I am Forever Grateful for Narconon
My addiction started in 2005 after I got into a car accident. I was prescribed Norco’s and Somas for the pain and, over time, grew to enjoy the euphoric feeling it gave me as well as the numbness to life. After that, I would go to pill mills to continue my habit. I tried a couple of rehabs, but nothing seemed to work.
With the crackdown on prescription pills and pill mills, I turned to the streets to feed my addiction. I bought pills from a guy I thought I could trust and later found myself on the bathroom floor in convulsions. That had never happened to me before, so I brushed it off, blamed it on my age, the fact I’d been sober, and anything I felt would be rational.
I ended up buying more from the guy, and eight days later, I was found unresponsive in my vehicle. I ended up in jail, and even after all that, I was still in denial. Finally, three days later, I overdosed, and my family knew I needed serious help. They reached out to Narconon, and before I knew it, I was here.
Before coming to Narconon, I believed I was only addicted to Norcos and Somas. It wasn’t until I arrived for treatment and they drug tested me that I discovered I was being sold counterfeit pills laced with Fentanyl. I was broken and realized I existed in a body that almost died. I felt dead inside even though I was still alive; I wasn’t living. I’d given up hope, my soul was dim, and I was a ball of anxiety focused on the damage I had created for myself and my family.
I remember being in the withdrawal unit and seeing other people smiling and I thought to myself, “Wow, I’m really happy for them. I’m probably not going to get along with any of them. I’m not like that, and I never will be.” In Sauna, that’s where it all changed.
I found myself no longer going through the motions of the program. I began to feel better mentally and physically. My laughter returned, and my mental clarity emerged. In the middle of Sauna, I was served divorce papers. I would not have been able to handle the situation as well as I did had I still been on pills or filled with drugs and toxic residuals. I also had an army of staff members to pick me up and support me through it. When that happened, my soul awakened, and I knew I was ready to take on the challenges in my life.
After completing Sauna, I moved on to Objectives, where I learned to be more in present time. I gained a higher level of responsibility, and by running my twin, I got to experience her wins and gains. Objectives showed me we were in it together, which helped me know I wasn’t doing this alone.
“Going to Narconon, I got more than I bargained for, and the program surpassed my every expectation.”
Like Skills is where my life changed completely. I rekindled a relationship with my sister, who I hadn’t spoken to in four and a half years. I took responsibility for what I had done and its effect on others. I became honest and learned to embrace who I really am and set achievable goals for when I leave.
Going to Narconon, I got more than I bargained for, and the program surpassed my every expectation. I am forever grateful for Narconon. Thank you.
C.B. Narconon Graduate