I Was Able to Find Myself through My Recovery
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 Narconon Colorado, I was not in a good place at all. I was using meth and smoking weed, I was taking good relationships for granted, and I was not in control of my actions or emotions. I was always mad and wanting to fight with everyone around me. I was a wreck. My world was spinning out of control and I had to use to get through the day. The drug had its grip on me so tightly that I could not see straight. Everyday tasks became bigger tasks. I became more and more introverted than I normally was. I did whatever I could to get out of going to gatherings. I isolated and used.
”I came to Narconon in January 2019. The wins I got out of completing withdrawal were big. I learned that I can sit comfortably for an extended period of time and really be there. One of the biggest wins I had was coming back from my uncle’s funeral and confronting my emotions while doing the training drills. I learned how to confront my feelings and process them.
”In the sauna, I felt what it was like to actually get all the drugs and toxins out of my system. I started noticing changes in my physical appearance. My eyes seemed brighter, skin looked healthier, plus my mind was a lot clearer.
Objectives taught me how to get out of my head and live in the present. Knowing how to focus on my reality is something that will be very helpful to me. I used to be really bad about beating myself up over the past and writing about it during the Life Skills Courses helped me move past that. I faced some really big demons while working on these. I feel much better after getting through the Personal Values Course, I had been holding onto my bad memories for too long. I now have a better understanding of how to pick positive people in my life and which ones could be hazardous to my sobriety.
My biggest win in this program is that I was able to focus on myself. I put myself first for a change and in doing that I was able to find myself. I have confidence in myself and know that I can get through anything I put my mind to, even if it seems hard at times. I now know how to do it.
“I am very thankful for this program—it truly saved my life. It has given me hope again and put me back on the right path.
It has helped me repair my broken relationships.
I feel confident going back into the world.”
I am very thankful for this program—it truly saved my life. It has given me hope again and put me back on the right path. It has helped me repair my broken relationships. I feel confident going back into the world. Thank you to all the staff at Narconon Colorado.”
—Narconon Colorado Graduate: Justin