I Owe This to Myself, Above All Else

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The first step towards a new life in addiction recovery is getting off of drugs or alcohol. At Narconon Colorado, we have people to help with this process available 24 hours per day. Timothy shares his thoughts regarding his experience upon completing the Drug-Free Withdrawal step.

“Prior to coming to Narconon and going through withdrawal, my life revolved around drugs and partying. Upon completion of withdrawal, my focus has shifted forward to my responsibilities in my life and my health. I came to Narconon Colorado very depleted of nutrients and energy but through the withdrawal process I was able to restore myself to a better state of being.
“In the past few weeks, I often found myself questioning reality due to how clouded and unclear my life and purpose had become. Now I am enjoying a mental clarity that I have not known for a long time. The comment was made to me by a very close friend before coming here that I had been one of the smartest and most inspiring people he knew but as of late, due to my drug addiction, that perception had changed. Because of my returned clarity, I believe I can become that person again. For example, I hadn’t read a book in years but I am currently immersed in a book, which is something else that is relieving and pride-restoring.
“I look forward to continuing my journey to sobriety and a better life. I owe this to myself above all else and the people that have stood by and supported me. I also have a responsibility to conduct myself as a functioning, productive adult. Withdrawal was the first step down this path. Thank you, Narconon!”
Timothy , Narconon Student

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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.