Tag: opiates

Ending Drug Cravings

Have you ever found yourself craving something? It’s a feeling that seems to take ahold of your mind, body and actions until you satisfy the urge. For most people, their cravings are somewhat mild and controllable. They may crave caffeine, tobacco, chocolate, shopping even exercise. A person who develops a substance abuse problem will crave their drug of choice. This craving may become physical depending on the substance they have been abusing. For example, a person who regularly takes opiates such as heroin, OxyContin, morphine, codeine, etc. will physically need the substance so that their body does not go through the withdrawal process; a process that is both physically and emotionally painful that can last several days to over a week.

The staff members at Fort Collins New Life Center in Colorado are familiar with drug cravings and how to put an end to them. Using the New Life Detoxification Program they are able to help their clients detoxify and purify their bodies from the harmful substances they have been taking. This process involves a specific protocol of medically supervised exercise, time spent sweating in a dry sauna and scientifically formulated nutritional supplements proven to target and rid the fatty tissues where the stored drug toxins remain. Their detox program has decades of research and documented results that illustrate how successful the process is at eliminating the physical cause of alcohol or drug cravings and relapse.

“I got amazing wins out of the New Life Detoxification Program, both mentally and physically. Physically I feel better than I ever have before. I am energized and my skin and eyes are bright. I’m more aware of my body and overall I just feel great like I did before I started using drugs, but even better. Mentally I am aware and feel happier then I have ever felt before. I can remember things and concentrate; I had great wins in the sauna program!”
H. P.

“The New Life Detoxification Program worked wonders for me. I was looking forward to getting to do the sauna program when I first got here because I knew the drastic changes it would create in me. When I first arrived I had many physical and emotional problems stemming from drug use. I know that without the sauna I could never feel as healthy as I do today.”
H. D.

Free from drug cravings

Although the logical rational part of my brain was convinced of the benefits of the New Life Detoxification Program, the little scared addict inside my head was skeptical. But, I must say I feel amazing! I have zero cravings for opiates, which blows my mind! Even during prolonged abstinent periods (from opiates) over the last 10 years I had a voracious cravings for them and struggled to keep from taking the easy way out by using opiates. My mind is sharper, and my chess playing in sauna was top form. I just want to attest to the power and benefits of the sauna program. Thank you Narconon Fresh Start for freeing my brain from the nasty demon cancer of drug cravings!
R. T.

Physical Cravings for Drugs and/or Alcohol

A person who uses drugs or alcohol day in and day out for an extended period of time almost always develops an addiction to the substance. Their body and mind become conditioned to having the substance present and when it isn’t there their body and mind go into withdrawal. Most people, including drug rehab centers believe that when the individual’s “active withdrawal” symptoms are through (flu like symptoms, anxiety, sleep issues, mood swings, etc.) the person is “detoxed”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. From the moment the individual stops using they will likely have 60 to 90 days of drug or alcohol using thoughts, urges, cravings, dreams and compulsions. The good news is that with time, the person’s mind and body will return to that of a drug-free individual. However, many people in recovery or who have recently completed rehab have a difficult time getting to the 60 or 90 day point without giving into their cravings.

There is a second part to a person’s physical cravings for drugs and/or alcohol that stems from the damage their organs have been through. The damaged organs of the addicted person are unable to breakdown and process the substances effectively and end up depositing the impurities and toxins from the drugs and alcohol into their liver and kidneys. Most people are familiar with the damage alcoholism does to a person’s liver (cirrhosis of the liver) yet, they overlook the fact that the liver and other organs have stopped functioning normally long before cirrhosis sets in. This goes for the damage other drugs cause the user’s liver, kidneys and vital organs. Drugs such as Crystal Meth, Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Crack, Pain Killers, Marijuana, Sedatives, Tranquilizers and Hallucinogens are also toxic and cause liver and kidney damage.

Narconon Fresh Start and their network of drug rehab programs address their client’s physical cravings for drugs and alcohol through the New Life Detoxification Program. This body cleansing and purification program has helped countless recovering addicts as well as rescue workers including firefighters, paramedics, police officers and sanitation workers who were working to save lives on September 11, 2001. The New Life Detoxification Program flushes out drug metabolites (and other harmful toxins) from the participant’s fatty tissue. If left behind, the remaining drug metabolites can cause drug cravings, depression and a host of other physical and emotional stressors when they become dislodged and are released into the person’s blood stream. This process is a cornerstone of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program and is considered to be the key factor in our clients having such a low relapse rate. The Narconon Fresh Start program has a very high success rate of total and lasting rehabilitation. The program has been helping clients get off drugs or alcohol and regain their lives for over 45 years.

“When I started the New Life Detoxification Program my body and my mind was so cluttered from thirty-five years of drug use and exposure to numerous toxins. The whole experience has been something I’ll never forget. I feel so much better; it’s hard to put it into words! I’ve haven’t felt this healthy in a long time. I realize this is just the beginning of the drug-free life I’ve only dreamed of.”
G. A.

“I’m happy to complete the New Life Detoxification Program. It feels like I have a new clean body and mind. I’ve rid my body of all the damaging drugs I have put in it and that leaves me feeling like a new person.”
E. B.

“The sauna part (New Life Detoxification Program) of this program (Narconon Fresh Start) is all it’s supposed to be. I have cleared all the toxins from my body. I thought it was hot in the box; however, I learned to mentally block out the heat and focus on my thoughts. I have also learned to work and function on a schedule. The sauna supervisor was a good friend and did a great job, I had a good time.”
D. R.

2 Years Sober Thanks to Narconon

As a graduate of Narconon Fresh Start, Lonestar Victory Ranch I know that this program saves lives. It saved mine 2 years ago! I was addicted to opiates and had been through other programs with little to no success at staying sober after I left them. I now have 2 years of sobriety thanks to the Narconon Fresh Start program and their amazing staff.
S.M.

It is Possible to Have a Healthy Positive Life Without Opiates

I have a very good success story. I was using opiates for 8 years straight due to injuries in Iraq. I was unable to walk away from them; I was in the middle of a full blown addiction. After my mom and I came together, we decided and I came to Narconon. I have been learning that it is possible for a healthy positive life without opiates. Since being here I’ve heard some encouraging stories and met some good people. Life has done a complete 180 since I’m sober.
C. M.