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Choosing a Drug Rehab for Your Loved One

The process of choosing a drug rehab program for your loved one is often difficult. Typically, everyone involved feels as though they are in crisis mode and that decisions must be made quickly. Frequently, parents and care takers of drug or alcohol dependent persons are not knowledgeable about drug rehab programs e.g. the different methods of rehabilitation used, the length of treatment, follow up care, drug-free vs. medically assisted, etc. Understanding what type of treatment options are out there will make a significant difference in whether the program your loved one attends is going to be the right fit, length and intensity for their recovery needs. When substance abuse has become an integral aspect of your loved one’s life, time is essential, and you must quickly educate yourself about drug rehabilitation programs. The fastest way to do this is to read the information the facilities provide, and then know what questions to ask when you contact these facilities.

Questions to ask when speaking with various drug rehab programs include:

Is the facility accredited?

This is not a requirement for rehabilitation facilities, but it is a good sign that your loved one will receive excellent care. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations are independent organizations, which are not affiliated with any rehab facility, and which serve as intermediaries for quality control. A facility that is accredited has made quality care and service a priority.

Does the facility specialize in drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation?

These programs provide a complete environment for recovery; everything from the physical set-up of the buildings and grounds, to specialized training of the staff members working in the field of substance abuse rehabilitation. They not only understand the process of withdrawal and recovery, but are also trained in physical needs, such as nutrition, skin care, hygiene, eating problems, and sleeping habits. The psychologists are specifically trained in the treatment of addicts and addictive personalities, and thoroughly understand the challenges facing a patient with an innate addictive personality trait.

Does the drug rehab provide a variety of programs and care?

Addiction is a problem that progresses with predictable stages and their accompanying needs. As the patient moves through the stages of recovery, the facility must be able to offer a variety of different treatments to meet these individual needs. The staff at the facility should be able to make an informed decision as the program participant progresses through their program about the appropriate treatment. These decisions are based on observation, input from the program participant and family, interaction with other patients, and indications of the ability to return to the outside world while maintaining sobriety.

Has the facility demonstrated success in the specific treatment of substance abuse?

This is where research is imperative, because the facility itself will always sing its own praises. When a facility tells you they have an 80% success rate, ask them how they came to that figure, and then ask to see their research. If at all possible, speak to some of the other families whose loved one’s have gone through the program. Get as much information as possible, which includes touring the facility and observing the program participants and staff in a typical setting.

Are there adequate medical personnel accessible in case of illness, accidents, or complications?

All inpatient facilities should have on-staff medical emergency care. The facility should have an arrangement with a nearby acute care hospital in case a patient must be transferred. The facility should have a staff of multiple persons trained in various specialties who are available for consultation and medical attention.

To what degree is the family involved in the treatment plan in the facility?

Drug abuse and alcoholism have a profound effect on the entire family. Sometimes, the interactions of family members may figure strongly in the substance abuse problem of the patient in the rehab facility. Family involvement is an important part of the recovery process. Find out to what extent family members are involved and in what capacity. Ask if there is a family therapy program, and if information is available for the family when the patient returns home.

What is the success rate of patients maintaining sobriety once they return home?

The goal of the best rehab programs is to return the patient to their home with the ability to function independently in their lives. Find out what their discharge plan is and how much the family is involved in this planning. It is also important to find out what role the facility has and what action it will take if it is discovered that your loved one has had a relapse after being discharged.

How much does a drug rehab facility cost?

Even though your loved one is in crisis, there are always financial limitations within a family. The fee is often broken down in different formats, so ask what services are included and which will be added as additional fee-for-service programs. Then find out which services your health insurance carrier will cover. Once you have this information, meet with the staff at the facility, particularly any personnel who will be handling your loved one’s case exclusively, and find out which programs they believe are mandatory. Keep in mind that the success of a rehab program depends of the quality and thoroughness of its treatment.

Does the facility offer follow–up and continuing care after your loved one has returned home?

Substance abuse is a long-term problem, and recovery is a continuing process. The skills learned in the rehab facility must be transferred into everyday life. Find out if the facility offers a follow-up program, and if that program is close to where the family resides. This program should provide a professional in the field of substance abuse who will monitor and support your loved one’s recovery.

Realizing You’re an Addict

Some people are able to use drugs or alcohol recreationally, meaning that they do no experience negative consequences due to their substance use or develop an addiction problem. On the other hand, there are a large number of individuals who find that their substance use has escalated to the point where it causes them problems at work, home, school and in their relationships. What was once a fun or stress relieving activity has now left them feeling helpless, isolated and ashamed.

For the addicted person, it sometimes seems that it’s as if you wake up one morning and suddenly realize you’re an addict. When this realization hits home and you finally grasp what it means to be so dependent on a substance that you have lost nearly everything you previously valued, it can feel overwhelming. If you personally have developed an addiction problem or if someone you care about struggles with addiction it is important that you know there is help available.

