Saving a Person from the Destruction of Alcoholism

alcoholic who can’t quit drinking

It’s a tragic situation when alcoholism or drugs addiction take over a person’s life. One of the defining characteristics of addiction is that it begins to control a person’s life rather than the person being in control. He or she cannot determine when to drink or do drugs. Instead, the person’s life becomes focused on the next drink, the next injection, smoke or pill.

When this state is reached, everyone suffers. The addict, the spouse, the employer, family, community and other associates. The destruction can and does spread far and wide from just one addict or alcoholic.

Sadly, many people go to conventional drug rehab programs only to relapse into drug or alcohol abuse after release. Real recovery takes more repair and preparation than a 28-day treatment program can offer. Even many longer programs miss some of the points of recovery that are needed.

What is Rehab for Alcohol Abuse Like at a Narconon Center?

This innovative program starts with a tolerable withdrawal, supported by generous nutritional supplementation and one-on-one care. The nutrition begins to calm the body’s reaction to the cessation of drug or alcohol consumption and the gentle reorientation and relaxation processes help calm both the mind and body. This provides a positive beginning to the recovery.

Soon after withdrawal comes the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. This is a sauna-based program that employs more nutritional supplementation and moderate exercise to activate the body’s ability to flush out stored toxins. When drugs or alcohol are consumed and then broken down by the body, some residues are attracted to and lodge in the fatty tissues of the body. This phase of the Narconon drug rehab program sets up the right conditions for these residues to be flushed out. As they leave, those in recovery regain a better mood and outlook and their cravings drop, sometimes disappearing altogether by their own statements.

Learning New Life Skills as Part of Alcohol Rehab

Each person who is going to go out on their own must have the skills to avoid situations that might present too much temptation and must know how to turn an adverse situation around to a positive one. They must also have a clear personal moral code and must have recovered their own personal integrity in order to succeed. These and many other points of recovery are part of the Narconon alcohol abuse rehab program.

Narconon Programs Can Enhance the Operation of Drug Courts and Other Diversion Programs

In many states, the drug court is a method of helping people avoid one of the worst repercussions of alcohol or drug abuse: incarcerations. Those arrested for non-violent crimes relating to drug or alcohol use are diverted into programs where they are offered a chance to get sober. Many Narconon centers located across the United States and around the world work hand in hand with diversionary programs such as these, helping to return individuals to a lasting sober lifestyle.

AUTHOR

Sue Birkenshaw

Sue has worked in the addiction field with the Narconon network for three decades. She has developed and administered drug prevention programs worldwide and worked with numerous drug rehabilitation centers over the years.