Tag: residential drug rehab

Realizing You’re an Addict

Some people are able to use drugs or alcohol recreationally, meaning that they do no experience negative consequences due to their substance use or develop an addiction problem. On the other hand, there are a large number of individuals who find that their substance use has escalated to the point where it causes them problems at work, home, school and in their relationships. What was once a fun or stress relieving activity has now left them feeling helpless, isolated and ashamed.

For the addicted person, it sometimes seems that it’s as if you wake up one morning and suddenly realize you’re an addict. When this realization hits home and you finally grasp what it means to be so dependent on a substance that you have lost nearly everything you previously valued, it can feel overwhelming. If you personally have developed an addiction problem or if someone you care about struggles with addiction it is important that you know there is help available.

Narconon Fresh Start has several drug rehab programs available to help you or the person you care about find a permanent solution to ending addiction. Their drug rehab programs are located in a variety of settings and provide clients with the seclusion and safety they need while they rehabilitate and recover. With centers in Colorado, Texas, Nevada and California there is sure to be a drug rehab treatment location that meets you or your loved one’s specific needs.

Meet Narconon Fresh Start’s Drug Rehab Centers:

Sunshine Summit Lodge was formerly an executive retreat. Its open spaces, beautiful scenery and fresh country air provides program participants with a healthy change of environment. Located in the picturesque hills of Northern San Diego, this drug rehab center is a safe sanctuary to focus on one’s recovery.

Rainbow Canyon Retreat is one of Narconon Fresh Start centers and is located near Caliente, Nevada. This facility rests on 320 acres and was formerly a dude ranch. Made up of several buildings on the property, the main log cabin style house sits on active cattle and horse grazing land giving the center a country ranch feel. With the closest city 160 miles away, this country retreat is the ideal setting to recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

Fort Collins New Life Center is located just east of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This drug rehab facility provides clients with an accommodating, yet secure residential treatment environment to address their addiction problem. With park-like grounds, mountain views and fresh air – the process of recovering from addiction is made much more amiable.

Lone Star Victory Ranch in Texas rests in the heart of the majestic Rio Grande Valley. This drug rehab program is surrounded by lush farmland and provides recovering clients the peace and quiet necessary during their recovery. Situated on 17 lush acres, this drug rehab center is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. Program participants find Lone Star Victory Ranch welcoming and homey with the ability to take walks or jogs around the lovely fountain and pond or go fishing in the little river that borders the property.

When you or your loved one is ready for help, Narconon Fresh Start intake counselors will are here to assist you in locating a drug rehab program ideal for your personal recovery needs. Each of their treatment centers operates under the same rehabilitation philosophy and treatment methods ensuring that no matter which program you attend you will receive the best quality care available.

What sets Narconon Fresh Start programs apart from other treatment centers is their rehabilitation philosophy. It is not based on the disease model of addiction that dictates a person with an addiction problem will always be an addict with an incurable disease; a disease they cannot ever overcome but only hope to learn to cope with for the rest of their lives. Instead, Narconon Fresh Start uses an education rehabilitation philosophy based on locating, confronting and resolving the root causes of their program participant’s addiction problem and the numerous behaviors associated with it as well.

While clients enter Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs as addicts or alcoholics, they soon become students learning the important educational life skills and tools necessary to become truly rehabilitated. When they graduate from the program they no longer use the labels of addict or alcoholic because they have fully recovered from their addiction problem.

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers provide their clients with much more than just helping them get off the addictive substances they are dependent on. These treatment programs teach clients about themselves: why they act and react the way they do, why they choose drug or alcohol use to solve their issues, how to take control over themselves and their environment as well as how to prevent future relapse when they return home. Program graduates learn valuable life skills that benefit them throughout their lives. They strengthen their able to confront difficult or stressful situations without resorting to substance use, they develop effective communication skills, they learn how to stay in the moment instead of sinking back into past thoughts or behaviors and they receive ethics training to help them become a more honorable and moral version of themselves.

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Living a happy and sober life that I’m proud of

I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the Narconon Fresh Start program. I remember being so scared and afraid of entering the program for fear of what was in store for me. I’d never been in a long-term residential drug rehab program before. Sure, I’d gone to outpatient treatment; but honestly, that was pretty much a joke as far as I was concerned. I was just making my parents happy and doing my best to keep my job at the time. I didn’t take it seriously. Narconon Fresh Start was exactly that, a fresh start for me. I learned things about myself that I never would have realized without their skilled staff. I was able to discover the real issues that made me feel the need to turn to drugs as a way to cope. I not only got off drugs, but actually addressed the personal issues that drove me to want to use.

Their program also included a total body purification process known as the New Life Detoxification Program.  While I hated sweating every day, I did see the benefits almost from the start. I was able to put on weight; much needed as my 5’5 – 95lb appearance was exceptionally gaunt and skeletal. I learned how to eat right, exercise and spent my days in the dry sauna sweating out the drug toxins and metabolites left behind by my years of drug abuse. When this portion of my drug rehab program was complete I had color back in my face, was no longer experiencing drug cravings and was feeling better than I had since I had started abusing drugs.

