Changing my Addict Mindset
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). The staff helped me feel better, and it was not as bad as I thought it would be.
After a few days, I got out and started the sauna detoxification. I quickly began to release all the toxins I had been putting into my body over the years. I also spent time in the pool, cooling down and relaxing. When I began to feel stressed out or had any discomfort, the staff was kind enough to help me through those manifestations. I began to feel more and more motivated and had much more energy. Every day I became more enthusiastic about life. After 25 days of being on the sauna part of the program, I completed it.
I then began the Objectives portion of the program. I thought I would not get anything out of them, but as I got to Objective 3, I started to have positive realizations. I felt a sense of calm wash over me. I continued to gain a lot of positive insight from Objectives and came out the other end in present time and no longer in my head. I no longer dwell on the past or try to predict the future nearly as much as I did before.
After Objectives, I went on to Life Skills. I started by writing my life story. I learned how to analyze and recognize good and bad people in my life. I took responsibility for all the wrongdoings I had caused.
I also had been carrying a lot of baggage around with me and now feel as if a weight has been lifted off me. The more I took responsibility, the more I felt my “headspace” clear up. When I got honest and came clean about my actions, I became less critical of myself. I no longer have repetitive thoughts of the past. Taking responsibility for the things I have done helped me become a better person.
I learned how to deal with problems I may encounter and, most importantly, deal with them constructively. I legitimately felt myself change as I dealt with my issues and put them onto paper.
“I have now completed the full Narconon program. I can’t even begin to describe how good I feel.”
I have now completed the full Narconon program. I can’t even begin to describe how good I feel. I think and act with reason and positivity. My shift towards a more positive mindset gave me the drive to achieve all my goals. My future is bright for me once again.
C.S. Narconon Graduate