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I Feel a Sense of Freedom that I so Longed For

I Feel A Sense Of FreedomFirst off, I am successfully 68 days sober and clean. The Personal Values course has taught me so much about myself. Some good, some bad and some things I never thought I would even think about. I used to think survival just meant to survive and stay alive, but this book explained how to exist in the world without failure and not just doing the bare minimum to get by. It showed me how to apply ethics in my life and right from wrong. I can say honestly that after O/W’s. I feel so much better about my past, my present and myself. In general, I feel a sense of freedom that I so longed for. I don’t feel like a slave stuck in my own head anymore. It made me realize that the main person you hurt by withholding things is yourself and I am done hurting my self and ready to start living an honest life drug-free.

B.R.


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Confident in My Sobriety

I feel successful in my program here at Narconon Fresh Start so far. I am two months in and my focus and determination has improved drastically. I am much more relaxed and confident in my sobriety. I am less withdrawn and more present centered and aware.

M.N.


It Doesn’t Get Much Better

Everyday at Narconon Fresh Start is a success. I’m surrounded by awesome staff, I’m sober and I’m happy. Every day here is a good day. It doesn’t get much better than that.

T.R.


I Can Actually Sleep on My Own While Sober

I learned how to deal with different personalities while in sauna. Usually I would have lost my temper and done something I regret. Also while in sauna, I have learned that I can actually sleep on my own while sober.

B.K.


Narconon Fresh Start Testimonials


I Can Think Clearly

I learned so much about my body by following the program. I can think clearly and my body is finally clean and healthy. The people and staff around me have helped me so much. I can’t thank everybody enough for all the support. I’ve gained a lot from this program.

T.A.


Ready to Move on

I completed objectives last week and I completed Overcoming Ups and Downs today. I also handled all of the people that are in my life and I feel really good about the letters I have sent to them. I’m ready to move on to the next part of my program.

A.G.


The Relief I experience is Awesome

I am experiencing a lot of relief from writing up my O/W’s. It’s difficult to confront some things, but once I’m able to do it and get it written up, the relief I experience is awesome.

N.G.


I’m Learning a Lot of Social and Anti-Social Personalities

I am currently on the Overcoming Ups and Downs and I’m learning a lot of social and anti-social personalities. I am happy to be able to apply these to my life and get rid of the anti social personalities in my life.

J.K.


I Am Glad that I Came to Narconon Fresh Start

I am glad that I came to Narconon Fresh Start. I needed the extra help to get me sober. It also helped me in ways i didn’t think about before. It brought me to present time and gave me the patience to do the tasks asked of me. At first I didn’t think confronting the things in my past would help me, but after doing it, I felt better and could accept what I have done.

D.A.


I Feel Good and Got a Fresh Start to Life

Sauna helped me sleep better. Objectives helped me to deal with my surroundings. I’m going to use my Conditions as a tool to better my self. I feel good and got a fresh start to life. Thanks to the students and staff members.

N.L.


I Realize the People that are Healthy for Me to Have in My Life

Course has successfully helped me realize which people in my life are anti-social and social. I realize the people that are healthy for me to have in my life and the ones that are unhealthy. I am extremely glad that I have realized this to help me clear out all the negativity in my life.

A.K.


I Have a Solid Foundation Now to Move on

I found the Narconon Fresh Start program extremely challenging overall. It tested both my patience and perseverance. I do feel a great sense of accomplishment having completed the course. The sauna, I felt, prepared me physically for what lied ahead, Objectives brought me back to center, and I felt more in-touch with my environment. The course work really allowed me to reflect on the damage I have caused on not only myself, but my family and the world around me. I feel that I have a solid foundation now to move on with the rest of my life.

J.G.


I can Really Apply what I’ve Learned in My Life

I feel so much better since I’ve been here. Not only do I feel better, but I met a lot of good people. I enjoy being here and I feel I’m getting better at the same time. At first I thought objectives was going to be weird, but I found that I can really apply what I’ve learned to my life.

H.C


I am Satisfied with all that I Have Learned

Objectives are helping me in more ways than I expected them to. I have learned patience; I have learned to be in present time and have no focus on the past. I have also learned that I can control the objects in my environment. I have also developed a great relationship with my twin. I am glad I got the opportunity to do objectives and I am satisfied with all that I have learned. Lastly – The staff here is awesome – they make it more enjoyable for sure!

A.K.


