On arrival at rehab, each person must come off the drugs or alcohol they were consuming before they arrived. As long as they do not need a medically supervised withdrawal (which could be needed for alcohol, anti-anxiety drugs or some other situations), the unique withdrawal techniques at Narconon Riverbend help ease the cramping, stomach upset and mental disturbances that normally accompany withdrawal. Nutrition is supplied around the clock to begin building the body back up after the months or years during which the person neglected his health. Gentle assist processes help calm a person’s muscles and nerves, making him (or her) more comfortable. These assists are given throughout the day, and even during the night if the person is awake and needs them. Light exercises help each person focus on the present rather than struggling with the past or worrying about the future. When the individual is sleeping well and has a normal appetite and no more symptoms of withdrawal, he is ready to start the rehab program.
In the first phase of this program, each person goes through a deep detoxification step. This detox is completely different from the kind of detox that might precede a rehab program. It has an entirely different goal.
Riverbend Retreat uses a holistic regimen of vitamins, minerals, healthy oils, fluids and other nutrients combined with time spent sweating in a sauna and moderate daily exercise. This combination in carefully supervised balance enables each person to wash away the toxic residues left behind after years of drug or alcohol abuse. It’s been found that those residues have a mental and emotional effect, even years after a person stops using drugs. But when the residues are gone, a person can think more clearly and has a brighter outlook on life. Many people say that their cravings have reduced greatly – some even say that physical cravings are gone.
With that major step forward, each person now has the ability to focus on the improvements that can enable him to stay sober and productive for the rest of his life.
The next step brings about changes unlike anything found at other rehab centers. On the Objectives, each person sharpens his perceptions of the world around him and learns to control his own actions and even his thoughts. Drugs will never have the same command over him again. After all, it was his inability to control his thoughts and actions that would lead him to reach for drugs even after he had decided time and time again to quit.
In the last phase of rehab, each recovering person completes a series of life skills training courses. These courses were carefully chosen to supply the exact skills a person needs to maintain sobriety after going home.
When the patient leaves Riverbend Retreat, he has learned the skills he needs to live a sober, happy, productive life.
If you would like to know more about our program, and why our residential drug rehab facility is the best choice for you or your loved one, contact us now at (877) 340-3602.