Stories of Addiction Recovery

Narconon Colorado Graduate: Raul

Before drugs, I was a lost soul whose life revolved around drugs. I lost a lot of things, from my family to my possessions and home. I came to Narconon to get help with my addiction with the help of my mother. I was very iffy being here. I decided to stay and finish the program with the help of the staff.

I learned to tell the difference between good and bad people in my life. After withdrawing from the drugs, I was able to look at my life differently in a positive manner. I am excited to graduate and do as my fellow peers did before me. I am looking forward to starting a new life from here on out, I will make it for the better now. My family is excited to see me and ready for me to actually be a part of the family.

“I can now go and apply the things I’ve learned in order to maintain a happy drug-free life.”

There were a lot of ups and downs throughout the course work, but it taught me patience and how to just be there. I’ve learned that I don’t have to live in the wreckage of my past. I can now go and apply the things I’ve learned in order to maintain a happy drug-free life.

Raul—Narconon Colorado Graduate

Narconon Colorado Graduate: Jason

I started drugs by taking pot in elementary/middle school.

Back in 2008 when my daughter’s mom left me, I ended up getting into hard drugs like crack. Then in 2014, I tried meth and fell in love with it. I was always on the go, non-stop, I was so good at hiding my addiction to meth that no one knew I was high when I would be high as a kite. I lost my nice big house and two really good jobs.

When I was feeling dope sick, I would have my buddy shoot me up with four grams of meth and yet I didn’t get high. I had nowhere to go, so I decided I needed to get help. I googled meth rehabs, Narconon was the first place that showed up, so I called them.

When I got here, I was nervous because this was my first rehab. The staff are pretty awesome here, but it was the students who comforted me the most just by talking with them. I had moments when I wanted to leave but I had another student talk me into staying to see what this was all about. So I decided to give it a shot and stay.

“I’m looking forward to my future. I am a survivor.”

I started working out and getting back into shape. I learned all about the health benefits of vitamins and how exercise affects the body in so many good ways. I also learned how to control my anger a little better. I feel great and I’m really excited about my graduation because I get to go home and return to work. This is the first thing that I have ever really accomplished. In doing so, my relationship with my family has become so much better. I’m looking forward to my future. I am a survivor.

Jason—Narconon Colorado Graduate



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.