My heart sank again, but in the best way ever. He finally got it!
“I saw the handsome man I raised, back to himself again. He was happy and healthy. All my prayers had been answered; my baby was back and he beat the odds.
“Fast forward to now. The past year hasn’t always been easy for him but as the days go by,
I see more and more of his ’normal life.’ I am so proud of him and happy for him. He has a 2 year old son who lights up when he sees his daddy and his daddy does the same. He loves his life and often says ’I don't know how I lived like that’ and ’I never want to be like that again.’
“From a mom’s side of a heroin addiction, I hope this article helps lift someone’s spirit or helps them with a direction. I get to see my success story live every day and I pray that others get to experience the same.
“I cannot thank the staff at Narconon enough for saving my son’s life and giving my family their lives back. The staff there are still in contact with him and me for this past year. I don't know how I’m going to feel when this is no longer part of my security blanket.
“I truly love each and every one of you. Rachel, I don't know how I would have kept my sanity throughout this process without you and your support. You guys did an amazing job taking care of my son!!
“MY SON KICKED HEROIN’S BUTT!!!!!”
—P.J. Narconon Graduate Mother
Responses to “My Son Kicked Heroin’s Butt!!!!!”:
Sherry Marshall says:
APRIL 30, 2016 AT 1:14 AM
Well, I love this so much! God Bless your entire family!
Wendy Tardo says:
APRIL 30, 2016 AT 1:25 AM
Brandon is my little cousin whom I think of as a nephew, and my former 4th grade student as well. This story is very hard for me to read. You see, I love this family so much, because they are my family…. I am so proud of Brandon and his parents for fighting this horrible addiction. I am so glad that he found this place where miracles happen. You all are great!!
Johnnette Lemoine Chauffe says:
APRIL 30, 2016 AT 1:28 PM
As I read with tears rolling down my face and the lump in my throat of the realization of the pain I’m going through myself with my daughter. Reading just confirms my fears of her being an addict. I only wish I could find her again to get her help.
Thank you so for sharing. It’s painful to read but hopeful at the same time.
APRIL 30, 2016 AT 8:03 PM
Anna, not every story turns out but I’m grateful your hope and faith was so. Sounds like your son is on his way, one day at a time. God is so good.
MAY 2, 2016 AT 2:20 AM
I love my son sooooo much!!!!
Kim flournoy says:
MAY 2, 2016 AT 3:30 AM
What an amazing story we are on our 24 rehab
MAY 2, 2016 AT 10:45 AM
Thank you for posting this. Yesterday was a bad day (for me). You just hear of all these young people dying… I was beginning to loose hope. Thanks to your article, which I can relate to, you lifted me up with hope for another day for my as to continue on his path away from his addiction. He is in rehab now and I hope and pray he will have the strength to remain strong.
Rob marvenko says:
MAY 3, 2016 AT 12:48 PM
Inspiring congratulations! Thank you for sharing that and beating the odds. Gives others hope
Joey Held says:
MAY 3, 2016 AT 10:17 PM
Hi Pam, I know the feeling. My youngest brother is in jail right now over drug addiction. He lost his daughter over drug addiction. My sister has burden raise in his daughter which 13 years old. We have tried everything. It’s shameful have people in your family like that. We let him live in my mother house in Mississippi help him and his little girl. Bad mistake, it became drug house. Good Luck to your son. Best wishes to him. He has good life ahead him. Stand proud of him.
Annette cascio says:
MAY 6, 2016 AT 5:55 AM
I’ve also been through my own sruggles with a heroin addiction and iam abt to gwy that heavy metal one year! Happy joyous and free from the gigantic gorilla i call herion!
MAY 6, 2016 AT 11:18 PM
I’m so happy for you and your family! My family wasn’t as lucky I lost my son to heroin on March 3, 2016. I hope and pray your son stays on the path of sobriety. God Bless You and Yours! I hope one day this horrible drug disappears, so no other mother has to bury a child!
MAY 7, 2016 AT 10:53 AM
Yay for your son! As previous writers have posted, not everyone is as fortunate. My daughter has and continues to struggle with heroin addiction. It’s heartbreaking. I’m going to look into the place in Louisiana – maybe, just maybe- they can help my daughter too. Thank you for sharing!!
MAY 8, 2016 AT 9:34 PM
My son was on that too. I know the worries your family went through. I felt the same way. He was turning his life around and then God him away from me in a car accident. One year ago today we buried him. Tell your son I may not know him but I am proud him. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!
Terra Seidule says:
MAY 9, 2016 AT 4:19 AM
What amazing people… A great mother for loving despite all reasons why you should not, the center for truly helping someone and your son for getting through this program. I hope to god for this one story we see several thousands more.
MAY 11, 2016 AT 5:53 AM
I know for a fact this is one awesome family, and what a mother Pam is and always has been. She always was there for her children, and not even a satan drug can stop her from making sure her son was back to himself, that lil boy she raised to be! Way to go Brandon!!!! You got this
MAY 11, 2016 AT 12:19 PM
Such a wonderful story of hope! As long as they’re still alive….there’s hope!! Remember, it’s not really about kicking heroin’s butt, it’s about battling the disease of addiction.