“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.
Before I arrived at Narconon, I was going through a lot of ups and downs in my life. I was confused and not being myself and absorbed myself in drinking to deal with my problems.
You gotta be tough and get through it. Anything that comes easy isn’t good, although it might seem that way. It’s the things that are hard that make you a better and stronger person.
When I first started the Personal Values course, it was not easy. In fact, I made it out to be a mountain that reached outer-space. I created this mountain in my own head. Throughout my addiction, I never wanted to look at what I did in the past.
When I first arrived at Narconon, I was lost and paranoid. As time went on, things started clearing up and even though there were some bad days, I persevered with the help of every staff member.
I lost everything I had once taken for granted; trust of my loved ones , a social life and anything that contributed to me having a good life. The more abandoned I felt, the more people I blamed and the longer I stayed high.
I am now at the long roads end, wrapping up my program at Narconon Louisiana . The road goes ever onward however, and I must now apply all that I have learned. I have restored my body to a clean and healthy one.
Growing up, I had a great childhood with my two older sisters, my mom and dad. We had a very awesome home life. There was no lack of love, friendship, and happiness and our home was always the place where everyone gathered for holidays or a Monday night get together.