Parts of the Narconon Program - Why Narconon Specializes in Methamphetamine Treatment
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What is Methamphetamine?
Methamphetamine is a stimulant belonging to the class of drugs known as amphetamines. Methamphetamine is produced in homemade laboratories using a potent combination of household cleaners, battery acid, and ephedrine.
Because of this cocktail of potent chemicals a user can never know the purity of what they are putting into their body.
Methamphetamine is a very potent and highly addictive drug. As with any form of stimulant tolerance builds very quickly with methamphetamine abuse. Studies have shown methamphetamine use closely related to suicidal thoughts, depression, forms of heart disease, psychosis, anxiety, as well as violent behavior. The psychological effects associated with methamphetamine include but are not limited to alertness, concentration, self-confidence, euphoria, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, anxiety, irritability, psychosis, paranoia, obsessive behaviors, and aggressiveness.
Withdrawal from Methamphetamine
With the intense high from methamphetamine comes a deep dark low. This low point includes depression, thoughts of suicide, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, headaches, lucid dreams, and increased appetite. The majority of these symptoms only last for a few days depending on how heavy it was abused. While some of the symptoms can continue for months following the last use of methamphetamine. A few physical side-effects of methamphetamine include dilated pupils, restlessness, dry mouth, hypertension, twitching, insomnia, tremors, heart attack, stroke, severe acne, anorexia, and possible death.
How the Narconon Program Handles Methamphetamine Addiction
Drug Free Withdrawal Phase
Narconon takes a completely drug free approach with addiction treatment. At no point is a resident given any kind of mind altering medication. While in the drug free withdrawal phase our students are put through a specifically designed program enabling the student to come off methamphetamine without experiencing the usual agony of Methamphetamine withdrawal. The student in the withdrawal phase will be assisted by our trained withdrawal specialist 24 hours per day using gentle orientations, massage techniques, and a carefully monitored vitamin and mineral regimen.
Every student is assisted to fully withdrawal from methamphetamine safely and comfortably.
The Therapeutic Training Routines Course
The Therapeutic Training Routines Course consists of a series of drills, and communication exercises that are done in a classroom type setting. In this part of the program the student will learn a series of specific communication exercise that are drilled with another student, always supervised by a trained Narconon counselor. The ultimate goal of these drills is an increased ability to control his or her attention span and focus without being totally consumed by issues, and past problems.
New Life Detoxification Program
Anytime a person puts any kind of substance into their system, especially Methamphetamine the body processes and stores the metabolites. Once methamphetamine enters the users system the body converts the methamphetamine into protein based molecules. A small amount of the molecules exit the body through sweat and urine. The remaining molecules can be absorbed into the fatty tissue of the body. These methamphetamine molecules that are stored in the fat tissue can be released when the user’s heart rate is increased. Weather they get into an argument, are playing sports, running, get a pocket full of money, or are having sex. All of these activities can release metabolites back into the user’s blood stream causing physical cravings.
The New Life Detoxification specifically addresses the physical aspects and cravings of the methamphetamine addiction. This program consists of a regimen of light exercise, sweating in a dry heat sauna, and a regimen of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and niacin. The New Life Detoxification is specifically designed assist the methamphetamine user’s body in eliminating, and breaking down the stored methamphetamine metabolites. A normal day consists of 5 hours in and out of the sauna, which on average takes a person about 4 weeks to complete. The length differs from person to person, which depends on body weight, drug history, age, and medical factors.
Learning Improvement Course
Over time methamphetamine abuse tends to mentally impair or dull the ability to study, comprehend, and duplicate information. The majority of users give up on learning when they start abusing methamphetamine. The Learning Improvement Course is specifically designed to remedy these problems and issues. This course takes place in a classroom atmosphere with trained counselors assisting the students. The key principles that the student learns can be applied to the remainder of their lives.
Communication and Perception Course
Methamphetamine abuse impairs the user’s ability to focus on the goals and objectives that they set. Another negative side-effect of methamphetamine abuse is the loss of communication skills, which are vital when it comes to problem solving. In order to achieve goals one must have focus, good communication skills, and the ability to identify and solve specific problems and issues.
With a heighted awareness a student’s life as well as his environment becomes renewed. He or she has the ability to focus, and stay in constant communication with themselves, and those around them.
Ups and Downs in Life Course
When an individual develops an addiction they have a tendency to develop some anti-social behaviors. The majority of people are good people, with a good heart, but the misconduct associated with methamphetamine addiction usually causes them to drift away. Over time the addict will pull away and disconnect from the good people involved in their lives.
The Ups and Downs in Life Course teaches an individual how to safely identify the social and anti-social personalities. With this regained ability they are able to know who is there to help them, and who is there to harm them.
Personal Values and Integrity Course
With an addictive lifestyle comes unethical behavior, and repeated misconduct. An addict gets into a vicious repeated circle and gets down on themselves. The Personal Values and Integrity Course gives a methamphetamine addict the opportunity to clear their conscious, and leave their transgressions in the past and move forward with their lives.
Changing Conditions in Life Course
The Conditions in Life Course focuses on repairing the damage caused by previous misdeeds, and gives them the ability to confront the problems and move forward with their new and improved life. At this stage in the program student’s will have had some tremendous wins and gains, and are almost ready to go back out in the world and be successful productive members of society once again.
The Way to Happiness Course
The Way to Happiness Course covers 21 precepts involving the moral code of conduct, and helps them develop a plan to live an ethical lifestyle and make the right choices once out of the Narconon Program.
Overall the Narconon program is a real solution to meth addiction. Call 1-800-468-6933 for more information on Narconon or methamphetamine treatment.