Lost and Found
A Memoir of Success at Narconon
Years of anxiety, panic and depression came to a crashing halt at Narconon as I admitted to myself that I had an addiction.
When I arrived at Narconon, I was greeted by Doctor Adi, who promised to work with me through the process of withdrawal.
The withdrawal specialist kept me comfortable and provided for my needs during that two-week period. The side effects were not pretty but completely worth it. I had a bit of trouble sleeping after withdrawal, but sauna cleared that up within a week.
Now I was on a schedule and not sleeping 16 hours a day or feeling sickly and fatigued the way I had done prior to my stay and once the drugs cleared my system, I had no crazy effects when I stopped taking the drugs.
The mass anxiety was gotten into check with objectives. Doing objectives gave me an ability to concentrate, helped me extrovert and gave me clarity. I felt normal for the first time in years.
But would it continue?
“I wasn’t a victim anymore. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and started learning how to do something about it.”
I went into life skills and dealt with the circumstances that originally brought on a search for drugs. Through life skills, I saw the lasting effects of normalcy. I knew I wasn’t crazy. I knew I could survive without drugs and, at last, things made sense.
I wasn’t a victim anymore. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and started learning how to do something about it. Loud noise doesn’t make my heart race anymore; music doesn’t make me cry for no reason; the sun doesn’t make my head spin anymore. I am able to handle situations instead of collapsing in overwhelm.
I hope that through relating my experience, someone else can free their mind from the grip of drugs.