Every day in the news we are hearing about lawsuits with big Pharma, soaring overdose rates, and all of the negative consequences of the addiction epidemic the United States is currently facing.
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.
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.
Making any major life change is a challenge, to say the least. Overcoming an addiction? Well, that can be even more challenging. That’s not to say it isn’t possible—people recover from addiction everyday.
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.”
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…