Restoring Sober Lives in Texas through Drug Rehabilitation

A barn in peaceful Texas countryside.

In the fifty-year history of Narconon as a drug and alcohol rehab program, many people from Texas have found lasting recovery by completing this program. For Texans, there are three nearby choices available. For those looking for drug rehab in South Texas, just a few miles from McAllen in a calm, peaceful setting is Narconon South Texas. Surrounded by farmland and a winding river, this has been the choice of many people who wanted to be done with lives of addiction.

Then when you drive north from Dallas and cross into Oklahoma, there’s another Narconon center that serves Texas, Kansas and Arkansas as well as its own Oklahoma neighbors. A half-hour north of McAlester, Narconon Arrowhead has been turning addicted lives around for more than twenty years.

And just outside of Baton Rouge, Narconon Louisiana New Life Retreat offers the same program, easily accessible to anyone in the South.

Across the rolling hills and vast ranch land of Texas, there are so many people who need the help of a drug rehabilitation program. Drugs that once seemed restricted to the inner cities have long since invaded our suburban and rural areas. Individuals who never thought they would be addicted to anything became trapped in a web of painkiller abuse with drugs initially provided by their doctors. Perhaps there was a habit of binge drinking that took over a person’s life. And for many years, there have been those willing to manufacture methamphetamine or sell products coming across the border and they trapped even more.

Whatever the cause, the end of addiction is an effective drug rehabilitation program. In all three locations, the Narconon program addresses the fundamental problems that cause an individual to lose his (or her) way.

Fifty-Year History Testifies to Effectiveness of Narconon Drug Rehab Program

The Narconon drug rehab program began helping people break free from addiction more than five decades ago. Since then, the network of Narconon centers has grown to dozens of locations on six continents. In cities as diverse as Moscow, Melbourne, Kathmandu and Madrid, the addicted reclaim their sober lives.

Tens of thousands of people have graduated from this program. We’ve discovered that it takes longer than the 30-days of short-term programs to take control of your life back from drugs or alcohol. That’s why the Narconon program has no set time limit. An individual graduates the program when he (or she) is ready to use the abilities he gains on this program.

How Does Narconon Address Addiction?

From the very first moment, the Narconon program is designed to eliminate the burden imposed by drug or alcohol abuse and bring back a person’s own personality and ability to enjoy a productive, sober life.

It starts with a drug-free and well-supported withdrawal. As soon as a person reaches the Withdrawal Unit of a Narconon center, he receives nutritional support that helps calm the aches, pains and stress of coming off drugs or alcohol. Staff work with him every waking hour to alleviate anxiety or upset. It’s natural to be concerned about both the past and the future when one starts rehab and Narconon staff know how to keep a person focused on the positive.

When a person has begun to eat and sleep normally and has completed withdrawal, he’s ready to begin rehab in earnest. The Narconon program will continue to be drugless, all the way to the end.

The first step of this innovative, alternative rehab is a deep detoxification action that reaches all the way into fatty tissues where drug residues have lodged. These residues have been shown to be associated with cravings, cloudy, slow thinking and a negative outlook. Over the next few weeks, each person on the Narconon program spends time in a dry-heat sauna, adheres to a strict regimen of nutritional supplements and exercises moderately to get the blood flowing. This combination enables the body to flush out these drug residues, leaving behind a fresh new outlook. Many people talk about the way this detox reduces or even eliminates their cravings for drugs or alcohol.

This mental and physical change prepares a person to start taking back control of his life. From here, he will go through a series of unique exercises that help him start living much more fully in the present. As he does so, the past with all its trauma and pain begins to fade away. He gains control of his actions, decisions and even thoughts. No longer does it seem like drugs are making the decisions.

A Focus on Life Skills

Before going home, it’s vital for each person to learn how to manage that new sober life so it lasts. He first learns how to determine if a person will be someone who supports his success and his sobriety. He studies how to identify an antisocial person and keep himself safe from harm. At the same time, he learns the characteristics of a social person who deserves to be supported. Since an inability to distinguish these types of people contributed to his using drugs in the first place, this is an essential life skill.

Next, he learns how he lost his own personal integrity and self-respect. Better still, he learns how to regain it. This life skills course also teaches the procedure a person can use to recover that self-respect. As he overcomes his guilt over the harm done to self and others, he can love himself again. A lasting sober life finally comes within his reach.

Mother and son enjoy each other’s company.

The final life skill to be acquired is the ability to change conditions in his life. When he returns home, he will be faced with damaged relationships and lost trust. He needs to know how to improve these situations. As he gains this skill in his final course of study, he also learns how to deal with upsets and problems that might come up in the future. If he lacked this skill, these problems might drive him back to substance abuse. When he uses the skills he learns on this program, upsets can be calmed, problems can be overcome and sobriety can be maintained.

Before going home, each person applies this learning to develop a guide for re-entry into their lives. With guidance, the areas that need improvement are identified and prioritized into a written plan. Follow-up phone calls by Narconon staff help keep this graduate on the path of lasting and even lifetime sobriety.

The Drug Threat in Texas

The shining skyline of Dallas hides the reality of drug abuse and addiction.

Unfortunately for the good people of Texas, they are subjected to a heavy burden of drug trafficking. Along the border, illicit products may come through the El Paso border crossing or across the border in remote regions of the state. Other drugs may be manufactured in illicit labs or grown on either side of the border, as marijuana is.

The quantity of both of cocaine and methamphetamine on the Texas market declined a few years ago but that has changed. There’s more of both being seized and the meth is a new kind that is far more potent than the “one-pot” batches of several years ago.

It’s not only Texans who suffer from the presence of drugs in the state. From El Paso, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Brownsville, drugs travel by interstate to every corner of the U.S.

While it can seem near impossible to stop the flow of drugs through Texas, it is possible to help an individual who’s struggling with addiction. What is required is an addiction rehab program that helps a person repair the damage done by drugs or alcohol and then builds the sober living skills needed to prevent relapse.

The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program has helped tens of thousands of individuals establish new sober lives for themselves, even after years or even decades of addiction. We can help you or someone you care about, too.

Call us today to learn more about this program and how quickly your loved one can arrive at our doors for this unique, drug rehab program. Call 1-800-775-8750 now.

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