Ryan was addicted to opiates and methadone. He compares his personal experience between a medical drug detox and the Narconon Fresh Start drug-free withdrawal. He states that he was still being given medication about 15 days after being in the 30 day program and that by the time he was done, he was still going through withdrawal. Ryan completed the Narconon Fresh Start program and has been living a drug-free life since 2009.
Ryan’s Medical Drug Detox Experience Compared to the Drug-free Withdrawal Method at Narconon Fresh Start
Video transcript of Ryan’s medical detox experience compared to his drug-free withdrawal at Narconon Fresh Start.
Before arriving at Narconon Fresh Start, I had been to two other programs. They were both 30 day 12 Step type programs. And I had been using methadone and benzos. There was a med detox involved in that. It was about 15 days or so that I was still being given medication. By the time I was done and hit that 30 day mark, I was pretty much still going through withdrawal. Not feeling good physically, not really mentally. We would go to meetings here and there, but those kinda just got me down. They were a little depressing and it didn’t really, to me, give me like an answer that I was looking for, any kind of skills to be able to handle life appropriately. And so I pretty much relapsed immediately, both times that I went to these inpatient programs. I also did an outpatient program which just didn’t work at all. I used the entire time I was there and eventually was kicked out for using.
While in drug-free withdrawal at Narconon Fresh Start, I didn’t experience the painful withdrawals that I had normally experienced on my own or in other medical detoxes. Through the vitamins and minerals and different exercises that we did while on the drug-free withdrawal program, it helped me get through the process with very minimal amount of pain and agony that I was used to. There’s a lot discomfort and pain involved with coming off of opiates and benzos. I’ve done it many times and this time around it was no where near as painful and excruciating as some of those other times.
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Drug withdrawal is difficult and painful for many addicts coming off drugs. But Narconon Fresh Start uses a drug-free, natural and holistic drug withdrawal method that helps individuals get off drugs as painlessly and comfortably as possible.
Taking Mind off Withdrawal Symptoms
During my time in withdrawal I learned how to focus my mind on other things rather than my withdrawal symptoms. I got my appetite back as well as a sleeping pattern. It was great to be on some sort of schedule that way I felt ready to start my program.
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Figuring out Steps in Life
It was really good to clear my head and figure out my next steps in life! Everyone that helped me in withdrawal, I appreciate it!
My time in withdrawal I learned three essential values that I will continue to use. I learned to be aware of my surroundings. I learned to follow instructions. Lastly, I learned the value of being patient. These things will guide me through the rest of my program and help me to accomplish more goals in the future.
My experience from withdrawal was amazing. Everyone made it calm and peaceful. I enjoyed going for walks and going to the beach everyday was amazing! The food was delicious. The staff were wonderful. They all helped me in a different way and I would like to thank everyone for all of their hard work.
My withdrawal experience was a very good one. I was able to learn to control my anxiety by the time I was finished. My sleep got a lot better and I was able to get my appetite back. The staff was great with with getting us out on walks and took us for trips to the beach a lot.
A New Start in Life
Prior to arriving to Narconon Fresh Start, I had been alone and isolating myself from the rest of society for three years. I was doing drugs and like many others, I was stuck without any answers or outlook for my future. Withdrawal was certainly a positive change which is what I needed for a new start in Life. Thank you.
When drug metabolites are released back into an individual’s blood stream they can suffer from drug restimulation, a leading factor of relapse.
In this post we are going to go over one of the primary causes of relapse: physical cravings for drugs or alcohol. When an individual takes drugs or alcohol in excess for an extended period of time their body becomes physically reliant on the substance and they develop a psychological dependence as well. When the addicted individual stops using, they develop negative effects known as withdrawal symptoms. The initial stage of the withdrawal process is known as “active withdrawals”. This phase of the withdrawal process is what most addicted individuals are familiar with; the feelings of sickness, severe flu like symptoms, increased anxiety, problems sleeping, mood swings, etc. While most people are under the impression that they have detoxed once these initial withdrawal symptoms have subsided; the truth is there are often inactive or suppressed withdrawal symptoms that last several weeks or even months after the active withdrawal period is over.
The second stage of withdrawal is often overlooked and not easily recognized. This inactive withdrawal period can produce drug using thoughts and cravings in the recovering individual that can lead them to relapse. Narconon Fresh Start addresses both stages of the withdrawal process using their innovative detoxification method. This unique detox and purification method effectively flushes the accumulated toxins (drug metabolites) from the client’s fat cells in their body. If the accumulated toxins are not removed, they can be released back into the individual’s body long after they are no longer active in their blood stream. This process takes place when very small drug particles are released on a cellular level when the individual’s fat cells are used for expending energy during physical activity or times of stress. The release of these drug metabolites can bring about drug cravings and the compulsion to use again. Individuals who have experienced this phenomenon have stated that it is as though they can taste or smell the drug, even thought they have not used.
At Narconon Fresh Start, we call this drug restimulation. When this happens, the recovering individual is prone to relapse due to the cravings and compulsion to use they are experiencing. A key element of the drug rehab program is the removal of these drug toxins. Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start no longer suffer physical drug cravings or compulsions to use because of the New Life Detoxification Program that is incorporated into the recovery process. Also known as the sauna detoxification program, this process effectively flushes out the remaining drug metabolites and puts an end to the inactive withdrawal period.
There are no quick fixes in the recovery process; Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs can help you reach your goal of lasting sobriety.
It would be great if there were a painless and quick way to end addiction; to wake up and find your cravings gone and the desire to use drugs or alcohol no longer controlling your thoughts. What addict wouldn’t want to skip the physical pain of the withdrawal process or the grueling journey of recovery? While this quick fix would be ideal to many struggling with achieving sobriety, it would not heal their psychological and physiological issues that accompany their addiction problem. Too truly recover from addiction, more than just the physical act of using has to change. There are layers upon layers of underlying and deeply rooted issues that must be uncovered and addressed in order for the addicted individual to be able to heal emotionally and psychologically from their addiction.
The draw of using drugs or alcohol is how easy the use of these substances brings on a high. The high the user gest from using drugs or alcohol seemingly melts away life’s problems leaving them feeling numb and able to escape from their problems, even if only for a little while. When given the choice, most addicts continue to use despite the negative consequences because it is the most simple and sure way of avoiding the problems in their life. In order for an addict to make a real recovery from addiction they must put distance between themselves and their addictive lifestyle as well as develop new skills to enable them to maintain their long-term sobriety.
Those who go through medically assisted drug withdrawal to minimize their discomfort but do not receive any further drug addiction rehabilitation perform about the same in terms of their future substance use as those who never attended a drug rehab. Over the last 25 years, studies have shown that completing a drug rehab works to reduce drug intake and crimes committed by drug addicted people. Researchers have also found that drug abusers who have been through a drug rehab are more likely to have jobs.
One significant goal of long-term drug rehab treatment programs like Narconon Fresh Start is to improve their client’s ability to function in society again. A drug rehab will help minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse. Many drug rehab treatment programs incorporate some type of behavior modification into their program. This is beneficial for the recovering drug user because it helps them to replace their old drug using habits with new healthy ones they can use once they have completed treatment.