Narconon Fresh Start has several drug rehab programs available to help you or the person you care about find a permanent solution to ending addiction. Their drug rehab programs are located in a variety of settings and provide clients with the seclusion and safety they need while they rehabilitate and recover. With centers in Colorado, Texas, Nevada and California there is sure to be a drug rehab treatment location that meets you or your loved one’s specific needs.

Meet Narconon Fresh Start’s Drug Rehab Centers:

Sunshine Summit Lodge was formerly an executive retreat. Its open spaces, beautiful scenery and fresh country air provides program participants with a healthy change of environment. Located in the picturesque hills of Northern San Diego, this drug rehab center is a safe sanctuary to focus on one’s recovery.

Rainbow Canyon Retreat is one of Narconon Fresh Start centers and is located near Caliente, Nevada. This facility rests on 320 acres and was formerly a dude ranch. Made up of several buildings on the property, the main log cabin style house sits on active cattle and horse grazing land giving the center a country ranch feel. With the closest city 160 miles away, this country retreat is the ideal setting to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

Fort Collins New Life Center is located just east of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This drug rehab facility provides clients with an accommodating, yet secure residential treatment environment to address their addiction problem. With park-like grounds, mountain views and fresh air – the process of recovering from addiction is made much more amiable.

Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas rests in the heart of the majestic Rio Grande Valley. This drug rehab program is surrounded by lush farmland and provides recovering clients the peace and quiet necessary during their recovery. Situated on 17 lush acres, this drug rehab center is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. Program participants find Lone Star Victory Ranch welcoming and homey with the ability to take walks or jogs around the lovely fountain and pond or go fishing in the little river that borders the property.

When you or your loved one is ready for help, Narconon Fresh Start intake counselors will are here to assist you in locating a drug rehab program ideal for your personal recovery needs. Each of their treatment centers operates under the same rehabilitation philosophy and treatment methods ensuring that no matter which program you attend you will receive the best quality care available.

What sets Narconon Fresh Start programs apart from other treatment centers is their rehabilitation philosophy. It is not based on the disease model of addiction that dictates a person with an addiction problem will always be an addict with an incurable disease; a disease they cannot ever overcome but only hope to learn to cope with for the rest of their lives. Instead, Narconon Fresh Start uses an education rehabilitation philosophy based on locating, confronting and resolving the root causes of their program participant’s addiction problem and the numerous behaviors associated with it as well.

While clients enter Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs as addicts or alcoholics, they soon become students learning the important educational life skills and tools necessary to become truly rehabilitated. When they graduate from the program they no longer use the labels of addict or alcoholic because they have fully recovered from their addiction problem.

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers provide their clients with much more than just helping them get off the addictive substances they are dependent on. These treatment programs teach clients about themselves: why they act and react the way they do, why they choose drug or alcohol use to solve their issues, how to take control over themselves and their environment as well as how to prevent future relapse when they return home. Program graduates learn valuable life skills that benefit them throughout their lives. They strengthen their able to confront difficult or stressful situations without resorting to substance use, they develop effective communication skills, they learn how to stay in the moment instead of sinking back into past thoughts or behaviors and they receive ethics training to help them become a more honorable and moral version of themselves.

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Drug Rehab Programs

Drug rehabs programs provide the help addicted individuals need to end their dependence on drugs or alcohol. There are several reasons why a person would choose to enroll in a drug rehab program. They may not have enough motivation to quit in their home situation, they may not receive the support necessary to stop using from the people around them or they may have tried to quit on their own and have not be able to find lasting sobriety. Enrolling in a drug rehab program provides the recovering addict a drug and alcohol-free environment where they can focus on their recovery. Every drug rehab program has its own methods of treatment; but, in general much attention is given to the addicted individual themselves. There will likely be individual or group counseling to help the recovering individual uncover and address the areas of their life that sparked their urge to use drugs or alcohol.

Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects more than just the person who is abusing the substance. The toll substance abuse and addiction has on the user’s family, loved ones, friends and co-workers often goes unnoticed by the substance user. It is only after they have stopped using that they are able to clearly see the damage and heartbreak their self-destructive actions have caused. While the addicted person is receiving treatment at a drug rehab program it is important for those close to the recovering individual get help processing through their emotions and feelings about their loved one. They will also need guidance on how to structure their new sober relationship with their rehabilitated loved one. This benefits both the recovered person and the loved one because having clear rules and consequences and an open line of communication about what is happening day to day means that nothing gets “swept under the rug” and there will be no more “turning a blind eye”.

