The Mental Aspect of Addiction

Hands opening a gate

Narconon New Life Retreat takes a completely different approach to traditional drug addiction treatment programs. The Narconon Program focuses on addressing addiction by uncovering the underlying issues that cause a person to abuse drugs and alcohol. In order to achieve these long-lasting results, we start by handling the physical and mental aspects of addiction to put someone in a state of mind that allows them to truly handle their life. The following are success stories from actual Narconon clients that illustrate the positive changes which occur while going through the program.

“During the Objectives portion of the Program, I learned a lot about myself. It was mentally difficult to get through because it made me look at parts of my past throughout my life that I didn’t want to deal with, and push through it until I was okay with the past. I could just be in the moment, and focus on what was in front of me. During this, I got my focus and drive back and am now able to complete tasks to a ’done’. I realized a lot about the relationships I hurt, and can now rebuild what I’ve previously torn down. I’m now able to process information and think more logically. Most importantly, I’m able to confront the obstacles ahead of me to get to the level of success that I want.”


“I’ve never cried so much in my life. I’ve never underestimated the effectiveness of something so much, until I went through the Objectives portion of the Program. I’ve also never felt as fulfilled as I have from helping another person (my twin), break through their mold to reveal their true self. I would like to say I feel like a new person, but that’s not quite right. I feel exactly like myself. It’s the me that has been lying dormant in my body…no, my brain, since long ago. I can’t remember the last time I looked at myself in the mirror and have been proud of myself, until now. There’s no more self-loathing, doubt, or cravings. There’s now contentment and control. I feel like I’ve been given the cheat codes to life. Now I want to master all the levels…level 1, START!”


The path to a drug-free life is not the same for everyone and our unique, proven approach could be exactly what you or your loved one needs to conquer addiction for good. If you or someone you know are struggling with addiction and need help, contact us.


Joe Kertis

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Joe has worked at Narconon New Life Retreat for the past seven years, since his relocation to Louisiana. As the Intake Supervisor, he helps families and individuals through a very difficult time and take their first steps to a new, drug-free life. Get in touch with Joe on Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.