Dave had an important career. As a paramedic, he gave emergency treatment to save the lives of others. However, he ended up hurting his back from the stress of leaning over to deliver CPR or lifting heavy people out of dangerous spots. He eventually became addicted to the prescription pain medication OxyContin. This is when his life took a turn for the worse. However, he wanted to tell his story to show that there is a solution.
The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is designed to give an addict the route out of addiction. This treatment program approaches addiction from many angles, including addressing both the physical and mental problems that stem from drug addiction. Drug residues are a large part of the problem. Residual drugs are stored within the body in fatty tissues, lodged there even long after a person stops drug use.
Eliminating these residual toxins is vital in recovery from addiction because these residues are known to be involved in triggering drug cravings. They cause muddled and foggy thinking. The New Life Detoxification Program flushes these poisonous residues from the system. The resulting clean body and clear mind makes a recovering addict sit up and take notice. It made such an impression on Dave.
He says, "When I came to the Narconon program, I thought I was hopeless. I already had tried a couple different rehabs. I let my family down so many times. But I figured I would just give this program a shot – for my family, not even for myself. When I got here I was just going with the flow and then when I got to the sauna part of the program, something clicked."
He continued his story about the sauna phase of treatment: "When I first got in the sauna, I was achy, I was hurting. I was going through rough times. But then I could feel all these chemicals coming out, even the chemicals from my OxyContin addiction. My back stopped hurting, my knee stopped hurting. And I had earlier believed that I was going to have pain for the rest of my life."
Dave also commented on his mental outlook from this unique detox. "I started having more confidence in myself. I started to have more ability to confront problems in my life, which I never did before because I would always use drugs."
He summed up what he realized as he moved through the Narconon program, "Wow, there really is a chance for me." Narconon saves addicted lives every day. The program is one of the most successful in the field of drug rehab, and those who have achieved lasting sobriety through the Narconon program love to share their stories so others have the chance to find lasting recovery.
See also: Narconon Vista Bay