It is possible to leave heroin addiction behind.
The Narconon drug rehabilitation program has helped countless addicts escape from heroin addiction - without drug substitutions.
Making it Through Heroin Withdrawal
The first thing a heroin addict has to face is withdrawal. After all, if an addict can't get through withdrawal successfully, he or she will just resort back to heroin use as the only solution to the extreme pain and discomfort.
The Narconon program offers a tolerable withdrawal experience for most recovering heroin addicts. First, the well-administered use of nutritional supplements go a long way to alleviating some of withdrawal's symptoms.
Heroin addicts entering recovery are very often in a poor physical condition after months or years of using this toxic drug. The nutrition provided as soon as the person walks in the door of a Narconon drug rehab facility begins to heal the damage and make it possible for withdrawal symptoms to be reduced.
Assistance to Help Ease Pain and Discomfort
Further, Narconon staff work with every recovering heroin addict to alleviate the pain and sickess through light exercises that draw the person's attention away from the body and onto the environment or that enable the body to relax, thus easing the healing process. Many heroin addicts who go through the Narconon withdrawal phase are surprised to find how easily they came through it.
Fully Recover from Heroin Addiction
Once through withdrawal, a recovering heroin addict has additional steps to take before he realizes that he can deal with life without the use of heroin.
One of the most significant is the Narconon New Life Detoxification, a thorough process involving time spent in a dry-heat sauna, moderate exercise and a strict regimen of nutritional supplements.
When recovering addicts follow this strictly controlled program, their bodies are able to flush out the residues of past heroin use. These residues, or metabolites are left behind after heroin is broken down by the liver and other organs. These residues tend to lodge in the fat tissues. Later, stress or strenuous exercise can release them back into the bloodstream. At this time a person can again experience cravings or the compulsion to use drugs again.
But when they have been flushed out, not only does the recovering addict think clearer and feel brighter but they are also much less prone to drug cravings. When cravings are not triggered, a person has a better chance of long-term sobriety.
The Narconon New Life Detoxification is exclusive to the Narconon drug rehab program.
Skills to Help Build a New Life
Once the cravings are reduced, the recovering person must regain the self-respect and integrity that is often lost during addiction and learn how to make drug-free decisions, even in moments of stress. These aspects of recovery are covered in the remainder of the Narconon drug rehab program. Step by step, the Life Skills components of the Narconon program walk each participant through the rebuilding of a new drug-free life. The completeness of this innovative address to addiction has been proven over a forty-five year period of development and use.
At some drug rehabs, successes are counted when a person finishes the program. At Narconon, the only success that matters is for a person to stay clean and sober after they graduate and go home.