Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment
In the United States alone, there are more than 10,000 drug rehabilitation centers. Across the world, there are many thousands more. The techniques of addiction treatment used at these centers vary greatly in different countries. In some countries like Russia, they follow the principles of psychiatry and are likely to involve medications such as barbiturates. In European countries and the US, many addiction treatment programs involve the use of substitute medications such as methadone or buprenorphine or the person going through drug addiction treatment may be prescribed a drug for a secondary condition such as depression or anxiety. He or she may then be given a sedating drug like Prozac or an anti-anxiety drug like a benzodiazepine.
Eliminating the Need for Substitute Drugs
But around the world, there are Narconon holistic addiction treatment programs that provide recovery from addiction without the substitute drugs or the secondary diagnoses. Staff at Narconon centers know that addiction recovery without replacing one drug for another is possible. It is possible to build health and sobriety and instill new, drug-free life skills that enable a person to rise above the addiction problems of the past.
A holistic drug addiction treatment program should offer recovery without resorting substitute drugs. The Narconon program does just that. A person needing medication for a physical condition would, of course, continue that medication on the advice of his physician, and we also work with medical detox services where it is medically necessary that a person be stepped down from their current level of drug use—as is often the case with benzodiazepines and alcohol. The goal is to safely help the person with the steps they need to take to live a truly drug-free life.
Holistic Approach that Addresses All Aspects of Addiction
The Narconon program addresses the whole person, the problems that started the drug use and the damage that resulted from it. Experience has shown that this is the only way to ensure a well-rounded recovery that supports lasting sobriety.
Thorough Detoxification Alleviates the Effects of Past Drug Use
Residual drugs remain lodged in the fatty tissues of the body long after drug use has ceased. They have been known to be involved in the triggering of drug cravings for years after someone has come off drugs. The Narconon New Life Detoxification flushes these residual toxins from the body using a unique combination of time in a low heat sauna, moderate exercise, and nutritional supplements. Cleaning the body of these poisonous residues provides clearer thinking and a cleaner, refreshed body.
Life Skills Provide Tools to Handle Life’s Challenges
When a person goes back into life after completing drug rehab, he or she needs to know how to make drug-free decisions, especially in challenging situations. Like if he runs into his old drug dealer who is eager to recover a former customer. Or if she encounters her old friends who still use drugs. These are temptations that can be very difficult to deal with unless the person learns the specific life skills that would be needed in these situations. These skills and many others are part of the life skills curriculum of the Narconon program.
But that is not the whole of the program. A major component of the Narconon drug recovery program is the use of specific and innovative communication techniques to restore the brightness and enjoyment of life. This component forms a substantial part of the recovery from the dullness and apathy that accompanies addiction.
The smart choice for addiction recovery is a holistic drug rehab program. The program at Narconon has shown its workability five decades of use. Around the world, commendations and accolades from governments and humanitarian organizations have accompanied the tens of thousands of people who have been returned to productive, enjoyable lives. This recovery is available to you or to someone you love who needs help with addiction. To get started on this road to recovery, contact Narconon today.