Thanks to the Narconon Fresh Start program I was able to return home and finish college after my graduation from the rehab program. After graduating from college I found a great job and have been living a successful, productive life. To this day, I still use the life skills training I learned while living at the rehab center. Additionally, I find my communication skills to be extremely beneficial when it comes to my career as a project manager. I count my blessings and will forever be grateful to Narconon Fresh Start for helping me get off drugs and learn to live a happy, sober life that I am proud of.  
M.R.

About addiction

Addiction to illicit street drugs, over the counter medications, prescription drugs or alcohol all take a toll on the user changing who they are physically, psychologically and emotionally. In the past, people used to believe that a person was only an addict if they needed to take the substance every day or if they suffered withdrawal symptoms when they stopped using. A common misconception was that all addicted individuals were poor, unemployed inner city dwellers.

These previous misconceptions of who an addict is have been put to rest. Today, it is known that anyone can suffer from addiction problems no matter how young or old, rich or poor, city dweller or suburbanite. A person does not have to use a substance every day to be considered an addict and they do not always suffer withdrawal symptoms when they stop using either. You may be surprised to hear that many addicted individuals are employed and appear to function normally in their work place and communities.

Addiction is far more than a physical condition. It is a physical health problem as well as having underlying personal issues that must resolved in order to fully be rehabilitated. Attending a drug rehab program such as Narconon Fresh Start’s Sunshine Summit Lodge will help put an end to the cycle of addiction. The long-term residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program provided at Sunshine Summit Lodge has one of the highest success rates in the field of addiction recovery. With a very high success rate, Narconon Fresh Start is so confident of their ability to help addicted individuals conquer their dependence issues that they stand behind their services with a written guarantee.

End Your Downward Spiral Into Addiction

If you are looking to end your downward spiral into drug addiction or alcoholism but have no idea how to stop using on your own, you are not alone. As a former addict, I know how difficult it can be to want to stop using, yet continually feeling the urge to get high – calling your dealer – and then realizing you messed up again when you had just promised yourself you wouldn’t. For me, it felt like I just couldn’t win. No matter how hard I tried to stop, I couldn’t stay away from my drug of choice. That is, until I went to Narconon Fresh Start.

Their program is unique in many significant ways. 1. They are able to help people addicted to all types of substances: pain medications, narcotics, heroin, meth, marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, prescription drugs, etc. 2. Their program is entirely drug-free. This is because helping a person end one addiction just to become dependent on prescription medication(s) leaves them controlled by a substance(s) and not living an entirely drug-free lifestyle.*note 3. They teach valuable life skills that help program participants learn to function without drugs in difficult situations. Learning to confront uncomfortable issues while sober, learning how to effectively communicate with others and learning how to improve their condition in life (e.g. repairing past relationships, regaining one’s status at work, etc.) are just some of the skills I learned while going through the program.

*As a side note, even program participants who have taken psych medications for years find that with proper treatment and the help of medical professionals they are able to discontinue taking the medications because their emotional/mental conditions have cleared up. This is due to the client getting off the addictive substances they have been abusing, learning the intrapersonal and life skills Narconon Fresh Start centers teach and working hard on addressing their underlying problems that drove them to choose substance abuse as a way of solving their issues.

As a graduate of the Narconon Fresh Start program with over a decade of sobriety, I can tell you that their drug rehab program is one of the most effective methods of total rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction. They cover every aspect on a person’s recovery from withdrawal, detoxification, counseling, life skills courses, relapse prevention to creating a battle plan for one’s future. The reason their programs are so comprehensive is because to truly be rehabilitated from an addiction problem the person needs time and a great deal of change within themselves. Just as they didn’t develop their addiction overnight, their recovery is not going to happen overnight.

Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs are long-term, residential treatment centers. Most program participants complete the program in around three months. Another unique aspect of this drug rehab program is that they believe that recovery “takes as long as it takes”, so they do not rush their program participants through to completion before they are truly ready. Knowing that you get to work at your own pace through one of the most challenging and difficult tasks of your life eases the tension of going through the process of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

When a person completes the Narconon Fresh Start program they are able to return home and set into motion the battle plan they (along with the Narconon Fresh Start staff) have developed for their future. They do not take any substation medications, they do not need to attend any meetings and they do not think of themselves as an addict any longer. They now possess all the life skills, relapse prevention techniques, self-esteem and determination necessary to live their life as a clean and sober member of their families and communities.

Just surviving isn’t enough

To live or to survive? Until I left the troubling things in my life behind, I swear I never would have understood the significance of such a simple question. When I first arrived here, I thought survival was enough. I thought I could get by with the way of life I had created for myself and be “happy” enough. After being here at Narconon Fresh Start for several weeks I realize now that just surviving is no way to exist. I want to live my life to the fullest and that means giving up drugs and learning how to become a happy, healthy and productive individual who is clean and sober day in and day out. I know that when I finally complete my program I’ll have accomplished that goal. I’m going to have the life I deserve and one that is worth living and being proud of.
D.D.