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.
Overcoming addiction is an amazing accomplishment. Although it is a challenging experience, the end results are well worth the effort needed to regain control of one’s life. Two of our recent graduates share their experiences…
Before I arrived at Narconon Colorado, I was in a very bad state. I couldn’t function without using, however, I wasn’t functioning due to my drug use either. I didn’t feel like a person and I certainly couldn’t support myself.
“Coming to the Narconon program was the best thing I could have done for myself and my family. I was afraid when I first came here because I didn’t understand it. I didn’t think I would be able to get through it…“
My journey began on September 12th, 2018 when my wife saw that I needed help with my addiction. I had become someone that she no longer recognized after 50 years of marriage. I was despondent and unable to be the man I needed to be.
I was flirting with death every day. Alcohol was devouring me inside and out. I couldn’t control it or hide it anymore, I was filled with guilt and shame. I finally dug a hole deep enough, scared myself, and cried for help. Narconon answered those cries.
The best thing about working at an addiction rehabilitation center is helping people to get over adversity and regain control of their lives. Here’s what a couple of those people have to say…
It seems like I got here a long time ago which I did, but it’s nothing in the span of my life so far and also into my future. I never thought I would get through withdrawal , let alone sleep again. Now I am happy to say that I get about ten hours of sleep a night.