FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
This is a list of questions commonly asked about our program and the answers to those questions.
Q. How does your program differ from other programs, including traditional 12 step programs?
A. We use own unique form of cognitive therapy and physical purification. This includes a thorough physical purification of the body. We use a combination of vitamins, exercise, and time spent in our sauna, where residual chemicals are literally sweated out of the body. Through this process, the addict is aided in coming completely off of drugs. The additional steps in the program teach the student how to regain control of their life. This includes making amends and apologizing to family and friends for damages that their addiction has caused themselves and others.
Conventional drug treatment programs persuade the addict that they are powerless over their addiction. This simply isn’t true. We have overwhelming results showing that addictions can be completely overcome – without relapse.
Q. What percentage of graduates from your program remain drug free?
A. Research using graduates of our program shows that 7 out of 10 graduates remain drug-free after a 1-year period. This is a very high percentage. Many conventional programs report only a 15 to 20 percent recovery rate, and still others are even less effective.
Q. What types of addictions can you treat?
A. The nature of our program allows us to treat all types of addiction, be it drug or alcohol, no matter how severe the problem. Even the toughest, hard-to-break addictions can be handled completely with our program. Long-term heroin, crack, cocaine, methamphetamine, and alcohol abusers have been able to break their addictions and stay off the drugs for good.
Q. How long does the program take to complete?
A. The program takes an average of three to five months. However, everybody’s different. Some students progress faster than others through our treatment program. In short, it takes as long as it takes.
Q. Do you treat addicts with medication or other drugs such as Methadone?
A. NO. Curing addiction is not possible by simply exchanging one drug for another. That just creates another addiction for the addict to overcome. Our natural holistic approach to treatment does not involve additional chemical substances. We’re trying to get you off drugs and not introduce you to more.
Q. What level of freedom is given to clients (called students)?
A. Our students have a fair amount of freedom and privileges. We’re not a hospital; we’re a treatment center. Therefore, you won’t find a hospital-like atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable, the property expansive and in beautiful surroundings. Students may pursue their own hobbies in their free time.
Kicking a drug habit is hard work. So we try to make things as comfortable for our students as possible. Students may bring most of their personal effects with them, including musical instruments, movies, games, books, and nearly any other form of entertainment. Basically, as long as it does not pertain to drugs a student can bring it here. We also offer a swimming pool, a weightlifting area, and a student lounge with satellite television.
Q. How qualified are the Staff?
A. Our staff is very well trained. What’s more, they continue their training at our facility by attending daily and weekly classes. Many staff members are Registered Addiction Specialists (RAS) and Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors (CCDC). Even more important: many of the staff members here are recovered drug addicts. We know where our students are coming from and what they are going through because we have all been there.
Q. Explain the purification portion of the program.
A. Ongoing research since the early 1960’s indicates that most drugs, once taken, leave residues in the body’s fatty tissues. These residues remain in the body for years after taking a drug. (This is the reason for the occurrence of “acid flashbacks” among LSD users.) Drug residues also play a large role in an addict’s physical craving for a particular drug. We use a Detox program of vitamins, oils, exercise, and daily sauna treatment to clean out the user’s system. This frees them of physical drug cravings. Students report that they feel healthier than they have felt in years.