Four months ago, on January 24th, I was locked up. I was lost, drug-addicted, and beaten. I had given up on myself and everything else in my life… I grew up in the Carolina’s, and like most people where I am from, I was into football and was pretty good at it.
When I arrived at Narconon, I was out of jail and clean off heroin for a little over three months, so was unsure of how a program could do much of anything for me at that point. I had been to other rehabs before, and felt they were just to help someone get some clean time then send you packing.
I arrived at Narconon on December 12th, 2019, addicted to benzos , heavily drinking, and smoking weed. I was shown to the withdrawal unit, where one of the hardest parts of the process would take place. I spent my time withdrawing in withdraw (go figure).
When I arrived at Narconon Louisiana mid-January 2020, I was in a dark place; strung out on meth and on the verge of losing everything. With what courage I had left, I went into detox and started to go through the withdrawals.
When I first came to Narconon, I was under the influence of marijuana and some medications. I was a nervous wreck, and I was starting to go down a hole that I knew I couldn't get myself out of. I had gotten kicked out of my mother’s house, and I had nothing.
When I first arrived at Narconon my life was a disaster. My life had become a good run of bad decisions and marks on my soul and with no drive to pursue anything in life, I threw away opportunities with my scholastic and athletic career.
Narconon has given me freedom. It has given me my life back. During my time in this program, I have gained the desire to rebuild myself and increased my desire to create a better life for my children and myself.
When I arrived at Narconon, I was in a dark state of mind. I had a lot of anger and thought it was everyone else’s fault. I was in danger of losing the best thing that ever happened to me; my wife, because in my mind, it was her fault. But I was wrong.
I grew up in downtown Cincinnati; where there was a lot of fighting which was part of the culture. If you had a problem with somebody, you had to fight. “It was the first time in my life I was able to finally let go of all the anger, hate, and resentment I had been holding onto for years.
After finishing the Narconon program, I have seen a huge positive change within myself. It has truly been life-changing. However, when I first arrived to do the program, I was lost with my attention fixated on the past and not sure where I was headed.