Tag: substance abuse

Can addiction to drugs and alcohol be cured?

The answer in a nutshell is, yes! Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab programs view drug addiction and alcoholism differently than other treatment facilities. They do not go along with the belief that drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases a person suffers from and can only hope to manage “one day at a time”. Instead, they treat addiction for what it truly is; a mental and physical problem that must be overcome while concurrently addressing the underlying issues that drove the individual to abuse the substance in the first place. One of the vast differences in their program vs. others is that Narconon Fresh Start clients are not labeled lifelong addicts and told they are powerless over their drug addiction or alcoholism. The treatment program they provide gives their clients true rehabilitation that builds them up and clearly illustrates to them that they are powerful and in control of their thoughts, emotions and actions.

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is both a learned behavior as well as physical conditioning to take the substance. When an individual habitually consumes mind altering substances in excess for a period of time their mind and body begins to adjust to the substance’s regular presence and starts to accommodate for it. While these changes in the drug or alcohol user persist during their substance use, the individual will return back to “normal” with proper treatment (i.e. drug rehabilitation) and time spent clean and sober.

Narconon Fresh Start is a network of highly successful drug rehab programs that provide their clients with the most effective drug rehabilitation technology and highest success rates in the field of addiction recovery. Their graduates experience true and lasting rehabilitation, remaining substance free for life. Their network of drug rehabs includes 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. Each location offers program participants a safe sanctuary from the many temptations and restimulative environments they have previously been influenced by. The facilities themselves provide clients with a therapeutic environment designed to address their drug and/or alcohol addiction problem. Program participants go through a complete physical, mental and spiritual recovery from their addiction issues; typically, this is one of the hardest, yet rewarding endeavors they accomplish in their lifetime. Because of this fact, all Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers are equipped with everything necessary to complete this process while ensuring their client’s safety and comfort during each step of the process.

The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program is a long-term, multi-phase program that includes withdrawal, complete total body detoxification and purification (the New Life Detoxification Program) and education in life and interpersonal skills. One of the unique aspects of their program is the life skills training because many other treatment centers do not include this as part of their recovery process. Clients become students as they go to course each day, study the Narconon Fresh Start program books and are then tested on the information they have just learned. The testing ensures that the student fully understands what they have just learned and is able to make it their own, integrate it into their way of thinking and their daily life. Students learn effective communication skills, how to get along with others (i.e. family, friends, acquaintances, etc.), how to see what is good in life and what is bad, how to avoid situations that will lead them down the wrong path and teaches them a common sense moral code that when followed will put them on the road to happiness. As the program comes to completion the student has fully learned all the life and interpersonal skills spelled out in the Narconon Fresh Start books. They achieve a level of understanding and existence that they may never have reached without going through this specific drug rehab program. It is a level of understanding and existence that is necessary to function in the outside world with their family, relatives, friends, employer and coworkers without feeling that they need to resort to drugs or alcohol. Graduates of Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabs have all the tools and life skills they need to remain clean and sober when they return home; no meetings to attend, no drug replacement medications to take in order to maintain their sobriety.

Drug Detox is Only the First Step

Narconon Fresh Start Drug DetoxificationDrug and alcohol detox is the first step in any comprehensive addition treatment program. No matter what the drug of choice is: alcohol, heroin, cocaine, meth, marijuana, prescription drugs, a combination of several, etc. stopping use and going through the withdrawal process is necessary. The type of detox (non-medical vs. medical) that will be necessary, most effective, and favorable depends on the client’s drug of addiction. The goal for each style of care is the same – physical and mental stabilization.

Narconon Fresh Start has a New Life Detoxification program that clients go through during their time in treatment. This portion of the program removes the drug residuals from the cells of the body, thereby eliminating the urge for drugs on a physical level. This process takes a several weeks, and it will help eliminate the source of the drug or alcohol cravings, so the program participant can focus on finding and confronting the source of his or her problems during the remainder of the program. Some program participants find that as drug residuals are being flushed out of the body they become triggered by them and can experience severe mood swings. But, as time in the sauna program continues, they will start to feel markedly better and improvements will be very noticeable in skin tone, sleep patterns and overall wellbeing.

