Live a New Life Happy and Sober
When I first arrived here on May 10th, 2019 I was a straight junkie. I went into the withdrawal unit and they started giving me assists and vitamins. On the third day, I wanted to leave but they talked me into staying and I’m glad because after a week in the withdrawal unit I was ready to get into the sauna. There, I started feeling good because I got all the toxins out of my body.
After that, I did the Objectives part of the program. It was rough, to begin with, because I was in there with an old guy who really didn’t want to do it. After about two weeks however, he came around and started to do it. I gained a lot of patience while dealing with him during those two weeks.
Next, I went into the part of the program that I was most afraid of doing—namely, life skills. The reason I was so scared was that there were a lot of things I had done which I didn’t want to have to confront.
The first part was dealing with the relationships in my life and I was particularly afraid to do this because I don’t like talking about my feelings.
I learned to look at the different people in my life and spot who was a good person and who was bad. I now know who will have my best interests at heart and who will want me to do well. Handling the damaged relationships in my life went better than I had thought they would go. My mom told me she loved me and that is a big step. Confronting my mother-in-law went great. I most dreaded the prospect of talking to my wife and to my brother. However, talking to them went great. So with all that out of the way, I was ready to start the next step.
I confronted all the bad things I had done in my life and at that point, I felt like a new man. I revealed a lot of things that I never wanted to talk about—let alone write down. I’m glad I did this though, it will help me to leave the past in the past and to move on without all the guilt in my heart. I felt a lot better about myself. I even stopped my program for a bit and went back to help someone else get through the Objectives.
“This is the best I have ever felt. I’m almost 90 days sober and that’s the longest I’ve ever been sober.”
I then continued with life skills. I got honest with my wife about everything I had done and now our relationship is so much better.
All in all, I’m glad I chose this program because it helped me a lot more than any 12 step program could have done. This is the best I have ever felt. I’m almost 90 days sober and that’s the longest I’ve ever been sober.
I’m ready to go out and live a new and happy life.
—BK, Narconon Graduate