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A potent strain of marijuana known as Sour Diesel provides users with an instant high.

Sour Diesel, not a name that inspires one to rush out and buy this product. This is actually an extremely potent strain of marijuana said to induce an instant high. It is a hybrid strain of marijuana that is a cross between 91 Chemdawg and a super skunk/northen lights. This blend of Mexican Sativa and Afghani indica strains of cannabis creates an immediate high that leaves the user in a state of dreaminess with an uplifted mood. This strain of marijuana is estimated to have upwards of 20% THC content. Its flowers are light green with orange hairs. The buds of the flowers are covered in a frosty white layer of THC. It was named after the very overpowering sour scent the marijuana emanates when smoked. This strain of marijuana is fueling a violent drug underworld that reaches coast to coast. Many dealers are rivaling with one another to obtain and sell Sour Diesel to their costumers.

The dangers of using marijuana are widely publicized. Users suffer from a number of physical ailments because of their drug use including chest illnesses, lung infections, lung cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and heart attack brought on by increased heart rates from using marijuana. Regular use of marijuana impairs the user’s cognitive abilities, motivation and can increase their paranoia.


Thanks to the Narconon Fresh Start program I’m getting my life together.

“The Narconon Fresh Start program is helping me get my life together. Since I’ve been here I’ve been able to work through many of my personal problems that have hindered my sobriety over the years. With these problems effectively dealt with, I’ll no longer need to use to escape from them. I’ve also learned skills to prevent problems like the ones I was struggling with from getting out of hand and hindering my sobriety.

It feels more like I’m taking college courses than getting treatment in rehab. This program incorporates so many things to live a healthy, happy productive life that I just didn’t know before I arrived. I feel great these days and it’s been over two months since I last used. The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program really works and I’m living proof of it. Without the things I’ve learned here I wouldn’t be sober today. I’m glad I found this place and the help I needed to get off drugs once and for all. I’m now in control over my life and it feels wonderful.”

J. P.
Narconon Fresh Start Review 2014



At Fort Collins New Life Center graduates address the many factors in their life that contribute to their addiction problem.

Fort Collins New Life Center is part of the Narconon Fresh Start network of drug and alcohol rehab programs. Their drug rehab program uses Narconon Fresh Start’s highly successful rehabilitation methods to help their clients achieve lasting sobriety and restore them to their former selves. Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab centers have one of the highest success rates in the field of drug rehabilitation, with outside studies showing the great majority of their graduates maintain their sobriety and continue on to lead stable, ethical, productive drug-free lives. The success of Narconon Fresh Start’s graduates is hard earned. They address the many factors in their life, both physical and mental during their recovery process.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a well-versed depiction of the necessary results of rehabilitation. SAMHSA expresses that in addition to being drug-free, a fully recovered person would ideally be gainfully employed, in school or both; they would have positive relationships with family and friends; they should not be involved in criminal activity; and they should generally make healthy choices.

Graduates of Fort Collins New Life Center have achieved more than just ending their addiction to drugs or alcohol. They achieve the goals SAMHSA has set forth describing what a successfully recovered individual should accomplish. Fort Collins New Life Center, as well as the other drug rehab programs in Narconon Fresh Start’s network of rehabs follows a specifically designed method of rehabilitation that brings about these exact results and many others that are just as necessary.

During the initial phases of the Fort Collins New Life Center’s program the recovering individual’s focus is typically centered on coming back from the oblivion of the drug or alcohol fuelled chaos they have been living in. Program participants benefit from Fort Collins New Life Center’s staff and learn how to reduce cravings and remain focused on their recovery. While enrolled in the program they will receive the New Life Detoxification Program to remove the drug metabolites from their system and eliminate future physical cravings to use. They will also develop vital skills that will help them to determine who is a potential dangerous associate and who is a friend they can trust, how to recover and maintain their personal integrity and self-respect, how to solve life problems while not becoming unstabilized by setbacks or disappointments and how to make the right moral choices based on their understanding of the way good survival leads to true happiness for themselves and others. With these newly developed skills, graduates of Fort Collins New Life Center certainly meet the criteria established by SAMHSA for successfully recovering from addiction. For the graduates of Fort Collins New Life Center, it simply feels as though they are living the sober, productive life they have aspired to achieve.

In this Narconon Fresh Start review a recent graduate shares their optimistic outlook on their future.

I’m excited for what comes next! I’ve never felt this motivated and determined in my entire life. Being here at Narconon Fresh Start has awakened a part of me that wants to get better and do great things with my life. After graduation from high school I attended a number of different colleges and specialized degree schools. Nothing spoke to me the way this drug rehab program has. I feel a passion for life now and want to help others get clean and sober. I know that after I leave Narconon Fresh Start I’m going to follow this passion and find a position in the field of addiction recovery. I’m ready to start building my life. I’ve learned so many beneficial and useful skills while I’ve been enrolled at Narconon Fresh Start. The ability to speak to people confidently, to confront difficult situations and handle drug cravings has proven to me that I can change my ways. A huge thank you to all the staff and friend I’ve made here that have supported and helped me along the way!

