Drug/Alcohol Rehab

Diamonds

My hands are clean again like a new born child. I am never getting them dirty again. My hollow stump of a life has been filled with diamonds–everyone can take one. Love, JM

Drug Rehab Success Story

DRUG REHAB SUCCESS STORY

When I arrived here I had not been using drugs daily like I did in my past. Even using them occasionally or one time clouds your mind so much–it’s amazing. I feel more clear-minded and motivated than I have in a long time–possibly more than I ever have. I am excited to be successful again, to go back to school, to be my “true self,” and best of all to be really happy. Every day gets better and better. Every day God is working through me to make me stronger and healthier to take on everyday challenges. I have a good solid plan and my “risk management” program in place. This will ensure my success. Things are falling into place even when I don’t expect them to. I can’t wait to live life again. I know all I have to do is focus on myself and work on me each day and to be healthy. Then I will succeed. HC

From a Mom

When I think about what I’ve been through the last 5 or 6 years with my daughter, I can’t believe she’s been drug-free for over 90 days. She had 30 days before going to Life Integrity Center. Since she’s been home from the LIC, life has been so much more “normal.”

It’s difficult to express how awesome it is to have my daughter back.  Things are not perfect, but they are not clouded by angry words, deceit, lies, stealing, loss, daily heartache and turmoil. I can go to work now and not worry about what’s going to happen while I’m there. We have a more peaceful home. I can trust her now and we like spending time together. I can count on her to do what she says. It had been so long I had forgotten what it was like to be around her true personality, which I always knew over the last few years, was in there.

She was always a good mom taking care of her three year old son’s physical needs. But then she would be gone, coming in and out of his life and it would break my heart. Now she is completely engaged in every aspect of his life and he knows “my mom is HOME.” It is beautiful to witness the change in her and how it affects her relationship with him. He is her #1 priority now and she loves being home with him, reading, playing, and focusing on his needs. They have a wonderful relationship. He is very blessed to have her for a mom.

The second biggest miracle, besides her being a better mom, is that she is now sleeping. I can’t begin to describe the difference this has made after years of her not being able to sleep. She attributes this to the sauna program. It really changed her physically & mentally–dumping all that old “stuff” from her system and clearing her mind. It makes such a huge difference that she can now get up in the morning ready to face the day, functioning normally, because she is able to sleep at night. What a difference in our home life this has been! I can’t emphasize this enough!

Her communication is much more positive and she is more confident in sharing her faith in Jesus Christ. She looks to Him for her inner strength now.

She is currently looking for a job & planning on taking a couple more classes in her field of exercise science and to further her career. She is extremely motivated.  I am very proud to see her working diligently on building a successful future for her and her son.

I am very grateful to Les and Anita’s program and I am so very, very proud of my daughter!! I know that these changes are permanent and I thank God every day for her miracle.  I praise Him for what he has done and is going to do in her life.  SC

Let My Light Shine

I’ll never first forget my first morning at LIC. I was hung over from throwing back vodka on the plane ride over. My eyes were swollen from crying. My body was exhausted from the year long abuse it had endured from constant self medicating. My spirit was broken. My mind was all over the place. My life was a mess. The “real me” was hiding somewhere amongst the wreckage. “But at least I’m here,” I thought, as I huddled outside smoking my cigarette.

Right then this sweet, cheerful little woman came outside to greet me with a warm bowl of oatmeal and an even warmer smile. “Nina, I’m Anita!” she exclaimed as she embraced me. “I’m SO HAPPY you’re here.” Right then I knew I was going to be ok. Anita took me under her wing and made me feel important, loved, and reminded me everyday of my goodness.

