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Addiction Recovery Through Natural Healthful Methods

With over four decades of successful addiction recovery treatment, Narconon Fresh Start is leading the way in the field of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Narconon Fresh Start’s network of drug rehabilitation centers are leaders in the field of addiction recovery. With treatment locations in Colorado, Texas, Nevada and Southern California their unique approach to addiction recovery has helped thousands over the past four decades end their addiction problem and learn to lead happy, healthy productive lives.

The Narconon Fresh Start program handles addiction recovery using the innovative holistic methods created by Mr. Benitez and Mr. Hubbard. Decades ago, Mr. Benitez was able to finally recover from his addiction problem using the life skills and education he learned through Mr. Hubbard’s literature. Much of Mr. Hubbard’s life was spent researching techniques to help others learn to live happier lives and recover from past unhappy experiences. Mr. Hubbard’s continued research on addiction recovery generated a natural, healthful way to assist addicted individuals mentally, physically and emotionally.

Taking what he learned, Mr. Benitez created a workable application of Mr. Hubbard’s principles to form a drug rehabilitation program that he shared with others. Their collaboration resulted in the first Narconon program. A drug and alcohol rehab program that works to address the individual as a whole, the reasons behind their substance abuse, and the damage they have caused their mind and body through their addiction.

Graduates of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program have completely healed from their addiction program. They do not take drug substitution medication to enable them to remain sober, they have achieved sobriety all on their own with no use of prescription medication. Graduates do not have to attend meetings, counseling or any other form of continued treatment because they have learned all the skills and tools they need to live the drug-free successful lives they envision for themselves.

 

 

Now I’m really living

I didn’t know what living was until I had completed the Narconon Fresh Start program at Lone Star Victory Ranch. Sure, I’d had 25 years on this earth but I hadn’t really enjoyed or appreciated it. I had spent most of it in a cloud of smoke or high on something; anything to escape from my day to day life. Now, with nearly 6 months of sobriety after graduating I feel like I’m finally living my life. I’m clear headed and using the tech to better my position in life. I’ve got a great job and I’m able to apply myself each day instead of just trying to get by. My paychecks are going to more than just drugs and alcohol and I’m saving for a place of my own. While I don’t have it all figured out, I’ve got a plan for the next few months and an idea of the goals I want to accomplish in the coming year. I’m grateful for the opportunity to prove to my parents and those who love me that I’m gonna make it. Each day is a gift and I no longer take it for granted. Happy New Year! May 2014 bring you and those you love much happiness and personal success = )
T.M.

Saying Goodbye to 2013

It’s New Year’s Eve! This is a time to think back and reflect upon the last 365 days. What changes have you made in your life? What accomplishments have you succeeded in? For individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol it is likely that their answers will not be very positive.

Perhaps you have attempted to stop using on your own and found that your dependence on your substance of choice is much more powerful than you anticipated. Ending addiction to drugs and alcohol often requires help from professionals. While you may be able to stop using for a period of time on your own, maintaining sobriety without understanding: addiction, why you choose to abuse drugs or alcohol, addressing the reasons for your substance use and developing ways of preventing future drug use will result in your return to drug and/or alcohol use to solve your problems.

Maybe you stumbled on difficult times in your life and wound up relapsing? Losing your way on the road of lifelong sobriety doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to regain the footing you once had. For recovered addicts who have relapsed, it means that you know how to achieve being sobriety and must work on ways to maintain it: learning new stress management tools, relapse prevention techniques, being able to identify individuals who will cause harm to your sobriety and developing a plan for your day to day life as well as a long-term plan for your future.