All research shows that no matter what type of drug detox method one goes through, it is vital that it is followed up by drug addiction treatment. Enrolling in one of Narconon Fresh Start treatment centers addresses the different effects of addiction on the mind, body and spirit. Program participants are able to move past physical dependence and begin to sift through the psychological reasons for their initial addiction issues while learning effective coping skills for handling similar emotional struggles in the future – without turning to alcohol or drugs of any kind.

Hundreds of program participants graduate from our programs every year, becoming productive members of their families, work force and communities. Our program graduates no longer refer to themselves as addicts, are not obligated to attend meetings and are empowered with the knowledge that they have gained in the Narconon Fresh Start program. They have learned much more than how to refrain from drugs and alcohol, they now have the ability to communicate, to be comfortable with themselves, to control themselves, to be honest, to be responsible for their actions, to choose the right friends and to confront and overcome problems. Our program graduates are not only rehabilitated from substance abuse, they are now equipped with the tools necessary to be successful in the many other facets of their life.

Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Sunshine Summit Lodge offers addiction recovery and treatment for every type of substance abuse and dependence problem. Addiction to drugs and alcohol has a high cost, not just to the person who is struggling with the dependence problem but to their family, friends and co-workers. The reckless behavior of the addicted person can lead to long-term health and social problems that include chronic illness, legal problems, financial devastation and the inability to take care of their personal responsibilities. While at the time the drug or alcohol dependent person may not see the potential consequences of their actions, there are many serious issues that could arise. The worst of these issues is death – either of the addicted person or their family members, friends and/or strangers who happen to be hurt by the addict’s poor choices while they were under the influence.

Addiction recovery and treatment at Sunshine Summit Lodge will help you or your loved one break the cycle of addiction. Our program provides a sheltered environment, detox care, ongoing medical care and monitoring, personalized treatment, peer and staff support and aftercare support. We are a leader in the field of addiction recovery and treatment and have decades of experience behind our treatment methods. As a residential addiction treatment facility we provide our program participants with room and board as well as everything they need to recover from their addiction problem. On average, our clients take between three to five months to complete the program. However, because we operate on a time variable approach to recovery, program participants who need to stay longer to gain success have the ability to do so. There is no additional out of pocket expense for the client because we understand that true rehabilitation takes as long as it takes.

As a residential drug rehab, our program is more intense than a short-term or outpatient program and is considered the most effective way to beat an addiction issue. During the program participants time at Sunshine Summit Lodge they will receive the medical care and psychological treatment necessary to recover while building peer relationships that benefit them greatly during their time in addiction recovery and treatment. Our treatment modality is based on an individualized approach to addiction recovery as opposed to the common “group therapy” approach. At Sunshine Summit Lodge, we treat and rehabilitate each program participant’s addiction, life, family, friends, issues and all other areas of their life that need both change and improvement; this process all happens and takes place while the client is in treatment. Not when they complete treatment, leave and are left on their own. Our drug rehab center is staffed with a highly motivated team of Course Supervisors, Case Supervisors, Registered Addictions Specialists and life Skills Counselors that work with each program participant on a rigorous schedule to address their specific issues and personal needs. Typically, our drug rehab program is staffed with one staff member for every two program participants, not the common ratio at other drug rehab centers. The individualized approach that we use as the cornerstone to our recovery process is not practiced at other treatment centers where they employ one counselor to every ten to thirty five clients who are all undergoing and sharing the same “group therapy” session.

