Restoring Life Skills is Key to Success in Drug Rehab

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Narconon Arrowhead helps addicts improve communication and perceptions as part of its successful drug rehabilitation program

Drug and alcohol abuse affects an individual’s ability to focus on goals and objectives long enough to accomplish them. Addiction also greatly impairs the ability to communicate effectively and to use communication as a tool to identify and solve problems in their environment.

Without focus and the ability to relate to their environment addicts lose their self control. This then is followed by a lowering of self esteem and a lethargic state of mind. As a result, they tend to live in the past and to some degree disconnect mentally from the present.

Narconon Arrowhead is one of the nation’s largest and most successful drug rehabilitation and education programs. It is based on the drug-free methodology developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard and uses a series of courses to address these issues and help restore life skills to former addicts. The Narconon® Communication and Perception Course is a major component of the effective rehabilitation program.

The Communication and Perception Course consists of two segments. The first is a series of communication exercises and drills that further improves a person’s ability to confront tough situations. The exercises help to increase their understanding and ability to communicate.

The individual then learns to use communication to help and counsel another in this segment. Once the individual has accomplished this ability, he then co-counsels with another addict and guides him or her through a series of exercises. These exercises increase a person’s awareness of his or her present-time surroundings while at the same time increases self control and focus. The end result of these exercises is an increased ability to set goals and a renewed purpose to be causative in life.

Both sections of the Communication and Perception Course are done in a course room setting under the direct supervision of a Narconon staff member trained in these procedures. The supervisor oversees the delivery of the exercises and is there to correct as needed each counseling session so the processes are properly completed. In addition to helping the individual regain and build their focus, self control and ability to set and achieve goals, their responsibility level is also improved through the co-counseling that occurs in this phase of the program.

By co-counseling the exercises in this section of the program addicts in recovery are helping each other improve their lives as they are working on improving their own. Addicts are generally self-centered and focused primarily on themselves while ignoring others in their life. Helping another addict to begin to regain control of his or her life begins to break this pattern of behavior and install a higher level of responsibility in the individual.

With a heightened awareness of the person’s present time environment and life, a renewed ability to remain focused long enough to start and complete projects and an increased level of personal responsibility, the addict in treatment is now able to clearly and rationally look into their life and begin to identify the positive and negative influences and relationships that exist there.

The successful completion and application of this phase of the Narconon Arrowhead program is a fundamental basis for a drug-free future.

For more information or to speak to a counselor for help, contact Narconon Arrowhead today by calling 1-800-468-6933 or visit

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Luke Catton