Drug-Free Drug Withdrawal Program
The Narconon First Step Program
The Narconon First Step Program is exactly what it is named--a "first step". The first step, of course, is to get off the drugs, to stop using them.
The Narconon drug rehabilitation program uses a totally drug-free method of withdrawal (we don`t substitute one drug to get off another). This can also be learned and followed by someone who desires to come off drugs on their own, with the help of another.
The Narconon First Step Program is a drug-free approach to drug withdrawal. It is a program designed to help an individual come off drugs without experiencing the wretched withdrawal symptoms that often set in while a person is kicking a drug habit.
In the Narconon First Step program, alcohol and other drug addicts come in voluntarily to an educational, hands-on workshop, accompanied by a sober, supportive family member or friend. They can also purchase our educational materials and learn how to do this on their own upon approval and assistance of a competent medical professional.
First Step Workshops
The Narconon First Step Workshop is a hands-on educational workshop where addicts learn about specific nutritional supplements, communication exercises, and other self-help assists to radically diminish the discomforts of physically withdrawing from drugs of abuse. Then, on a voluntary basis, these persons step down off their addictions at whatever gradient is workable for them, with the support of their help-mate or family member.
Drug-Free Withdrawal Program
The program is made up of four parts, each developed by L. Ron Hubbard, which have been found extremely successful in getting a person off drugs in a relatively pain-free manner. These four components work together to help an addict successfully, and as painlessly as possible, withdraw from drugs.
- Nutrition, including vitamin and mineral supplements, is the first component of the withdrawal program. It has been found that continued use of drugs can speed up the burning of reserves of vitamins in one's system and can leave the person with severe deficiencies. These lost nutrients must be replaced during withdrawal or the person will continue to experience the discomforts brought about by these deficiencies. Considerable research into the field of nutrition and vitamin supplements has found them to be of great benefit in replenishing the body of "lost nutrients", vital to maintaining normal body functions and to ease the pain of withdrawal.
- The program also makes use of "Assists". Assists are easily done procedures that can be applied by anyone to help a person recover more rapidly from accidents, mild illnesses or upsets. This is the second component of the program. The assists used are designed to help prevent or lessen any muscle spasms, cramps or pain the person experiences during withdrawal and help to lessen his predisposition to remain in an intolerable condition.
- The third component of the program consists of light "objective" procedures designed to help the person look outward and get in communication with the environment around him. Objective procedures are exercises done to help bring a person into the present by getting him to locate things in his environment. They direct a person's attention from inward on himself, his past experiences or even his current physical or emotional pain, to outward to the environment where he is right now. By getting the person to look outward, these exercises ease withdrawal and make it possible for the person to successfully come off drugs.
- The fourth part of the program is the communication skills taught in Book 2, First Step Communications. When one can both listen to another's ideas (even if they are difficult to understand), and also express one's own ideas well enough to be understood--that's communication. It's a good thing, and essential to getting and staying off drugs.
Whether delivered from a doctor's clinic or office, a community center run by a church or other social betterment group, results so far have shown that a remarkably high percentage of drug-using, addicted students who participate in this seminar format drug withdrawal workshop succeed in withdrawing to zero consumption, usually within 30 days. Numerous others, through individual study of the materials, have been able to successfully help a friend or loved one come off drugs.
The Narconon First Step drug withdrawal and relapse prevention program, which can be taught in a workshop, can also be obtained, learned and applied from the First Step books.
For more information and training in the Narconon First Step program, contact Narconon International or contact the Narconon center nearest you.