Drug Rehabilitation is a subject that contains much speculation and little facts. While some people believe entirely that addiction is an incurable disease, Narconon believes that it is not and can not only be overcome, but left a part of a person's past forever. This flies in the face of "traditional" drug treatment.
There are two prominent schools of thought in the area of addiction today. One side explains the mechanism of addiction by the action of faulty genetic coding caused by a hereditary disease. The other tells us that addicts are a product of their environment and that addiction is a mental health issue, resolvable by drug therapies and psychiatry. The problem is the majority of those who undergo modern therapeutic treatment promptly relapse.
It appears that clients in most thirty day programs spend 100% of their time addressing 50% of the problem, yielding mixed results. Narconon is the first successful treatment center that breaks free from the nominal success of most prescribed thirty day and outpatient modalities of treatment.
With individualized courses and a unique form of peer therapy Narconon aims to put our students in charge of their life and in control of their decisions. The ability to recognize and overcome barriers, the skills to develop personal integrity and the knowledge to troubleshoot their own road through life gives the Narconon student a new found sense of life and the staying power to remain drug and alcohol free.
Drug-Free withdrawal: During the Drug-Free Withdrawal stage, the addict is supervised 24 hours a day and is actively participating in techniques specifically designed to ease withdrawal symptoms. Nutritional therapy includes vitamins, minerals and amino acids and healthy food. Therapeutic processes are also incorporated to help ease the mental and physical pains and get the body’s natural healing process operating again. Often, addicts coming off heroin or other drugs with typically tough withdrawal symptoms are amazed at how good they felt during the drug-free withdrawal stage.
Book 1 – Therapeutic Training Routines: Drugs and alcohol severely hinder the addict’s social skills and reasoning as they have been living in an unreal world. This course is comprised of drills and other practical steps that enable students to improve their ability to confront situations in life, to communicate and to resolve problems through communication.
Book 2 – The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program: This process helps the client to sweat out the drug residuals and metabolites stored in the body’s fatty tissue. The program utilizes intensive sweating in dry sauna, in combination with plenty of fluids and nutritional supplementation. This, as discussed earlier, is absolutely vital in the successful long-term rehabilitation of the client.
Book 3 – The Learning Improvement Course: A course that enables students to overcome barriers to study and improve their learning skills, comprehension and ability to apply what they study. Since most of the Narconon Program contains study, this step is crucial to ensure the remainder of the program material is well learned. During this step we see clients not only become more competent as students but also more willing to study and learn.
Book 4 – The Communication and Perception Course: The addict or alcoholic tends to life in a world that is not based on reality. Here, the person’s decisions are based not on logic or reason but instead are being controlled by drugs and cannot handle their lives. Here, the client overcomes this through a series of study and exercises that develop self-control, extroversion and an ability to maintain control of one’s environment.
Book 5 – The Ups and Downs in Life Course: The lifestyle of a drug addict is filled with negative associations and influences that perpetuate the addict’s use of drugs. This course enables students to evaluate the characteristics and personal qualities that make one a constructive or destructive individual. It also provides methods for handling personal instability brought about by acquaintance with destructive persons.
Book 6 – The Personal Values and Integrity Course: To survive the addict must learn a new way of life. Where they once depended on lies, thievery and distrust to survive, they must now make necessary changes in order to stay off drugs. This course teaches the value of honest and allows one to regain their personal integrity through an examination of past harmful actions and an acceptance of responsibility for these, relieving guilt.
Book 7 – The Changing Conditions in Life Course: This course teaches how to recognize and improve condition in life to a more desirable state on a step-by-step basis. Here the addict begins to repair and improve areas in their life ruined by drugs. The client learns how to function as a contributing member of a family, group and society.
Book 8 – The Way to Happiness Course: A study of a non-religious moral code accepted the world over as a guide for proper conduct. This will enable the person recognize his or her past and present conduct and help evaluate his how to create a better future.
Narconon offers an extensive aftercare program that requires gradutes to check in twice weekly. Narconon will provide the graduate with guidance and counselling at this rate for the first 6 months, to ensure a smooth transition back into society.