Hi, I’m No Longer an Alcoholic
“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