When I came to Narconon Louisiana I was completely broken, and I honestly did not believe I could get better. I was not only an addict, but I was traumatized and had become a hermit who could barely function.
When I first arrived at Narconon, Nick helped me get through the sauna portion of the program. He was a big part of my recovery. He helped me feel more comfortable in a place with people I didn't know.
I grew up in southern Louisiana, a small little country town outside of New Orleans. Right along the Mississippi, it was a great place to grow up. The type of town where everyone knew everyone by name. Hunting, fishing, southern comfort food, and church on Sundays was a regular week growing up.
I arrived at Narconon in the beginning of October of 2019, and I was indeed someone who was lost and had nothing left to give. After a few days in withdrawal, I stopped kicking and felt a lot better, which was a massive win for me.
I grew up in southern California, in a small town called La Cañada. As far as childhoods go, mine was great. I traveled all over Europe and most of Asia with my family, up to fifth grade. I started to get picked on and act out around then.
I grew up in Brandon, FL an area outside of plant city. Where I grew up was pretty country, lots of cow fields, and orange orchards. I went to a private school until the fifth grade. I did all right in school, I wasn’t a straight-A student, and I wasn’t a bad student either.
I think before I act; how might this affect my family, how might it affect those I love, and how it might affect my survival. I am much happier now, and everyone in my family is also pleased with how much better I am doing…
“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.