The Narconon program in Michigan treats many different type of addictions including:
- Prescription Pills – opiate pain meds, benzodiazepines and prescription stimulants.
- Methadone, Suboxone, Subutex and other replacement drugs.
- Cocaine and crack cocaine.
- Synthetic Drugs
- Club Drugs
Each individual is evaluated and based on their specific needs and is approved for the program on a case-by-case basis. Those on heavy prescriptions or replacement drugs are placed in medical detox as adjudicated by a doctor and based on individual risk of withdrawal.
Handling Addiction at Narconon Freedom Center
The Narconon Freedom center program is a 100% drug free rehabilitation program. The steps of the program include:
- Drug Free Withdrawal – trained staff and a very specific natural regimen help to ease the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms one has when coming off of drugs. Vitamins are used as well as ‘Assists’ which are body communication drills.
- Communication Course – this is the first course done on the Narconon program to help clients get ready for their entire treatment process, thus raising their abilities to confront, use good control and communicate.
- New Life Detoxification Program – Unlike any other program of its kind, the New Life Detoxification Program is a safe and effective ‘sweat out’ program where one uses a dry heat sauna to help remove toxins from the body. This process has proven results in drastically reducing physical drug cravings.
- Learning How to Learn Course – This gives clients the ability to retain and apply information and is key in helping them as they embark on the later steps of the Narconon program.
- Communication & Perception Course – As an additional step related to the Therapeutic Training Routines Course, the Communication & Perception Course helps to additionally raise communication, improve control and confront. It also allows users to do drills called ‘Objective Exercises’ to help get them into present time and get their mind off of past drug using experiences. By doing this clients become happier and more able to face the future, drug free.
- Ups & Downs in Life Course – Part of resolving addiction is looking at the associates of those who have been using drugs. This course allows one to see all of those who are connected to him and determine who is helping him or her to survive and who is enabling or causing him or her to fail. There is also key information on the cause for illnesses and accidents that will allow for lifelong change and stability.
- Personal Values & Integrity Course – The course helps to restore the integrity of the individual by allowing him to take responsibility for past transgressions.
- Changing Conditions in Life Course – The Changing Conditions course helps one to understand that at any given time he or she is in a condition in life. It provides valuable information on how to improve one’s condition in all areas of life.
- The Way to Happiness Course – The course gives on a common sense guide to living that teaches him a new moral code.
Narconon Freedom Center also offers an aftercare program unlike any other that is headed up by a long time staff member with over 30 years experience. Before completing the drug rehab program each client completes what is called a Final Discharge Plan. This goes over each aspect of the client’s life and how he or she will improve specific areas of it. Some of these include:
- How he or she will obtain or resume employment.
- Steps that originate from the client on how they will repair relationships.
- How one will handle other responsibilities like children, paying bills or even dealing with stressful situations or people.
- Any other needs of the client even including exercise plans, nutritional targets or every day living.
For the first six months after completion the Aftercare Specialist will call the client every week to check on the progress on the Final Discharge Plan. After the first six months calls are made bi-weekly to monthly to continue to check in depending on the needs of the individual.
Another option that Narconon Freedom Center gives clients is the ability to give back and volunteer in the community. The center even has a drug prevention and educator training program that will give a client the tools and training to speak about drug prevention topics to schools, community centers, workplaces and church groups.
Narconon Freedom Center is licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Community Health as a Substance Abuse Program.