Anger Has Left Me…

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Have you ever felt the after-effects of a big weekend? Perhaps you ate too much sugar, fatty foods, or drank too much alcohol. How do you feel in the coming hours or days when your ’coming down’? Groggy, lethargic, even depressed and hungover. Try and imagine then someone who is coming off a long-term ice or heroin addiction, for example. Coming off drugs or alcohol can leave the person feeling very lethargic, down, and anxious.

Undergoing withdrawal is a huge first step but that is when things are most sensitive. Endorphins haven’t stabilised, and mental rehabilitation hasn’t begun.

The world can seem a cold and inhospitable place when you come off a drug in those early days, making it far easier to decide to get back on.

The Narconon Program is geared to handle this exact phenomenon. As soon as the drug-free withdrawal has been completed the student commences the New Life Detoxification Program. Briefly, this phase helps the body to get rid of the toxic residuals let behind by drugs and alcohol. Its main components are a combination of dry heat sauna, exercise, and vitamins, and minerals to encourage the body to sweat out toxins. As the toxins leave the body, the person appears to become more stable, the desire for drug use lessens and they feel more clear-headed and rational. This makes emotional and mental improvements possible.

Here is a recent testimonial from this phase of our program:

After completing the New Life Detoxification Program I can feel that the drug residuals and toxins have been successfully removed from my body. I am able to think clearer than I have for years, my sense of smell is better, I can taste better and overall, I just feel improved in ways that are hard to articulate. I also feel the underlying anger and frustration that I have had has left me making me feel lighter and happier in general.
I am very happy to have completed this program.

—D.U., Narconon Student

(To preserve privacy, the photo does not show an actual Narconon student or graduate.)


Christine Bauer

Christine is the Dissemination Secretary at Narconon Melbourne, Australia. She is also a graduate of the program and has been free of drugs for 11 years.