I Was Running From My Problems When I first arrived at Narconon, my life, and every part of it was in disarray. I was an emotional wreck. I was never in the present moment; always stuck in past moments that happened in my life.
I was an opioid user on and off for the better part of four years. I tried a few different ways to get clean. I attended meetings as well as put all my faith in a Higher Power. Neither of those would last for very long.
Coming to Narconon, I had several goals. I wanted first and foremost to get off drugs/alcohol, particularly Suboxone. I wanted to fix my sleep schedule.
When I first arrived at Narconon, I was very nervous my first night. I thought everyone was going to judge me, but then realized we were alike in some way or another.
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.
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.