Changing my Addict Mindset

CS Narconon Graduate

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



Aaron has been writing drug education articles and documenting the success of the Narconon program for over two years.