Manufacturing Internal Change

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Reflect, if you will, on the person you were as a teenager. Who was your first crush? What ideals did you cling to? What fallacies do you invest your belief in? These are the years so many emphatically refer to as the ’blunder years’, when we all made many regrettable choices. Whether that be in fashion, in romance, or simply be rebellious, it is fortunate we do not stay teenagers forever and our choices are forgivable, granted we make changes in ourselves over the years.

However, an unfortunate part of life is the choices we made at such a fledgling age that can define us forever. One such choice is committing to a life of drug addiction. The truth is as a teenager one is expected to make mature, identifying, life decisions yet at the same time still maturing and identifying themselves. It is a harsh juxtaposition. Coupled with the readily available drug market and rapidly growing drug culture it has become a pandemic. 3.6 million people are expected to die as a direct result of drug and alcohol abuse worldwide each year¹. In America alone, 40 million people have an open addiction with 90% of them having picked it up before the age of 18. The ugly truth of drug addiction can leave a young person or their parents overwhelmed. It paints a picture of a tragic struggle. Until we as a people can find a way to expel drugs from our society it is left to the individual to seek a better way of life than drug addiction. That starts with internal change.

It is a widely-regarded truth that a rehabilitation facility will give anyone the greatest chance of success. Rehabilitation centers are effective as they remove you from the locality of your drug use and place you in a safe, stable environment. For those who are looking to have a long meaningful sobriety, rehabilitation is essential. The decision you have to face now is simple, yet important. Which treatment center is right for me? To inspire true change in yourself you need to be in a safe place away from drugs as previously mentioned.

The facility should avoid attempting to replace your drug addiction with other drugs. It’s a contradictive method that could leave you with a supplementary addiction to battle. The program should be oriented around educating you on the effects of drugs, as well as giving you life skills so you can live life on life’s terms. In searching for the right facility for your loved one or yourself, it is essential you find a treatment plan with the above qualities listed.

About the Narconon Program

Narconon Ojai
Narconon Ojai

The Narconon program is a long-term, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that has been in existence for over 50 years, with programs and facilities throughout the US and abroad. The program’s unique approach starting with a drug-free withdrawal, full detoxification program and life skills allows the person to fully recover. The length of the program is individualized and is not based on a set amount of time, rather, the individual can work on the underlying issues at his own pace in a secure, safe environment with built-in support systems.

2. The average length of the program is 10 to 12 weeks. While we offer all the tools the individual will need to lead a drug and alcohol-free life, it is ultimately up to the individual to apply what he has learned. We also provide follow up to further the support system that the individual has as he transitions back into society, to ensure he has every available opportunity for success.

If you or a loved one need help with Drug or Alcohol Addiction please call us.


Fabian Padro

Narconon Ojai, the premier Narconon center in the United States, is led by Fabian Padro, AS, RADT. After starting a career in International Business and earning an Associates Degree, Fabian changed course and has now dedicated his life to helping those trapped in the downward spiral of addiction.