Some individuals erroneously believe that if a substance abuser simply stops using drugs and successfully makes it through the withdrawal period, they can be restored to a healthy life. It is true that a few individuals have been able to stop drug use on their own, but it is also true that these individuals are not entirely immune to a future relapse into drug use – even many years in the future.
There are those who have attended multiple rehabilitation treatment programs, and while they may have maintained sobriety for a few weeks, a few months, or perhaps even a year, they have eventually relapsed. After the expense of treatment programs and the difficult and usually physically painful process of drug withdrawal, one may wonder how an individual could ever consider returning to substance abuse. And the truth is, the individual himself may wonder the very same thing.
Narconon Arrowhead, a drug rehabilitation facility in southern Oklahoma, recently released a book titled “The Truth About Becoming Addicted”. The book details the very nature of addiction, how it begins and how it grows. One of the important facts about addiction is how residual drug toxins remain in the body for years – even after use of the drug has stopped.
Drug toxins are stored in metabolites that accumulate in the fatty tissues of the body. Later moments of stress or even physical activity can cause the toxins to be released back into the bloodstream, which causes the individual to experience cravings for more of the drug. Because of this, unless the residual toxins are fully eliminated from the body, the individual is susceptible to relapse. “The Truth About Becoming Addicted” outlines the exact steps an individual must take in order to fully resolve their addiction, which includes a program to eliminate the residual drug toxins in their body.
Narconon Arrowhead’s Drug Rehabilitation Program
In 1966, heroin-addicted prison inmate William Benitez read a book by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Benitez found in the book the tools he needed to address and resolve his own drug addiction, and with the help of prison officials he started the first Narconon program in his prison.
The Narconon program is a holistic drug rehabilitation program that helps the individual aggressively address and resolve all of the causes and effects of drug use so that they can go on to lead healthy, productive lives. It is based on the drug rehabilitation research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, and is in use in over one hundred centers worldwide.
The Narconon program is unique in that it does not use any sort of substitute medications to help an individual stop drug use. Drug withdrawal is made as comfortable as possible with vitamins and physical assists, overseen and delivered by trained and experienced staff. Program participants also participate in a sauna detox program in order to eliminate residual drug toxins from their body, and take extensive life skills courses so that they can better address situations in their lives without turning to drugs.
Narconon Arrowhead is the largest Narconon facility in the world, and one of the largest drug rehabilitation facilities in Oklahoma. It is located on the hills overlooking Lake Eufaula, providing a beautiful environment for program participants to recover in.
Narconon Arrowhead understands that the sauna detoxification program is vital to the success of its rehabilitation program because it thoroughly addresses and resolves the issue of residual drug toxins. For more information about this program or to request a free copy of “The Truth About Becoming Addicted”, see our news release on this topic and the accompanying graphic.