One Man’s Journey Into Sobriety

Skylar—Narconon Colorado Graduate
Skylar—Narconon Colorado Graduate

Getting sober from a lifestyle of drug and alcohol addiction is by no means an easy task. Once a person realizes that they believe their life is better on drugs than off drugs, a sick metamorphosis occurs where a once productive, constructive person evolves into a degraded, destructive person who would sell their own mother into human slavery for another bag, another hit, another shot, or another line.

Addiction tears families apart every day. We live in an unfortunate time when we attempt to avoid pain and discomfort at all costs and sometimes the solution for that pain is the very thing that kills us, tears our families to shreds, and furthers our societies trip around the toilet bowl.

Luckily, among all the insane stories and news headlines, there are HUGE wins and HUGE successes happening. Addicts ARE getting sober, they’re fixing their life, and we need more stories like that to attempt to inspire hope in what feels like a losing battle.

Here is a recent and amazing success from one of Narconon Colorado’s most recent graduates:

My name is Skylar and I am writing this because I want to share my success with you, the reader. This wasn’t my first rehab attempt but I really tried to fix myself this time. The last program I did, I noticed that I was doing it for the wrong reasons. I was trying to sober myself up for my parents but not for myself. This time, I focused on doing it for me so that I could live a better life and be a better son.

“I can actually say that I finally defeated the one person who was hurting me the most. I defeated the one that was against me the most. I defeated the one who looked back at me in the mirror…”

I can actually say that I finally defeated the one person who was hurting me the most. I defeated the one that was against me the most. I defeated the one who looked back at me in the mirror. I used to beat myself up the most and I use to destroy myself the most.

I destroyed myself with drugs and alcohol. I would defame my personality with the mask of my heroin addiction. I didn’t just destroy my body but I destroyed my mind, my soul, and everyone else around me, to the point where I didn’t even recognize myself or my actions. I dug myself down into a pit of guilt and shame continuously fed my depression. I had no one else to blame for my actions other than myself.

I finally realized how dire it was for me to get clean for myself and change my life. And that’s exactly what I did.

I am grateful for this decision and I am grateful for having my life back in my own hands again. I realized how much damage I did not only to myself but also to others in my life and I am truly sorry for that. This program is a great program and it saved my life. I am truly thankful for the staff here because with them and the help of my parents, they got me to open my eyes with nothing but love. They were able to get me back on my feet and help me fix my own life. I can say that this place is driven by nothing but love and respect and you can feel that when you come here.

So, this is me. Skylar, an ex-drug addict. I encourage you, the reader, if you are asking for help and you don’t know how to say it or where to go for it, I strongly suggest you contact this place because you too are important and worth living. You too can beat your addiction.

With Nothing But Love,
Skylar—Narconon Colorado Graduate


Jason Good

Jason has been working in the field of addiction and recovery for over 10 years. Having been an addict himself he brings real-word experience to the table when helping addicts and their families, while also offering a first-person perspective to the current drug crisis. Jason is passionate about educating the public about what’s currently going on in our society, and thankfully, offers practical solutions. Jason is also the co-host of The Addiction Podcast—Point of No Return. You can follow Jason on Google+, Twitter, or connect with him on LinkedIn.