What Is New Life Detox?
Narconon Students Tell Us

Narconon Life Skills Courses materials

The New Life Detoxification is another unique aspect of the Narconon program. It is based on the discovery by L. Ron Hubbard that drug residues apparently remain trapped in the body’s fatty tissues and may be reactivated even years after the individual has ceased taking drugs. The harmful mental and physical effects of taking drugs do not end even when the person stops taking drugs. Therefore a vital step is to get drugs out of the body and end their mental and physical effects on an individual’s life.

This phase of the Narconon program was designed to eliminate toxic substances from the body while decreasing physical cravings related to drugs and alcohol. The elements of the New Life Detoxification consist of running to stimulate circulation; extensive periods of time sweating in a specially ventilated, low-heat, dry sauna to sweat out accumulated drugs and toxins; nutrition, including specific vitamins, minerals and oils taken in exact quantities; and a properly ordered personal schedule that allows for adequate sleep.

The program’s course of vitamins includes a gradual increase of niacin, along with other vitamins and multiminerals. Additionally, students on the program take a specific blend of oils. Students take adequate amounts of salt, potassium and water to remain properly hydrated during the process.

During various stages of the program, Objectives are done each day to help keep the student’s attention off the past and on the present.

On the Objectives, students also learn skills they can use to help them comfortably face life and resolve problems through communication.

New Life Detox Success Stories

I most definitely feel healthier already. Sauna also gives me a lot of time to think about my life and what goes on in and around it.

I've come to realize that love is all around me and it is the only true form of communication. It's helped me get my sleeping schedule back on track. Memory has improved since I stopped cannabis abuse. I also dreamt for the first time yeasterday in a very long time. I feel a lot clearer physically, mentally and emotionally.

Sauna = A mind, body, soul cleansing.

Alexis—Narconon Student

I am only a week into sauna. I just increased to a higher dose of vitamins. I am doing better than when I started. I have noticeable reactions to the Niacin. But I have noticed I feel better after working out and hitting the sauna. I do not like my weight fluctuating so much but I like knowing I'll be all the healthier and cleaner afterwards. I'm noticing my surroundings seem to be in a better mood most of the time. Cannot wait to move onto the next step.

Adrianne—Narconon Student

Just recently I found myself performing much better in sauna, that included longer sessions. As a result, I am getting more out of the sauna experience. For example, I am sweating much more intensely as a result.

Also, my eating and drinking of water has greatly increased and has been enhanced.

as a result, I am sleeping better and have been to sauna a lot earlier and on time.

Andrew—Narconon Student


Tony Bylsma

Tony Bylsma has been working for Narconon as a counselor, administrator and educator in various areas of the US for many years. In addition to helping people overcome their addictions and live drug-free lives, Tony has spoken to over six hundred thousand students, parents and professionals regarding drug abuse and effective abuse prevention. This year Tony is celebrating his 40th year of sobriety!