Sometimes life becomes a cluttered closet that’s such a mess, the thought of confronting it is overwhelming. There’s so much sh*t in there. If you open it up, it could all come crashing down. Anita and Les encouraged me to open that closet, take everything out, and organize it. I found stuff I didn’t need and could throw away (like my bad habits). I found stuff I wanted to keep (like my talents). They provided me with tools and showed me how to use them. They helped me fix what was broken and they let me decide where everything went. Getting ready to leave I look at that cleaned up closet (my life). I like what I see. I know I can rearrange it. Going forward, stuff will end up in there that maybe shouldn’t be, but I know now I can confront it. It’s all up to me what goes in this closet and what doesn’t. Knowing that, I can make decisions about what I want my life to look like. I can choose wisely, honestly, calmly, and practically. The most precious thing I found underneath that pile of stuff was ME.

Analogies aside I feel strong and happy again. I feel confident. I’m excited about my life and what I’m going to do with it. I am eternally grateful for the gift that this has been. I look forward to being a better friend, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, girlfriend, etc. I look forward to being myself again. Thanks to Anita, Les, Frankie, Mary, Linda, my family, my friends, and myself I’m ready to let this little light of mine SHINE! NS

 

Free Today!

I am free today.  I have no need to put any drugs or alcohol in my body.  I
have realized how I have used them to mask or hide behind what I should be
confronting.  For years they ran my life and walked hand in hand with my “enemy
personality.”  I am strong and want to experience ALL emotions as they come.
THAT is living.  I know how to handle any negative emotions instead of taking a
coward’s way out.  Drugs and alcohol are not allowed in my life.  They were
“fired” right along with my “enemy personality.”  My “true self” is a warrior,
willing to take life by the reins, and take charge of my life.  Thank you,
Les.  KH

The Full Program

When I began the “Drug Rehab Program,” I had no idea what to really expect. I knew that I would get something
out of it, though. When I came, I thought I felt good already my first day here. I
had over a month clean and had already begun to start feeling almost back to my
normal true self. I had no idea the transformation that was in store for me. The
real start of the renewing of the new me began after I completed the sauna detox
program and knew the drugs have really left me forever! The rest of the time
here I really began to grow into the real me again who I had lost when I began
drugs. With all the processes, drills, and sessions, I began to feel more
confident and happier everyday. Anita told me before I got here that everyone’s
always happy and walks around smiling all day.  I have to be honest–I thought
that was crazy. Now I have experienced first hand that this is true. I am happy
now and so excited for the future and I do not get stressed out and I do not
allow negativity to come into my life anymore. I am back in control over my
life.
Although I feel amazing
now, I do know, and am aware that the real challenge is waiting for me at home
when it’s back to reality and real life. I am so excited to go home with a whole
new confidence and attitude towards life. I can’t wait to use the new tools I
have learned here and really put them into action. I am ready to take on the
challenge and use my strength to strive only for the best and never settle for
anything less. I am done with settling and know I am better than that.
My three year old son is my
life.  He helps me strive to be the best mom I can be. I have realized that if you really
only worry about yourself, everything else falls into place. It only
takes one to make a difference in this world.  It’s quite simple–it’s called
the domino effect. The world really is at your fingertips. What steps will you
leave behind in the end? I know I want to be someone my son can be truly proud
of. Saying it is one thing putting into action is another. I’m looking forward
to proving my strength. HC

H W’s Story

June, 2008.

Body Detox Program

“I came here at the worst bottom of my life.  I have lost my kids (my pride and joy).  I had been arrested and put in jail for 6 days for something I only half remember doing because I was on so many pills I was in a fog.  I came here without anywhere else to go.  I have hurt everyone I love, and myself even worse.  I knew I had, and have, real physical pain but I thought only the pills would make it better.  I never believed there could be another answer.  I went through the Body Detox Program and I feel like a different person.  The first few days I experienced everything.  I smelled pot.  I thought a towel was talking to me (acid).  I got nausea and I got tired a lot.  The niacin (a vitamin required on the program) made me look like I had an allergy.  At times it was from head to toe!  On the next to the last day I started to feel clearer and then that night I slept like a baby.  I really couldn’t wait to get into the sauna (for 5 hours was I crazy?) on the final day.  More than half way through that 5 hours I had this feeling come over me–I realized that the black cloud that used to be over my mind and body was completely gone!  I was happy almost giddy!  I felt so good I can’t imagine putting anything into my body again!  I feel like a new woman!”

