Before I came to Narconon, I was homeless in Las Vegas, I was doing any and every drug I could get my hands on, and I was utterly miserable. I couldn’t be sober because I would lose myself in depression if I were. Eventually, even the drugs wouldn’t get me high.
Years of anxiety, panic, post-partum depression, and OCD—as psychiatrists had labeled it, came to a crashing halt at Narconon as I admitted to myself that I had a benzodiazepine addiction. A quick list of the psych drugs I was prescribed in a four-year period consisted of Prozac, Xanax, Vybryd, abilify, Ativan, Zoloft, Lexapro, klonopin, oxcarbazepine, Trintellix, and Cymbalta. Yes that is not a quick list and not a quick fix.
On December 28, 2018, I arrived at Narconon New life Retreat and had no clue what to expect, especially since this was the first time I had ever been to rehab. I immediately checked into withdrawal and began getting my vitals and was delivered ’locationals’ and given assists.
I arrived at Narconon on April 4, 2019. When I arrived, I was a shell of my former self—broken and defeated. I felt hopeless and was convinced my total destruction was not far away if I didn’t immediately change the way I was and the way I was living.
When I first went to the Narconon Program, I had a lot of mixed feelings. I knew drugs had become a big problem in my life…
My life had been a series of ups and downs. My parents divorced and I struggled with drug abuse and had fights with those around me for years before I finally arrived at Narconon.
I got here on May 10th, 2019 and I was a straight junkie. I got into the withdrawal unit and they started giving me assists and vitamins.
I grew up in Loretto, Texas and had a good childhood. I had a great family and grew up in a nice neighborhood. I remember going to a soccer game in Monterrey when I was four. It was with my dad and my mom and my aunts and uncles. The whole family was there.
Narconon has a unique approach to handling addiction and does not believe you have to be an addict for the rest of your life.
I received a lot of benefits from the Narconon program. I came for alcohol abuse and went directly to the withdrawal unit. I had a short stay there because I was clean when I came in, however I recognized the importance of this step to observe me for a couple of days and check my medical condition .