FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of questions commonly asked about the Narconon Colorado – A Life Worth Saving drug rehab program and the answers to those questions.

Q. How does Narconon Colorado differ from other programs, including traditional 12 step programs?

A. Narconon Colorado is an extensive program that uses cognitive therapy and along with physical purification. Through physical purification consisting of vitamins, exercise, and time spent in our sauna, one is aided in coming completely off of drugs. The rest of the program consists of a student learning how to regain control of their life and make amends for damages their addiction has caused themselves and others. In most conventional drug treatment programs, an addict is told that they are powerless over their addiction. Our program does not consider that this is true. Our program has overwhelming results showing that an addict can retake power over their life, and that there is a road out. For more details check out our Treatment Philosophy page.

Q. What kind of addictions can Narconon Colorado treat?

A. The nature of our program allows us to treat all forms of addiction: drug or alcohol, no matter how severe the problem is. We have effectively helped long-term heroin, crack, cocaine, prescription medication, marijuana, methamphetamine, and alcohol abusers.

Q. How long does the Narconon Colorado – A life Worth Saving program take to complete?

A. The program takes on average, 3 to 4 months to complete, although some cases take longer. Between the extensive treatment Narconon Colorado offers, and the individual study involved, the time it takes to complete the program varies from student to student. Not everyone’s problems can be solved in 28 days, and as would make sense, it takes as long as it takes. No two addicts are identical and the length of time it takes to repair their lives is not pre-determined or identical.

Q. Are addicts coming into Narconon Colorado – A life Worth Saving treated with medication?

A. The Narconon treatment modality approaches addiction from a wide range of perspectives. The Program includes a full complement of support services based on the individual’s readiness to change and focuses on substance use disorder education and specific treatment needs. A Life Worth Living does not dispense or administer controlled substances and will refer individual’s receiving services to an agency that provides medication-assisted treatment at the individual’s request or if it is deemed medically necessary. Medications for blood pressure, diabetes, and other health problems are allowed.

Q. What level of freedom are the students at Narconon Colorado – A Life Worth Saving given?

A. Those who are attending Narconon Colorado are given a fair amount of freedom and privileges. This is a residential drug and alcohol treatment center, not a hospital or a psychiatric unit. On their free time students may pursue their own hobbies as well as enjoying other amenities the center has to offer such as basketball, sand volleyball, ping pong, movies, weightlifting area, two lounges, satellite TV, etc. While coming off of drugs takes hard work and time, we try to make things as comfortable for our students as possible and we want them to find enjoyment in the type of activities that they may have found rewarding before they got involved in drugs or alcohol. We allow students to bring most of their personal effects including musical instruments, movies, games, books, etc. 

Q. Who founded the Narconon Program?

A. The Narconon® Program is the inspiration of William Benitez. William Benitez after successfully recovering from a drug addiction to heroin approached L. Ron Hubbard who warmly received William Benitez’s suggestion on a drug and alcohol addiction recovery center. William Benitez designed and based the Narconon program on key principles developed by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.