Integrity and Honesty

“I have had some wonderful realizations in the last two days.  I didn’t realize how this ‘stuff’ was right in front of me pushing me down.  I don’t feel that way anymore.  It’s as if the negative part of my mind is gone.  How could I have thought ‘I deserve to be hit’ just because I had bad credit?  Or that the reason I didn’t stay with a job, once I hit a rough spot, was because of an earlier job I got laid off from long ago.  The biggest realization is that there is more to me than just being a mother.  I have so much to offer and so much to receive back from people and that’s okay.  That all makes me a better person.  God, I wish I would have known this stuff years ago.  I will never be timid again!”

Basic Communication Skills Course

“The drills have helped me so much.  I used to talk like a timid little mouse my whole life.  Now I speak with intention.  People listen when I talk now.  I’m no longer afraid to ask for what I want and get it!  I started using the drills right away!  Every time I start talking to someone back home the drills just kick in like I have been talking this way my whole life!  The drills were and are life changing for me!  I never thought I could talk and confront people no matter who they are!”

Advanced Communication Skills

“Upon completing each and every drill my communication got better and better.  I’m so excited to go home now!  (Even though I still have a couple of things left to do)  I can’t wait to use all of this with everyone.  I feel these are making me a better mother, daughter, sister, niece, and friend.  So watch out when I come home!  These were life changing!”

Perception Drills

“At first I thought it was silly, but after completing the Perception Drills I realized that I am in control of all my dimensions.  But most of all my body.  I never thought I could say that.  I thought I would come here, get clean, and still have my pain out of control!  That is not the case.  I still have pain all the time–I just understand it better and I don’t let it control me anymore ever!  I hit my knee on the corner of the coffee table and it hurt for only a second because I have the control to make it stop!  I feel so powerful!  I also dropped my IPOD and was able to pick it up by the headphones and normally it disconnects–but I did that!  I feel very aware of all around me now!”

Program Completion

“When I was in jail, I knew I was done with this life I was living.  I was ready to go ‘anywhere’ because I was DONE!  The universe was working in my favor because my aunt, who runs the Life Enhancement Center, came down the next week to my home!  I really didn’t want to come to Florida and leave my children but I was ready for a different life–something better for me and my kids.  Once I got here, I pushed myself hard every day.  It wasn’t easy but I knew I could be better!  My aunt’s love was a huge force in the beginning that helped me start to push myself harder.  I thought–if SHE hasn’t given up on me then maybe I shouldn’t either!  The ‘drug bomb’ (huge amount of vitamins you take in the beginning when withdrawing from drugs) helped me, but doing the Body Detox Program was the biggest eye opener for me.  No wonder I had to push myself when my head and body were under a black cloud for so long!  When I was done and the cloud was gone I realized how much I didn’t want to put harmful chemicals into my body ever again.  I started noticing that I could look at myself in the mirror again and that was a huge win!  The Communication Drills were so important–the way I talk to everyone has changed so much!  I don’t get upset when I talk to ‘certain people’ who try to push my buttons.  It doesn’t even bother me anymore.  When I want something I ask for it and that is such a big win!  I wasn’t even finished with the Communication Drills when I started using them right away!  Then the Perception Drills made me so much more ‘in present time’ it was crazy!  I felt so powerful!  Then the Drug Counseling Program–I couldn’t have felt 100% without that.  The Drug Counseling Program was amazing.  When I finally FOUND that one thing I did–way back–that ONE thing that spiraled my life out of control for 15 years–it was life changing!  I no longer think about drugs and my past drug use!  I NEVER thought that those thoughts would go away.  I thought my past will always haunt me!  I wish I would have done this 15 years ago!  I feel like a brand new person today.  I know I can handle anything and anyone that comes my way!!  Thank you, Anita and Les, for seeing ‘who I really am’ before I could see it for myself!”

