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.
I feel really good about my sauna program this time. The New Life Detoxification Program has helped me in the past when I first came to Rainbow Canyon Retreat years ago. I know that the benefits I achieved then have been accomplished them time around and that I am toxin free again. I wish I hadn’t relapsed but…I did and going through the dry sauna program again has helped me back on my road to lasting sobriety. This time around, I took my time and did it right. I didn’t hide any of my reactions during the detox process. I became very in tune with how my body reacts to different things and how my body functions overall. This is a very empowering feeling and I’m so glad I did it.
Rainbow Canyon Retreat, part of the Narconon Fresh Start network of drug rehab programs address all aspects of drug addiction and alcoholism. Their results, along with the other Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are exceptionally higher than other addiction treatment programs. Many of those graduating from Rainbow Canyon Retreat are drug-free two years later; this is in contrast to the 16%-20% of more traditional rehabilitation treatment.
Because drug addiction and alcoholism are more prevalent in today’s society than in the past, drug rehab programs such as Rainbow Canyon Retreat must be effective at helping their clients get off drugs and learn to live a drug-free lifestyle. The grip of addiction knows no boundaries; affecting young and old, male and female, rich and poor. It is not uncommon for drug users to abuse multiple substances at the same time, becoming addicted to a combination of lethal drugs. Families suffer huge losses while the drug addict steals, lies, gets arrested and goes to jail. Many go through rehab, only to relapse after a short time.
An addict faces many hurdles on the road back from the insanity of drug addiction. So many in fact that, most drug addicts become overwhelmed along the way and fall back into using. Cravings, guilt and depression are the primary barriers that a drug addict encounters. These barriers are almost impossible to break free of, and cause him to remain in the enslavement of drug addiction.
One effective alternative method to recovery is the life skills training and moral inventory used by Narconon Fresh Start in all of their drug rehab centers including Rainbow Canyon Retreat. Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation and education services provide a specific course of treatment which includes training in communication, a full body detoxification process, counseling in problem identification and solving, as well as counseling in personal values and integrity. Narconon Fresh Start programs assist individuals in accomplishing heightened moral standards and sobriety with an improved quality of life.
Rainbow Canyon Retreat breaks the chains of drug and alcohol addiction. Becoming drug free is only the first step of a long journey; the real task is helping the individual acquire the skills necessary to live life comfortably without drugs. We know the journey to recovery is not complete until the individual has a firm grasp of how to set and accomplish their goals. Rainbow Canyon Retreat drug rehab center provides the life skills necessary to become a contributing member of society again.
Located in a valley meadow beneath the beautiful layered colors of Rainbow Canyon, near Caliente, Nevada this drug rehab program is the ideal distraction free environment for addressing drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Narconon Fresh Start (i.e. Rainbow Canyon Retreat) programs are long-term inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers for people from all over the United States and the world. Completing the Narconon Fresh Start program can take anywhere from 3-5 months and lasts forever. It is our professional opinion that the time it takes to complete our program is beside the point because each individual is different. We require that our graduates accomplish what it is they set out to do – handle their addiction problem forever!
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.
Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers are one of the leaders in alcohol and drug rehabilitation and true addiction recovery. Their programs are located in several states including 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. While there are a number of unique qualities Narconon Fresh Start programs are known for, it is their non-group therapy individualized approach to drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation and recovery that sets them apart from standard programs.
At every Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab center, program participants address their individual addiction problem, life, family friends, issues, and specific areas that need change and/or improvement. All of these changes and improvements take place while the program participant is in treatment; not when they have left rehab and are on their own. Each drug rehab program has a team of Course Supervisors, Case Supervisors, Registered Addictions Specialists and Life Skills Counselors that work closely with each program participant on a precise schedule to handle their specific issues and needs. Each drug rehab treatment location has a high staff to client ratio; usually 1 staff member for every 2 program participants. Most drug rehab facilities do not practice an individualized approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation like Narconon Fresh Start programs. Typically, they will use group therapy and employ 1 counselor for 10 to 25 clients who are all sharing the same group therapy session.
The problem with this scenario is that if a client does not feel like sharing then they have the ability to sit back and not participate. Or, perhaps the person is much more private and doesn’t feel comfortable sharing their past actions and current feelings with strangers; they would not reap the benefit of therapy because they would not actively participate in the group sessions. Narconon Fresh Start’s non-group therapy individualized approach to addiction recovery is ideal for every type of person, from the extremely introverted to the most extroverted person out there. People with every personality type and social comfort level can find the care and individualized attention they need to fully recover while attending one of Narconon Fresh Start’s drug rehab centers.