NARCONON COLORADO SUCCESS
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.
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…
Three months before I arrived at Narconon, my life was rough. I lied, cheated and disregarded every bit of help that was offered. This is coming from talks with friends and family members. I was in such a state that I never thought that I could ever feel better again, I didn’t care whether I lived or died…
Before I came to rehab, I was in the deepest darkest hole I had ever dug myself into. I ended up becoming something that I hated, something that I truly despised. I became a heroin addict. A heroin addict that chose to shoot up dope, rather than enjoying the smiles and words from my loved ones.
“Coming to the Narconon program was the best thing I could have done for myself and my family. I was afraid when I first came here because I didn’t understand it. I didn’t think I would be able to get through it…“
My journey began on September 12th, 2018 when my wife saw that I needed help with my addiction. I had become someone that she no longer recognized after 50 years of marriage. I was despondent and unable to be the man I needed to be.
The best thing about working at an addiction rehabilitation center is helping people to get over adversity and regain control of their lives. Here’s what a couple of those people have to say…
It seems like I got here a long time ago which I did, but it’s nothing in the span of my life so far and also into my future. I never thought I would get through withdrawal , let alone sleep again. Now I am happy to say that I get about ten hours of sleep a night.