I am Ready to Live A Successful, Sober Life

Tyler—Narconon Colorado

Three months before I arrived at Narconon, my life was rough. I lied, cheated and disregarded every bit of help that was offered. 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. All I did was drown everything out with drugs and alcohol. I knew I needed to make a change and the time was now.

This time I wanted to get clean for myself. The part that I am the saddest about, which I wish it had never gotten to, is that I had to lose everything—my job, my friends and the support of my family— before I realized that I did need help. I know that it is never too late to make a change and take action and I’m glad that I did!

Even going through my program, I had it in my head that once I was out of withdrawal, I was just going to complete the sauna program and go back home because I was going to be just fine. I thought that I didn’t need to complete the rest of the program. Boy am I glad that my mom and the staff talked me into staying and finishing!

I learned through my course work that I still had many items and people in my life that needed to be addressed. It gave me a second chance to go back through my life and weigh options that were given to me that I wasn’t able to address properly before. After doing the Personal Values course I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I’ve written everything down, forgiven myself and left the past in the past. I also put into perspective how much I used and how much time I wasted using. I learned more about what I did to lead myself down that dark pathway and what not to do in order to prevent from ever relapsing. I finally feel like I can move on as a new, clean slate—a better version of myself.

“Before Narconon, I was depressed and unhealthy, but now that I have completed the program, I have a new outlook on life.”

Before Narconon, I was depressed and unhealthy, but now that I have completed the program, I have a new outlook on life. I know that my life is worth it and I’m happier than I have ever been. I can handle stress appropriately, manage my emotions and successfully confront anything that gets thrown at me. I’ve learned how to identify unhealthy relationships and people, and how to move on from my past. Most of all I’ve learned to love myself. This program has also taught me responsibility and how to really understand, how to listen and how to care. I’m more motivated, focused, kind and willing to help other people. I’ve made lasting relationships with staff and students alike.

I’m overall healthier than I have been in a long time. I eat healthy food, sleep more and I work out. Narconon gave me a battle plan for staying sober, I feel completely confident with that and I feel like a brand-new person. I have the tools needed to be successful and I’m ready to live a successful, stress-free and sober life. Thank you.

Narconon Colorado Graduate: Tyler



After overcoming her own addiction in 2012 Julie went on to become certified as an addiction counselor in order to help others achieve a life of recovery. She worked in the addiction field for 8 years and now uses both her personal and professional experiences with addiction as an influence for her writing.