Phase I: Sauna Detoxification
One of the first steps taken to help a drug addict return to the cheerful, healthy state they were in before they started using drugs is the New Life Detoxification Program.
Why Is a Sauna Detoxification Necessary?
We live in a world that is filled with chemicals. Food preservatives, pesticides, toxic residues, medicines and pollution, to name a few, are ingested in the body, and in the most part, eliminated.
Some of these, however, are stored in fatty tissue and stored in the body.
These residues often have negative mental and physical effects on the person who has not cleansed these from their system.
Nowhere is this more visible than when the person takes drugs.
In the process of assimilation, these drugs are broken down into smaller compounds called drug metabolites. The drug metabolites are what cause the person to feel the effects that characterize that drug, making them high or feeling good.
Physical Drug Cravings Can Be Caused By Metabolites Stored in the Fatty Tissues
While the body’s elimination systems will remove most of these drug metabolites, some is also stored in the fatty tissues. These metabolites, released when the body uses the energy stored in the fatty tissues, will cause the person to have cravings for the drug.
A person who has not used drugs for months or years may suddenly have an unexpected and unexplained strong craving for the drug; this often leads to relapse and further drug abuse. These physical cravings are a main cause of relapse and what keep a drug addict from staying clean no matter the effort they exert on doing so. These drug cravings become more than they think they can stand.
How the Sauna Detoxification Program Helps Clean the Drug Metabolites
The New Life Detoxification Drug Rehab Program utilizes a combination of exercise, induced sweating in a low-heat sauna, and nutritional supplements to help reduce physical drug cravings by:
- Restoring the physical health of the recovering drug addict
Often, the abuse of drugs has left the drug addict severely mal-nourished and physically depleted. In many cases this deteriorated physical condition contributes to the further abuse of drugs, as the drugs are the only thing that seemingly alleviates the unhealthy feeling they now have.
- Eliminating the metabolites stored in the fatty tissues, thus reducing, and in many cases, eliminating physical drug cravings from the recovering addict.
By reducing the drug metabolites from the system, the recovering drug addict can be now actively work towards completing their recovery in the following steps of the program. The New Life Detoxification program is a vital step to their recovery, and most recovering drug addicts report:
- Reduction or elimination of drug and alcohol cravings.
- Reduction or elimination of many symptoms associated with drug addiction and alcoholism.
- Ability to think more clearly. Increased Mental Ability (IQ)
- Improved memory and attention span.
- Increased energy.
- Increased sense of well-being.
- Enthusiasm toward Life.
Note: Medical Evaluation- Clients will have a complete medical examination by the staff doctor (M.D.) which will include blood and lab work tests to insure that the client has or can still obtain optimum health for his body and mind.
“I’m so excited because this is the first time since I was 14 that I’ve felt this good without drugs. In the past every time I tried to get clean I never really got to the point that I felt normal. Now I feel like I’ve never even touched drugs. Not only do I feel great but colors pop and my perceptions are clearer. This is the longest I’ve ever been clean and I honestly think that this program is a miracle.” – Katie
Full Recovery From Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Once the person completes this step of this non 12-step, non-traditional drug rehab program, they are ready to deal with the life issues and must regain their natural abilities to remain sober and productive.