I Am Thankful to Be Given a New Beginning

Terry—Narconon Colorado Graduate

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. My wife had the courage to call my insurance hotline for drug abuse.

She enrolled me in Narconon that same day. When I arrived, I was reluctant but made a promise to my loving wife that I would do this for her, not realizing this was in fact for me as well.

I made it through withdrawal, and boy was it a rough ride! I didn’t realize the toll the years of opiate abuse had taken on my mind, body, and soul.

My time in the sauna was extensive but most rewarding. It was there that I cleansed my body of impurities and toxins by working out, sticking to a healthy diet and getting 8-9 hours of sleep each night.

“It has given me the confidence to be a valuable member 
of society and I’m proud of who I am today.” 

It was during the life skills courses that I learned how to confront my addiction head on. I learned how to control my body and my emotions while helping another student through the program as well.

It was in life skills while writing and going through the training books when I found out who I was and what I had become. It taught me how to deal with the hurt that I caused my loved ones. It gave me the conviction to want to better myself and regain the trust that my loved ones lost in me. It has given me the confidence to be a valuable member of society and I’m proud of who I am today.

I want to regain that trust in my friends, and the society in which I live. I want to thank all the staff at Narconon for giving me the support, encouragement having the patience to bring me out of a dark time in my life. I am thankful to be given a new beginning.

Thank you, Narconon.

Narconon Colorado Graduate—Terry



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.