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Narconon Fresh Start is a drug rehab program where true recovery takes place.

About Detox

Narconon Fresh Start Drug DetoxificationToday, 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.

How does Narconon Fresh Start Work?

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.

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.

Handling More Than Drug Addiction Rehabilitation

There are a variety of different drug rehab programs available today. Some offer additional help dealing with issues common to addicted individuals such as dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorders), DUI or DWI rehab, detox, teen drug rehab, or court ordered treatment. For a person addicted to drug or alcohol the ability to make a full recovery means addressing all the areas in their life that contributed to their substance abuse as well as those that could lead them to relapse. New life skills and tools are needed to help the recovering person handle real life situations once they complete treatment. Factors such as encountering someone from their days of using, returning to the same environment and places, or even small things such as smells and objects trigger memories which can create psychological stress. This can hinder the recovering individual’s goal of complete recovery, thus not allowing the addict to permanently regain control of his or her life. Successful drug rehab programs like Narconon Fresh Start offer hope to men, women, and their families who are struggling with the devastating consequences of drug and alcohol addiction.