Hi, I’m No Longer an Alcoholic

S.B., Narconon Graduate
S.B., Narconon Graduate

“Hi, I’m an alcoholic.” That is a statement that will no longer identify me. I am proud to say I’ve completed one of the hardest obstacles in my life, even though I thought I’d never be here. I’m proud to say Narconon has helped save my life in many ways.

It first started in withdrawal. The first few days were rough, but I pushed through. The mental exercises and assists helped me immensely, and I felt normal again. The best withdrawal specialists helped me. I’ve never met a group of people who were so caring. They helped put me at ease.

After withdrawal, I went on to the sauna New Life Detox. I was very upset and anxious. I was also bothered by the fact that I was in rehab. I had an abundance of alcohol and uppers in my system, but I was able to fight through it every day and began to feel much better. My sleep improved, and I can confidently say I got rid of my shakes. Sauna was a lifesaver for me. It helped me detox my system and gave me a resurgence of vitality and energy back, and I no longer have any toxins in my body. After sauna, it was on to Objectives.

Throughout my life, I’ve always given up when things got or were difficult. At first, I was lost and confused about the process of Objectives, but I’m grateful that I completed the Objectives step. Who knew something so simple would bring out things I never thought were there in me? I’ve gained so much patience, persistence, and dedication. But, of course, I wouldn’t have made it through it without my twin by my side.

“I gained an outlook on who I am and what I’m working toward. I am proud to say that I have the tools to change the conditions of my life and move forward.”

Lastly was Life Skills, and boy, did I fight it. But it opened my eyes to many different negative and positive influences in my life. I realized a lot about the influences in my life, and the people I should be around are the same people I was shutting out during my addiction. I also learned to move forward with a higher responsibility level than I thought possible. I felt a huge sense of relief writing down what I’d done wrong across all aspects of my life. I never thought writing it down would do much for me, and I didn’t want to take responsibility for what I’d done. I thought I could bury my mistakes, but thanks to the staff, I got them on paper and took responsibility for them. I can now move forward and look to the future with an unburdened conscience.

I gained an outlook on who I am and what I’m working toward. I am proud to say that I have the tools to change the conditions of my life and move forward.

S.B., 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.