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saunaThe problem of substance abuse in the United States today opens the door to a lot of questions.  For example, why is it that an individual would destroy their apparently happy, healthy life for drugs? Why is it that an individual can desire so intensely to quit taking drugs, but can be unable to do so?  Why is it that an individual can participate in rehabilitation treatment, achieve sobriety, and then destroy all their hard work when they relapse into drug use months or even years later?  Why is it that drug addiction seems so impossible to resolve?

The truth is that very few people understand the full truth about drugs and their many physical, mental and emotional effects.  Not many people understand that while initial drug use is a choice, the compulsion to continue using drugs despite their harmful effects is not done by choice.  The public in general may not know that while there are definitely many individuals who have failed to achieve and maintain sobriety from drugs, even after receiving professional help and rehabilitation treatment, there are also thousands and thousands of individuals who have successfully fought for and won their freedom from drugs.

A Fact about Drug Chemicals

When an individual takes a drug, the chemicals in the drug interact with and affect the individual’s brain.  It can suppress unwanted sensations, as in the case of opiate painkillers, or it can stimulate pleasurable sensations, as in the case of stimulant drugs like cocaine.  These effects are not permanent, and eventually wear off, leaving the individual desirous of another “hit”.  Eventually, drug use can become tolerated by the body, and then even depended upon.  Physical cravings drive the individual to continue taking more of the drug as soon as the euphoric high from one hit begins to wear off.

One of the little known facts about drug chemicals is that when the immediate effects of the drug chemicals wear off, and even when the individual has passed through drug withdrawals, there are still residual drug chemicals in their body, often stored in the fatty tissues.  And herein lies the answer to relapses, even after long periods of sobriety, because when those residual toxins are released back into the bloodstream after periods of intense physical activity or stress, they act upon the individual in the same way they did when drugs were first ingested.

Successful Rehabilitation Treatment

Once you understand that drug toxins remain in the body long after drug use, and that these drug toxins can be released back into the bloodstream to cause drug cravings, you understand that eliminating these residual drug toxins forms a vital step in successful rehabilitation treatment.  The Narconon sauna detoxification program is one of the reasons behind Narconon’s remarkable success in helping individuals reach and maintain lasting sobriety.  Residual drug toxins are flushed into the bloodstream with exercise, and then sweat out of the body in a low-heat sauna.  It is at this point in the program that many Narconon students begin to feel that they can, in fact, achieve freedom from drugs.

GM is a recent Narconon sauna program graduate.  He says that he felt his life taking a major turn for the better from the moment he started the program, and is now feeling ten times better about the direction he is going in life.  He has a lot more energy and generally feels healthier.  His ability to think and figure things out is far clearer than it was before the sauna program, and he has become friendlier to others around him.  He is sleeping better, and waking up feeling energized and ready to start the day.  He has no doubt that he has rid his body of all the drug toxins it once contained, and in so doing he has guaranteed himself a healthy, happy future.  He is taking his life in a new direction, and couldn’t be happier about what lies before him.

GM is just one of thousands of Narconon sauna program graduates, proving that former substance abusers can feel a remarkable improvement in their mental and physical health once drug toxins are eliminated from their life.