I Became A Man

T.M. Narconon Graduate

T.M. Narconon Graduate

T.M. Narconon Graduate

When I arrived at Narconon, I had been doing meth since I was seventeen. On and off for twenty-one years, meth was my life. I had ruined all my friendships and the people that loved me. I was about to lose my house and my job and my grandma who was my best friend died.

When I arrived at Narconon, I was 160 pounds. I went into withdrawal and slept for three days. After that, I started doing mental exercises and still struggled to sleep. However, once I started going on walks and taking my vitamins, I started coming around a little bit. After finishing withdrawal and feeling a little better, I went on to the sauna New Life Detox.

Sauna is where things got tough for me. I took my niacin, started exercising, and started sweating. I started reexperiencing emotions I’d shut myself off from, and I would cry, be mad, and be happy. After a while in sauna, I started feeling better and felt good. I wanted to go home, but my journey had just begun. So I decided to stay and kept pushing through.

After completing sauna, I went on to Objectives. Objectives taught me self-control, patience, following commands, and comfortable being there. I stopped thinking about things at home and just focused on my program.

Then I went on to Life Skills. Here I learned a lot about myself. I realized why I did drugs. I got to make up with my family, especially my dad. I saw all the damage I caused myself and others. I found out who were my friends and who were my enemies and disconnected from the enemies. Overall I learned to be a better person. My family stayed by my side by being supportive of me, and I will go home a new man and a man that no one has ever seen.

“I will remain drug-free for life, and I am so happy I am here writing this today.”

In the end, I will remain drug-free for life, and I am so happy I am here writing this today. I am now a successful graduate of Narconon Louisiana. Of course, there will be ups and downs in life, but you keep going, no matter how devastating or hard it seems at the time. If you do right, good things will happen. I will never forget 2022 because that was when I became a man and grew up for the first time in my life.

T.M. 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.