“I grew up in suburbs of Idaho in a small mining town of 3000 people with small houses, a few convenience stores and lots of countryside. I was an only child. My parents fought a lot when I was growing up, but they maintained a relationship for me. They drank but never did drugs.”
I had been a drug addict all my adult life. I started smoking weed when I was thirteen years old and by the time I was sixteen, I was using methamphetamine on a regular basis. I started dealing meth when I turned eighteen and lived life in the fast lane from that point on.
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 and depression came to a crashing halt at Narconon as I admitted to myself that I had an addiction.
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.