Tag: Lonestar Victory Ranch

Lonestar Victory Ranch is a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation facility located in Harlingen, Texas.

Its 2014, are you ready for a change?

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers are the most effective treatment option for individuals who have already tried short term treatment, meetings and counseling. Their drug rehab facilities are the Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado, The Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas, the Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada and the Sunshine Summit Lodge in California are picturesque and ideal settings for working on one’s personal issues. Each of their locations provides program participants with individualized treatment so that they can personally overcome their drug or alcohol addiction. The Narconon Fresh Start program is designed to help the recovering individual recognize, confront and resolve their underlying issues that drove them to abuse drugs or alcohol in the first place. Their drug rehab center’s locations are chosen for their ability to provide a safe retreat from the day to day struggle of drug addiction.

Narconon Fresh Start centers know that drug addiction and alcoholism are not a disease, they are a learned behavior. Unlearning this behavior takes time and patients. Attending a drug rehabilitation center helps drug addicted individuals to remove themselves from their environment for a period of time with less distractions. This provides the individual with time to contemplate what began their destructive path toward drug addiction and how they are going to repair the past, and plan for a new future.

Using the long term steps of recovery learned through Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation centers, individuals are able to better manage their life and create more happiness than sadness. Narconon drug rehabilitation centers assist in all aspects of one’s life; even after recovery from drug addiction so that hazardous or dangerous situations do not continually occur. Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start programs are able to overcome obstacles which may have seemed impossible in the past. Overcoming drug addiction takes tremendous desire to change one’s life, hard work and a program that works. Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation centers success rates are unsurpassed. Are you ready for a change? Contact Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab today and begin on the journey to change your life Please call (855) REHAB-CENTER (855-734-2223) for a consultation and assessment.

Learning How to Look at Life Objectively

What I’m learning right now here at Lonestar Victory Ranch is to look at things in my life objectively. I’ve never done that before. I always let my emotions rule my decisions and often they get the better of me. Using what I’ve learned while studying in course I will be able to make future decisions from an objective viewpoint, not based on my emotions or what my past experiences have always resulted in. This info is going to help me when I get home and have to struggle with my family. I’ll take the time to listen and think about what they are actually saying before I start making a decision or responding to them. I know that it is important for me to handle my anger issues here before I go home so that I do not blow up at anyone and use that as an excuse to get high.
A.R.

All the Happy Faces

Having only been at Lonestar Victory Ranch for a week now I still don’t really know what to expect from this whole drug rehab experience. What I know right now is that I’ve been off OxyContin and all my other pills for several days now since medical withdrawal and I am starting to feel ok about it. The staff is able to help me keep calm when I start to fly off the handle and want to blow this place. I see the other clients who have been here for a while and its hard to believe that they struggled with any addiction problems of their own. They seem so happy and able to handle themselves. When I have had a chance to talk with some of them I find their stories are not that much different than my own. They were in a dark place just a month or two ago and have come so far in such a short amount of time. I wonder if I will be the same. If some new client here in a month or two will think that I never struggled with pills and was living a totally screwed up life. Maybe I can be the happy face that makes this rehab program seem doable to some other new client in time. I hope so.
P.W.

Is Marijuana Really That Bad for Me?

We here at Lonestar Victory Ranch want to share with you that there are 400 chemicals in marijuana smoke, 60 of which are known to cause cancer. So the answer to the question, “Is marijuana really that bad for me?” is yes, marijuana is really bad for you. When you smoke pot the chemicals can remain in your body for months or even years after depending on how much and how often you light up. Additionally, the active chemical in marijuana, THC is a “neurotoxin” meaning that it is poisonous and causes nerve damage.

So what really happens when you smoke a joint? Well, two specific things take place:

1)      You almost immediately burn up a great deal of necessary vitamins and minerals in your body.

2)      Your nervous system changes and the nerves in your body go numb.

Each time you consecutively smoke marijuana to get “high” you will find that you just aren’t able to get that feeling you did before and each time you comedown you feel a little worse. This is because as you are using the drug you are burning up those necessary vitamins and without them your body doesn’t function as it once did. With repeated use you may find that you don’t just want to smoke pot, you feel you NEED to smoke it to get rid of the discomfort and pain brought on by your vitamin deficiencies.

Lonestar Victory Ranch is a holistic based drug rehab program where people suffering from marijuana abuse or addiction can get help. We also treat all other types of addictions such as meth, cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, etc. We do not use any drug substitution therapy for our clients because getting them off of one substance just to become dependent and controlled by another is not true addiction rehabilitation. Our clients take a specific combination of vitamin and mineral supplements to help replace the ones they have lost during their time abusing marijuana or other drugs. It is amazing to see the difference in these clients after just a week of being off marijuana and giving their body the necessary supplements, healthy food and plenty of rest it has been missing.

Why Drugs are Bad for You

Lonestar Victory Ranch would like to share with you the many, many reasons why drugs (even prescription medications) are bad for you. Legal drugs such as prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs change the chemical state of your body and/or mind. While they are sometimes necessary, they are all too often over prescribed and over used by the general population. Many people mistakenly believe that just because their doctor prescribed it or it is for sale on the drugstore shelf it must be safe. When prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs are taken in excess, mixed with other substances or used by someone without prescription fatal consequences may happen.

All drugs affect your body, mind and sometimes your social life. Taking drugs or alcohol habitually can cause severe physical changes to your body. Many people look 10 to 15 years older than they really are because of their substance abuse. The changes are often permanent and last even after the user has stopped abusing the drug. Depending on the drug abused an addict may experience rotten/decayed teeth or even lose their teeth, develop lung cancer or breathing problems, suffer hair loss and struggle with insomnia.

When a person takes a drug it affects their brain. This is where the effects of the drug stem from causing the feelings, emotions or physical changes the user is looking for when they abuse a substance. A person who has developed an addiction to drugs will cause damage to their brain cells. Sadly, the damage is often times un-repairable. Addicted persons struggle with memory loss, dementia, irrational decisions, suicidal thoughts, nightmares, hallucinations and mental impairment.

Drug use can affect your social life too. It greatly impairs your judgment and decision making leading to poor choices that may have lasting consequences (pregnancy, legal problems, etc.). You may become alienated from your friends and those who care about you. Drug addicts often withdrawal from family activities and steer clear of close family members leading to tension and hostility in the household. Worst case scenario is not just your parents and loved ones finding out about your addiction problem, but you getting into trouble with the law. Criminal behavior can haunt you for years, if not the rest of your life depending on the extent and severity of what you have done.

Understanding why drugs are bad for you will hopefully help you choose to stay away from them and help your friends do the same. One poor choice to try drugs may lead you down a road you never saw coming. Make the decision now to say no if you are put in a situation to use drugs and you will find that if/when that day arrives it will be much easier to follow through with your choice.