Narconon Arrowhead Helps Former Addicts Regain Control over Their Environment

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Individuals learn through effective rehabilitation and education to maintain long-term sobriety

The road to recovery can be bumpy along the way, to say the least. After individuals complete treatment and make the decision to stay clean and sober, they must then look at long-term effectiveness, which means changing their environment to suit their new outlook on life.

Part of the lifestyle that develops during the addiction process is the tendency on the part of the addict to develop some anti-social behavior. These individuals are in most cases basically good to start with. Because of the misconduct associated with drug and alcohol addiction, however, they begin to develop negative attitudes towards people they know and love and to some degree become aggressive towards the authority figures in their lives.

As these negative attitudes develop, addicts will pull away from the good and honest people in their lives. They begin to associate with people instead who are usually those in favor of, or in agreement with, the lifestyle of drug or alcohol addiction. Once addicts sober up and begin to get back in touch with reality, it is important that they be able to identify social and anti-social characteristics in people and be able to differentiate from people who will support their sobriety and people who want to drag them back into the life of addiction.

As one component of the Narconon Arrowhead Drug Rehabilitation and Education Program, the Narconon® Ups and Downs in Life Course is a life skills training course that is delivered in a class room situation by a person trained in the Narconon technology. Narconon Arrowhead is one of the largest and most successful alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs in the country and it uses the drug-free methodology developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

Accompanied by a manual, the course teaches an individual how to identify social and anti-social human characteristics in themselves and other people. Once former addicts learn these characteristics, they will have a workable system to identify and develop positive relationships with people who will be supportive to their continued recovery and know what type of people and relationships will jeopardize their sobriety and quality of life.

As one graduate of the program states, “It means the difference of being able to adjust my environment to me and my ideals instead of having to adjust to my surroundings. It’s about being in control instead of powerless.”

For more information about the Narconon Arrowhead Program, call 1-800-468-6933 today or visit

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