Florida families need to have somewhere to turn so they can rescue those who are too trapped to leave substance abuse behind.
For more than forty-five years, Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers have been saving individuals from the addictions that threaten every aspect of their lives. Starting in Los Angeles and quickly spreading around the world, Narconon centers offer a holistic alternative to twelve-step or short-term programs.
The Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is located in Spring Hill and is a fullresidential center within driving distance from Tampa, Orlando or Miami.
The steps of full recovery are the same no matter which facility you choose. The experience starts with a withdrawal made more tolerable by the nutritional support and assistance of the staff. Working with the arriving addicts on an around the clock basis if needed, staff use gentle reorientation and relaxation process to begin the healing. Generous nutritional support helps calm the spasms, aches, pains and sickness of withdrawal.
Once withdrawal is complete, each person studies the basics of communications skills and gets practice implementing these skills. This action helps a person get basic control of his own moods and immediate environment, which helps the program move along better from this point forward.
After this is renowned and innovative Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. This phase of recovery, requiring a month or more, takes each person through a sauna-based detoxification, utilizing more nutritional supplements and moderate exercise. This strictly supervised program has the effect of enabling each person's body to flush out the toxins that remain behind after drug or alcohol abuse. Because the residues of drug use are fat-bonding, they trend to lodge in the fatty tissue where they can be involved in the triggering of cravings, even years after drug use stops.
By flushing these toxins out, each person brightens up and gets a more positive outlook on their recovery. Many people say they have more energy and most people say their cravings are reduced. Some people even say cravings are gone. Without addressing cravings as one of the most critical parts of recovery, a recovery program would leave an addict fighting their cravings on a day to day basis. And because most programs do not have an effective method of reducing or eliminating cravings, recovering addicts are often returned to the street to fight a daily battle that many will lose, sooner or later.
The detoxification process is followed by intensive work to rebuild alertness, awareness and perception which is then followed by a study of the basics of life skills. With these skills, each recovering person can make the right decisions and choose the right people to be around that will result in sobriety.
Recovery takes courage and persistence, even given the most effective program in the world. Each person must be helped to repair the damage to mind, body and spirit and then be armed with the tools to protect those valuable assets. The Narconon program provides skills in choosing safe, drug-free associates, improving difficult situations, restoring personal integrity with a relief of the guilt that results from addiction, and in having a personal moral code to serve as a reliable compass in life.
When the program is done, many people state that it is the first time in decades that they have been interested in the future, felt truly good about themselves, or weren't thinking about how to get their next dose of drugs or alcohol.
In every corner of the United States, illicit drugs have found their way into our towns, our homes and schools. They have robbed many of our families of a loved one who may have started out just trying a drug once or twice only to find they could not quit. Prescriptions drugs have been no kinder. Sold through legitimate channels in many instances, they have turned out to be just as addictive as many street drugs. And alcohol is legal, so it can be found on nearly every street corner.
While some of the major drug trafficking channels into the US have shifted to the Southwest, Florida still serves as a strong conduit for drugs. The Colombians still bring in some of their own shipments of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana through the ports and Cubans have struck up their own entrepreneurial activity with widespread indoor marijuana grow activity. Once restricted to Florida, the Cubans have begun to branch out to Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina due to law enforcement pressure.
And Florida is practically legendary for the availability of prescription drugs available for addiction-creating consumption. All in all, Florida is a state with a crying need for effective drug rehabilitation.
Every time an Florida addict recovers her sobriety, he/she takes this good influence back to the neighborhood he/she came from. There are fewer addicts to support the activities of drug dealers and traffickers. By helping people recover, one at a time, and through the drug education programs run by most Narconon centers, we can win back Florida towns for the families that call this beautiful state home.
If there is someone you care about who needs to recovery from drug addiction, contact Narconon today to get it started.