I was Lost, Drug-Addicted, and Beaten
Four months ago, on January 24th, I was locked up. I was lost, drug-addicted, and beaten. I had given up on myself and everything else in my life…
I grew up in the Carolinas, and like most people where I am from, I was into football and was pretty good at it. I played varsity my freshman year in high school and was in fantastic shape. I had been partying and getting into trouble for a while, and that started to catch up to me. I began going down a dark road, and by junior year, I quit playing football and dropped out of high school. My life then became a downward spiral for the next ten years. I did nothing but drugs.
That is until four months ago when I first arrived at Narconon—I was lost, timid, shy, and beaten. I began to feel better about myself for the first time in a long time. Going through detox, I began to feel more comfortable. It helped me to get to know the people I would spend the next few months.
After that, I started to go through the sauna part of the program. Going through the sauna gave me hope and a chance to clean my life up physically and mentally.
Before that, I hardly ever completed anything, and it seemed I wouldn’t finish this either. But the staff helped me get through it. This gave me a little victory and I want to thank all the staff who helped me get through this part of the program. Afterward, I patted myself on the back because I had finally completed something. It might have seemed like a small win, but it meant a lot at the time.
The objectives came next, and they helped me clear my mind and start living in the present. I realized I had played a part in everything that happened in my life, including how far I had come since being locked up in jail for 40 days.
During life skills, I learned where my problems began and what my main issues were. Drugs were not my problem; they were just a temporary solution to my problems. I cleaned things up with my family. I am currently happy and content where I am now. I got a lot of things out of doing life skills and had a weight lifted off my chest.
“Overall, I feel good about where I am. I am starting to become happy and just concentrate on the here and now. I am content and appreciative of where my life is now.”
Overall, I feel good about where I am. I am starting to become happy and just concentrate on the here and now. I am content and appreciative of where my life is now.
Thank you to everyone for helping me all along the way.
B.O. Narconon Graduate