I Have the Tools to Achieve and Prosper

I had a great, fresh happy, positive outlook when I got to Narconon Fresh Start. I have cut ties with people and have a better understanding of who I want in my life. Narconon Fresh Start helped me learn how to go about working on myself and all the areas of my life. I have had a lot of buildup throughout the years and was able to be upfront and honest with myself. I also learned how much I have been missing out on by being stuck in the past and expecting more out of my future. I know now how to make the most and focus on the present so my future will be positive and drug-free. I realized how much I have affected people and myself when I thought everything was alright. I was so wrong. As much as I hate to say it with all my complaining I think I have gotten a lot of this program. Looking around and seeing a bunch of strangers going through the most uncomfortable part of their lives and getting along and working together is something I will never forget. I am nervous, but very positive that I have the tools to achieve and prosper. I realize how much work goes into the present time and how much energy I was using in the past. Thank you Narconon Fresh Start and all the staff for putting up with me and my bad attitude because I am so proud and happy I completed this. I learned more than I thought I would.

C.R.

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I Feel Like I Did Before I Started Using Drugs

I Feel Like I Did Before I Started Using DrugsWhen I first got here, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I just knew I was willing to do anything at this point to help myself stay sober and get my family back. I went through the program with a positive attitude, which I had not had in a long time. I studied everything to the best of my ability and thought of ways I could apply what I learned to my everyday life. I kept noticing changes in myself, my attitude, my thoughts and my physical appearance. Now, I can’t even think of the words to describe the way I feel and act. I feel like I did before I started using drugs, maybe even better. Thank you Narconon Fresh Start. I love you for what you do and how you bring purpose back into the lives of so many.

J.G.


This is the Best Program that I Could Have Gone To

I just wanted to write to you and thank you for all the time and knowledge you provided for my family and I while we were making a decision about my future. It is extremely appreciated. I also want to let you know that you were right. This is the best program I could have gone to. I have taken control of my life and made it free of drugs. I’m becoming more whole each and every day. I’ve enjoyed every aspect of this program even the tough and challenging parts. I continue to grow in so many ways. I feel as if I found a new calling. I just want to give back what I’ve received from the entire staff here and help others overcome addictions. I will try to help others take control of their own lives. Narconon Fresh Start gave me the ability to control and confront myself and my surroundings. I have completely turned my life around. I had been on drugs for 20 years, but the last 8 years was when things took a drastic turn. I was on methadone and I would drink at least a 12 pack of beer every night. I cannot thank you enough for saving my life.

B.H.


The Sauna Made Me Feel Physically Stronger and Mentally Stable

I never thought I would be writing anything like this success story when I first got here. I wanted to leave so badly. When I was finally persuaded to stay, I knew that I was in it for the long run. It was very difficult in the start; however, nothing worth having comes easily. I am so glad I stayed and gave it a chance. I feel like a totally different person. I have the confidence that evaded me the majority of my life. I am happy and sober! I thought I couldn’t make it through my first course. Just getting through that first course triggered a surge of confidence that helped me go further in my program. The sauna made me feel physically stronger and mentally stable. I started to get to know the staff and students. This helped me feel more at home. There were some fun moments as well. I really got along with my partner. Everything is coming together for me now that I’ve been able to handle my relationship with my parents. I’m also more aware of the types of people that I need to avoid in order to remain sober. I am so grateful for the happiness I gained while I was here at Narconon Fresh Start. I am ready to start life as the new me.

D.S.



It is as if My Slate is Completely Cleared Now

Personal values and integrity are something you tend to lose sight of while you are using drugs. I cannot really express in words everything I’ve received out of the Narconon Fresh Start program. Confessing all the things I’ve done was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I was in denial for a very long time, but I was finally able to confront myself and the horrible things that I had done. I really took responsibility for all my actions and I feel better for it. Honesty is truly liberating! It is as if my slate is completely cleared now. I am able to move forward in life in a positive manner.

J.F


I See who I Really am Now

I’ve been at Narconon Fresh Start for a while now and it is the best rehab I’ve ever been to. Everyone is nice and supportive. I see who I really am now and it’s been a while since I’ve felt and looked this good. I want to stay like this and keep living drug-free. I don’t want to live the way I was living before I came here. I was a dead man walking with no love. Now, I have everything that I lost back, including my dignity.

A.P.


Narconon Fresh Start was the Solution to Get Me on My Feet

Going through this program has helped me feel like I’m starting a new and improved life. I called my mom and had a deep discussion with her. She forgave me and told me she was very proud that I was changing. It means a lot coming from my mom considering all the hell I put her through. I saw her as the bad guy, but I see now she was only trying to help me. I hit rock bottom and Narconon Fresh Start was the solution to get me on my feet. I thought I was going to be miserable here, but it’s quite the opposite. I am happy and sober. I have already received so much from this program and I’m not even finished.

P.A.



