days. Currently, the most successful treatment philosophies on alcoholism recovery address alcohol addiction as a physical, mental and spiritual problem.

Rainbow Canyon Retreat knows that alcohol addiction is both a learned behavior and physical conditioning to using alcohol. Once a person has chosen to consume alcohol in excess for a period of months their body and mind begin to make changes to accommodate the substance in their body.  While these changes will go back to normal after some time without alcohol, proper treatment for alcoholism is necessary to ensure the individual does not return to a life of alcohol abuse.

The drug and alcohol rehab program offered at Rainbow Canyon Retreat encompasses all aspects of one’s recovery from start to finish. During the program participant’s time in treatment they will:

  • fully withdrawal from alcohol
  • go through a body cleansing and purification process like none other they have ever experienced
  • address their personal underlying issues that drove them to alcohol
  • learn necessary life skills to handle day to day life clean and sober
  • develop a battle plan for their future once they return home from alcohol rehab

All steps of the Rainbow Canyon Retreat program are conducted at the drug rehab facility. When program participant’s graduate from the drug rehab they are equipped with all the knowledge, skills and tools they need. They are no longer alcoholics controlled by alcohol or any other substance because they have been fully rehabilitated through the Rainbow Canyon Retreat drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Drug Relapse

Why is it that even when an addicted person has stopped using drugs for some period of time they still seem disoriented and separated from their life? They are uncomfortable in their skin, unable to handle everyday emotions, unable to function in day to day life, unable to focus on their future goals, unable to remain in stable relationships or handle responsibility. These issues often lead to frustration for the newly sober individual causing them to feel failure and disappointment within themselves. These negative feels often lead to drug relapse. The person has not developed the interpersonal skills and life skills necessary to solve problems without resorting back to substance use. All drugs are essentially pain killers, numbing the user to the realities of life. Once a person stops using drugs or alcohol the numbness and disorientation their substance use brought into their life doesn’t dissipate, even when the individual has been clean for some time.

This is why phase three of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program works on breaking past the impulsive behaviors common among addicted individuals. Using a unique set of drills (i.e., Objective Exercises or The Advanced Communication and Perception Course), the program participant becomes more in touch with their environment, improves their concentration and exerts control over their environment and themselves. When this phase of the program is complete the program participant is able to accurately perceive what is going on around them and handle the situations in their lives effectively without turning to drugs or alcohol.

The Cycle of Addiction

To understand the cycle of addiction you need to know that mind-altering drugs are essentially painkillers. A person who chooses to take drugs and develops an addiction problem has some underlying unhappiness, sense of hopelessness or physical pain that drives them to choose substance use as a solution to their problems. When an individual experiences unhappiness, hopelessness, boredom or physical discomfort they may choose to try drugs or alcohol as an escape from what they are going through. At first, the alcohol or drugs appears to solve their problem. They feel better and now they seem better able to deal with their problem; this is when the substance becomes valuable to them.

As the individual gradually increases how much of the substance they use they become trapped. Whatever their initial problem, it is now overshadowed by their drug or alcohol abuse. It is at this point that all they can think about is getting and using the substance that is going to make them “feel” better. As their addiction develops the person loses their ability to control how much they use and the negative consequences of their behavior.

The addicted person begins to hide their substance use from those around them. Doing so causes the person to feel dishonest and guilty, which leads them to become withdrawn and difficult to reason with. Their behavior often appears “strange” to those around them. The more the person uses, the more guilty and depressed they become. Typically, the addicted person will sacrifice their personal integrity by lying and stealing to maintain their habit. Their relationships with friends, family, employers and co-workers will deteriorate.

To the addicted person, their drug of choice is now the most important thing in their life. They will throw away their job, finances, dreams and ambitions in order to maintain their substance use. The irony is that the addicted person is chasing an elusive high that their body is likely unable to achieve any longer. As they take more and more of their drug of choice just to be able to “function” they are increasing their tolerance to the drug’s effects.