The ultimate goal of a drug rehab program is to enable the individual to achieve lasting sobriety; the short term goal of a drug rehab is to help the individual stop using the substances they are dependent on, uncover why the individual choose drug or alcohol use to solve their problems and teach them new healthy ways to handle stress and challenges that no longer involves using drugs or alcohol. Today, millions of addicted individuals have successfully recovered from drug addiction because they received the right help and information. Generally speaking, the more help an individual is given to conquer their drug addiction, the more successful their results will be. Additionally, research has shown that those who stay in a drug rehab center longer than 3 months have higher success rates in achieving lasting sobriety than those who stay a shorter amount of time.

Narconon Fresh Start operates a number of drug rehab programs that have some of the highest success rates in the field of addiction recovery. Their programs are able to handle all types of drug addiction: heroin, cocaine, crack, meth, marijuana, ecstasy, prescription drugs and alcohol. The success of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers comes from their unconventional treatment methods. They do not operate under the belief that addiction is a “disease” one has to live with for the rest of their life. Instead of telling their clients that they are powerless over a disease, Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs builds up their client’s sense of self-worth and belief that they are responsible for their actions and choices. Through the course of the program clients become more like students learning invaluable life skills and addressing the underlying issues that drove them to drug abuse and addiction.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program is complete from start to finish including a completely drug-free withdrawal phase, a total body purification and detoxification program, life skills courses, relapse prevention training and the development of a battle plan for when treatment is complete. When a program participant graduates from a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program they are no longer an addict, they do not think of themselves as an addict or alcoholic because they are fully rehabilitated. Graduates do not attend meetings to maintain their sobriety and they do not take drug therapy medications to ward of withdrawal symptoms. They stand on their own two feet, no longer controlled by any substance and able to put into practice all the new skills they have acquired while in rehab.

Narconon Fresh Start’s Drug Rehabs

Traditional drug rehab treatment does not work for many individuals, leaving them hopeless and depressed that they will never be able to break their cycle of addiction. Narconon Fresh Start’s network of drug rehab centers address and treat every aspect of addiction and addiction rehabilitation. With treatment facilities in several states they have extensive coverage and resources to help hundreds of addicted persons find lasting sobriety.

Sunshine Summit Lodge is located in Southern California. It is a former executive retreat situated near the renowned Warner Hot Springs in the picturesque hills of Northern San Diego County. Providing clients with a therapeutic environment during their rehabilitation process the location is a considered a safe sanctuary from the temptations back home.

Located near Colorado State University, the Fort Collins New Life Center provides recovering program participants with a residential neighborhood location while being a retreat from the client’s previous restimulative environment. This drug rehab has park-like grounds, plenty of fresh air and mountain views. Feeling more like an educational campus, Fort Collins New Life Center includes both inside and outside recreational areas to enjoy during the various seasons of the year.

Rainbow Canyon Retreat was previously a dude ranch and offers clients scenic canyon views and a healthy change of pace. Located near Caliente, Nevada this 320 acre drug rehab’s closest metropolitan city (Las Vegas) is 160 miles away. This country ranch style drug rehab facility has several buildings, common areas and recreational areas to enjoy during one’s time in treatment. The main log cabin style house is where clients gather together to dine, relax, play games (cards, billiards, etc.) or watch movies.

Texas is the home to Narconon Fresh Start’s Lone Star Victory Ranch drug rehab center. This facility rests in the heart of the majestic Rio Grande Valley and is about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Situated on 17 beautiful acres, the Lone Star Victory Ranch is a place where addicted individuals can find sanctuary away from the dangerous and restimulative environments they came from. This drug rehab center offers walks or jogs around their lovely fountain and pond, fishing in the little river that borders the property and plenty of recreational and fitness opportunities.

Addiction Causes Long-term Changes in the Brain

Recent studies into addiction have shown the effects of long-term drug and alcohol use cause significant changes of the user’s brain. The negative changes to the user’s brain have been shown to last long after they have stopped using drugs or alcohol. Due to these change in the user’s brain, it is hardly surprising that it takes most addicted person’s more than sheer willpower and personal self-control to remain drug and alcohol free. When each day brings difficult challenges to their sobriety (cravings, triggers, peer pressure) in addition to the changes that have taken place in their brain, it is no wonder why drug rehab programs such as Narconon Fresh Start are a necessity for lasting sobriety.

Enrolling and completing any one of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs will help address the person’s physical issues brought on by drug and alcohol abuse as well as uncover and resolve the underlying problems that drove them to use substances in the first place. Because Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are long-term, residential treatment centers, the recovering person will have the necessary time they need to make a complete recovery while residing in a safe and comfortable environment far from re-stimulating people and places back home. Our drug rehabs have a very high success rate at lasting rehabilitation and have helped thousands of individuals finally get off drugs and alcohol and live the life they were meant to be living.