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The Addictive Personality

Have you been told that you or someone you care about has an “addictive personality”? Perhaps a member of your family is struggling with an addiction problem and you’ve heard that it may be caused by their “genetics”. With so many questions about the origin of a person’s addiction problem many people take on a defeatist point of view and choose to do nothing about their dependence issues since it is supposedly “in their genes” or a “disease” that has no cure.

The current definition for the term addictive personality is: “one which is characterized by or susceptible to addiction”. What makes a person “susceptible to addiction”? For a proper understanding of why one individual would be more susceptible to addiction than another we must first realize that all drugs (this includes alcohol!) have one element in common, they are all basically pain killers. All drugs work to kill the physical and emotional pain a person is experiencing, numbing them and becoming a crutch to lean on instead of handling the problem at hand.

A person who becomes addicted to prescription pain medicine was trying to numb their physical pain, a young person who is bored may experiment with drugs to numb their mental and emotional discomfort, someone in a difficult relationship may turn to alcohol or other drugs to relieve their stress and change how they feel. When you look at substance use from this point of view, everyone is “susceptible to addiction”.

Today, false information is another reason why more and more people (young and old) are developing addiction problems. The media would have us believe that just about everything can be “fixed” by taking a pill. Children who are considered too active and unable to focus are given medications to subdue their impulses (whereas previously parents would have ensured their child got enough exercise and waited for them to mature instead of medicating them with toxic chemicals), a person with a headache takes a pill instead of addressing the root cause of their physical discomfort, in a bad mood – take a pill to cheer up, feeling shy – take a drink for a little “social lubricant”. Unfortunately, many people use substances that are prescribed and touted as “safe” to solve their problems believing that they will not suffer any ill side effects (i.e. substance abuse, substance addiction and withdrawal symptoms).

As they continue to rely on these substances their body and mind develops an attachment to them and will cry out if they attempt to stop using. This is known as a drug craving and is a key component of the drug personality. Cravings for drugs or alcohol stem from drug residues, toxins and metabolites accumulated and stored in the person’s fatty tissue. Science has proven that when the individual experiences a time of stress, physical activity, weight loss, etc. these drug toxins are released back into their blood stream triggering physical cravings. This sets in motion the recovering person’s strong desire to use and propels them into a relapse.

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs dispel the myth of the “addictive personality”. Through the use of the New Life Detoxification program, clients are able to effectively eliminate their physical cravings by flushing them out. The detox protocol offered successfully removes all types of substances, everything from cocaine, heroin, Xanax, PCP, amphetamines, crank, crystal meth, methamphetamine, ecstasy, alcohol and medicinal drugs such as narcotic painkillers, tranquilizers to sleeping pills.

Narconon Fresh Start’s detoxification and body purification program consists of a protocol of medically supervised exercise, combined with dry sauna therapy and scientifically formulated nutritional supplements targeted to rid the fatty tissues of the stored drug metabolites, eliminating the physical cause of cravings and relapse. Program participants see benefits from the New Life Detoxification Program within just a few days to a week. Clients regain color back in their face, have brighter and clearer eyes, increased energy and are sleeping better at night. Program participants who struggle with emotional stability find their mood swings subside, decreased feelings of depression, lowered anxiety, a general feeling of being more centered and balanced and overall feeling more like themselves as a sober person than they have up unto that point in their recovery. Narconon Fresh Start includes life skills courses that give the recovering individual the ability to face life, with its joys and pain without escaping to drugs or alcohol. When the program is complete, the recovered individual if fully prepared to live a drug-free life.

Awesome day

I had an awesome day in sauna! I really like the better sleep I’m getting.
C. C.

Our clients experience a wide variety of benefits while going through our New Life Detoxification Program. The primary purpose is to flush all the drug and alcohol toxins out of the person’s body so that they are not re-stimulated by them at a later date causing cravings and compulsions to use again. The added benefit many program participants receive include better sleep, clearer skin, improved memory, longer attention spans and an overall enhanced feeling of wellness and health.

Stronger Confronting Skills Thanks to Sauna

The Narconon Fresh Start New Life Detoxification Program has taught me stronger confronting skills. I feel comfortable with myself in and out of the sauna. The physical manifestation of the dry sauna program is also evident in my tone, clear and smooth skin. Mentally, I am clearer and able to move on through my program learning new objectives.
B. H.

Without the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program I would not be feeling nearly as great and positive about my future

I came into the sauna after years of drug abuse. I weighed less than I ever have in my entire life and was white as a ghost. I was skeptical of the program at first but now I’m very glad I endured the heat and stress it brought at the beginning. I’ve gained about 18 pounds and my skin has a new glow to it. I feel like I did when I was a kid before I had ever used. I have energy, I can sleep, and I can finally think rationally again. I never thought I would feel this alert and happy after all the bad things I had done to myself. I feel like a new person; I’m motivated, determined, and patient enough to make the changes I need to make to restore my old life before drugs. I feel very fortunate to have been given the chance to do this program and I am very excited to see what I can do with myself now that the toxins haven been cleansed from me. Thank you very much for helping me realizes how badly I needed to participate in this program. I feel that without this program I would not be feeling nearly as great and positive about my future and I cannot wait to see where it take me.
B.  A.

New Life Detoxification: What it is and what our clients have to say

Drug DetoxificationThe New Life Detoxification Program at the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers is the most effective way to remove the toxic residuals stored in the individual’s fatty tissues and prevent future drug cravings. If not flushed out, the toxic residuals left behind by years of substance abuse have the ability to reactivate themselves in the individual’s blood stream and bring about physical cravings for drugs. Illicit drugs and alcohol are not the only substances that leave behind toxic residuals. Studies have shown that other toxic substances found in a person’s fatty tissue include medicinal drugs, pesticides, herbicides, radiation, food preservatives, etc.

Narconon Fresh Start’s total body purification process includes the use of vitamins, minerals, exercise and sweating in a dry sauna. When the New Life Detoxification program is complete the program participant’s body is even cleaner than it was before they started abusing drugs or alcohol because not only are all the illicit drugs they consumed flushed out, but the other toxic substances they had stored in their fatty tissues have been removed too. The method of total body purification is not a quick and easy process and involves participating in the above regimen for two to four weeks on average. The entire time the program participant is participating in this part of the Narconon Fresh Start program they are constantly monitored by skilled detox staff to ensure that they are always safe and receiving all of the benefits of the New Life Detoxification Program.

Read what our clients have to say about their experience in the New Life Detoxification Program:

Sauna was awesome; I feel great! I’m sleeping well finally and my energy is back. I’m laughing like crazy because I feel so good these days = ) It feels good to know I’ve cleansed my body and mind. Now for the hard stuff; but Sauna has made me more than ready for being up in the course room full-time.
A. M.

Sauna was very beneficial for me. Sleep, appetite and energy are at an all-time best. Also, I no longer have restless legs and arms, I gained weight and have been working out on a daily basis. I am feeling better than I have in a long time; I’m ready to continue my program.
J. L.

I feel just as energized after sauna as I did yesterday, I feel normal again it’s awesome!
A. P.

I had a great time in the box again. I feel great, I’m clear minded and a functioning member in the world going on around me. I had really good sauna IC’s that helped me. In all these different ways I feel very grateful for being back and having a second/third chance at living my life.
A. C.

To Whom It May Concern,
The sauna was a much needed part of my recovery. It literally took all the substances out of my body from over the years which does wonders mentally and physically. I look 100% better. Also, I am stronger, healthier and more confident. Everything is clearer than it ever was. My anxiety level has dropped way down also.
L. D.