Our Medical Staff
Narconon New Life Retreat takes medical care seriously and provides a high level of medical care to our clients. In addition to a Medical Director, we employ professional nursing and support staff to assist all clients with their medical needs throughout the course of the program. With a Medical staff consisting of a Medical Director, Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Emergency Medical Technicians, a very high level of care is provided to our clients, which is unmatched in most programs.
The Medical Director, Dr. Rohit Adi, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. As an Emergency Room Physician for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, he has seen first-hand the devastating effects of substance abuse. “I have seen addicts abuse every drug on the market and one of the biggest things they fear in tackling their substance abuse is their anxiety about withdrawal symptoms. My ultimate goal then is a pain-free withdrawal and with the Narconon program, not only is this possible but it happens every day.” This kind of commitment means Dr. Adi is on site daily to assist in each client’s progress by addressing not only their withdrawal symptoms but their overall health.
Social Detox (Acute) Level of Care
Narconon New Life Retreat provides clinically managed residential detoxification services, a level of care appropriate for individuals with a desire to quit drugs and alcohol but who have failed in their attempts to stop on their own. By using social support, nutrition, and special procedures to relieve physical and emotional discomfort during the withdrawal period, many people are able to successfully cease using drugs with far less difficulty than they have experienced in other rehab programs.
This non-medical approach to detoxification is accomplished with 24-hour supervision, interaction with others in a group setting, nutritional supplements and therapeutic exercises designed to ease the discomfort of withdrawal.
Detoxification following Withdrawal
Simply getting the individual off of the drugs or alcohol he was consuming is the first step but is not enough. Addicts suffer from powerful cravings which tend to drive them back to the abusive substance or make their life a continual struggle to overcome the body’s demand for the drugs.
Narconon New Life Retreat uses a unique Sauna Detoxification Program (Post-Acute) to help ease these symptoms and prevent relapse. The program is designed to remove toxins from the body through the use of vitamins, exercise, and low heat sauna. This Sauna Detoxification program is exclusive to Narconon and has proven successful in reducing cravings and other protracted withdrawal symptoms. Many participants report complete remission of post-acute withdrawal symptoms after completing the Sauna Detoxification Program.