Our Successful and Modern Approach to Drug Rehabilitation
We deliver a drug rehabilitation program that is unlike any other. Traditional programs typically include the disease model where addiction is considered an incurable disease that simply must be managed. In order to treat, or “manage” the addiction, many rehabs utilize the 12-Step model of addiction treatment. While this model of treatment has been around for a long time, addiction is still rampant in society despite this treatment model. Unfortunatley, in the 21st century, often “Success” is simply limited to taking less of the drug or replacing the street drug with a medication prescribed by a doctor in order to manage the addiction.
We don’t believe in that and take an entirely different approach to treatment. We believe that someone can overcome addiction and put it in their past forever, instead of subscribing to the idea that “once an addict, always an addict”. We achieve high success because we don’t simply treat the symptoms of addiction, but address the ROOT causes of a person’s behavior and why they chose to turn to drugs in the first place.
Our graduates achieve stability from self-confidence coming not from drugs, but from renewed purpose in life. They very often have no urge to relapse and no need to be put on any other medication in order to make them stable. Our graduates are brought back to life with a new sense of self-control and the ability to achieve their own goals in life without drugs.
For millions of individuals personally caught up in the trap of drug addiction or alcoholism, and the many others who are also directly or indirectly affected, our drug and alcohol rehab centers provide a real and workable route back to the full freedom from drug addiction.
A Holistic Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Program
The program is packaged in a series of standardized steps which are done in an exact sequence. From the initial detox program to the final completion involves a lot of work. Our program utilizes vitamin and mineral therapy, nutrition and a dry sauna in a process that removes the residual drugs lodged in the body greatly decreasing the chance of relapse. Our Social-Education model helps the client to deal with his or her issues directly through exercises in communication, and by teaching life skills and triggers to relapse so that these can be avoided. The program also addresses and handles the reason why the individual started using drugs in the first place and gives them the knowledge and certainty they need to lead a long and happy, drug-free life, without the need of medication to manage an addiction.
Another critical element of this program is that the detoxification approach does not use any drugs. Too often, another drug rehab may attempt to “cure” the addict from one addiction only to give them another. The goal of our program is very simple: to afford the graduate a long term, drug free life of hope and promise. This is simply the one thing that we are all granted in life and exactly what drugs denied the addict.
The Program is divided into various phases which will be explained in detail below:
Certain drugs such as heroin and alcohol cannot normally be discontinued without considerable physical discomfort. We ensure every client is seen by a doctor or physician’s assistant within the first day of arrival. Providing it is medically safe, we will begin the holistic withdrawal program which utilizes an unprecedented vitamin and mineral protocol along with nutrition to drastically minimize any discomforts while coming off the drug. We provide a safe, 24-hour care with staff during the withdrawal portion of the program.
During this step of the program, the individual is put through a carefully designed withdrawal program that enables him to come off drugs without experiencing the usual agonizing withdrawal symptoms. Drugs and alcohol deplete the body of vitamins and minerals. We use specific nutrition to help the body to rebuild itself. The individual undergoing withdrawal is under the careful supervision of a Withdrawal Specialist 24 hours a day, until the physical and mental discomfort is no longer present. (More on Withdrawal.)
“Even though its only been 5 days, I’m OK and with no dope! The withdrawal process was remarkably mild. I have never successfully come off drugs before. I could not deal with the withdrawal, the depression, and the long pain. That’s why I was on methadone for so long. Now I am clean and looking forward to the rest of the program. Thanks!” -JP
The Communication Course
Often an addict has a very difficult time with communication. In fact, often an addict is uncomfortable in their own skin. They are so anxious and wound-up that a simple conversation can turn into a huge argument that only causes more stress on both the addict and their loved ones. This course is all about rehabilitating the ability to be comfortable with oneself through self-control and to talk effectively with other people. It involves drills and other practical actions that help to improve the ability to confront situations in life through communication. There are eight specific exercises in this course that specifically deal with the many different aspects of communication. This approach helps students to develop focus, making a person capable of confronting and easily resolving their problems with others.