K. V.
Narconon Fresh Start Review
Lone Star victory Ranch Graduate 2014



The Narconon Fresh Start drug and alcohol rehab program restores confidence, control, and personal integrity while helping the program participant through their recovery process every step of the way.

July 16, 2014

“My drug use started way back in elementary school. In forth or fifth grade a friend of mine at the time introduced me to inhalants. I was just a kid then. Looking back, I just didn’t know any better and had no idea of the damage I was causing myself. What started out as something we did just once in a while for fun turned into an everyday occurrence for me. Throughout high school I started experimenting with other drugs as well – while continuing to abuse inhalants. Things went from bad to worse before I knew it. I had a really hard time holding a job and keeping a relationship. I’m lucky, I have parents who wanted to help me get better and they found Narconon Fresh Start. Since I’ve been here I’ve been able to stop using all drugs and learn to live each day sober. There are still a lot of issues that have continued since I’ve quit using: I have trouble connecting with people and tend to stare off into space during conversations, when I try to get across what I’m thinking it seems to take forever to make my point so that others understand and I have trouble sleeping at night.

I’m just about to start the New Life Detoxification Program and I’m hoping that some of these issues will go away. I know there are different parts of the program that address communication and people skills, I really hope they can help me get myself put back together so that I can be the “real” me again.”

October 14, 2014

“I’m finishing up my program and I’m feeling incredible! The changes in me are obvious and my parents are so proud to be attending my graduation next week. I can’t believe what a difference this program has made for me. I’m whole again! I feel “normal” and sleep great each night. The New Life Detoxification Program was a God send. It helped me to flush out all the toxic drug metabolites that were stored in my body. I’ve never felt so healthy and full of life as I do now. I know that I can’t change the past, but my future looks bright. I will use the skills I’ve learned here to maintain my sobriety and achieve the goals I’ve set for myself after graduation. Narconon Fresh Start is the answer to addiction!!!!”

Brad T.
Narconon Fresh Start Review 2014



True recovery from addiction is a process that cannot be rushed.

September 30, 2014

Addiction recovery is not something that can be achieved by simply stopping substance use for a few days, it often takes long-term treatment to find lasting sobriety. This is why Narconon Fresh Start programs are long-term residential treatment facilities where program participants work at their own pace through their recovery program. No time limit is assigned to the program participant ensuring they receive the maximum gains from each section of the program they complete.

“I’d been through counseling and out patient rehab before arriving at Narconon Fresh Start. What a difference it made knowing that I was able to work at my own pace throughout the program. I never felt rushed or hurried through my course work. To me, this is what made the difference in really learning the information I needed to know to stay sober. I had the time and resources I needed to stay focused on achieving lasting sobriety. Their program is unlike any other rehab method out there. When I graduate from here I will be able to return home and start living the life I have planed for myself. I won’t have to handle any loose ends that weren’t tied up while in treatment. Also, I like the fact that I’m not going to have to go to meetings for the rest of my life! What a relief. The very thought is depressing. I am getting everything I need right here at Narconon Fresh Start to be able to stay off drugs and become the person I need to be in order to have the life I want.”

R. A.
Narconon Fresh Start Review 2014



In this Narconon Fresh Start review we read about how a student at Rainbow Canyon Retreat is working on their goal of lasting sobriety.

September 22, 2014

“My life was in ruins when I arrived at Narconon Fresh Start’s Rainbow Canyon Retreat in Nevada. I had lost all ambition and happiness in life. I felt trapped by my addiction and I wanted out. I knew that there had to be a better life for me and I needed help achieving it. Speaking with the Narconon Fresh Start representative on the phone I felt the first glimmer of hope that I could have a better life. She helped me to realize that I can repair the damage I’ve caused myself and my loved ones while building a new future.

Today, I’m rebuilding my life and learning the skills I need to stay sober. I’m almost done with my New Life Detoxification Program and I’m healthier than I’ve ever been in my life! Each day I exercise, eat healthy, take vitamin supplements, get plenty of rest and sweat out the toxins I’ve put in my body from my years of drug abuse. It’s an amazing process that has created real and lasting changes in me both physically and emotionally. I’m getting closer to my goal of graduation and lasting sobriety. Without the help of Rainbow Canyon Retreat’s supportive staff I would still be struggling with my addiction. Thanks to this program my future looks bright and I have a new lease on life!”

B. P.
Narconon Fresh Start Review, Rainbow Canyon Retreat Student 2014


As a non-traditional type of treatment program, Narconon Fresh Start is able to help their program participants make real and lasting recoveries from their addiction problems.

September 16, 2014

The greatest difference between Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabs and other more “traditional” treatment centers is our underlying philosophy. Breaking with “traditional” rehab philosophies and treatment centers that tout “addiction is a disease”, we understand that drug and alcohol abuse is simply a solution to a problem that the individual is struggling with. They are suffering with a physical, emotional or spiritual problem that their drug or alcohol use eases and helps them escape from. While their drug use is the obvious problem for why they are seeking treatment, the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program goes deeper than that. Through our New Life Detoxification Program using dry sauna therapy we help the recovering individual handle the physical element of their addiction. By physically cleansing and purifying their body from the inside out they put an end to the physical drug cravings that so often plague recovering addicts and instigate their relapse.

