First Steps to a Drug-Free Future


To assist the individual to come off drugs as rapidly and comfortably as possible, the Narconon program begins with a drug-free, withdrawal process. One of the major accomplishments of this first step of the program is the ability of the student to eat and sleep properly. This is what a student had to say after a few days he had started the Narconon program:

My appetite has come back. My head is clear enough now that I realized again how crazy some of my past actions were. I submit myself and trust the process. I have also come to terms with Narconon being my new home for a while.

P.S. — Narconon Colorado student

While the Drug-Free Withdrawal is a unique aspect of the Narconon program, the New Life Detoxification as well is a specific procedure which eliminates toxic substances from the body and decreases the physical cravings related to drugs and alcohol. This is what a recent student had to say about the New Life Detoxification.

When I started the New Life Detoxification, I really had no idea what to expect. I just knew that it was going to help. The first few days, I didn’t really feel any different. By the end of the first week, I could feel the drug reactivations. First, it was ecstasy leaving my system. Then, the second week, I could feel the LSD leaving. After that, my headspace became a lot clearer. My emotions were much more prevalent and my memory had begun to come back. My critical thinking was back to normal and I started feeling happy with life again. I haven’t had any cravings or desires to use those substances which brought me here. I have the motivation to keep this train rolling throughout the rest of the program and my life.

P.B. — Narconon Colorado student



After overcoming her own addiction in 2012 Julie went on to become certified as an addiction counselor in order to help others achieve a life of recovery. She worked in the addiction field for 8 years and now uses both her personal and professional experiences with addiction as an influence for her writing.