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.
I feel ten times better ever since I came here. When I first came to Sunshine Summit Lodge I wanted to leave and do drugs because I couldn’t handle it. However, as the days went by I started to realize that drugs are not the thing for me. Before, I had only cared about myself and no one else but getting my drugs. Then, I realized I can have an even better life without doing drugs.
Sauna has really helped me out not too. Not only did it make me feel really good as each day went by, but I noticed a lot of great changes in myself. Before, I couldn’t sleep at all – now I sleep at least 8 hours straight without waking up. I finally completed the second step of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program and I feel great! Thank you to the staff of Narconon Fresh Start.
Located in Southern California, Sunshine Summit Lodge is considered an innovative program because their drug rehab center handles both the physical and mental aspects of drug and alcohol addiction using alternative, holistic rehabilitation methods. Their rehabilitation methods and treatment philosophy have proven to be much more successful than conventional methods of rehab, with very high percentage of their graduates remaining sober after completing their program. Sunshine Summit Lodge is part of the Narconon Fresh Start network of drug rehab centers. All Narconon Fresh Start programs are entirely drug-free and do not operate under the belief that addiction is an incurable disease. Their programs, including Sunshine Summit Lodge incorporate methods of building up the program participant’s interpersonal skills and self-confidence. By handling the client’s addiction issue as well as the underlying problems that drove them to use, clients complete drug rehab fully rehabilitated and no longer an addict.
As a residential drug rehab center, Sunshine Summit Lodge provides clients with the distraction free environment necessary during recovery. Their facility offers all the amenities necessary to carry out the program; and also includes a pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, tennis/volleyball/basketball courts, fitness area and walking/jobbing path. While these additional amenities are nice, it is the rigorous physical and mental rehabilitation methods that are responsible for Sunshine Summit Lodge drug rehab program’s high success rate and continued excellence in addiction recovery.
Today I’m feeling calm and relaxed. My mind is clear, kind, and happy. I’ve learned to stay in the present moment and avoid dwelling on my past misdeeds. There is a lot to be said for facing my personal demons, writing my wrongs and working on moving forward with my life. I’m looking forward to course tomorrow.
Thanks to Sunshine Summit Lodge I’ve been sober one. This is one month of my life that I can remember from start to finish with not blackout and no waking up in an unfamiliar place. I never realized how truly chaotic my life was until I had been here a few weeks. I’ve finally come to understand that the way I was living my life was self-destructive and headed for disaster. What started out as fun had turned into nights on end fuelled by constant drug use and suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Now I know I’ll never have to go through those awful symptoms again thanks to this program. I can put my past behind me and live my life as a drug-free person no longer controlled by the substances I take.
Learning tons about how I can remain healthy, happy and surrounded by other happy and healthy people too!
Today was a great day, what a great realization! I know my last realization while in course was really great and my best one so far. I’m so happy and I can’t wait for the next objective when I go to course tomorrow. I’m curious to see what other great thoughts and realizations I’ll have in the morning.
When I first started looking into a drug rehab program for my son I was overwhelmed by the multitude of options available. Did I want him close to home, in a long-term program, taking replacement mediations? The questions my research brought up were endless and made my head swim with decisions need to be made. At one point in my research process I found the Narconon Fresh Start Sunshine Summit Lodge site and felt a click of “that’s right for my son, that’s right for our family” and made the call. Speaking with their intake counselor I was impressed with their professionalism and knowledge of addiction and rehabilitation. I liked the fact that when my son completed treatment at their drug rehab he wouldn’t be considered an “addict” any longer. He wouldn’t have to attend meetings for the rest or his life and he certainly wouldn’t be on methadone or buprenorphine to “manage” his withdrawal symptoms. I was happy to hear that he would be taking responsibility for his past, making amends and creating a plan for his life once his time at Sunshine Summit Lodge was done.
All of this took place six months ago and life has been so much better since. He graduated from the program after about four months and has returned home to live with his father and me until he can get back on his feet financially. I’ve seen changes in him I would have never imagined possible. Not only does he no longer associate with his past drug using friends, he has found a girlfriend who is supportive of his sobriety and only wants the best out of life for him. We have family meals now, he goes to bed at a “normal” hour and wakes the next morning to go to work not feeling sick from heroin withdrawal. I have always loved my son, but since his graduation from Narconon Fresh Start Sunshine Summit Lodge I truly like the man he has become. He lives his life with integrity, personal ethics and high morals; all positive aspects of himself that worked on developing during his time in rehab. I have my son back and his future is up to him now, not the drugs he was controlled by in the past.
-2012 Mother of Sunshine Summit Lodge Graduate