I am Glad I have the Ability to Use the Techniques I Learned here at Narconon Fresh Start

Lately, I felt like my old self prior to excessive drug use. I wake up in the morning and have the intention without reservation, that I am going to take today by the horns and make it the best day possible! I am ready to stay active and productive while not getting derailed by little issues that occur every day. I just confront them and move on. I am glad I have the ability to use the techniques I learned here at Narconon Fresh Start to better myself daily. Sometimes, the days are long, but they are always rewarding.

N.N.


I’m Ready for My New and Better Life!

I really enjoyed my time here at Narconon Fresh Start. I know it sounds strange for someone to say they enjoyed their time at a treatment center, but I really mean it. I’ve learned so much, including, how it is okay to let go of the past. I realized that all of these things I had suppressed over the years really caused me to have a major malfunction. I can finally admit, confront and accept all my regrets and issues so that I may move on in my life. It is a really relieving sensation to finally be able to know that I don’t have to carry these bad feelings around with me anymore. I can finally move on and leave all the negativity behind me. I’m ready for my new and better life!

A.T.


This Really has Changed My Life

I was really successful on course today. I was actually surprised by how much knowledge I gained. I now have confidence in my ability to control anything in my life. Not just the physical aspect of life, but also the emotional side of life. I have a better handle on it and I no longer get overly emotional or angry over simple things. This really has changed my life because I can’t even count how many problems I’ve had over my inability to control my outbursts. By applying this new technique correctly in my life, I’ll be able to successfully handle the things that I wasn’t able to before. I’ll become a productive member of society and not a destructive one. I’m glad I decided to stay when I was ready to bail on the program. Once I’m done here I plan to use all the knowledge I’ve gained so that I can be even more successful! Thank you Narconon Fresh Start!

J.E.


I’ve Learned a Lot of things that can Help Me Become a Better Person and Parent

I am truly thankful for the opportunity to look at my life in a clearer and different way. It wasn’t pretty, but I’ve learned a lot of things that can help me become a better person and parent. When I return to my family, I plan to heal all the damage I’ve done. I love my children more than anything, but I was selfish when I decided to turn to alcohol. By getting myself clean and sober, I’ll be able to show them what a responsible loving parent is. I want them to be proud that I’m their father and not embarrassed. Thanks Narconon Fresh Start for changing my life!

D.P.

Narconon Fresh Start: A Brief History

With humble beginnings, the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program has grown into one of the most successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in the world.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program stems from the initial Narconon program first created by Mr. William Benitez in 1966. At the time, Mr. Benitez was an inmate in Arizona and found inspiration to end his own drug addiction through the writings of Mr. Hubbard in his book Scientology: Fundamentals of Thought. While this book was not written specifically about ending drug addiction, it inspired Mr. Benitez through its varying approaches to solving life’s problems. The principle concept in the book that struck Mr. Benitez to utilize this literature as a means to end his addiction problem was that by raising one’s abilities, a person can solve any and all problems.

Mr. Benitez had tried numerous other existing methods to end his addiction problem with no success. Choosing not to give up on himself, he read Mr. Hubbard’s book and drew the necessary concepts and precepts from the literature to finally achieve lasting sobriety. While in the Arizona jail, Mr. Benitez decided to found an addiction rehabilitation program based on the concepts he had used to rehabilitate himself and named it “Narconon” (for “no drugs” or “no narcotics”). Writing to Mr. Hubbard about his personal success ending his addiction to drugs using techniques he learned though Mr. Hubbard’s book, he reached out to ask for help establishing the fundamental concepts and research needed to get the Narconon program up and running. Mr. Hubbard gladly provided all the conceptual information and research needed to support Mr. Benitez’s addiction rehabilitation program.

The first Narconon residential drug rehab center opened in Los Angeles, CA. In 1972 Mr. Benitez legally incorporated the Narconon program as a 501©(3) non-profit public benefit corporation. As the Narconon drug and alcohol rehab program grew over the years, Mr. Hubbard continued his research into drug addiction and recovery. The Narconon program utilized Mr. Hubbard’s discoveries into their rehabilitation process, improving the program and the long-term success of their graduates. A few of the most pertinent discoveries added to the program include the use of the dry, adjustable-heat sauna as well as an exercise and nutritional regimen as a way to address the physical and mental effects of the client’s accumulated toxic residuals connected with drug and alcohol abuse.

Today, the Narconon network of drug rehabilitation programs spans the world. Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers follow the procedures and standards of performance while delivering the Narconon program according to the standardized manuals published worldwide in the early 1990’s. Narconon Fresh Start has helped thousands of individuals truly end their addiction problems and become successfully rehabilitated.