Finally Found My Purpose

M.P., Narconon Graduate
M.P., Narconon Graduate

When I first arrived at Narconon, I was a broken man without a care or purpose in my life. I had driven away all my family and friends through my addiction and selfishness. I had lost my way in life and what my life meant to me. Instead of making myself and my surroundings better, I just withdrew myself from the world. I no longer cared what happened to me or what happened around me. I couldn’t communicate with my family or even myself. My whole life became a blur. I had tried to get off drugs many times in the past to no avail. Everything and every place I tried never worked. The answer always seemed to be another drug. The drugs that were prescribed did nothing but prolong my mental suffering. They never addressed my problems, just my symptoms. Pretty soon, I was right back into what had been killing me.

“My mother found Narconon online, and I was then intrigued. I always knew there had to be another way...”

My mother found Narconon online, and I was then intrigued. I always knew there had to be another way. My whole life, I had either traded one problem for another or completely ran from them. Before I could run from the most prolonged problem I had ever had in my life, I got on a plane.

I was apprehensive about my withdrawals; I had been a trash can for over half of my life. If there was a substance that could be abused, I abused it in large doses. However, during my time in withdrawal, it was one of the easiest and most fulfilling things I have done in my life. What I had feared doing for sixteen years, Narconon helped me overcome in a week. It gave me hope in myself and this new approach to sobriety.

Sauna allowed me to see things clearer and have a healthier body to live in. I had no energy, and my life was so foggy I didn’t know what to do or where to go. Towards the end of sauna, I felt like I had another chance at life. As the drugs left my body, I noticed things around me and about myself that I didn’t before. It was like a veil had been lifted from my head. I was able to see the world but still didn’t know how to operate in it.

Objectives gave me the skills to do just that. They taught me how to interact with others and my environment. I learned that communication is not just talking but listening also. The objectives helped me take responsibility for someone else as well as myself. Finally, they helped me realize that no one can do anything on their own for very long.

Life skills helped me see how things are and my responsibility for becoming that way. It allowed me to be relieved of my past mistakes and see how not to make them again. Life skills gave me the tools to live a happy, productive life with a purpose.

M.P., Narconon Graduate


Alina Snowden

Originally from Kentucky, Alina decided after changing her life that she wanted to help others understand the dangers of addiction and help families know what to do if their loved one is struggling. She now writes articles to spread awareness and positivity about how those with addiction problems can turn their lives around.