Gaffey Road, California (PressExposure) September 30, 2009 -- The Narconon program helps clients to deal with their addiction issues and move toward recovery. Rather than offering a 30-day stay in its residential facility Narconon Vistabay [http://www.calnarconon.org/narconon_success.html] clients stay for between three and five months at a time. Clients who need more time in treatment can take it.
By offering its clients more time in its treatment facility, they can get down to the heart of the matter when it comes to their addiction. Unlike 30-day programs that only deal with part of the problem, a Narconon Vista bay client has the coping strategies they need to move forward with their lives with a lower risk of relapse.
The first stage of the process is for the client to go through a drug-free detox stage. At this point they are supervised and provided with support on a 24-hour basis. Clients are given nutritious food, along with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Supportive therapies are provided to ease the pain and discomfort that accompanies drug withdrawal. Symptoms can be physical or emotional in nature, and the program is designed to address both scenarios. Even those people who are trying to break free from heroin and other more difficult drugs can be kept comfortable during this process when they check into a Narconon Vistabay facility.
Narconon's program can effectively treat addictions to alcohol or drugs. The organization has experience treating people who have been using heroin, crack, methamphetamine and cocaine. sTheir approach to treatment is to avoid trading one form of addiction for another. For that reason, no drugs are used during a client's stay at Narconon Vista bay.
People who are in treatment at a Narconon facility are not treated like hospital patients. They are given a certain level of freedom to pursue their hobbies during free time at the program. Clients are allowed to bring their own music, books, movies and musical instruments to use during their stay, as well as get access to the Internet. The staff supervises regular outings to go shopping, and clients are able to use the facility's swimming pool and weight room during their stay. Satellite television is available in a lounge area.
Narconon's flexible program lets its clients take the time they need to work on getting free from the effects of drugs and/or alcohol and then deal with the addiction. Staffed by people who are recovering addicts themselves, this program has an impressive track record of helping addicts improve their lives.