The user’s body begins to adapt the presence of the substance and expects that it will regularly be ingested. The addicted individual begins to experience drug cravings when they are unable to take the substance and suffers from an overwhelming obsession with getting and using the drug; they will do anything to make the bad feelings of withdrawal end. The person’s addiction progresses deeper and deeper causing them to become increasingly haggard and ill-tempered. Their emotions go up and down so quickly that they may even be mistaken for symptoms of mental illness if not properly diagnosed.

The individual is stuck in the downward spiral of addiction and faces the potential problem of having no job, no money, no friends or family to help them. The individual is trapped by their addiction; the substances they once used to escape have changed them physically and mentally and now control their thoughts and actions.

Narconon Fresh Start and its network of drug rehab facilities: Fort Collins New Life Center, Lone Star Victory Ranch, Rainbow Canyon Retreat and Sunshine Summit Lodge. Every year these drug rehabs are helping addicted persons make real recoveries from their addiction problems and teaching them how to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. Graduates of these drug rehab programs do not take drug replacement medications or drug substation therapy, they do not think of themselves as suffering from a disease and they are not made to feel powerless over their addiction problem. Instead, they are built up to feel powerful over their future and their ability to end their addiction issues. Narconon Fresh Start knows that addiction to drugs and alcohol is NOT a disease and can be ended once and for all. The program is centered on their New Life Detoxification Program and Cognitive Behavioral Modification Model of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treating addiction for what it truly is, not a disease but a physical and mental issues that must be overcome along with underlying problems (depression, stress management, shyness, personal relationships, etc.) that need to simultaneously be resolved is the difference between Narconon Fresh Start and other rehab centers. With over 45 years of fully rehabilitated graduates and a high success rate at real and lasting sobriety, Narconon Fresh Start is changing the way people view addiction and the recovery process. Their thousands of graduates over the years are living proof that their programs have the ability to help every level of dependence and every type of substance use.

“Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab helped me return to my real self, free of drugs and alcohol. It was a great program and did so much more for me than just help me get off drugs. I was able to finally address the things in my past that drove me to use. Going through those difficult emotions was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but I’m glad I did it. They no longer haunt me and drag me back into the past. I am living for today and my future. I feel like the person I was before I started abusing alcohol and drugs. My mind and my body are now clear. I have acquired new tools that will keep me be drug free and happy. I recommend the program to those looking for a common sense approach to rehabilitation.”
– J.E.

“The cycle of addiction drove me into some of the darkest days of my life. I was doing things I wasn’t proud of and lying to the people I loved on a daily basis. Each day was a challenge. If I couldn’t get ahold of what I felt I needed it would seem like the walls were caving in on me. After completing the Narconon Fresh Start program I’m me again, minus the heroin and other opiates. Their drug rehab program changed how I viewed my life and how I interacted with the world around me. I learned to take responsibility for myself and my choices. I worked on my self-confidence and ability to confront difficult situations. I now have new tools and life skills when things get rough instead of turning to drugs to escape. I’m eternally grateful that I’m not an addict, I don’t have a disease and I don’t have to go to meetings for the rest of my life. Narconon Fresh Start made the difference in my life that no other drug rehab was able to achieve.”

Feeling great physically, mentally, and emotionally

Today I am continuing to apply what I have learned in book 3. I find that I’m able to study more effectively and remember what I’ve learned. Also, I’m able to apply what I have been learning in book 4A. I’ve been creating better friendships with people and getting to know them a lot better. Thanks to this drug rehab I’m feeling great physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am enjoying life and focusing on the present moments and how great they are.
R. P.

The Learning Improvement Course is Book 3 of the Narconon Fresh Start program at Lone Star Victory Ranch. This course enables students to overcome barriers to study and improve his or her learning skills and ability to comprehend and apply what is studied in the courses on the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program. These study techniques can be used outside of the Narconon program in everyday life so that knowledge can be obtained and applied for the success of the individual.

Lone Star Victory Ranch’s Narconon Fresh Start book 4A is the Communication and Perception Course. This course of study and exercises help a student to become more aware of the present time and to develop self-control as well as the ability to face and maintain control of his or her environment. It is very beneficial for staying drug-free.