— Holly W

Feel free to call or email Holly’s mom, Lorraine.
pooders16 [at] aol [dot] com (775) 250-0951

Kelly’s Story

March, 2008, Kelly completed the entire Drug Rehab Program in five weeks. Her IQ went up 14 points. Here are some testimonials as she went along.

Body Detox Step

I started the Body Detox Program very recently. I was willing to do anything to free myself from all the toxins I had been putting in my body. I knew this was a vital first step to my new life. The first day I could actually taste the alcohol and smell it coming out of my pores. I felt a little woozy in the sauna, but made it through. About 30 minutes later I got very nauseous, dizzy, and had a horrible headache. I couldn’t figure out what was going on, then I realized I had re-enacted a hangover! I couldn’t believe how realistic it felt! Well, after the next couple of days in the sauna, I felt much better. This program requires taking niacin which helps push out the toxins. I didn’t realize this also pushes out old or past illnesses that are still stuck in your body. After I took it one day, while I was on the treadmill (which you do before you get into the sauna every day), my ears were ringing very loudly. I then remembered a horrible ear infection I had one year earlier. After the ringing stopped, and I was out of the sauna, ALL of my senses seemed a million times sharper. My eyesight was clearer, my hearing was sharper, and my sinuses seemed to clear! As the days went on I had my ups and downs with the program as I ran toxins out. Then one day something felt different. I was sitting in the sauna a lot longer. Time was just cruising by. It didn’t seem like anything was re-enacting at all. I even turned the temperature up a couple of degrees to really get a sweat going, and still nothing. This was it! I had run all the toxins out of my body! I had completed the Purification Program. I feel so “in focus” with life now, not foggy. I can see my future as bright, with a clear body and mind. Thanks to the Purification Program, I am now truly hopeful that my life took a major turn in the right direction.

After STARTING Basic Communication Drills

“Just before I came here, I was feeling as low as low could get. I COULD NOT stop drinking and I hit bottom. I needed and WANTED help so badly, I felt it in every fiber of my body. So that is when I met Anita and Les. I was willing to do anything they told me to help me get better. My first communication drill I had no idea what I was doing, but went along with instructions. My drilling partner, Pat, has worked with Les and Anita before. I had never met her but found our stories to be similar. The drill for the day was “confronting.” The drill is to sit three feet away from each other with your eyes closed, but still very aware of the person in front of you. Easy enough. But then the next part was to do the same drill, but with your eyes open. I started to think, ‘I can’t do this! I can’t even look people straight in the eye when I talk to them, let alone sit across from someone I don’t know and stare at them!’ But I trusted Les and went on with the drill. The first couple of minutes I had the giggles because it was so awkward for me. But then I started to relax and just focused on Pat. Then something amazing happened. I went to a place in my mind I had never been. I heard nothing, saw nothing, but Pat. I was in the zone! After about ten minutes I felt this overwhelming joy come over me, and I couldn’t help but smile. Pat said I had “a win.” At that moment, I felt I could skip across the lake, I felt so overjoyed. I had blown off something big. I felt amazing! I will never doubt myself or these communication drills again! “

After COMPLETING Basic Communication Drills

“I never knew what communication drills were before I started working with Les and Anita on them. I never realized how important GOOD communication is in our everyday life, and how much good communication is lacking now-a-days. Also, I learned you don’t have to respond in a harsh manner, even if someone said something really awful to you. You can just acknowledge you heard them and go on with your day! Amazing! The main thing I learned is I’m in control of how I react, confront, acknowledge, and communicate with people. I choose what or how I will respond. These drills have made me brighter, more aware of my thoughts, and a great communicator. I didn’t realize how well these drills incorporated in my life until recently I was faced (on the telephone) with a very tough situation. If I never learned these drills I would have flown off the handle. But I confronted it, analyzed it, and put it into good communication with the person I was dealing with. AND I felt fantastic after!

