I “came to” one morning behind a public bus stop. I was soaked in alcohol from the night before and sick from a five-day methamphetamine binge. As I sat up and looked around, I didn’t really see anything that made sense to me. I thought to myself, “where am I?”
One night in May 2014, I was at my wits’ end. I wasn’t far from death. I was drinking a handle and a half of vodka per day. I had a meltdown and was yelling at the sky for God to give me an answer. That answer was Narconon.
For the previous 4 years, I have struggled with depression and severe substance abuse issues. These things go hand-in-hand and kind of feed each other. I started heavily drinking my freshman year of high school and then started smoking weed.…
Successes happen in addiction recovery every day. Even though we are living through some historic, dismal times, it is important that we shift gears every so often and look at the wins people are having as they get their lives back together.
“Before coming to Narconon Colorado, I was battling with alcohol. I didn’t think I needed help and I didn’t want to accept the fact that I did have an addiction. I was on the verge of losing my wife, my son, family, and myself.…“
A question I’ve gotten time and time again is “why would anyone in their right mind want to work at a drug rehab?” I understand what people are really asking with that question.
My life growing up was not very ideal or satisfying. I lived in a broken home with my amazing mother and my alcoholic and drug-addicted father. So, I was always around some sort of substance abuse.
We could all use a little good news, given the current circumstances with the Coronavirus. Every time I turn on the television or look at my social media, it seems like all I hear about is record-breaking deaths, the pandemic getting worse, or just a litany of bad news. It’s easy to stay focused on all the negative in the world, considering that’s almost all any of us hear about these days.
“My name is Skylar and I am writing this because I want to share my success with you, the reader. This wasn’t my first rehab attempt but I really tried to fix myself this time. The last program I did, I noticed that I was doing it for the wrong reasons. I was trying to sober myself up for my parents but not for myself…”
Dear Mom, As you know, I had a happy childhood with our family. Naturally, there were some troubling times as our family progressed, whether it was the loss of a family member or financial hardships that occurred, but throughout it all, our family remained strong and united.