NARCONON COLORADO GRADUATE
An important aspect of maintaining a sober lifestyle is setting and achieving goals in different areas of one’s life. The hard work doesn’t stop when someone leaves treatment; this is actually the time when it is important to apply the skills that were learned during one’s program. One of our recent graduates shares the goals he has been working on since completing his time at Narconon.
I am 34 months sober! I came from a society where partying was the norm. I started drinking alcohol when I was fifteen years old and as time went on, I started dabbling in drugs.
Recent graduates share their stories of overcoming addiction and starting a new path in life.
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.
Takes a lot of hard work and dedication. It isn’t always an easy road but it is well worth the effort. It is amazing how much can change in the course of a year when a person really puts their mind to it.
In my journey through the Narconon program, I have achieved tremendous success at this facility. I started out rough and rebellious, it took a few staff to coach me in the doors. The dedication that they had shown in that very moment amazed me.
Before coming to Narconon my life was in liability. I was drinking heavily on a day-in and day-out basis. I spent twenty-three years of my life hiding behind a bottle. I used every excuse to drink. If I couldn’t find an excuse, I would drink anyway…
Recent graduate Troy shares some of his personal accomplishments upon completion of his Narconon Program.
Before coming to rehab I was lost and in pain. My perspective on life was short-term and broken. I focused on immediate gratification instead of laying long-term plans. I did not put in the energy and time to lay a solid foundation for my future but instead sought to end my life.
If I could talk to someone who is currently in the position I was in, I would say that “I know the moment seems dark, but there is hope around the corner if you are strong enough to ask for help. It’ll seem as if you’ve lost everything but you have your life and people who care about you. If you have a child, just know that you may be sacrificing spending time with them right now, but in the end, it’ll be worth it to be fully aware and really be there with them.”