To handle the underlying issues that made drug or alcohol abuse seem desirable the Narconon Fresh Start rehabilitation program incorporates Life Skills Courses. These courses are designed to build one upon the other creating a foundation of understanding and comprehension. Learning life skills such as communication, personal accountability, self control and integrity graduates take fully responsibility for their past and work towards becoming productive, responsible individuals who can make much better decisions in their life. When graduation day arrives, program participants have completely handled their addiction problem physically, mentally, behaviorally and socially. They have no need to attend meetings or take any drug therapy medications because they have achieved true recovery on their own using their newly developed skills and abilities to handle life clean and sober.


In this post we share information about what a speedball is and why this combination of substances is so deadly.

September 15, 2014 

The combination of using cocaine and heroin at the same time is known as a speedball. Users will usually take this combination of substances by either injecting the drugs or snorting them. Those who inject this mix of substances will either combine both drugs in the same syringe or use two separate syringes injecting one in each arm. Originally, the term speedball referred to the mixture of cocaine hydrochloride and morphine sulfate, as opposed to heroin. Speedball is also a term used when users combine pharmaceutical opioids, benzodiazepines or barbiturates with amphetamine derivates.  

When a user takes a speedball they are consuming a stimulant (cocaine) as well as a depressant (heroin). The intention is they will get the rush of euphoria and an intense high from both substances while reducing the negative side-effects common with these substances: anxiety, hypertension, palpitations from the stimulants and the sedation and drowsiness from the depressant. While they may be able to relieve some of the unwanted side-effects of each of the substances it changes their body’s natural homeostasis. When they suppress their body’s natural side-effects to the drugs they are tricking their body and potentially setting themselves up for severe consequences. They may falsely believe that they have a higher tolerance than they actually do for the substances or that they are less intoxicated than they actually are. With these misconceptions they might potentially misjudge their ingestion of one or both of the substances and consume more than their body can tolerate, leading to a drug overdose.  

These two drugs have a wide time discrepancy in their duration of effect. The stimulating effects from cocaine wear off more quickly than the depressant effects of heroin and other depressants. The user is prone to suffering fatal respiratory depression when the stimulant’s effects have worn off and they are feeling the full effects of the heroin overdose. Because of cocaine’s stimulating effects the user may not realize they have consumed a lethal dose of heroin in their speedball until it is too late. It is thought that this delayed opioid overdose effect is the most common cause of speedball overdose deaths.



Why a person who wants to get clean and sober struggles to stop using.

September 4, 2014

I’ve been in your shoes. I’ve struggled with addiction and tried and tried to quit on my own. As with most addicts, the desire to quit takes hold so strongly that you just know you can do it! The problem arises when our body and mind don’t seem to get the memo that we truly want to stop using. We are plagued with withdrawal symptoms, cravings and an overwhelming need to use.

This happens because our brains have adapted to the presence of the drugs we have taken and expect them to be present. When our brain is forced to function with only the residuals left behind by our drug abuse it demands that we give it what wants, more drugs. This is known as a drug craving. It is an extremely powerful compulsion to use drugs despite the agreement we have made with ourselves to stop. Just like you, I would come up with all sorts of “reasons” why I needed to get high in order to justify my continued use. This creates the endless cycle of trying to quit, craving the drug and eventually relapsing.

Additionally, our bodies also hold onto drug residuals that remain trapped in fatty tissue for years after we have stopped using. These drug metabolites become dislodged and are released back into our bloodstream causing cravings for the substance. Even after years of sobriety, microscopic amounts of toxic drug metabolites being released into the bloodstream can cause our brain to react as if we had actually taken the drug again, causing cravings in the recovered addict.

It takes time, but our brain and body has the ability to heal from the onslaught of drugs we have been bombarding it with. The Narconon Fresh Start drug rehabilitation program addresses the physical aspect of addiction better than any other drug rehab center with their New Life Detoxification Program. This one of a kind program has the client undergo the most intensive and extensive detoxification process available to rid their body of drug toxins and metabolites. It consists of a protocol of exercise, combined with dry sauna therapy and a special combination of nutritional supplements targeted to rid the fatty tissues of the stored drug metabolites, eliminating a main physical cause of cravings and relapse. With one of the highest success rates in the field of addiction recovery, Narconon Fresh Start credits their New Life Detoxification Program as the key factor in helping their graduates avoid potential relapse brought on by drug cravings.

As a graduate of their program I have first hand experience doing the New Life Detoxification Program. It was the turning point for me during my recovery process. When I completed this part of the Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab program it was as if a light bulb clicked on. I felt so renewed, so alive and more healthy than I’d ever felt. I waited and waited for those drug cravings to come back but they never did. I no longer had drug using dreams and could sleep soundly at night for the first time in years. Today, I have over a decade of sobriety behind me and have not relapsed. I encourage anyone who has tried to recover on their own or through other programs to enroll at Narconon Fresh Start. Their drug rehab program will make the difference in your life and help you finally end the seemingly never ending cycle of quitting, withdrawal, cravings and relapse.