Planning each day as well as what you want to accomplish in the future gives the individual something to focus on. Creating structure in one’s day is valuable to everyone, no matter if they are a recovering addict or someone who is struggling with depression (or any other psychological issues). Planning and scheduling one’s time helps them to know what is expected of them each day and their free time will be filled with enjoyable, healthy activities (reading books, watching movies, spending time with supportive friends and family). Having a plan for the future gives the person achievable goals to work towards and by accomplishing these goals gives the person a sense of success and pride; two very powerful emotions that will motivate them to continue on the road of sobriety instead of returning to a life of substance use.

Narconon Fresh Start and their staff at Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado, Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas, Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada and Sunshine Summit Lodge in Southern California wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

What it takes to Truly Recover from Addiction

To truly recover from drug and alcohol addiction the addicted individual has to go beyond just stopping their substance use. It takes major changes in their day to day life, their coping mechanisms, their interpersonal skills and the way they view themselves. Recently, Narconon drug rehab programs were acknowledged for choosing to incorporate both the physical recovery and the cognitive skills education necessary to fully rehabilitate an addicted person.

Since 1966, Narconon programs such as Narconon Fresh Start have been operating based on the need to help the recovering individual develop life skills in addition to ending their physical addiction problem. This concept of working on the addicted person’s cognitive skills during their time in drug rehab is now garnering increasing validation from both national and international health organizations. A recent report noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have released statements acknowledging the necessity to target life skills, e.g. cognitive and social skills during a patient’s time in drug rehab.

The Narconon International website has recently added an area where families can review the importance of life skills in addiction recovery. Narconon Fresh Start incorporates these life skills courses into their programs and understands the importance of educating the recovering individual and their loved ones on constructive ways to handle life’s problems. To achieve lasting sobriety the recovering person needs to repair the damage their addiction has wrought on their lives and the lives of those who care about them. Without repairing one’s past damage, each day will continue to be a struggle.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program addresses the client’s physical cravings through their New Life Detoxification Program. But, if they do not go any further in their rehabilitation process the individual is drug-free but has not developed any solutions to prevent them from returning to their former way of coping. Narconon and Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs know that the recovering person must find relief from their guilt and develop the ability to solve problems without turning to drugs or alcohol. This is where the Narconon life skills training and courses play a pivotal role in the individual’s recovery and lasting sobriety.

The Life Skills Courses that Narconon Fresh Start cover range from developing the ability to effectively communicate with those around them to developing one’s own moral compass that will help guide them in creating an honest life for themselves when they graduate from the program. Because Narconon Fresh Start’s drug rehab centers are long-term, residential treatment programs they provide the recovering individual with the necessary time and drug-free environment to truly focus on their recovery.

Each center is located in specifically chosen settings ideal for their tranquility and serenity. Fort Collins New Life Center is located in Colorado and provides clients with park-like grounds, fresh air and mountain views. Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas rests in the heart of the majestic Rio Grande Valley and surrounded by lush farmland. Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada was once a dude ranch and sits on 320 acres; it is still an active cattle and horse grazing land. Sunshine Summit Lodge in California was a former executive retreat with a rural location that lends itself to self-discovery and a healthy change of pace for the recovering program participant. With treatment centers located in a variety of different settings Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs will help you or your loved one put an end to addiction once and for all.

Running the streets gets you nowhere

First, I would like to thank the Narconon Fresh Start staff at Lone Star Victory Ranch for letting me come here to complete my program. When I got here I was a hot mess; I had probably only slept 10 hours out of the whole month. The New Life Detoxification sauna program has helped out a lot. PCP and meth have been destroying my life and family for a long time. It’s been a hard fight and I am winning now. I feel real good about what I have gotten out of this program and I feel confident on applying it to my new life. This place saved my life and my relationship with my family. I came to realize that selling drugs and running the streets gets you nowhere. This was a long journey and a hard one at that, I would like to thank John course sup Phil, a good friend Danielle (my little homie) and Lindsay for helping me. I also want to thank Marco and Joseph and Adam for getting me here. Thank you South Texas it has been really nice. I will never forget the people that helped save my life! Proper preparation prevents poor performance, Easzzy!
J. S.