Effective Drug Detoxification

Effective Drug Detoxification - A Missing Ingredient in Most Drug Rehabs

Cravings, guilt and depression make up the harness that keeps an addict in the downward spiral of drug addiction and effective drug detoxification will help. In almost all cases these symptoms are generated after a long term of substance abuse. In the history of drug and alcohol rehabilitation it has always been known that the addict must first undergo a drug detoxification procedure, as the drug cravings are the first barrier to a successful recovery.

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, to "detoxify" means: "to free (as a drug user or an alcoholic) from an intoxicating or an addictive substance in the body or from dependence on or addiction to such a substance."

Often this procedure means to ensure that the individual is no longer under the immediate affect of the substance or substances. This is rational thought, but it has been discovered through extensive research that simply "drying out" is not a thorough detoxification and that the drug residues that store primarily in body fat continue to impede the full rehabilitation process.

These residues are called drug metabolites and get released back into the blood stream and cause intense drug cravings. This is one of the primary causes of relapse. So how, if a person is no longer taking the drug, do you get rid of the metabolites?

One of the most effective means of ridding the body of drug metabolites has proven to be the use of aerobic exercise combined with a nutritional program that utilizes Vitamin B3 (niacin) and extended periods of sweating in a dry-heat sauna. This drug detoxification method was researched and developed by L. Ron Hubbard in 1978 and has helped increase the rate of addiction recovery by eliminating the physical triggers that create drug cravings. It is this process, called the New Life Detoxification Program, that is utilized at the NarcononĀ® drug rehabilitation and education program. This program is thoroughly explained in a book written by Mr. Hubbard called Clear Body, Clear Mind, which recently hit the New York Times Best Seller List in its category.
Eric was a heroin addict from Michigan that underwent this rehabilitation program and in his words, "The program changed my life forever. The mental and physical cravings that are associated with recovery from heroin addiction are GONE. I am no longer trapped in the dwindling spiral of addiction."

Addressing the biophysical aspects of addiction in an effective manner is one thing that puts the Narconon program at the top, achieving a success rate of approximately 70% for people who graduate the program, while the national average is well below 30%. "There are many other good programs out there," comments Luke Catton, a supervisor of Narconon Arrowhead in Canadian, OK, "but if you don't reduce or eliminate the physical cravings for drugs through an effective drug detoxification program, it is often too difficult to overcome."