Louisiana Drug Rehab
Denham Springs, Louisiana

Narconon Louisiana

In its edition of September 15, 2011, THE ADVOCATE, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana publication, reported on a book entitled Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney. It stated that, "Self control, as it turns out, is like a muscle. It can be exhausted from overuse but it can also be strengthened through exercise." It goes on to say, "The latter quality is good news since most problems--drug abuse, violence, overspending, underachievement, unhealthy habits--can be traced back to a lack of self-control."

It might seem to most that this is an entirely new concept--that drug abuse can be cured by strengthening the ability of the addict to control his own actions, that it is not, as we have been led to believe, a disease that has no ultimate cure. This may be a new concept for many, but for the people who work at Narconon Louisiana in Denham Springs, this concept has been the basis for their successful program since its inception, which predates the publication of this book by about a half-decade. In fact, the Narconon program itself has been in existence since the late 1960s, with Denham Springs (also called The Riverbend Retreat) being one of the more recent additions to this rapidly expanding network.

The Narconon program, as delivered by the staff in Denham Springs, is based on the fact that an individual resorts to the use of drugs and alcohol in an attempt to find a solution for a problem which has become so huge, so difficult to confront, that no other solution seems possible. The success of the program comes from the fact that, when that problem is identified and the addict is then provided with ways of solving the problem using methods other than the use of drugs and alcohol, he ceases to want to use the drugs.

Based on technologies developed by American author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard, the Narconon program takes the addict through a logical series of steps, beginning with drug-free withdrawal, progressing through his ability and willingness to communicate with others and culminating with the identification of and the solution for the very problems which led him to the abuse of drugs (legal as well s illegal) in the first place. When an individual graduates from the Narconon program in Denham Springs, he goes home not simply free of drugs for the moment, but free of the problems which might well result in his reverting to their use in the future. Thus, the Narconon program has an exceptionally high success rate - in the range of 75%.

The Denham Springs facility is located on approximately five acres of beautiful wooded Louisiana countryside, and has sufficient space to accommodate in excess of 40 individuals at a time. The program, as delivered at Narconon Louisiana, lasts an average of four to five months and is all inclusive. Everything needed by the addict is provided, from high-quality accommodations to copious amounts of well prepared food to exercise and recreation to, obviously, the Narconon program itself.

As was said, the average program takes four to five months to complete, but another unique feature of the Narconon program is that there are no time constraints placed on it. The student (as the addict is known) is on the program until he has completed it--it takes as long as it takes, and there are no additional charges should the program take longer than average. The time stated is simply an average. Some take longer, some complete more quickly.

Anyone who either has a drug or alcohol problem himself or who knows someone who does should contact an Intake Counselor at Narconon Louisiana. This could well be the first step in saving one's own life or the life of a loved one or friend. The counselors are experts in their field and are devoted to helping those who need help in re-establishing self control.

The number to call is 1-800-473-0930. The call is free and the result is priceless.

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