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Handling More Than Drug Addiction Rehabilitation

There are a variety of different drug rehab programs available today. Some offer additional help dealing with issues common to addicted individuals such as dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorders), DUI or DWI rehab, detox, teen drug rehab, or court ordered treatment. For a person addicted to drug or alcohol the ability to make a full recovery means addressing all the areas in their life that contributed to their substance abuse as well as those that could lead them to relapse. New life skills and tools are needed to help the recovering person handle real life situations once they complete treatment. Factors such as encountering someone from their days of using, returning to the same environment and places, or even small things such as smells and objects trigger memories which can create psychological stress. This can hinder the recovering individual’s goal of complete recovery, thus not allowing the addict to permanently regain control of his or her life. Successful drug rehab programs like Narconon Fresh Start offer hope to men, women, and their families who are struggling with the devastating consequences of drug and alcohol addiction.

I No Longer Think Like an Addict

I learned a lot from this program and it’s impossible to write everything in one success story but I can highlight my major wins.

  • TR’s taught me that no matter what situations I’m in I can confront it and be truly comfortable. If I’m not comfortable then I can control whatever the situation is by simply leaving.
  • Objectives taught me that I have control over my environment and that nothing will change or hurt me unless I allow it to.

Objectives were the most beneficial for me because I remember waking up one day and realizing I was no longer thinking like an addict. Objectives helped me get rid of the weight of all the mistakes. I realize now that even though I have made mistakes in my past I can control my future.
N. H.

The Narconon Fresh Start program does more than just help clients get off drugs or alcohol, it teaches them how to be ethical individuals who live by a moral code to better themselves and help others. Learning how to empower yourself and take control over your thoughts and emotions benefits recovering addicts because they can then willingly choose to redirect their thoughts and actions in a more positive and healthy direction instead of dwelling in the past. This ability serves them long after they complete treatment and return home. The life skills learned during one’s time at a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab will benefit the graduate for the rest of their life.

Getting Sober Takes Time

Becoming an addict takes time. It is not something that happens with a person’s first sip of alcohol, first line of coke or even with the first pill they take. As with any habit in life, addiction takes time and repetition to develop into the problem it has become for the individual. The person habitually takes the substance(s) and their body begins to expect it, and then need it just to function “properly”. They crave it, think about it constantly and find that their ability to not use diminishes daily. As time goes by their life begins to center around using and it seems “natural” to them because it has been a regular part of their life for some time now.

How can a person struggling with an addiction problem hope to recover in the span of just a few weeks or a month? This hope is often dashed when the 28 day treatment program they enroll in ends and they still feel that overwhelming urge to use. Sunshine Summit Lodge understands that addiction rehabilitation takes time and is not a change that happens overnight. An addicted person needs the time and space to properly focus on their recovery.

Our rehab facility is located in the beautiful hills of Northern San Diego County providing clients with plenty of open spaces, picturesque scenery and fresh air. Clients become students during their time at Sunshine Summit Lodge learning the valuable life skills and training to ensure their lasting sobriety when they return home. As part of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation, Sunshine Summit Loge is able to provide clients with the most effective addiction recovery program available. Their success rate is one of the highest in the field of addiction recovery with over three-quarters of their graduates continuing to live a life of sobriety long after they complete treatment and return home.