5 Things Parents Should Know About Narconon Drug Treatment

As a parent, you may have lots of questions about drug treatment programs.  Here is a list of important questions:
•    How do drug treatment centers  work
•    Will my child have to stay there
•    Do they use medication to get my child off drugs
•    What is the facility like
•    How experienced is the staff
•    Will I be involved in the treatment process
•    And of course a ton more.  

After looking in to and researching a couple different programs, I found one that stood out to me. Here are 5 things that I think you should know about Narconon’s drug addiction treatment program.
Narconon Arrowhead is Not a 12 Step Program

What is Narconon Arrowhead

Narconon is not a 12-step program. It is an in-house treatment facility, where the students voluntarily enroll. Your child will go thru the program (a series of courses and books) at his or her own pace, taking anywhere between 3 to 6 months. They will learn how to get off drugs and to stay off drugs, and become a productive member of your family and society as a whole.  Your child will figure out how to be true to themselves and not to worry about what people around them are doing or saying.

Narconon Arrowhead is a Non-Medical Treatment Facility  

What this means is that they do not give your child drugs to get them off the drug or drugs that they are currently using. Narconon uses vitamins, minerals, oils and cognitive therapy to help your child break thru their addiction.  In addition to your child going thru the sauna program, where he or she will sweat the drugs out of their bodies, they will work thru a series of books. They will be given plenty of water to help with the sauna process, keeping them hydrated and helping flush the toxins out of their system.  The books will help them learn how to confront and concur what life brings their way.   This part of the program will help your child gain a clear mind and body.

Counselors That Work at Narconon

Narconon Arrowhead has some highly trained counselors  Licensed Alcohol Dependency Counselors (L.A.D.C.), Bachelors in Addiction Counselors (BAC), and Masters in Addiction Counselors.  The staff members are some of the most understanding, outgoing, and caring people.  Not only will they be helpful to your child, they understand how he or she feels and what they are experiencing mentally and physically.  Most of the staff members went thru the program at some point for their drug or alcohol addiction, and now are working to help others.  The Narconon Arrowhead facility is located in a remote area of south east Oklahoma, on Lake Eufaula.   The facility is surrounded by Arrowhead state park, 200+ breath taking acres; it is very secluded and secure. The quietness of the facility and the patience of the staff will give you child time to heal and kick his or her addiction.

Family Involvement & the Treatment Process at Narconon Arrowhead

With the treatment program at Narconon Arrowhead you will be kept informed. Once a week a family consoler will call and update you with current information and progress tracking on your child’s addiction treatment program. You will able to leave a message at anytime for your child to get back in touch with you. After your child completes the withdrawal portion of his or her program, you will be allowed to visit them on campus. As they move forward in the program and complete the sauna they will be allowed to leave campus on a day pass with you and family members. You and your child’s family will play a vital role in how well they do in the Narconon program

Payment Options for Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehab

Narconon Arrowhead is a privately owned rehabilitation treatment facility, and is not funded by government money. This means that your tax dollars are not funding the Narconon program. Yes, payment has to be made for the treatment that your child receives, but they have various payment options and most insurance is accepted, make the program affordable for everyone.  

As with most programs that you will research, you will come across information that you do not like and will cause you to have more questions.  I think after you weigh the pros and cons of the Narconon Arrowhead Rehabilitations program with the other program that you are looking in to you will see that it is the one for you, your child, and your child’s family.

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