Growing up I was always told that I had anxiety or depression. I told the doctor that I couldn't sleep, so he gave me Trazodone. I was eight years old.
There was always something, whether it was Wellbutrin, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, you know, there was something wrong with me.
So it got to a point that alcohol was the only way that numbed it all. I was living around the bottle. And I never could come to terms with admitting that I had an alcohol problem or a pill problem, or any problem.
I could never just say, "Please help me. I don’t know what to do."
My parents found Narconon. At Narconon, nobody was calling me an alcoholic, nobody was calling me a drug addict. That's one of the things that I had problems with, like, other programs where you have to say that you're powerless to something. But I didn't feel that here.
And taking responsibility for my actions, of what I had done in the past, I could ultimately find my happiness.
Now I'm supporting myself, working for myself.
Coming to Narconon was the best thing of my life.