Jost Sauer’s story
“It all began back in the late 70s when I took my first LSD trip. It was a beautiful spiritual experience. It satisfied the deepest desires of my soul. I had never felt so alive, so real. It was as if a filter had been removed and I saw everything as it really was, I wanted more of that.
From then on I chased that state through different drugs, hashish, mescaline, mushrooms, prescription pills, amphetamines, but I never recaptured that perfect intoxicating mix of bonding, exhilaration and euphoria again; the thrill of anticipating a life of limitless opportunity and wonder stretching ahead of me. Instead my quest led to speed-addiction, dingy squats, dealing and anarchism. I lost my passion to change the world and by the time I was 21, I was ready to die.
Every time I tried to quit drugs I failed, I’d always eventually relapse, or get into excessive alcohol, drinking in parks with social outcasts or until I blacked-out. It took me nearly 10 years to finally quit drugs, an entire decade of misery, paranoia, psychosis and suicidal depression. I thought I was a failure, a loser and a hopeless addict, and that I’d never feel good again.
It took another decade to work out that I wasn’t hopeless, that addiction is not a disease, that you can rebuild full physical and psychological health after addiction. Also that there is no need to go into time wasting ‘what went wrong’ counselling territory. I discovered that there is a system to rebuild your body with chi and chi-flow, and once you rebuild your body, your mind and spirit follow.
It’s been decades since my first LSD trip, but people are still going through the same terrible relapse cycles and suffering the mental anguish of addiction. They are being told they are diseased and powerless for life. This is ridiculous, they are not diseased, they just don’t know how to quit. It’s like putting people who have never driven a car behind the wheel and then calling them diseased for running off the road.
That old recovery system was developed back in the last century for very different society. Back then no one could have imagined the global boom in recreational drug use. Not in their wildest dreams would they have envisaged the normalisation of recreational drug use (25% of the US population alone has a problem with drugs) across every sector of society.
Everything has changed, but the recovery industry has stayed the same. My mission is to bravely go where no person has gone before and spread a hopeful, inspirational and empowered new model of recovery. Show everyone how to quit, how to recover fast and how to use past experiences to benefit themselves, those around them, and ultimately all of humankind.”
Jost Sauer, Founder Urban Drug Rehab
The Jost Sauer Recovery System
People relapse because guilt, anxiety, paranoia, emotional reactivity, depression, confusion, fear and shame, on top of physical aches and pain, make life without drugs or alcohol feel unbearable. If no one had these symptoms, there would be no addiction.
Recreational drugs create these symptoms because they hijack your body’s internal energy (chi) resources to deliver the highs. But your internal resources are limited. This is why you keep needing more drugs to get the same results. It is also why the symptoms arise. The solution is simple: reverse the input / output ratio by putting more chi or energy in than you use up. This is the basis for extreme wellbeing, success, and happiness.
Don’t focus on the emotional, focus on the physical. Focussing on the mental issues in recovery, which is why mainstream rehabs have such a massive failure rate, is like trying to fix the screen of your phone or tablet when the problem is software, it will go nowhere. My system goes straight to the backend, it uses five strategies to increase your energy or ‘chi’ input. These include orthomolecular therapy (vitamin therapy), a medicinal diet, cognitive embodiment (the use of specific postures to delete negative emotions and cravings), acupuncture and remedial massage, Chinese herbal formulas, my Chi Cycle therapeutic lifestyle (to imprint new habits and cycles over the old) and strategies to keep you moving purposefully towards visionary goals. All of this builds chi and creates chi-flow.
I developed my system by using Chinese medicine to reverse-engineer drug highs and also by analyzing why and how nutritional supplements, a healthy diet, therapeutic exercise, weight-lifting, martial arts, meditation, tai-chi, and yoga make you feel good. It all comes down to chi, to building chi and making chi move. So I extracted the most powerful aspect of each of those modalities and combined to create an awesome and enjoyable recovery experience.