Posts Tagged ‘Sauna’

Still flying over the Coo Coos Nest

by Arlis Jones

Okay, so believe it or not, here is what is going on in the world of substance abuse and depression therapies.  According to the National Mental Health Association there are over 100,000 patients a year undergoing Electrocunvulsive therapy or ECT.  This is a therapy that’s sole purpose is to produce a grand mal seizure by way of electric charge to the patient’s brain.  Apparently the clinical effect produced from body jarring volt treatment renders the patient temporarily free of depression.  But is this a real long-term fix and why would people go to this extreme?  The answer is no, this is absolutely not an effective therapy for depression or anything else.  The side effects from ECT are absolutely debilitating for a patients long term-health.  Severe memory loss and dazed hysteria occurs in 80% of patients.  So what could possibly possess someone to undergo this treatment, and out of pocket no less? Most patients say it is because they feel hopeless living in the daze brought on by anti anxiety and anti depression medications that doctors are giving to them like candy.  The problem seems to be that patients underlying issues are not being addressed and they are being manipulated into thinking that these cure all medications are the way to happiness.  Without true life skills therapy this desperation for quick fix therapy will haunt our society.  But how do we really rehabilitate someone with depression or on drugs and what does it mean to rehabilitate.  By definition what does it mean to rehabilitate well it means to bring back to a former state. Does doping up a depressed person with hardcore medication, clouding their mind, really restore their ability to be happy?  The fact is that these drugs end up compounding a person’s underlying problems and the person is far worse off.  At Freedom Center we use a drug free approach to rehabilitation.  In fact we believe and it is proven that even residual drugs left in the body can have a harmful effect on recovery.  We have a portion of the program where the person goes through Sauna and Vitamin treatment in order to sweat out all of the toxins and drugs out of there bodies and bring them back to there former physical state (Rehabilitation).  Once these toxins are completely expelled the student is now clear minded and is ready to learn.  Now a student can cope with fixing their underlying issues.  Every part of our program brings the student back to who they were before they used drugs.  This all brings you back to the person you really are.  The drug companies are making record profits by changing people into something they are not.  These big business drug companies are nothing but white collar drug pushers, creating a culture of addiction.

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Confronting Addiction

by D.P.

Before this program my life was legally, emotionally, and physically in shambles.  By doing drugs I had lost control of my life and everything in it, ruining relationships and hurting all of the people I cared about the most.  The Narconon program has given me the skills to confront any problem or situation I encounter, to communicate with others and handle them when they are having difficulties, and to regain control of my life and everything in it.  I am more confident in myself and my abilities than I ever have been.  This is a GREAT feeling.

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How Does Sauna Help With Drug Abuse?

Many substances such as street drugs (pot, cocaine, meth, heroin, lsd, mushrooms, crack, ecstasy, etc.), psychiatric drugs, industrial chemicals, pesticides, food additives and perservatives and radiation are known to be stored in the fat tissue. Research has established that both pharmaceutical and so-called recreational drugs can remain in the body for extended periods of time in body tissues, usually in tissues of high in fat content, such as the brain and adipose tissue. While drugs and their metabolites quickly become undetectable in blood and urine, some as rapidly as 3 days after last usage, drug metabolites remain stored in fatty tissues for years. The accumulated drug metabolietes which continue to cause drug cravings, a factor in relapse, led researchers to develop a program aimed at reducing levels of toxins in the body to assist in recovery.

For example, marijuana can be found in urine up to 77 days after the last use. While cocaine is generally considered to be a rapidly metabolized drug, studies of cocaine users show that un-metabolized cocaine is found 5-10 days after the last use of the drug. When fats are mobilized during times of stress or hunger the drug metabolites are also mobilized and go into the bloodstream. The prolonged bodily storage of commonly abused substances was documented as early as 1957 for LSD, 1977 for amphetamine compoundes and 1988 for cocaine. These metabolites can trigger cravings that are almost impossible to resist and relapse occurs.

The Sauna Detoxification Program

The purpose of the Sauna Detoxification Program is to purge the body of drug residues, thus greatly reducing or completely removing cravings. This is accomplished through an exact regimen that consists of the following:

  • An exact regimen of vitamin, mineral and oil intake
  • Exercise, preferably running, to stimulate circulation
  • Regular diet supplemented with plenty of fresh vegetables
  • Prescribed periods in a low heat sauna to promote perspiration
  • Sufficient liquids to offset the loss of body fluids through sweating
  • A properly ordered personal schedule, which provides the person with the normally required amounts of sleep

The body immediately identifies drugs as toxic, and has to eliminate these toxins. Drugs and alcohol are broken down in the liver in a process called metabolization, the byproducts of which are called metabolites (the substances the body converts the drugs or alcohol into). Tissues in our bodies that are high in fats are turned over very slowly. The body will metabolize and burn fat any time a person undergoes an experience that causes the heart rate to speed up. Stress can do this, as can strenuous exercise, anger, or intense emotion. We all experience these things on a fairly regular basis. When an addict experiences these situations and their heart rate speeds up, the body begins to mobilize and burn fat.

As the fat cells burn they release the metabolites back into the person’s bloodstream. The metabolite acts as a physical and mental reminder of the drug or alcohol consumption. In short, when the stored drug metabolites are released into the bloodstream they can make the person feel as if they actually took the drug. The former addict now experiences a drug restimulation (or flashbacks) and drug craving. This is common in the months after an addict quits and can continue for several years.

Improvements In Life From Sauna

The Freedom Center’s Sauna Detoxification Program has resulted in astonishing improvements in students who consistently report:

  • Greater energy
  • Enthusiasm towards life
  • Ability to think more clearly
  • Improved memory and attention span
  • Increased awareness of surroundings
  • Increased feeling of general well being
  • Reduction or elimination of many symptoms associated with drug addiction, including depression, irritability and fatigue

The incorporation of sauna, with its deep cultural roots is an interesting element of the Freedom Treatment Center’s program. Sauna has been traditionally considered by many societies as a source of energy, health and purification. It is popular in countries such as Finland where it plays an important social role. It is also common in Russia and Turkey. The sauna has had important healing and ceremonial functions among many aboriginal groups of the American continent. Contemporaneously, several Native American groups have incorparated sauna in rehabilitative substance abuse programs.

Once past the physical cravings, through the Freedom Treatment Center program, the student develops life skills that will help in maintaining a productive, drug-free life. Chronic drug abuse is associated with poor communication skills, financial difficulties, a detrimental system of values and attitudes, criminal behavior and poor comprehension of long-term goals. The Freedom Treatment Center’s social rehabilitation steps nurture the development of interpersonal communication skills, personal values, integrity and individual responsibility. Developing a realistic and workable sense of personal ethics and responsibility is a vital part of this recovery. Personal addiction can be ended! Our statistics show that the majority of graduates have achieved this freedom.

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