Excited to Move Forward in Life
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. I wanted to understand why I have engaged in self-destructive behavior for so long, and I wanted a better relationship with my brother and, overall, family. Throughout the different phases of the program, I’ve been able to meet all these goals successfully, even if I set them before I arrived.
Starting in withdrawal, I feared my detox experience. I was hesitant to stay at first, but working with the specialist, I received the attention needed to remove my attention from the withdrawal symptoms I was experiencing. My mental and physical discomfort diminished, and I felt more and more confident about my decision to go into treatment.
Moving into the sauna, I focused on my sleep as my next goal. My sleep started to improve, and I began to feel clear-minded with a general sense of joy I had not experienced in years. Even doing mundane things filled me with happiness.
At the end of the sauna, I moved into the objectives portion that is designed to show someone how to draw their attention outward and focus on whatever is bothering them internally. I can honestly say this was the hardest part of the program for me to get through. But I pushed through it, and realized a lot about my life and behavior, and regained ability to do things I not do before coming to Narconon.
With my newfound realizations, I moved to a complex and enlightening part of the program. For me, life skills were difficult at first. Delving into my life story, taking responsibility for my actions was painful, but I felt immensely better afterward. This process helped me realize so many of the behavioral patterns in the first place. I honestly see how I ended up at such a different point in my life than I wanted to be, and I was able to use that vision to establish a clear and effective way to avoid getting to that point again.
“One of the essential parts of the life skills program was getting reconnected with my family. I was able to have open honest, transparent, straightforward lines of communication with my family, something I’d wanted for a long time.”
One of the essential parts of the life skills program was getting reconnected with my family. I was able to have open honest, transparent, straightforward lines of communication with my family, something I’d wanted for a long time.
Narconon has provided me with the tools to stay sober and to become excited to move forward in life and handle all problems life will throw at me.
L.V., Narconon New Life Retreat Graduate