Drugs Made Me Happy…Temporarily
My name is Logan, and I am a recovering meth addict. I started smoking weed in 8th grade, and it quickly became an everyday thing. By the time I was 16 years old, in 10th grade, I was unmotivated and depressed with my life. I started to try other harder drugs like coke and acid. This progressed to meth and heroin. I moved to Denver when I was 17 from a very small and conservative town. Being free and alone in Denver was exciting and new. This was when I started to do meth.
I would go on 3- to 4-day benders, where I wouldn’t sleep, eat, or anything other than get high. My self-worth, motivation, and overall health were declining at a rapid rate. I stopped doing things that I loved, isolated myself from my family and friends, and started doing things that were not who I was.
I finally reached a point where I couldn’t continue to live that way. I was on the path of either killing myself or seriously hurting my chances at a positive, healthy, and happy life. I made the difficult decision to go to rehab. The hardest part about it was admitting that I had a problem and needed help. I had to put my pride aside, put my fears aside, and give up my freedom to go to treatment and better my life.
Now that I am graduating from the program, I can honestly say that this was the best thing I could’ve done for myself. These three months have been so hard. I had to confront my past and things that contributed to my decision to use drugs. This was brutal and emotional, but I got through it. I am now beyond proud of myself and am hopeful and excited about my future.
“Drugs made me feel happy and good about myself, only temporarily, however…”
Drugs made me feel happy and good about myself, only temporarily, however. Once I came down from my high, I realized that I was even more unhappy and still hated myself. Now that I have been sober for 90 days, I am genuinely happy. I am the healthiest I have ever been, both mentally and physically. I am confident, I am motivated, I am hopeful, I am excited, and most importantly, I am learning to love myself and all of my imperfections. I am a unique and amazing soul, and I am going to continue to become the truest version of myself. There is no looking back! Narconon Colorado, thank you for saving my life.
Logan C.—Narconon Colorado Graduate