Finally, I Feel Like Myself Again

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I had wins and gains all across the board with the program. In withdrawal, simply detoxing off the drugs in my system and not being dope-sick was pretty good. Then, in the sauna, was where my sleeping and eating went back to normal. Purifying my body by sweating out the toxins that had built over time and feeling like myself again was something I hadn’t experienced in nearly twelve years.

Then there was Objectives, which was my favorite part of the program. This is where I learned to acknowledge and communicate effectively without changing my tone or showing aggression and how to have intention without reservation. You also form an extremely close bond with your twin and share experiences and life. I was extremely reserved as a person and hardly came out of my shell. It was good to be able to share with my twin.

“This will be something I will be using
for the rest of my life.”

Life Skills is where I really got to the root of my problems. It started with the handlings I did to fix all my damaged relationships with the people closest to me. Ups and Downs helped repair those relationships. Personal Values allowed me to take responsibility for the damage I caused across all aspects of my life and start with a clean slate. Improving Conditions was the part of the program where I made my own decisions. It clarified for me what condition I was in and how to improve them. This will be something I will be using for the rest of my life.

C.C. 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.