“Narconon Has Given Me Freedom”

CO Narconon Graduate
C.O., Narconon Graduate

Narconon has given me freedom. It has given me my life back. During my time in this program, I have gained the desire to rebuild myself and increased my desire to create a better life for my children and myself.

When I initially came to Narconon, I was severely hopeless, depressed, anxious, withdrawn, and exhausted mentally and physically. I was in a dark place and miserable. The time I spent in withdraw helped me to recover by getting adequate rest and sleep, proper nutrition, vitamin therapy, and constant support and encouragement.

Starting the sauna detoxification, I had little hope I would get better. I believed at my age, and with my drug of choice, I was at my maximum capacity of functioning. About halfway into the detoxification, I could feel the difference both mentally and physically. By the end, I no longer felt the damage drugs had caused being tired, fatigued, foggy-headed, and confused. I honestly felt the cleaning up of my body and clearing up my mind. I could see and feel the difference.

I continued on with Objectives, feeling more hopeful at this point. Objectives seemed weird and uncomfortable at first. I wasn’t able to comprehend or understand the purpose of the Objectives, yet, wIth thorough education and training, I started. After being run through the objective process, having realizations about my life and being better able to pay attention to what was going on around me. I was able to clear my past and come into my present time. I can stay focused on the here and now, no longer have racing thoughts, and I am comfortable wherever I am with myself.

Going into Life Skills, I lacked confidence and drive. I wasn’t sure I would even be ready to return home and thrive, but I remained hopeful.

My mind has been opened to some of the specific reasons and specific people affecting my life. For so long, I was not able to put my finger on what was wrong. Why was I struggling and not doing well? I could not understand what had been happening, and this would eventually cause me to relapse.

“I now realize the feelings I am currently experiencing is a state of happiness.”

Through the Life Skills, I successfully learned the tools to identify and understand not only the people in my life but also things causing negative effects on my well-being. Once I recognized and acknowledged my actions that created damage and chaos, I was able to write letters, call my loved ones, and re-establish communication WITH THEM. The relief I have experienced from handling my family and problems has helped me overcome feeling physically ill and feeling afraid every day. I now realize the feelings I am currently experiencing is a state of happiness.

I feel better than I have in years. With thorough one-on-one help, I have been able to identify, acknowledge, and understand the root causes of my drugs uses and relapses. I felt so encouraged and uplifted. I feel complete and whole again. I feel free. I have my life back. I am ready to thrive and survive.

C.O., Narconon Graduate



Aaron has been writing drug education articles and documenting the success of the Narconon program for over two years.