Tag: drug metabolites

Sauna Helped Stop the Drug Cravings

I’m glad to have had the opportunity once again, to rid my body of drug residuals and metabolites. The New Life Detoxification Program has helped stop the drug cravings, which had been troublesome. I feel like sweated out more toxins than I had in previous sauna. This time I stayed in for longer sessions, drank more water and was sure to take all my vitamins and minerals regularly. I feel ready to move forward to the next step.
P. P.

Living a happy and sober life that I’m proud of

I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the Narconon Fresh Start program. I remember being so scared and afraid of entering the program for fear of what was in store for me. I’d never been in a long-term residential drug rehab program before. Sure, I’d gone to outpatient treatment; but honestly, that was pretty much a joke as far as I was concerned. I was just making my parents happy and doing my best to keep my job at the time. I didn’t take it seriously. Narconon Fresh Start was exactly that, a fresh start for me. I learned things about myself that I never would have realized without their skilled staff. I was able to discover the real issues that made me feel the need to turn to drugs as a way to cope. I not only got off drugs, but actually addressed the personal issues that drove me to want to use.

Their program also included a total body purification process known as the New Life Detoxification Program.  While I hated sweating every day, I did see the benefits almost from the start. I was able to put on weight; much needed as my 5’5 – 95lb appearance was exceptionally gaunt and skeletal. I learned how to eat right, exercise and spent my days in the dry sauna sweating out the drug toxins and metabolites left behind by my years of drug abuse. When this portion of my drug rehab program was complete I had color back in my face, was no longer experiencing drug cravings and was feeling better than I had since I had started abusing drugs.

Thanks to the Narconon Fresh Start program I was able to return home and finish college after my graduation from the rehab program. After graduating from college I found a great job and have been living a successful, productive life. To this day, I still use the life skills training I learned while living at the rehab center. Additionally, I find my communication skills to be extremely beneficial when it comes to my career as a project manager. I count my blessings and will forever be grateful to Narconon Fresh Start for helping me get off drugs and learn to live a happy, sober life that I am proud of.  

The fog has lifted

I feel the greatest gains I have gotten have been from the sauna. I am sleeping a lot better, eating much better, and most of all thinking much clearer. The fog has lifted and my eyes are brighter. The sauna was awesome.
R. M.

All Narconon Fresh Start programs utilize the New Life Detoxification Program. This body cleansing and purification program is the cornerstone to our treatment of addiction and what we attribute a great deal of our clients lasting success to. When a person abuses drugs and alcohol these substances have to be processed out of the body through two major organs; the liver and the kidneys. Every person who abuses drugs or alcohol does some level of damage to these vital organs with their substance abuse. One of the key reasons why a person relapses after treatment is the residual toxins in their body left behind by their substance abuse. Narconon Fresh Start’s New Life Detoxification Program is able to handle in 2-5 weeks what would take the average recovering person’s body years to process through on its own. During those years of processing the residual drug and alcohol toxins the recovering person is much more likely to suffer a relapse due to cravings and compulsions brought on by metabolites being released into their bloodstream.

The Real Cause Behind Drug and Alcohol Cravings

When a person takes substances such as alcohol, illicit drugs (cocaine, heroin, meth, marijuana, ecstasy, etc.) prescription drugs (Vicodin, OxyContin, Ritalin, Ativan, Xanax, Ambien, etc.) and over-the-counter medications it becomes stored in their fat cells for a long time after they have taken them. Drugs easily mix with the user’s body fat (no matter how thin a person is!) by being drawn through their veins like a magnet.

This becomes a problem later when the person is exercising, working, hiking (really any form of physical exertion or stress) and they burn their stored fat. If the fat is burned that contains the tiny amount of the drug, the substance can be released back into their bloodstream. This can make the person feel some of the effects of the drug again, giving them a little “taste” of that drug from so long ago. Just like when a person gets a tiny taste of sugar and they want more; the same is true when the substance is released into their bloodstream and causes effects on the user, they want more. This may happen even years after they have stopped taking drugs and have been living a clean and sober life.

Narconon Fresh Start Programs such as Rainbow Canyon Retreat use a precise protocol that has been medically documented for mobilizing fat-stored toxins, enhancing their elimination and restoring metabolic balance. Through a specific protocol of vitamins, minerals and oils, exercise and time spent in a dry sauna, clients are able to sweat out the drug metabolites left behind by their substance abuse. This process effectively reduces and often eliminates future drug cravings and compulsions. Clients also notice an improvement in their memory, cognitive functions, immune system and general physical condition.

Narconon Fresh Start New Life Detoxification Program

The Narconon Fresh Start New Life Detoxification Program removes the remaining drug residuals, toxins and metabolites from the recovering person’s fatty tissues. It is a method of total body detoxification and purification using a precise protocol documented for mobilizing fat-stored toxins and enhancing their elimination while restoring metabolic balance. This medically supervised process has long been established as safe (Schnare DW, Denk G, Shields M, Brunton S, Evaluation of a detoxification regimen for fat stored xenobiotics. Med Hypotheses. 1982).

Scientific evidence over the past two decades reveal that the New Life Detoxification program offered at Narconon Fresh Start centers can also improve program participants memory, cognitive functions, immune parameters, and general physical condition (Schnare, DW, Ben, M, and Shields, MG, Body Burden Reduction of PCBs, PBBs and Chlorinated Pesticides in Human Subjects. Ambio. 1984 / Schnare DW, Robinson PC, Reduction of the human body burdens of hexachlorobenzene and polychlorinated biphenyls. IARC Sci Publ. 1986).

Program participants partake in a daily regimen of nutritional supplementation, physical exercise immediately followed by time spent sweating in a dry sauna. Nutritional supplementation is centered on gradually increasing the program participants’ intake of nicotinic acid in order to promote lipid mobilization of stored drug and alcohol toxins and to stimulate circulation. Additional vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and oils are taken to support the client’s biologic healing and purification. These supplements include vitamins A, D, C, E, B complex, B1; multi-minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, manganese, copper, and iodine; sodium and potassium; and a blend of polyunsaturated oils including soy, walnut, peanut, and safflower.

After the New Life Detoxification program is complete (usually several weeks to just over a month) clients feel brighter, clearer headed, healthier and notice a reduction if not an elimination of drug cravings and urges. They experience total detoxification, cellular repair and an improvement in their immune processes, neural and endocrine functions. These physical and emotional benefits properly prepare them for the life training and lessons they are taught during the remainder of their time in the Narconon Fresh Start program.

New Life Detoxification Program Success Stories:

Today has been a great day. I feel completely revived and rejuvenated from sauna. I feel reborn, like I have had a new birth. I cannot remember the last time my brain was this clear and focused. I remember what life is about and why I am here. I realized how important it is to take care of my life and my body. I am super happy and laugh all the time now. It is fantastic.
B. D.

I feel 100000 x better, yay! I’m sleeping a lot better, laughing a lot more, my mood has totally improved 100%. I feel like I’ve gotten so many benefits out of the sauna portion of the program. I’ve never felt better, 39 days sober, 29 in sauna.
E. S.

I have completed the sauna program and I’m happy to say that I am extremely satisfied with the results. I am feeling better both mentally and physically. My anxiety which has been a major conflict in my life seems to have got put at ease. I am sleeping more and therefore thinking more clearly. I truly believe that the toxins that remained in my system from seventeen years of alcohol abuse have been flushed out of my fat cells. My hair and skin look healthy, I am eating better, and I am able to run; something I enjoy doing for the first time in a while. Overall, I am very glad that I had the opportunity to complete the sauna program and detoxify my body!
A. K.