At Narconon Colorado, we know that each person is different and that there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to what is needed for the length of treatment. That is why our philosophy is “It takes as long as it takes”.
Before coming to Narconon my life was in liability. I was drinking heavily on a day-in and day-out basis. I spent twenty-three years of my life hiding behind a bottle. I used every excuse to drink. If I couldn’t find an excuse, I would drink anyway…
Recent graduate Troy shares some of his personal accomplishments upon completion of his Narconon Program.
Before coming to rehab I was lost and in pain. My perspective on life was short-term and broken. I focused on immediate gratification instead of laying long-term plans. I did not put in the energy and time to lay a solid foundation for my future but instead sought to end my life.
When I arrived at Narconon Colorado I was a lost young man. I was so comfortable with living in a cloud of regret. There wasn’t anything anyone could say to help. There was nothing worth living for. I looked in the mirror and what I saw was scary.
If I could talk to someone who is currently in the position I was in, I would say that “I know the moment seems dark, but there is hope around the corner if you are strong enough to ask for help. It’ll seem as if you’ve lost everything but you have your life and people who care about you. If you have a child, just know that you may be sacrificing spending time with them right now, but in the end, it’ll be worth it to be fully aware and really be there with them.”
Three months before I arrived at Narconon, my life was rough. I lied, cheated and disregarded every bit of help that was offered. This is coming from talks with friends and family members. I was in such a state that I never thought that I could ever feel better again, I didn’t care whether I lived or died…
No one plans on becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. It can actually happen pretty quickly and rather easily. Oftentimes substance abuse starts out as something that someone participates in to relax and have a good time.
One of the best things about working at an addiction rehabilitation center is having the opportunity to see people overcome adversity and regain control of their lives. Addiction recovery isn’t always easy but it is certainly possible—we have the privilege of seeing it happen every day. One of our recent graduates shares his experience of taking the steps towards a better life.
Before I came to rehab, I was in the deepest darkest hole I had ever dug myself into. I ended up becoming something that I hated, something that I truly despised. I became a heroin addict. A heroin addict that chose to shoot up dope, rather than enjoying the smiles and words from my loved ones.