Narconon Fresh Start
At Narconon Fresh Start, we’ve been saving lives and restoring families since 1966.
Our program is based on a treatment model first established by Narconon, an internationally recognized, non-profit drug rehabilitation program that helps clients free themselves from drug and alcohol dependence and life full, happy and productive lives.
At Narconon Fresh Start, we provide the psychological, emotional and physical support our clients require to end the cycle of addiction. We understand that addiction isn’t a disease, it’s a symptom.
In addition, Narconon Fresh Start sponsors free “drug awareness” workshops to help educate children on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.
One of the things that sets Narconon Fresh Start apart from traditional, disease-based drug and alcohol treatment programs is our success rate. Where other programs fail 90-98 percent of the time, the Narconon program offers our clients a success rate of 76 percent.
First, we help our clients eliminate the residual addictive substances from their bodies through a safe, drug-free detoxification program. At Narconon Fresh Start, we believe that drug-free detoxification is the safest, most effective way to end the cycle of drug and alcohol cravings that inevitably lead to relapse and recurring abuse.
During detoxification, the Narconon Fresh Start staff closely monitors our clients to ensure that the detoxification process is as comfortable as possible. During those first critical weeks, we provide vitamin and mineral therapy to help the body replenish much-needed resources and speed the elimination of residual substances that may lead to relapse.
Once the addict is free of the physical dependency on drugs and alcohol, the Narconon Fresh Start program offers “life therapy” that helps our clients learn to live positive, happy, responsible, drug-free lives.
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