“This course was amazing! I was at the tail end of withdrawing from heroin and was feeling sick and aching. I started doing the 2nd drill, which deals with confronting another person. After a while, all the sickness and aches disappeared. I realized at the end that most of my drug use was due to my inability to confront people and situations. At that moment, I understood that I could live without drugs, something I didn’t think was possible before doing this course.” -GS
The New Life Detoxification Program
This process produces spectacular results by removing the root causes of future physical drug restimulation. Research has established that many types of drugs, such as cocaine, heroin, pharmaceutical drugs, amphetamines (crank, crystal, meth, etc.) alcohol and medicinal drugs such as narcotic painkillers, tranquilizers and sleeping pills, can remain in the body for years. Aside from these substances, toxins such as pesticides from food, exposure to chemicals in the environment and even radiation from the sun can also build up in the body, making one feel sick and toxic, even when not on drugs. The drug residues can become stored in the fatty tissues and upon exertion or stress, these stored residues can be released into the bloodstream. Even though the amount it too small to “get high” it still can trigger the addict to have a subconscious desire go and get more drugs. This factor of drugs stored in the body make it difficult, if not impossible, for the addict or alcoholic to remain drug-free.
Our program utilizes an exact regimen of supervised exercise, sweating in a dry sauna, and a combination with plenty of fluids and nutritional supplements in order to reduce the drug residuals in the body. These residues, if not removed, can trigger future drug cravings and depression. A vital step in the successful rehabilitation of substance abuse is flushing out these accumulated residues so that the addict no longer experiences any adverse effects from the drugs he has taken. The results of this process can be spectacular. In many cases, completion of this portion of the program results in greatly reduced cravings for drugs, or the complete elimination of these cravings entirely. Mental alertness and clarity of thinking improve while drug-induced depression often vanishes.
“For the past decade, I have studied the results obtained with the New Life Detoxification method. While this detoxification method can be strenuous at times, it is easily and safely accomplished under the supervision of trained personnel. People with histories of moderate to extremely heavy substance abuse show a marked improvement in alertness, clarity of thought and general health by undergoing this treatment. Most report a substantial reduction in their craving for drugs or alcohol. Published scientific studies of the technique have shown it successful in reducing the variety of toxins and contaminants in the body tissues. I highly recommend its continuing use as an effective tool in the treatment of addictions.” -Kathleen Kerr, M.D
(For More Information about the sauna see Sauna Detoxification Program)
Phase II of the program includes effective therapies to restore abilities to focus on real goals and to return self-control to the addict. It helps a person snap out of traumatic events in which he may be stuck, and increases his ability to deal with the realities of life.
Learning Improvement Course
This course provides the client (now called a student) with the ability to study and retain knowledge along with the ability to recognize and overcome obstructions in the study and learning process. The student learns data on three common barriers to study. He/she learns how to “clear” a word in a dictionary so that it is fully understood, how to do realistic demonstrations of concepts, and how to spot and handle any gradient difficulties in his/her study. The Learning Improvement Course literally teaches the student how to incorporate the rest of the program into daily living for the rest of his/her life. (More on Learning Improvement)
“Even after years of college, I never realized how inadequate my learning skills really were. This course illustrated to me that I still had a lot to learn about learning. I just wish I had had these skills before I went to school, because I would have gotten much more out of it.” -CY
The Communication and Perceptions Course
Addicts use drugs to change the way they feel – their perception of reality. Drugs can and do numb the addict and provide him with a false escape from unwanted feelings and sensations. When not on drugs, addicts typically try to ignore or alter their feelings. The problem with drugs is that when they wear off, the addict becomes introverted and feels worse than before. Past experiences and upsets can stick with him, making it difficult for him to deal with reality. This course utilizes exact procedures, which focus the student’s attention onto the present, as opposed to being stuck in past experiences. It improves the student’s perception of his environment, and gets the student into better communication with others. This course improves one’s ability to better control his life and his/her environment instead of being affected by it. (More on Communication and Perception)
“Before I came to treatment, I didn’t have an objective viewpoint on anything. Drugs had clouded my ability to see things as they really were. All I saw when I looked at someone, even my own family, was someone I could get money from for drugs. The Communication and Perception course pulled me out of past bad experiences that were affecting my thinking and behavior. My past is a chapter that is now closed, and for the first time in 25 years I.m free to be and do what I choose. -LD
Phase III rehabilitates the addict’s sense of self-esteem. It is a cleansing experience that set him/her free from the chains forged by past misdeeds. After completing this phase of the program, the student has a restored sense of self-worth and will find it much easier to confront problems in life by knowing how to handle them effectively.
Ups and Downs in Life Course
Addicts and alcoholics are often especially vulnerable to negative influences in their lives. In this course,students learn the characteristics of social and anti-social personalities in order to evaluate objectively and choose those people in their lives who need to be avoided. A course that enables the evaluation of these behavioral, constructive and destructive characteristics, along with the appropriate methods to handling them is a major part of being able to remain stable and off drugs. (More on Ups and Downs in Life)
“I’ve never been really good at picking the right type of friend. I always seem to get mixed up with people who were bad for me and regretted it later. This course has taught me how to stay out of situations that would lead me back to drugs.” -PL
Personal Values and Integrity Course
This course restores to the client his basic sense of right and wrong and the ability to live honestly again. Values and purposes are recovered and strengthened. Students often experience a strong feeling of relief, and a new found feeling of freedom and self-respect because of this course.
