Families and friends of those addicted to drugs or alcohol may not know how to help as they watch their loved one get sucked into the whirlpool of drug abuse. A life of drug addiction destroys self-respect, relationships and dreams for the future. If you are searching for help for someone you love, you will find that the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation center provides lasting recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.
Two Narconon centers are not far away from Homestead. At Narconon Florida in Clearwater, the recovery program is run on an effective outpatient basis. Narconon Suncoast in Spring Hill is a comfortable long-term residential facility. Both offer the opportunity for a happy and productive life of sobriety.
Although there are a few choices in drug recovery centers in Homestead and nearby, most drug rehabs use substitute medications in an attempt to make withdrawal and further recovery steps more tolerable. However, since these drug substitutes are addictive themselves, this creates a new problem. Trading one addiction for another is not the road to lasting recovery. When taking substitute medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine or various antidepressants, likelihood of relapse increases.
The Narconon program never uses drug substitutes in its steps towards a drug-free life. But this does not mean that there is any need to dread withdrawal, as it is made more tolerable with the use of nutritional support and one-on-one work with trained staff.
Withdrawal is the first step in the Narconon program, with experienced and knowledgeable staff carefully monitoring the recovering addict. These staff ensure that he is as comfortable as possible and that he eats and sleeps well. Relaxation techniques ease the difficulties experienced during withdrawal, and reorientation exercises help the person to be aware that he is now in a safe and drug-free environment.
Soon, the recovering person starts the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. Using a combination of nutritional support, exercise and time in a low-heat sauna, drug residues and toxins are flushed from the body. This is a vital step because drug residues lodge in the fatty tissues of the body and have been known to contribute to the triggering of drug cravings, even years after coming off drugs. Those who have done this program have commented that afterwards they feel clear-headed and bright, ready to move forward to a life without drugs.
When living a life of addiction, many aspects of an addict's life are affected adversely. This includes self-respect, personal integrity and one'srelationships with friends and family. The trust of those who have cared for you has often been destroyed by the years spent addicted. To address the situations and relationships that have been harmed, Narconon Life Skill Courses offer ways to repair the damage from long-term drug abuse. In fact, the program can't be considered complete until the individual can go back to his day-to-day life knowing he can face the stresses and challenges presented to him.
For instance, the Ups and Downs in Life Course helps a recovering addict to understand how someone in his past could have influenced him in using drugs, and how to avoid such relationships in the future. On the Personal Values and Integrity Course, the individual finds how integrity is lost and how it can be restored.
In Homestead, the potential of getting involved in illicit drug use is extremely high. Southern Florida is one of the key access points into the U.S. for heroin, cocaine and other drugs. With more than 15,000 members in 2009, local gangs make most of their profits by distributing illegal drugs. To proof a recovering addict against relapse is vital in order to assure them lasting recovery.
Addressing both body and mind in an effective manner, Narconon's alternative and holistic approach to recovery has a 70% success rate. Contact Narconon today at 1-800-775-8750.