Advanced Communication Drills

“My Advanced Communication Drills were fantastic. I learned how to manage people and situations no matter how difficult. I realized how strong your intention can be if you really put your mind to it. If your intention is to get home safely, a bomb can go off next to you, but you will get home safely because you intended to. Nothing or no one can or will stop you! You can manage and direct people and situations the way YOU want them to go, as long as you have strong intention. Nothing can stop me! KH”

Perception Drills

“My experience with doing these processes was like no other. Besides doing my communication drills, I have never been more “in the present.” I have never looked more forward to my future. I learned I have all control over my life, who is in it, and how I direct it. No one else can. I realized there is nothing in the universe I can’t have. I’m the only one who is stopping me. This world is mine for the taking. I now have the confidence to go out and get it! KH”

Drug Counseling Program

“In my ‘Drug Counseling Program,’ I experienced some amazing realizations. I was guided by Les through past times that I have used drugs, and also the people involved. It’s really hard work! I’m asked to recall the incident over and over until I have an ‘OH, my God!’ moment when I realize what my thought was, at that very moment, that made me take the drug in the first place! Most of the choices that seemed so right to me then, are so silly to me now! The realizations I had from this auditing were extremely intense. For the first time since I can remember, my attitude is completely even and calm. There is no conflict going on in my head at all, whereas before, it was constant. I truly feel like I’m looking through a new pair of eyes. I love that I now have awareness of truth, and have gotten back my personal freedom! I love life! KH”

Kelly’s Completion of the entire Drug Rehab Program: “A Spirit Reborn!”

“When I first arrived here, I was a broken spirit. I had lost the trust of my family. If I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I would cringe. I despised who I had become because of my drinking. Then came my angels, Les and Anita. I started to have a little glimmer of hope as they told me about the program and how they were going to help me every step of the way. Anita really “loved” me through the first week. It was terribly rough for me. As I went through my Body Detox Program, I started to feel brighter and happier. Doing my Communication Drills and my Perception Drills was a life changing process. I’m so grateful for my drilling partner, Pat. We had a great energy flow. By the time I got to my Drug counseling Program, I was ready! I had some intense major wins, as I did with my previous steps. I love my life today. I am a beautiful, confident, new woman. The world is mine for the taking. I’m going to be a huge contribution to society. I’m now able to be a great mom, wife, and productive family member. Les, Anita, and Pat are my friends for life. I can look in the mirror and LOVE the wonderful being looking back. I love who I really am and look forward to living the rest of my life–happy, healthy, and sober. KH”

Kelly reunited with baby Kayla, her first day home:

After two weeks, Kelly reported being enrolled in school and finding a job!

Vital First Step to My New Life

I started the Body Detox Program very recently. I was willing to do anything to free myself from all the toxins I had been putting in my body. I knew this was a vital first step to my new life. The first day I could actually taste the alcohol and smell it coming out of my pores. I felt a little woozy in the sauna, but made it through. About 30 minutes later I got very nauseous, dizzy, and had a horrible headache. I couldn’t figure out what was going on, then I realized I was re-enacting a hangover! I couldn’t believe how realistic it felt! Well, after the next couple of days in the sauna, I felt much better. This program requires taking niacin which helps push out the toxins. I didn’t realize this also pushes out old or past illnesses that are still stuck in your body. After I took it one day, while I was on the treadmill (which you do before you get into the sauna every day), my ears were ringing very loudly. I then remembered a horrible ear infection I had one year earlier. After the ringing stopped, and I was out of the sauna, ALL of my senses seemed a million times sharper. My eyesight was clearer, my hearing was sharper, and my sinuses seemed to clear! As the days went on I had my ups and downs with the program as I ran toxins out. Then one day something felt different. I was sitting in the sauna a lot longer. Time was just cruising by. It didn’t seem like anything was re-enacting at all. I even turned the temperature up a couple of degrees to really get a sweat going, and still nothing. This was it! I had run all the toxins out of my body! I had completed the Body Detox Program. I feel so ‘in focus’ with life now, not foggy. I can see my future as bright, with a clear body and mind. Thanks to the Body Detox Program, I am now truly hopeful that my life took a major turn in the right direction. — KH