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 .
Like most people, I messed around in high school and experimented with smoking pot and drinking alcohol at parties. Things really started to get more intense in college because at that point, I would basically just party every day. I thought it was no big deal at the time.
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.