One of the first things addicts and alcoholics sacrifice in getting and using their particular drug is their own sense of personal integrity. The life-style that goes along with addiction is one that almost always involves lying to friends or family, and almost as often involves the commission of illegal acts. After a time, it can seem as if the addict never knew any other way to live. The restoration of personal integrity is not a moral issue, it is a matter of survival. It is a fact that until one can confront and be honest about ones past, a person will be haunted by it. Until these types of misdeeds are dealt with, the addict will continue to be plagued with guilt.
There is even such a thing as a “drug personality”.
It is artificial, and created by drugs and alcohol. Choosing the wrong friends and acquaintances can become something that is destructive and difficult to handle. Drugs and alcohol apparently change the attitude of a person from his original personality to one secretly harboring hostilities and hatred he/she does not permit to show on the surface. An entire section of the Personal Values and Integrity Course has been developed to handle just this. How to choose and live with the type of people best suited for long-term survival. How to develop and maintain these relationships, nurturing them to produce what truly is needed and wanted by the recovering addict.
“All through my life I never really liked or felt comfortable with other people. I was pretty sarcastic and had few close friends. I always felt that I was treated unfairly and that my drug use was justified because there wasn’t much in life worth experiencing. Well, I was wrong. This course made me realize how my own dishonesty made me withdraw from those I loved and made it impossible for me to truly care about anyone else. It was hard, but I cannot imagine anything more valuable than feeling like a human being again.” -LL
The Changing Conditions in Life Course
Making tough decisions about life can be difficult for anyone, but the inability to make these decisions can be deadly for addicts. This course gives the student the exact formulas to use to evaluate objectively and improve conditions having to do with himself, his family, the groups he belongs to, and other areas of life. He learns that any condition can be changed for the better as long as it is correctly addressed. On this course, the student takes specific actions to repair past and present conditions in his life, and is given the tools with which he can continue to improve conditions and situations in the future.
“I have always had difficulty in dealing with real-life situations because I became confused about what was the .right. thing to do. How to deal with family, girlfriends, bosses, etc. This course taught me specific ways about how to decide on a course of action for any situation. I am certain that I can now make the right decisions, now matter what. something I was never able to do in the past!” -ST
The Way to Happiness Course
It would be nice to be given a How to Live Life instruction manual when we are born, but for most of us, we simply feel our way through by trial and error. Ignorance about or failure to abide by the common moral precepts of our society can lie at the root of many of the addict’s life problems. This course introduces the student to a common sense moral code that he can use in living a new drug and alcohol-free life.
“I’ve never seen a program like this. It’s amazing… The book “Way to Happiness” made me feel alive, as if I want to help others, and be a good person. Since doing this program I realize that alcohol is a thing of the past. I will never use again. To live and not be happy is NOT living! Thanks!.” -GL
This review phase is designed to confirm that maximum gains were achieved at each step of the program.
Final Program Review
This is comprised of two essential components tailored to meet the needs of each student.
1. A comprehensive review to ensure the student has thoroughly completed all phases of the program.
2. Additional course work is assigned based on specific student needs to prepare the student to deal with life situations after graduation from the program. This includes such issues as marriage, the parenting of children, problems of work, how to resolve conflicts, basic information on money management, and other life issues.
It is the complete incorporation of the program steps listed above which produce a drug-free, productive and ethical individual. Although each action of the program produces significant gains, it is the combined effect of all these steps collectively which result in full and permanent recovery. Forty Five years have shown this true. We can proudly claim and has demonstrated with thousands of case histories that addiction can be ended.
A comprehensive long term drug rehab follow-up program is designed and implemented to assist the student through the first year of recovery. This is accomplished through regular contact with the student and family members. Our counselors assess student stability and progress after his discharge from the program. The student may be required to return should he/she face life situations that may threaten his sobriety. The student will receive special assistance in addressing these life issues so he or she may maintain a drug and alcohol-free life.
Everything in detail is handled on a case by case basis to establish confidentially a comfortable entry into the treatment process of drug and/or alcohol addiction. The entire program takes between 3-5 months to complete. The difference in time depends on each individual and what is required for them.
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