Sunshine Summit Lodge’s location if filled with open spaces, scenery and fresh country air. Our country campus location provides our program participants with a healthy change of environment while the treatment facility itself includes all the necessary spaces and amenities needed to deliver our addiction recovery and treatment program while remaining a homey and comfortable atmosphere. The namesake of our site is our large cozy Main Lodge, which is where our program participants gather after program hours to dine, relax in the lounge, play cards or watch a movie. Also, directly outside of the Main Lodge is access to the many recreational areas, such as the pool deck, Jacuzzi, fitness center and jogging path. With over 45 years of successful graduates from our group of Narconon Fresh Start centers, and a very high success rate at accomplishing true and lasting rehabilitation, we have a proven record of successful results.

Drug Rehab Facilities Make the Difference

Deciding between which one of the many drug rehab facilities you have looked into can be a difficult decision. We hope that you have considered one of our several highly effective and highly successful Narconon Fresh Start programs during your research process. With drug rehab facilities in Southern California, Nevada, Colorado and Texas we are sure to have a location that fits your needs. Our programs address the individual’s physical addiction issues along with their emotional problems that lead to substance abuse.

During the recovering persons time at one of our Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab facilities they will go through drug withdrawal and a complete and total detoxification process. This process is known as the New Life Detoxification method and is quite extensive. First, the person receives approval from a medical professional that qualifies them to be able to begin this program. Once approved they begin a protocol of medically supervised exercise, combined with dry sauna therapy and scientifically formulated nutritional supplements targeted to rid the fatty tissues of the stored drug metabolites, eliminating the physical cause of cravings and relapse. The New Life Detoxification program works to remove the fatty tissues left in the person’s body after years of substance abuse. If not flushed out these drug metabolites can cause drug cravings, depression and numerous other physical and emotional stressors when they are released into the blood stream.

One stand out difference in all Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab facilities is that they teach a wide range of life skills that are invaluable to the recovering person. Clients in Narconon Fresh Start programs learn effective communication skills, learning improvement skills, how to confront and overcome day to day problems without resorting to drugs or alcohol, how to repair past and present conditions in their life and a common sense moral code to live by. Once a client has completed our program they have a new outlook on life. Their self-confidence is at an all-time high and they now have the tools and techniques to remain sober and take on life’s obstacles without going back to their old ways.

Drug Rehab Addiction

Drug rehab addiction and treatment recovery can help you or the person you love get off drugs once and for all. Addiction affects your brain and behavior. When you become addicted to alcohol or other drugs, your brain actually changes in some ways. Someone who has a drug addiction problem uses drugs without thinking of the consequences such as problems with health, money, relationships, and performance at work or at school.

Why do you use alcohol and other drugs? Basically, you use substances such as alcohol and other drugs because you like the way these substances make you feel. Pleasure is a powerful force. Your brain is wired in such a way that if you do something that gives you pleasure you will probably want to do it again, and again, and again. Drug addiction is caused by the powerful psychological and sometimes physical nature of the drugs taken. You choose to re-create these pleasurable feelings over and over again and in turn the drug use changes your brain pleasure circuit.

If you feel as though you have an addiction problem you are probably here looking to get help. Now that you admitted to yourself that your addiction is beyond your ability to control at this point drug rehab addiction treatment is necessary. It is important to weigh your options very carefully because there are many different methods of drug rehab addiction recovery available today.

One of the most successful treatments for drug addiction is attending an inpatient drug rehab addiction facility. At these drug rehab facilities, you will be removed from your day to day world and put into an environment where you can concentrate completely on your recovery process. Inpatient drug rehab addiction programs are often the most successful at truly treating drug addiction. This is because while in treatment you are not bombarded with outside influences that may cause you to lose focus on your goal of sobriety.

Narconon Fresh Start offers drug rehab addiction programs in various states including California, Nevada, Texas and Colorado. They have been helping people recover from their addictions for over 45 years and continue to be a leader in the field of addiction treatment. Their program directors and counselors are so sure of the quality of their drug rehab addiction program as well as your personal success in sobriety that they have a written guarantee. Choosing to enter a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab addiction facility will help you achieve the quality of life you deserve before drugs or alcohol took hold. Life needs you back! We can help.