Leaving the Past and Moving Forward
When I arrived at Narconon, I was hopeless and thought there was no helping me—I was too old and not smart enough to do the program. I wanted to leave.
I was full of shame, guilt, and embarrassment about how my life had turned out. I had spent over forty years of my life in drug addiction—making bad choices, causing much harm and damage, and being irresponsible, blaming others for my problems. I destroyed my relationship with my family and caused them to worry, and have stress and sleepless nights. I was in and out of jail and had tried several different rehabs, ending up having no success.
I had crushed all my hopes and dreams but by staying and doing the program, I regained abilities I had lost. By doing sauna I got rid of the toxins and felt healthy again. By doing Objectives, I regained the ability to communicate my thoughts and feelings.
I realized all the harm and damage I had caused my family. Through the help of the program, I was able to leave that in the past and stay in the present. The Life Skills I would call the “meat and potatoes” of the program. I learned the differences between social and anti-social personalities. I was also able to handle my relationships with my family, by taking responsibility for all the harm and damage I caused, and I began to mend those relationships. I wrote down all my wrongdoings, seeing them for what they are and realizing I do not want to be that person anymore.
“I have great potential and confidence in myself. I can strive for greatness and stay drug-free by applying what I’ve learned to my life—not letting my past define me.”
I moved to conditions and worked on each step. I started as a liability to myself, my family, and my group. Then, I worked my way into being in a normal condition. I learned along the way that I am honest and trustworthy. I can make good choices. I have great potential and confidence in myself. I can strive for greatness and stay drug-free by applying what I’ve learned to my life—not letting my past define me.
I am a Narconon graduate and proud of it.
K.D., Narconon Graduate