I grew up in a middle-class neighborhood in New Orleans. My dad was a construction worker and my mom was a substitute teacher. My sister and I were latchkey kids and my sister would take care of me when we got home for a few hours until my mom returned from work.
When I first got to Narconon and before getting through of withdrawal, my physical cravings were incredibly high and at times it seemed like they would never go away. My stomach was constantly upset, my head pounded daily, I had a strong desire to stay tucked away in the darkest of areas.
The Sauna New Life Detoxification uses a combination of a dry-heat sauna, a carefully monitored regimen of nutrition and hydration, along with exercise.
Before arriving at Narconon, I had gone to two 12-step rehabs and two 12-step IOP programs and to two sober-living houses. I ended up relapsing each time, and I would always try to figure out why.…
Cody was born in 1992, growing up on a large piece of property with his family in Utah. There was always plenty of space to run around and explore when he was growing up. He grew up in a well-off family and remembers every Christmas.
The overall success I got from the Narconon program was that I got to reinvent myself. During sauna, I got rid of the drugs and toxins in my body and that’s when I made up my mind, I honestly didn’t want to be an addict anymore. Now I have all my energy back and feel better than ever.
I grew up in an awesome home. I would spend my summer days on historic excavation sites my dad worked on looking for Black Beard’s gold. I would ride around on my bike and dig in the dirt. There was always a home-cooked meal and a loving family whenever I got home.
“Before I came to Narconon, I was stuck in this false sense of survival. I remember thinking that I was doing good for myself, but I wasn’t, then I realized that there had to be a change…“
For years I struggled with drug abuse, and eventually, after many failed attempts at sustaining sobriety , I gave up hope on ever living a drug-free life, and sometimes, even life itself.
I can remember when I was a young boy I woke up happy. I was free and full of life and dreams. The world was at my feet. I played baseball, basketball and football with my friends and I loved them all. Being part of something bigger made me happy on the inside.